Daniel Pratt

Daniel Pratt, PhD, ClinPsyD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, FHEA


  • Room 2.20, 2nd floor, Zochonis building, Oxford Road, University of Manchester

    M13 9PL Manchester

    United Kingdom

Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. My professional experience is primarily in the field of adult mental health with a particular expertise in suicide prevention. My main research interests are in psychological models of suicidal thinking and behaviour with a view to developing effective preventive interventions.  I am currently involved in the ongoing development and evaluation of a new Cognitive Behavioural Suicide Prevention therapy, which has already been trialled with people experiencing psychosis, high-risk prisoners, and within mental health in-patient services.

I am Programme Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD)  and hold overall responsibility for the delivery of this NHS England commissioned training programme. I also supervise several ClinPsyD research projects. I play a full and active part in the organisation and delivery of the MSc Clinical & Health Psychology and the BSc Psychology programmes including teaching, supervision of students, marking and examining, teaching module/unit organiser, and academic advisor.

Alongside my teaching roles, I also have an extensive and sustained track record of supervising PhD and Professional Doctorate students, and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I am also the Director of the Suicide Risk and Safety Research Unit (SSRU), which is a collaboration between Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and the University of Manchester. The SSRU aims to provide crucial evidence to support service and training improvements, and, ultimately, to contribute to a reduction in suicide and self-harm rates and to improve the safety of patients. I lead on the SSRU's scheme of work focussed upon the understanding and prevention of suicide.

Service & Leadership roles:

University's Academic Lead for HRA Compliance & Chair of HRA Oversight Committee

Director of the Suicide Risk and Safety Research Unit (SSRU)

Research interests

Psychological models of suicidal behaviour.  Cognitive behavioural approaches to the prevention of suicidal behaviour.  Models and prevention of suicidal behaviour in prisoners.  Psychological models of and interventions for psychosis.  Needs and risk assessment of mentally disordered offenders.


ClinPsyD Clinical Psychology Doctorate:

  • Forensic Psychology (Unit Lead)
  • Case Formulation
  • Research Project Supervision

MSc Clinical and Health Psychology & MSc Health Psychology:

  • PSYC69741 Facilitating Change 1 (Unit Lead)
  • Research Project Supervision

MRes Psychology:

  • Research Project Supervision

BSc Psychology:

  • PSYC21071 Forensic Psychology
  • PSYC31222 Clinical Psychology
  • Research Project Supervision

Supervision information

Professor Gillian Haddock

Professor Jenny Shaw

Professor Navneet Kapur

Professor Louis Appleby

Professor Dawn Edge

Dr Patricia Gooding

Dr Sarah Peters

Dr Charlotte Lennox

Dr Yvonne Awenat

Dr Helen Brooks


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Practitioner and Stakeholder Group (NOMS) for the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody

Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


2009 Clinical Psychology Doctorate (Clin.Psy.D.), Manchester
2006 PhD. Psychiatry, Manchester
2002 MSc. Psychology and its Applications, Bolton
1995 MSc. Management Science and Operational Research (distinction), Warwick
1994 BSc. (Hons) Mathematics, Loughborough

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

24 May 2017 → …

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology
  • suicide & self-harm
  • Prisoners
  • Mental Health
  • Psychological Therapy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Healthier Futures


  • Suicide
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Offender


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