Clare Howie

I’m Clare and I am the Northern Ireland branch representative. I completed my BSc Psychology (Hons) and MSc Atypical Child Development in Queen’s University Belfast and I am currently undertaking my PhD at QUB. I am keen to ensure the views of postgraduate psychologists in NI are represented on the PsyPAG committee.

My doctoral research is focused on the at-risk mental state and I am examining screening for individuals at-risk of developing psychosis within secondary schools and how this could help prevent psychosis.

I also work as a coder for systematic reviews, and previously worked in the charity sector delivering training to healthcare professionals and support and information to families. My main research interest is in psychosis risk, but I am also interested in complex mental health, intellectual disabilities, and quantitative methodology.

I would love to bring more workshops and opportunities to NI, so if you want to get in touch with any queries, concerns or ideas, you can email me at or follow me on Twitter @chowie92

Looking forward to hearing from you!