Professor Glenys Parry

Professor Glenys Parry

Glenys applies her wealth of expertise as a Professor of Applied Psychological Therapies in the School of Health and Related Research.

Following extensive work across the fields of clinical and academic psychology, Glenys led a high-profile evaluation of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, which transformed the way in which people with depression are treated in the UK.

Glenys worked in the NHS for almost four decades, helping people with a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, eating disorders, gender and sexual identity problems, and recurrent relationship difficulties. She is a pioneer in combining clinical and academic work, and remains committed to using her research to improve services for patients.

Her colleagues said: “Glenys is an inspiration to female academics because she combines research leadership with making a difference in the real world. She is also a warm, positive human being who is a joy to have as a part of the University.”