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Dr Tara Morrey

Dr Tara Morrey

Tara Morrey

BA(hons), PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher CHIMES Collaborative

Postdoctoral Researcher


I have a background in English teaching and later trained as a counsellor and then a psychotherapist. I  was previously the Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer for a Counselling Training programme at Newman University, Birmingham. I also have experience of teaching and supervising Undergraduate and Masters dissertations and have been a PhD advisor on a supervisory team with a focus on Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis methodology.

My PhD focused on how clients and therapists experienced the therapy environment in a voluntary sector and NHS setting. This was an ethnographic study drawing on photo-elicitation, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis interviews and observations.

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the CHIMES Collaborative working on a three year study utilising Experience Based Co-design of Psychosis-Centered Integrated Care Services for Ethically Diverse People with Multimorbidity (CoPICS).

Research Areas of Interest

Cultural Adaptation 

Mental Health 

Creative Methodology 

Health inequalities 



BA(hons) English Language and Literature, Class 2:1, awarded by Durham University (1990).

BA (hons) Integrative Counselling, 1st Class, awarded by Newman University, Birmingham (2013).

PhD Psychology entitled: 'Two Environmental Companions' Therapists' and Clients' experiences of the therapeutic environment. An Ethnographic Study, awarded by Birmingham University (2018).