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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.

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DHP Scotland - Direct Workforce Entry After MSc

While many MSc Health Psychology graduates go on to complete further doctoral level Health Psychology training (Stage 2, PhD, ProfDoc) in order to pursue careers as Health Psychologists in the NHS, in academia or in private practice, many others choose to go straight into psychology, health, wellbeing or research related jobs after their MSc.

Read our guidance on direct workforce entry after a Health Psychology MSc

DHP Scotland - Career Case Studies

In response to requests from early career members for more information about possible career paths, DHP-S funded two student researchers in 2018 to produce a series of career case studies.

Individuals who had completed health psychology training in Scotland were surveyed and interviewed about their training, current jobs, career aspirations, challenges and successes. The results of this project are compiled in the present case study series which we hope you will find useful.

Read our DHP Scotland Career Case Studies

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).

Chair: Wendy Maltinsky

Past Chair: Vacant

Honorary Treasurer: Line Caes

Honorary Secretary: Lindsey Burns

Committee Members:

  • Hannah Dale
  • Alison Eadie
  • Heather Connolly
  • Joanna McParland

Co-opted Committee Members:

  • Vivien Swanson
  • Katie Heslop
  • Effie Marathia
  • Julia Allan
  • Gozde Ozakinci
  • Jan Smith
  • Rachel Tulloch

NES Stage Two Representative: Calum McHale

Trainee Representative: Kirsty McMenamin

Aberdeen MSc Representative: Dan Powell