Dr Jemma Hill is a Senior Clinical Psychologist. She has over 15 years experience of working in mental health in a variety of settings. She has worked with children and adolescents since 2015, within CAMHS, a Children’s Psychological Service and an inpatient unit, where she set up and facilitated the provision of a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills group. She currently works full time in a newly established CAMHS Autism Team, providing assessment and diagnosis for secondary school aged children across the East Lancashire footprint.
Jemma has varied therapeutic interests which include developmental and relational trauma, anxiety based disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD. She is trained in DBT and is an accredited Video Interaction Guidance Practitioner. She enjoys research into the application of psychological therapies, carrying out her doctoral thesis on Metacognitive therapy applied to ADHD. She is currently involved in a research trial into post diagnostic interventions for parents of children with Autism, as well as an independent study looking at distinguishing features between ASD and OCD.
In her spare time she is a part-time Lecturer at The University of Central Lancashire , teaching on the MSc Applied Clinical Psychology programme as well as BSc undergraduate modules. She is a member of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and the Children, Young People and Families BABCP Special Interest Groups.