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Dougal Sutherland

Dougal is a registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working with children, teens, families, adults, and organisations. He has a PhD in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, both from the University of Otago.

In his role as Clinical Practice Manager at Victoria University of Wellington Dougal oversees the running of the Victoria Psychology Clinic which helps trains clinical psychology students. He continues to actively see clients and also teaches in Victoria's Clinical Psychology Training Programme. Prior to taking up his role at Victoria University Dougal worked in the public health system as both a clinician and manager.

Dougal is an Associate at Umbrella Health, providing workshops on Wellbeing, Resilience, and Mental Health Awareness to the government and corporate sector. This work takes him to speaking engagements around the country as well as internationally.


  • –present
    Clinical Psychologist , Victoria University of Wellington


  • 2000 
    University of Otago, PhD Psychology