Dr Katherine Fitzgerald


Position: ​Principal Lecturer in Clinical ​Psychology

School: Cardiff School of Sport and ​Health Sciences

E-mail: kafitzgerald@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2041 5974

Room No: D3.12A


BSc Psychological Therapeutic Techniques (PSY6202)



Fitzgerald, K., Yates, P., Benger, J., & Harris, A. (2017). The psychological health and well-being of emergency medicine consultants in the UK. Emergency Medicine Journal, 34(7), 430-435.

Sanders, L.D., Daly, A.P., & Fitzgerald, K. (2016). Predicting retention, understanding attrition: A prospective study of foundation year students. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 18(2), 50-83.

Regan, K. (2014, November 20). Psychology and palliative care services working together. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care Bloghttps://blogs.bmj.com/spcare/2014/11/20/psychology-and-palliative-care-services-working-together-on-cultivating-multi-disciplinary-meetings-and-ensuring-compassion-in-care/

Conference ​Presentations

Fitzgerald, K. & Bowen, K. (2019). Skills and strategies in supporting people coping with the psychological impact of cancer. The Psychological Impact of Cancer South Wales Cancer Network Conference.

Fitzgerald, K. (2015). The psychological health of emergency medicine consultants in the UK. College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific Conference.


Dr Katherine Fitzgerald is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She has a special interest in working in clinical health settings to support patients, families, and staff in managing life-changing health conditions, diagnoses and treatments. In addition to working at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Dr Fitzgerald works as a highly specialised practitioner psychologist in the NHS, for the South-East Wales Vascular Network. Prior to this, Dr Fitzgerald has worked as a clinical psychologist in a variety of health settings, which include cancer services, covid recovery, renal services, and complex rehabilitation. Research interests include trauma-informed care in physical health settings; EMDR in physical health settings; mindfulness/movement/yoga-based interventions for resilience and recovery in health and community settings, and health-care staff wellbeing.