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Lecturer in Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychologist, Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr Harriet Bowyer is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, working as a Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU). Before joining GCU, she trained and worked as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist within NHS Scotland, primarily in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. She also has a background in public health research, predominantly focusing on the acceptability of cancer prevention strategies (e.g. the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and the HPV Immunisation Programme). Her research interests include: parenting, attachment and child and adolescent mental health; improving access to mental and physical health interventions for hard to reach groups; and cognitive, emotional and behavioural responses to health risks.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer in Applied Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • 2019–2021
    Specialist Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire
  • 2017–2019
    Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire


  • 2017 
    University of Glasgow, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
  • 2010 
    King's College London, Health Psychology (MSc)
  • 2009 
    University of Sheffield, Psychology (BSc)


  • 2016
    Using a hypothetical scenario to assess public preferences for colorectal surveillance following screening-detected, intermediate-risk adenomas: annual home-based stool test vs. triennial colonoscopy, BMC Gastroenterology
  • 2015
    Girls’ explanations for being unvaccinated or under vaccinated against human papillomavirus: a content analysis of survey responses, BMC Public Health
  • 2014
    Association between human papillomavirus vaccine status and other cervical cancer risk factors, Vaccine
  • 2014
    Cervical cancer and HPV: awareness and acceptability among parents in Morocco, Vaccine
  • 2013
    Patient attitudes towards faecal immunochemical testing for haemoglobin as an alternative to colonoscopic surveillance of groups at increased risk of colorectal cancer, Journal of Medical Screening
  • 2013
    Predicting HPV vaccination behaviour among adolescent girls in England: results from a prospective survey, Journal of Family Planning & Reproductive Health Care
  • 2013
    Knowledge and awareness of HPV and the HPV vaccine among young women in the first routinely vaccinated cohort in England, Vaccine

Professional Memberships

  • The Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC)