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Dr Darrelle Villa

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: d.villa@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855 350

Darrelle is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She joined the University of Worcester in 2016 as a lecturer in Clinical Psychology. Darrelle previously worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, holding qualified posts in adult mental health (IAPT) and brain injury neurorehabilitation.

Qualifications

ClinPsycD Clinical Psychology (University of Birmingham, 2013)  
BSc (hons) Psychology (University of Leeds, 2007)

 

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Darrelle’s teaching and research interests are influenced by her clinical practice and include adult mental health, brain injury, psychological interventions, client and family experiences, and staff resilience.

Darrelle currently leads the Clinical Psychology undergraduate pathway leading clinical psychology modules at level 4 and level 6. She is an undergraduate psychology research project supervisor.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Publications

Publications

Villa, D., & Riley, G. A. (2017). Partners’ experiences of relationship continuity in acquired brain injury. Cogent Psychology, 4(1), 1380891

Adams, D., Hastings, R., Bull, L., Crawford, H., Griffith, G., Hamilton, C., Heald, M., Jackson, N., Eden, K., Karakatsani, E., Moss, J., Nelson, L., Penhallow, J., Powis, L., Richards, C., Stinton, C., Villa, D., Waite, J., Wilde, L., & Oliver, C. (2014). Stress associated with parenting a child with a rare condition: Data from 343 mothers of children with nine genetic syndromes and 89 mothers of children with autism. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56, 7-23

Heald, M., Allen, D., Villa, D., & Oliver, C. (2013). Discrimination training reduces high rate social approach behaviors in Angelman syndrome: Proof of principle. Research in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 34(5), 1794-1803

Moss, J., Howlin, P., Hastings, R., Griffith, G., Petty, J., Tunnicliffe, P., Yates, R., Villa, D., & Oliver, C. (2013). Social Behavior and Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Angelman, Cornelia de Lange, and Cri du Chat Syndromes. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118(4), 262-283

Oliver, C., Moss, J., Petty, J., Tunnicliffe, P., Hastings, R., Howlin, P., Griffin, G., Bull, L., Villa, D., & Yip, M. (2009). Understanding and Changing Challenging Behaviour in Angelman Syndrome [book and DVD]. Essex: Aerocomm Ltd

Oliver, C., Moss, J., Petty, J., Tunnicliffe, P., Hastings, R., Howlin, P., Griffin, G., Bull, L., Villa, D., & Yip, M. (2009). Understanding and Changing Challenging Behaviour in Cri du Chat Syndrome [book and DVD]. Essex: Aerocomm Ltd

Oliver, C., Moss, J., Petty, J., Tunnicliffe, P., Hastings, R., Howlin, P., Griffin, G., Bull, L., Villa, D., & Yip, M. (2009). Understanding and Changing Challenging Behaviour in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome [book and DVD]. Essex: Aerocomm Ltd

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Darrelle currently holds an honorary contract as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and does 1 session a week of clinical work in adult mental health.