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Dr Emma Godfrey holds a post across both the Psychology and Physiotherapy Departments at King’s College London. She joined King’s in 2001.

Emma read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford, then went into the theatre for ten years before training as a dramatherapist. She then began her research career and completed her PhD in Psychology at King’s in 2004. Emma is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and Dramatherapist. 

Research Interests:

  • Development and evaluation of novel interventions to help people to manage long term conditions such as chronic pain  
  • Training and fidelity in psychologically informed treatment delivered by allied health professionals  
  • Health psychology applied to children and young people  
  • Student mental health 
  • Dramatherapy research 


  • Health Psychology

Expertise and Public Engagement: 

External examiner for Integrated Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Liverpool 

Independent member of the Trial Steering Committee for the University of Oxford PEP-TALK Trial 

Member of Council for Allied Health Professions (CAHPR) Research Strategy Committee which aims to develop allied health professions research, strengthen evidence of their value and enable the professions to speak with one voice on research issues therefore raising their profile and increasing their influence.