Dr David Lee
Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist – Clinical Director
Dr David Lee BSc PhD CertEd CPsychol AFBPsS CSci is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist who has been teaching, researching and disseminating findings from his own research into sleep and the psychobehavioural treatment of insomnia for the last fifteen years. He holds memberships with the World Association of Sleep Medicine, the British Sleep Society, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and The British Psychological Society, where he also holds an Associate Fellowship.
David has held various academic posts, but now works full-time as Clinical Director for Sleep Unlimited Ltd. A company which specialises in the delivery of training of psychobehavioural treatment strategies for insomnia under the umbrella of the REST programme and in the assessment and treatment of individuals with insomnia.
The company is increasingly working with legal firms, case managers and multi-disciplinary teams; providing expert and treatment reports for people who have experienced head injuries, and clinical negligence casework
Dr Melanie Davis
Dr Melanie Davis MA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, being a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.
Gaining her initial experiences within nursing and care home settings, the prison service (working with young offenders) and child and family mental health services, Mel completed her clinical psychology training in 2008 with a passion for working psychologically with people living with long-term physical health conditions. This has developed into a specialist interest and expertise in pain management and how quality of life can be enhanced through better psychological understanding and encouragement of self-care, with sleep being a key focus.
Following qualification, Mel gained experience working in both primary care and hospital settings practicing talking therapies whilst also being continuously involved in teaching, training and supervising others in psychological approaches. She has published her doctoral work within the area of therapist learning and development, writing about the crucial role of self-practice and self-reflection. Trained in a range of different therapeutic modalities, Mel has found the combination of working with psychological and behavioural interventions for insomnia, mindfulness and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) particularly effective in enhancing both psychological and physical well-being and is focused on delivering this message to health professionals and clients alike.
Dr Tom Adams
Clinical Psychologist – Neuro Rehab Lead
Tom is a qualified clinical psychologist who is particularly interested in neuropsychology- the study of the interaction between brain and behaviour. His particular area of interest is working people who have cognitive impairments – such as people who have brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities or other long-term health conditions.
Working in this way, Tom has specialist experience of conducting a variety of neuropsychological assessments, report writing, adapting and delivering CBT for cognitive impairments, working with teams, delivering training and consultation as well as working with challenging behaviour.
He first started getting interested in sleep while working as a research assistant for Newcastle University when he worked on a study that looked at the interaction between sleep and cognition in people with bipolar disorder. Since then he has followed this interest by attending training from Sleep Unlimited as well as within the NHS. Since then sleep has always been on his agenda- and he has tried to help people sleep better by offering advice and guidance wherever possible.
Mandy started working at Sleep Unlimited at the beginning of 2016.
She’s has previously worked in healthcare and has experience working within a diverse range of businesses.
She is dedicated to providing our clients with an excellent service through our assessment and training processes.
Dr David Scott
Dr David Scott trained as a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand. He has a Diploma in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist he is also a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.
Soon after becoming a Clinical Psychologist, he developed an interest in physical health problems and has worked across a range of physical health domains including cardiology, audiology and endocrinology.
He’s been particularly interested in and has specialised in sleep for the last 1o years after being inspired by a workshop run by Professor Allison Harvey. He subsequently attended the Sleep Unlimited training at the BPS and since then his clinical work has been focused on sleep.
Dr Zoe Gotts
Clinical Psychologist and Sleep Specialist – Training Lead
Dr Zoe Gotts BSc MSc PhD DClinPsy is a Clinical Psychologist and sleep specialist. She has a clinical and research interest in all sleep disorders and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Zoe completed her PhD in sleep in 2014. Since then she has held a number of academic and clinical posts in physical health. During her career, Zoe has published research and presented worldwide, helping us to better understand the biopsychosocial influences on the development and maintenance of sleep difficulties.
Zoe is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) and works within a hospital setting using a range of therapeutic modalities whilst being continuously involved in teaching, training and supervising others in psychological approaches and CBTi.
Throughout her career, she has been particularly interested in developing and evaluating non-pharmacological interventions to improve people’s sleep and overall quality of life, leading her to research and publish in this area.
Sports Sleep Scientist
Jordan has an MSc in Sport and Exercise and a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise (Applied Sports Science).
After completing her undergraduate degree, she was really interested in physiology and decided to develop her knowledge further with a masters.
Jordan works in our Sleep Physiology department.
Jackie is a qualified Clinical Physiologist in Neurophysiology and one of a few registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT) in the country. She has served on the executive committee of the British Sleep Society. Within this role she was the Spring Meeting Coordinator and represented the society developing the MSC programme with the Department of Health along with colleagues from other specialties. She was also involved in the selecting and interviewing process for candidates applying for the MSC in respiratory and sleep medicine.
Jackie edited a column for the BSS Newsletter during which she discussed the RPSGT credential and gave advice and views on the re-registration process.
In 2012 she became a member of the RCCP (registration council for clinical physiologists) council, became the first sleep physiologist to gain the M Level registration and took on the role of scrutineer of applications to the register under the sleep modality for both the basic and M level register.
Jackie analyses and provides comprehensive reports on overnight sleep studies which lead to accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
Jade Warner BSc, MSc is an Assistant Psychologist and Psychology graduate from Northumbria University. She graduated her BSc with first class honours and her MSc with Commendation. Jade currently holds two Assistant Psychologist posts and has experience in working with people with acquired brain injury and delivering low-level psychological intervention to clients with brain injury and associated mental health problems.
She has also previously worked as an Assistant Psychologist within the Child and Adult Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and now works part-time as an Assistant Psychologist within an Acute Adult Inpatient Service alongside her work with Sleep Unlimited
Jade assists Dr David Lee with the assessment and treatment of individuals with insomnia, as well as helping the Sleep Unlimited team to deliver training of our psychobehavioural treatment strategies for insomnia: the Foundation and REST programmes. Jade is currently working towards being accepted onto the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology course in order to become a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist.
Assistant Sleep Psychologist
Denise Kelly-Hughes BSc, MSc is an Assistant Sleep Psychologist and a Psychology graduate from Northumbria University. She graduated her BSc with second class honours and her MSc with Commendation.
During her time at university she was able to assist in a project investigating Type D personality and cardiovascular activity, that was later published in the Psychology and Health journal. Denise is currently building up her experience in the field of sleep psychology to further her career.
Assistant Sleep Psychologist
Emily Harrison BSc, MSc is an Assistant Sleep Psychologist and Psychology graduate from Teesside University. She graduated with second class honours in her BSc and with commendation in her MSc and is expecting to have her Masters’ thesis, exploring Health Anxiety published later on in the year. Emily has an extensive history of working 1:1 with people with a broad range of disorders within a variety of settings.
She gained her initial experience volunteering within an addiction service before moving on to working with children and adolescents in educational and healthcare settings. Currently, she works as a Specialist Support Worker and a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner alongside Sleep Unlimited Ltd. In 2017, she also took part in a mental health placement in Indonesia, creating and running therapeutic activities promoting positive mental health and wellbeing outside of a Western context.
Emily is passionate about improving lives through psychology, by identifying key areas within practice and research in order to produce positive change. She believes the topic of sleep has presented in many areas she has worked in and is keen to explore more on the subject. She has aims of getting onto and completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the future, in order to fulfil aspirations on becoming a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist.
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Chloe graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class degree in Psychology in 2016. Her dissertation was about mothers’ weight loss behaviours during daughter’s childhood predicting daughter’s current body size estimations and body shape satisfaction.
She has volunteered for Momentum Skills as an Assistant Pscyhologist, teaching brain-injured clients skills to increase their opportunity to return to employment, and at the same time as an Assistant Psychologist at Chester-Le-Street Hospital Pain Management Unit, where she co-facilitated a compassion focussed therapy group. She has also worked for the NHS 111 service providing telephone triage to members of the public, and as a member of the functions team at Beamish Hall.
She enjoys yoga, reading and volunteering.
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