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Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin

Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin

Senior Lecturer (Clinical Practice Director - DClinPsy and Academic Lead - Perinatal)

 Washington Singer 239


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience working in child and family and perinatal infant mental health services locally. I was fortunate to be trained as a Clinical Psychologist here at the University of Exeter between 1999-2002, whereby through my placements my interest in perinatal infant mental health was born. Post qualification I was able to develop my interest in this area, working in the local Surestart programme, before developing and leading the countywide perinatal infant mental health service. 

I have always enjoyed supervising and supporting trainees on placement and began working at Exeter University as a clinical tutor in 2018. In 2022 I moved into the Clinical Practice Directors role for the DClinPsy. It is an exciting time being able to develop the clinical module and supporting trainees' development of skills and competencies as Clinical Psychologists.


2002 - Doctorate in Clinical & Community Psychology, University of Exeter

1997 - BSc(hons) Psychology, University of Plymouth


Clinical Practice Director  Jan 2022- Present    University of Exeter

Clinical Psychologist Psychealth  Nov 2020-Present

Clinical Psychologist  Hugh Koch Associates Sept 2018-Dec 2021

Senior Lecturer and Clinical Tutor Aug 2018- Dec 2021 University of Exeter

Academic Lead July 2019-Present University of Exeter

Chartered principal clinical psychologist Children and Family Health Devon (TUPE from Virgin Care Ltd, Previously Devon NHS)  April 2002-to September 2021 

University Senior Lecturer University of Exeter Sept 2017- Sept 2021

Clinical Psychologist NSPCC Jan 2017-Sept 2018

Principal clinical psychologist Embrace Group  Jan 2016-March 2016

Associate Lecturer University of Plymouth 2015-2018

Locum clinical psychologist Devon Partnership Trust Oct 2014-Sept 2015

Principal clinical psychologist Action for Children Sept 2014-Nov 2015

Visiting Lecturer University of Roehampton 2012-2016

Consultant The Essential Parent Company 2014-2015

Consultant Save the Children 2014-2015

University lecturer Plymouth University 2005-2007

Honorary University Fellow University of Exeter 2004-2006

Clinical psychologist, - parent-infant specialist SureStart, Seconded from Exeter PCT 2002- 2006

Trainee Clinical Psychologist Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust 1999-2002

Assistant psychologist Exeter PCT 1997-1999

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Research interests


Infant Mental Health

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Office Hours:

Usual core hours:

Mondays: 8.30/9am - 5/5.30pm

Tuesdays: 9am - 5.30pm

Wednesdays: 8.30/9am - 5/5.30pm

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