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David Turgoose



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Personal profile


Department of Psychology

Visiting address
3022 Parkstead House, Whitelands



David is a senior lecturer on the MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children, Adolescents and Families. He is a clinical psychologist and, alongside his role at Roehampton, works in the Attachment and Trauma Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital. His clinical work focuses around assessment and psychological therapy with children with a history of developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, attachment difficulties and neurodevelopmental presentations. Prior to joining Roehampton, David worked at a military veterans mental health charity, working therapeutically with veterans with PTSD and conducting research.




Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), University College London.

BSc Psychology and Philosophy, University of Leeds.


Research interests


Complex-PTSD in children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma and maltreatment.

PTSD and mental health in military veterans.

Mental health concerns, burnout, compassion fatigue and stress in police officers and other front-line and helping professions.

Modern definitions of masculinity and possible impact on mental health and suicide.

Stress, mental health and suicide in occupational groups, e.g. construction workers.


Professional affiliations


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), registered Practitioner Psychologist.

Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (full member).

British Psychological Society (full member).

Division of Clinical Psychology, BPS (full member).

Education/Academic qualification

University College London

Award Date: 1 Sep 2015

External positions

Clinical Psychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1 Jul 2018 → …

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Research Output

Burnout and the Psychological Impact of Policing: Trends and Coping Strategies

Turgoose, D., Glover, N. & Maddox, L., 30 Apr 2020, Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science. Barbosa Marques, P. & Paulino, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Academic Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access


ACAMH Conference. Tony Attwood - What Everyone Needs to Know about Autism

David Turgoose (Participant)

15 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Trauma and Attachment in Maltreated Children.

David Turgoose (Invited speaker)

9 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Military Mind Symposium

David Turgoose (Invited speaker)

23 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy (Journal)

David Turgoose (Peer reviewer)

7 Aug 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

UK Psychological Trauma Society: Regional Conference

David Turgoose (Invited speaker)

29 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference