Kathryn Taylor
Clinical Psychologist

The Clinical Psychologist assists patients and their families develop strategies to reduce distress they are experiencing and to provide support. Kathryn is also developing a research programme to increase our knowledge about psychological distress in cancer.

Kathryn trained to be a clinical psychologist at the University of Canterbury. Previously she has worked at the South Island Eating Disorders Service, Family Mental Health Service and is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Otago, Christchurch. Kathryn has an interest in health psychology and is excited to have the opportunity to develop the psychological service and perform research at the St George’s Cancer Care Centre. She believes it is important to use psychological therapies that have been well researched and shown to be effective, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Metacognitive Therapy.