CLAHRC Fellow 2019
Dr Amelia Eleftheriades Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 2001 Amelia has developed two main areas of specialism: autism and clinical health psychology. Experienced in NHS, education, social care and third sector settings, Amelia has worked at a senior level supporting a variety of multi-disciplinary teams. She is committed to providing quality psychological services, particularly to people with complex needs and continues to enjoy opportunities to learn something new from her contact with interesting people every day. Her current NHS role is with iCaSH sexual health clinic where she leads the psychology team in offering specialist services to people whose psychological wellbeing is affected by their sexual health. Amelia has been involved in audit, service development and service evaluation work over the years. Most recently, she has led a quality improvement project, as part of a Quality Improvement Fellowship, aimed at co-producing peer-support opportunities for people living with HIV in Norfolk. This work forms the basis of Amelia's proposed CLARHC research project, as she plans to explore the patients' experience of overcoming obstacles such as perceived stigma, fear of disclosure and local shaming to engage in peer-group activities.