The psychological medicine team

The psychological medicine team is a multidisciplinary team made up of psychologists, psychiatrists and clinical nurse specialists, working across Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals.

Royal Brompton Hospital

Dr Anne-Marie Doyle Dr Anne-Marie Doyle, consultant clinical psychologist

BSc DClinPsy
Consultant clinical psychologist and head of psychology

"I hold a degree in biological science and psychology awarded by the University of Leicester and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of East London.

"I have completed post-doctoral training in a number of psychological therapies and treatment approaches including third wave cognitive behavioural therapies (such as acceptance and commitment therapy), family systems therapy and psychoanalytical psychotherapy. I have also completed post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at King's College, University of London.

"I have a special interest in the bi-directional relationship between physical health and psychological wellbeing and have worked in a range of medical settings in London teaching hospitals for over 20 years." 

Dr Paul Weldon Dr Paul Weldon

Clinical psychologist

"I have a special interest in developing resilience within the transplant community - patients, families and service providers.

"As a complement to my training in clinical psychology and psychiatric research, I have worked therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups over a number of years."


  • Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Institute of Psychiatry

Dr Victoria SinghVictoria Singh

BSc (Hons), PG Dip (CBT), PsychD
Clinical psychologist 

“I hold a postgraduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy as well as a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. I work with a number of respiratory teams, providing direct and indirect psychological support to inpatients and outpatients, as well as families, carers and staff.”


  • University of Leeds
  • IoPPN, King’s College London
  • University of Surrey

Harefield Hospital

Dr Melissa Sanchez Dr Melissa Sanchez

BScHons, PGDip, MSc, DClinPsy
Clinical psychologist, Service lead, psychological medicine

"I began working in respiratory medicine in 1995, initially specialising in paediatric respiratory medicine, cardiology and intensive care, with a particular interest in cystic fibrosis.

"I've worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, and was the first appointed clinical psychologist in extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) services in the UK. I've since developed expertise in extra corporeal life support and mechanical circulatory support (MCS) services and I now specialise in cardiothoracic transplant and MCS services. I also have expertise in end-of-life care."

Alongside holistic care for adult patients, Melissa has a special interest in supporting patients' young children throughout their journey.

Dr Sophie CallisSophie Callis

BA (Hons), PsychD
Clinical psychologist

“Throughout my training and qualified experience, I have developed an interest in working with patients recovering from acute illness and surgery, including those who have been admitted to intensive care.

“My preferred therapeutic model is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a third-wave behavioural approach, however I also draw from training in other therapeutic modalities including Compassion-Focused Therapy, Systemic Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.”

Psychiatry and mental health

Dr Justin Basquille

Consultant in liaison psychiatry, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals

Gemma Tunnell

Trust lead nurse for mental health, Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals

Asha Francis

Clinical nurse specialist in mental health, Royal Brompton Hospital

Hassan Ghaffar

Clinical nurse specialist in mental health, Harefield Hospital

Administrative support

Deborah Price Deborah Price

Rehab and therapies administrator, Harefield Hospital

"I contact outpatients to arrange their clinic appointments and follow-up. I also receive inpatient referrals and liaise with the team to ensure they are kept up-to-date.

“It is important to me that the psychological medicine team has good administrative support in order for them to prioritise their workload.”

Shana Tait 

Therapies administrator, Royal Brompton Hospital