Ms Anne Mitchell

Ms Anne Mitchell

Clinical Director

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


Clinical Director for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (3 days per week)


BSc Psychology (Exon); MA Child Psychology (Notts); MSc Clinical Psychology (Exon)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist

Professional membership

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological  Society
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist

Roles on external bodies

Health and Care  Professions Council Visitor

Chair for South West Branch of British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology
Mentor for the Point of Care Foundation Schwartz Programme   

Teaching interests

Community psychology; supervision and consultancy models; professional issues; self-care/mutual care for practitioners; therapeutic relationship; formulation; participatory research; social inequalities in research; qualititive research methods; reflective practice

Staff serving as external examiners

External examiner for University of Oxford University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Supervision Diploma  

Research interests

User and carer involvement in health and social care research; community psychology; clinical health psychology ( renal medicine); altruistic kidney donation

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

 Doctorates in Clinical Psychology 

Grants & contracts


2005- National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development

Extension of programme award until March 2008; (to extend geographical base to incorporate South Devon and Plymouth)


Lead grant holder Katrina Wyatt; project management group: Rosemary Humphreys, Annie Mitchell, Rachel Purtell, Andrew Yapp

2015 British Renal Society 15 months

Understandingbarriers and enablers to altruistic kidney donation in a social group context

     CO-APPLICANTS               Alexis Clarke

     Linnie Price

     David Hemmings

     Charles Abraham

     Adam Kirk

2015 NIHR 60 months 

Unspecified living kidney donation in the UK: barriers to implementation and delivery

PI is Mr Nizam Mamode Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust; I am co-applicant  with others 


Creative practice & artistic projects

Performing member of Tarte Noire: Women's Playback Theatre Company, Playback South West

Research groups

  • Plymouth Inequalities Group

Mitchell A. (1997) Storytelling: an introduction, in Consumer Advisory Panel, Listen to This: a Multi-media Training Pack for Public Sector Managers. Brighton: Pavilion Press

Mitchell A. and Cormack M. (1998) The Therapeutic Relationship in Complementary Health Care. Edinburgh: Churchill-Livingstone.

Kernick D.P., Reinhold D.M. and Mitchell A (1999) How should patients consult? A study of the differences in viewpoint between doctors and patients. Family Practice, 16,6; 562-565.

Baxter, L, Thorne, L & Mitchell, A. (2001) Small Noises, Big Voices. Lay Involvement in Health Research. Lessons From Other Fields. Exeter: Washington Singer Press.

Carrick R, Mitchell A and Lloyd K (2001) User involvement in research: power and compromise. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 11:217-225.

Keightley, J. and Mitchell, A (2004) What factors influence mental health professionals in deciding whether to share their diagnosis of dementia with the patient. Age and Ageing; 8, 1, 13 – 20

Curle, C and Mitchell, A (2004) Hand in hand: user and carer involvement in clinical psychology training. Clinical Psychology, 33, 12 – 15.

Ward, C, Mitchell, A (2004) The experience of early motherhood: implications for care. Evidence-based Midwifery; 2(1), 15-19.

Belam, J., Harris, G., Kernick, D., Kline, F. Lindley, K. McWatt, J. Mitchell, A. Reinhold, D. A. (2005) A qualitative study of migraine involving patient researchers. British Journal of General Practice; 87 – 93.

O'Shaughnessy, R., Turner, R., MItchell, A. ( (2008) A good START: Interprofessional learning in a voluntary service for refugees. Clinical Psychology Forum; 187: 51 - 54.

Cloute, K., Mitchell, A. & Yates, P. (2008) Traumatic brain injury and the construction of identity: a discursive approach. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation ; 18: 651-670.

Mitchell, A. and Purtell, R (2009) Community approaches, social inclusion and user involvement. in Llewelyn, S, Kennedy, P. and Beinart, H. (Eds.) Clinical Psychology in Practice. Wiley-Blackwell. 

Mitchell, A., Farrand, P., James, H., Luke, R., Purtell, R., Wyatt, K.  (2009) Factors associated with successful transition onto haemodialysis: a qualitative study. Journal of Renal Care. 35(2), 99–107.

Kernick D, Mitchell A. (2009) Working with Lay People in Health Service Research: a model of co-evolution based on complexity theory.  J Interprof Care; 26:1-10. [Epub ahead of print]

Clarke, A., Mitchell, A. and Abraham, C. (2013)Understanding donation experiences of unspecified (altruistic) kidney donors.British Journal of Health Psychology,  DOI:10.1111/bjhp.12048

Additional information

Clinical Psychologist (2 sessions per week)

Kidney Unit, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.