Personal profile

Academic Background

Dr Eleanor Chatburn is a researcher, lecturer, and registered clinical psychologist (HCPC, BPS and BABCP accredited). Her research expertise is within applied child and youth mental health, with topics including use of newer forms of social media (TikTok), treatment access for vulnerable groups, and the development and implemention of evidence-based interventions.

Dr Chatburn is passionate about science communication and sharing unbiased evidence-based information about mental health with the wider public. She has been featured as an expert in outlets including The Guardian and Refinery29, numerous podcasts (eg MQ and King's College London) and was recently interviewed by Louise Minchin for a special ITN Business feature.  

In addition to talking about youth mental health, Dr Chatburn is committed to raising awareness of the psychological impact of living with a chronic skin condition. She runs a small psychology clinic at Self London, a consultant dermatologist-led clinic in central London, and she is an ambassador for the leading dermatological research charity, The British Skin Foundation.


Prior to joining UEA, Dr Chatburn held various research and teaching positions at institutions including: The University of Oxford, The University of Bath, and The Open University. She has taught courses including: qualitative research methods, child development, developmental psychopathology, and CBT theory and skills.

Before her career change, Dr Chatburn worked as an editor for over five years for the leading international academic publisher, Oxford University Press.  


University of Durham: BA Hons (First Class) in English Studies

University of Durham: MA (Distinction) in English Studies

The Open University: BSc Hons (First Class) in Psychology (completed by distance learning whilst working full time).

The University of Bath: DClinPsy Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.


External positions

Visiting Researcher, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge

1 Feb 2023 → …

Clinical Psychologist, Self London

1 Jan 2023 → …


  • Clinical Psychology & Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health

Media Expertise

  • Mental Health
  • Psychology