Dr Philip Molyneux

Clinical Practice Coordinator

Faculty of Health Sciences


01482 464008

Dr Philip Molyneux is currently Clinical Practice Coordinator for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, which involves leading on the clinical practice component of the course.

He qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2000 from the University of Teesside and has worked in a variety of settings, both locally and around Manchester.

The majority of Dr Molyneux's clinical posts have been in neuropsychology and physical health. He is interested in the application of compassion focused therapy (CFT) with various client groups.

He is also interested in the promotion of wellbeing across different settings and has valued providing supervision to range of professionals.


Research Interests

  • The understanding and application of compassion focused therapy (CFT) and compassionate mind training (CMT).


Brooker C, Molyneux P, Deverill M, Repper J, 'Evaluating clinical outcome and staff morale in a rehabilitation team for people with serious mental health problems', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29, 1, pp 44-51 (1999)

Callebaut L, Molyneux P, Alexander T, 'The relationship between self-blame for the onset of a chronic physical health condition and emotional distress: a systematic literature review', Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 4, pp 965-986 (2017)

Devane S M, Haddock G, Lancashire S, Baguley I, Butterworth T, Tarrier N, James A, Molyneux P, 'The clinical skills of community psychiatric nurses working with patients who have severe and enduring mental health problems: An empirical analysis', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27, 2, pp 253-260 (1998)

Henshall L E, Alexander T, Molyneux P, Gardiner E, McLellan A, 'The relationship between perceived organisational threat and compassion for others: Implications for the NHS', Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, published online (2017)

Molyneux P, Emerson E, Caine A, 'Prescription of psychotropic medication to people with intellectual disabilities in primary health-care settings', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 12, 1, pp 46-57 (1999)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Research PhDs

  • Dr Molyneux supervises a range of ClinPsyD theses oriented around compassion focused therapy (CFT) and compassionate mind training (CMT)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Nottingham (2003)

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Teesside (200)

  • 1991 – 1992: MSc Information Technology, University of Nottingham (1992)

  • BSc Hons Applied Psychology, 2.2, John Moores University, Liverpool (1991)