Aaron Burgess


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Academic Background

Dr Aaron Burgess completed his undergraduate degree in psychology with clinical psychology (2010) and Master’s degree in Clinical Research (2014) at the University of Lincoln. Aaron completed his clinical psychology training at the University of East Anglia, gaining his doctorate in 2019.

Before training, Aaron worked in the private sector supporting children with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist, Aaron continued to work in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders, mainly Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, in the NHS. He currently works in the NHS Norfolk Child and Adolescent eating disorder service.

Aaron's research interests are the comorbidity of mental health disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders and how interventions need or can to be adapted for patients and their families. He is also interested in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD), and the importance of this for people's lives and wellbeing. 

He has a small private practice where he predominantly undertakes assessments of neurodevelopmental conditions (particularly Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, FASD) and assessments with families in the process are care proceedings.

Aaron takes a leading role with regards to the clinical practice elements of the course.  His main teaching responsibilities are within the department and wider Norwich Medical School, and also supports with modules on the Undergraduate Psychology course. He sits on the British Psychology Society (BPS), Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) committees for the East of England and the Faculty of Eating Disorders. He is a reviewer for Clinical Psychology Forum, the publication of the DCP.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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