Dr Wendy Shoesmith

MBBChir, MA, MRCPsych


Dr Wendy Shoesmith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry who has been working at Universiti Malaysia Sabah for the last 12 years. She has been using and teaching ACT methods since 2016 and is working on becoming an official trainer. Her main research interest is in collaborative practice and in teaching collaborative methods to healthcare staff and students. She started the ‘Ultra-brief psychological intervention course’, which incorporates ACT methods, in 2017 with the main aim of improving the partnership between healthcare staff, patients and carers and improve outcomes. Prior to working in Sabah, she was working the early intervention in psychosis service in Cambridge, where she learned skills in working psychologically with people with psychotic illness. She has been adapting some of these skills for the Malaysian setting, through both research and clinical practice.


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