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Alan Robert Bowman

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

About Alan Robert Bowman

Alan Robert Bowman

Alan Robert Bowman
Academic Tutor (Clinical Psychology), School of Health & Social Care
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.

Prior to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Alan worked in the private sector as an Assistant Psychologist, as well as in primary care within an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service. Since qualifying in 2015, he has worked in chronic pain management in the NHS, providing psychological assessment and intervention to people in persistent pain. He continues to pursue his interest in health psychology alongside his academic responsibilities and currently works part-time in a Specialist Palliative Care Service.

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 symbiotic 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

Broadly speaking, Alan’s research interests include cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, and outcome measurement. He has worked on projects on the effects of synaesthesia on memory for novel information, attentional set-shifting in rodents, measuring clinical complexity in mental health services, and most recently, complex visual hallucinations in Lewy body diseases.


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.