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. Thomas Richardson is a Clinical Psychologist working as Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology within the School of Psychology, University of Southampton. Thomas leads teaching about CBT for Bipolar Disorder on the CPT diploma and as actively involved in various research projects around Bipolar Disorder. Prior to this he worked for 8 years as a clinical psychologist in a community mental health team for adults within the UK National Health Service.

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. 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


School of Psychology, Building 44 Skakelton, Highfield Campus,
University of Southampton,
Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ