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Prof Nancy Pistrang
Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
UCL, Gower St
Tel: 020 7679 5962
Fax: 020 7916 1989
  • Professor of Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical, Edu & Hlth Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences

Nancy Pistrang is a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology. She has a BA from Yale and a PhD from UCLA. She has been at UCL for over 20 years, initially working as a part-time lecturer combined with working part-time as a NHS clinical psychologist. She now works full time at UCL, and holds an honorary contract in the NHS.

Research Summary

Her research examines the communication of psychological help and support across a range of populations and settings, both professional and non-professional, for example, peer support, self-help groups, online support groups, doctor-patient communication and client-therapist interaction. Together with Prof Chris Barker, with whom she has had a longstanding collaboration, she runs the Psychological Helping and Support Research Group. She has published articles and chapters on the methodology of research in clinical psychology and related areas, particularly on qualitative methods, and is an author of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (with Nancy Pistrang and Robert Elliott).

Teaching Summary

Most of Nancy Pistrang’s teaching is on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), where she is the joint Research Director, with Prof Chris Barker. She and Prof Barker jointly received the 2013 Provost’s Teaching Award.

Academic Background
1981 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Clinical Psychology University of California at Los Angeles
1976 MA Master of Arts – Psychology University of California at Los Angeles
1974 BA Bachelor of Arts – Psychology Yale University
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