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Dr Mark Griffiths

Date: 30 September 2015 11:35



Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Responsibilities at LHCH

  • Clinical Lead for Psychology
  • Head of Psychology Services

Area of Practice       

  • Clinical Health Psychology

Special Clinical Interests

  • Psychological rehabilitation in Physical health
  • Neuropsychology
  • Stroke Neurorehabilitation
  • Clinical management of complex, persistent & medically unexplained symptoms
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Pain management

Research Interests

  • Stroke rehabilitation & clinical innovation
  • Clinical innovation in multiple needs care
  • Complex and persistent medical complaints: service innovation & treatment
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Psychological care in physical healthcare: clinical innovation
  • Psychological care in cardiac and respiratory care

Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies  

  • HCPC
  • British Psychological Society
  • BPS Division of Clinical Psychology
  • BPS Division of Neuropsychology
  • BPS DCP Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms Network 

Why choose LHCH?       

Reputation for compassionate care and clinical excellence; and the strong background in clinical innovation to improve patient care and support

Training and Education

  • BA Psychology – 1996
  • MSc Applied Psychology – 1998
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - 2002

About Dr Griffiths

Mark began his clinical career in 1998 and has a long history of working within the areas of clinical health psychology and neuropsychology. Since doctoral completion in 2002, Mark’s career has seen him working across a variety of clinical areas, including the following:

  • Stroke & dementia rehabilitation
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Pain management
  • Medically unexplained symptoms management
  • Chronic illness & long-term physical condition care: including in diabetes, renal disease, respiratory & prosthetics & amputation rehabilitation

Mark has a long track record of clinical service innovation and of developing and leading specialist hospital and community services; and also, of supporting clinical pathway re-design and improvement.

He joined Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital in January 2020 as Head of Psychology Services.


  • Assessment and management of recurrent abdominal pain in the emergency department, Dec 2019; Emergency Medicine Journal (BMJ)
  • Creating Better Mental Health Pathways: The Aintree A&E Medical Psychology Service Model, Mar 2018; Liverpool Waves of Hope
  • A qualitative evaluation of patient experiences when diagnosed with oral cancer recurrence, Aug 2008; Cancer Nursing/ Wolters Kluwer Health/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkin