Background and education
Dr Anne-Marie Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science and psychology and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She has also undertaken postgraduate training in clinical neuropsychology and a range of psychological therapies, including:
- cognitive behavioural therapies
- stress reduction therapy
- compassion focused therapy
- acceptance and commitment therapy
- relaxation therapy
- family systems therapy
- psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Dr Doyle has extensive clinical experience, and has worked with individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years in a number of London teaching hospitals.
Dr Doyle is a consultant clinical psychologist and specialises in how biomedicine and psychology work together in relation to health, illness, surgery and recovery.
She is also head of adult psychology at the Trust and provides management and clinical supervision, staff training and consultancy related to the optimisation of health and wellbeing.
Dr Doyle specialises in the provision of psychological healthcare within biomedical settings and has expertise in the provision of psychological care within cardiac and respiratory medicine, including critical care and surgery.
She has extensive experience of working with individuals and families affected by a range of health conditions such as cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, inherited and acquired cardiac conditions, congenital heart disease and heart failure.
Drawing on positive psychology theory, Dr Doyle uses a strengths-based approach to promote psychological wellbeing and optimise quality of life.
Dr Doyle is an active member of British Psychological Society (BPS) and Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).
She is chair elect of the BPS DCP Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology, and is also an active member of the International Society of Health Related Quality of Life (ISOQOL), presenting research at its annual conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 2015.
She is lead for the UK BPS Cardiac & Respiratory Network.
Dr Doyle has had a number of papers published in peer-reviewed journals, and is currently involved in research in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and patient, family and staff experiences in critical care.
Dr Doyle is a peer reviewer for health psychology journals and an external examiner at the University of East London.