Dr Robert Kidney
Programme Lead Child IAPT - EEBP Course Director BSc Applied Psychology (Clinical)



BSc (Hons) Psychology
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
MSc in Psychological therapies (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)


Rob attained his undergraduate degree in Hull in 1995, before working in the NHS as an assistant psychologist with people with a learning disability, adults of a working age, dual diagnosis clients, child and adolescents and people with a substance dependency. He attained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in Plymouth in 2003 before completing an MSc in Psychological Therapies (CBT) here in Exeter in 2007. He previously worked as the HI CBT Academic lead and and on the CoBalT trail which was the largest ever trial conducted into the use of CBT for treatment resistant depression. He has run a county wide IAPT service and been Clinical Lead for Psychology in Southern Devon CAMHS. He wrote the Mind and Mood transdiagnostic 6 session treatment group for secondary school aged children used in a number of CAMHS settings. He currently has two posts with the university; as the Program Director for the BSc Applied Psychology (Clinical) program and the Program lead for the low intensity CBT Enhanced Evidence Based (EEBP) Program for children and families. He has presented workshops for the BABCP (local and national conferences) and Irish Council for Psychotherapy, and published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology and in the edited book "How to become a more effective CBT therapist".


Contact details

Internal tel6867
Tel+44 (0) 1392 726867
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road
Office hours

Term 1:

Tuesday 10:30-11:30

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