Since her first degree in Psychology, Kate has worked within medical psychology, pain management and severe and enduring mental health services. Following doctorate training at Coventry and Warwick Universities she has worked within a specialist obesity service, older adult mental health and memory clinic. Her current NHS work includes leading a psychology service for dermatology at Solihull hospital, providing a specialist service for people with Epidermolysis Bullosa and general skin conditions. She also works at George Eliot Hospital within the Stroke service and general medicine.
Dr. Martin provides specialist assessment and psychological therapy for individuals and their families to help understand the cognitive, emotional and psychological effects of illness. She draws from a range of therapies to help those who are struggling to adjust to changes in their health, mobility, appearance or those seeking to live a healthier lifestyle. She aims to combine a realistic, practical approach to therapy with warmth and empathy, working together with clients to explore their experiences and the challenges they face.
Kate provides supervision and consultation for psychologists, counsellors and medical colleagues. She is an experienced educator and trainer, currently teaching at both Coventry and Warwick Universities where she teaches MSc, Psychology Doctorate and BSc degree modules.
Dr. Martin’s research interests include the interplay between physical health and identity, patient experiences of illness and physical health treatment. Her work has been published in scientific journals and presented at national and international meetings.