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DHP Scotland

The Scottish Branch of the Division of Health Psychology is here to represent and support its members, and is committed to improving and promoting health, health-care and illness outcomes in Scotland, using psychological theories, methods and evidence.


All DHP members living in Scotland automatically become members of DHP Scotland.

Find out more about health psychology in Scotland.

One of our major successes has been developing NHS funded, two years full-time Stage 2 training posts for health psychologists, working on the Scottish Government's health improvement targets, which started in January 2008.

Find our more about the Stage 2 training scheme for health psychologists in Scotland.


The first point of contact for any queries regarding the work or activities of the DHP Scotland or its committees is via the branch email address at [email protected].

If there is a specific committee or committee member that you wish to contact, please identify this in your email.

The DHP Scotland Committee meets four times a year and includes members from across Scotland, including health psychologists working in the NHS and in academia.

We also have postgraduate representatives on the Committee and any students studying health psychology at postgraduate level are encouraged to make contact and to attend our meetings (including our specific postgraduate-focussed events).


Wendy Maltinsky

Past Chair

Gozde Ozakinci

Honorary Treasurer

Line Caes

Honorary Secretary

Joanna McParland

Committee Members

  • Hannah Dale
  • Heather Connolly
  • Sally Henton
  • Amy Malaguti
  • Joanna McParland





Conference Liasion Officer


Social Media


Consultancies Representative


Doctorate Training Route Representative

Katie Heslop

GCU Doctorate Training Representative

Lindsey Burns

MSc Course Representatives

  • Gozde Ozakinci
  • Julia Allan
  • Sinead Currie

NES Representatives

  • Alison Morrow
  • Vivien Swanson

Postgraduate Representative

Eftychia Marathia

Stage Two Representative

Sophie Mohamed

St Andrews Course Representative

Calum McHale

Trainee Representative