Dr Rachael Hunter

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

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Office - 910B
Ninth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in a range of academic and clinical settings. These include universities, and NHS community mental health, child and family psychology, and physical health settings. Currently my teaching, research and clinical practice spans a number of areas including:

  • Assessment, formulation and intervention in mental health presentations including eating disorders.
  • Approaches to understanding the impact of, and supporting individuals with physical health conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, venous thrombo-embolism, and spinal cord injury.

A large part of my work and research involves engagement with external agencies and I am currently engaged in projects with the NHS, pharma and third sector organisations. Having previously led the MSc Clinical Psychology and Mental Health as programme director (2018-2022), I now act as Admissions Tutor for the programme. I currently teach final year and postgraduate students, and also supervise postgraduate research. 

My role as a clinical academic combines work as Senior Lecturer in Clinical and Health Psychology at the university and as a Specialist Practitioner Clinical Psychologist with a local NHS health board. 

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth (Bristol Course)
  • MSc, Psychology of Health, Bristol University
  • BA (Hons), Psychology, Swansea University

ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rachael-Hunter-5

orcid https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1451-469X

Career Highlights


Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Research at Swansea University

A key aim of our research is to develop a psychological intervention to help people following VTE.