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Alan Robert Bowman

01642 738057
Job title:
Academic Tutor (Clinical Psychology)
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
Health & Social Care research

About Alan Robert Bowman

Alan Robert Bowman

Alan Robert Bowman
Academic Tutor (Clinical Psychology), School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
T: 01642 738057
Research: Health & Social Care research

Dr Alan Bowman is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Alan completed his undergraduate degree at Durham University (St. Cuthbert’s Society) in 2009, and further developed his academic interests with a masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2010, also at Durham University.

He works part-time in the NHS within a pain management service, and also has experience of working in specialist palliative care services. His therapeutic interests include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Existential Psychotherapy. 

Alan was appointed Academic Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in September 2016. He is involved in the delivery of the research strand of the course and as well as providing teaching on statistics, research methods, and critical thinking, supervises a number of doctoral theses.

Throughout his clinical and academic roles, Alan has emphasised the reciprocal nature of clinical science and clinical practice; one cannot exist without the other. He believes that psychological theory and evidence has an important practical role to play in a modern NHS; through developing and refining clinical work, informing service design, and supporting staff.  

Research interests

- Visual hallucinations in Lewy body disease 
- Psychological variables in pain management

PhD and research opportunities

Due to current workload I am not accepting any PhD students at the present time. 

If you are an NHS clinician who is interested in contributing to a clinical doctoral thesis please contact me and I would be happy to discuss further. 

External roles and professional activities

Division of Clinical Psychology North East Branch: Ordinary member


Bowman, A.R., Bruce, V., Colbourn. C., & Collerton, D. (2017). Compensatory shifts in visual perception are associated with visual hallucinations in Lewy body disorders. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2(1), 26. 

Bowman, A.R., Auld, L., & Martin, C. (2016). Capturing complexity: The development of a brief outcome measure for a clinical psychology service for older adults. Clinical Psychology Forum, 281, 18-22.