BA(Hons), MSc, D.ClinPsy, CPsychol
Dr Sara Tai is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. She has an international reputation as a researcher, practitioner, trainer and supervisor in clinical psychology. She has worked predominantly within community mental health services, acute psychiatric inpatient settings, and early intervention for psychosis services with people experiencing severe mental health problems and their families. Sara has extensive clinical and research experience of working within multi-cultural inner city areas and provides regular consultancy internationally on developing accessible community and inpatient services, training clinicians in psychological interventions, service evaluation and policy development. Her research focuses on psychological mechanisms of mental health and wellbeing and the science and practice of psychological interventions, using both clinical trials and qualitative research methodologies. She specialises in developing transdiagnostic approaches to personalised care for people experiencing psychosis and bipolar disorders and has been involved in clinical trials and experimental research in Texas, Philadelphia, Illinois, California, Beijing, Europe and the UK.