Thomas Richardson, D.Clin.Psych

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Thomas Richardson


D.Clin.Psych, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton, UK (2013)
B.A(Hons), Degree in Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2008)

Academic appointment

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Southampton


Dr. Tom Richardson is a Clinical Psychologist working in a community mental health team for adults in Portsmouth, as well as a visiting academic at the School of Psychology, University of Southampton. He did his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton, qualifying in 2013. His doctorate thesis looked at if tuition fees increases impacted on student mental health, which led to his ongoing study of finances and mental health. Dr. Richardson also has lived experience of bipolar disorder.

What I do when I'm not working

I play the drums, swim and cycle when I can. I’m very interested in politics and current affairs, and am a self-confessed coffee snob. I have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder myself, which allows me to see therapy from both sides (I try to practice what I preach!), and often my research ideas around Bipolar Disorder are partly inspired by my own experiences.


Social media/website

Twitter: @DrTomRichardson


Mental Health Recovery Team North
3rd floor, St Mary's Community Health Campus
Milton Road