Liza Morton


  • United Kingdom

  • 37 Citations
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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Liza joined Strathclyde University, part time, as a Teaching Fellow in 2017 as part of the team delivering the Clinical Health Psychology MSc.  She is a Chartered (BPS) and Registered (HCPC) Counselling Psychologist with a strong background in research.  Liza gained her PhD in visual perception/cognition at Glasgow University in 2003.  Following which she qualified as Clinical Associate of Applied Psychology (CAAP) on the Stirling / Dundee University course (in 2006) and she was employed by NHS Fife's Psychology Department for over ten years as a CAAP.  During this time, Liza provided psychological therapy, including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy) to adults presenting in Primary Care with a variety of mental health difficulties.  Liza also contributed to various service developments including a Self Esteem Group for Women and a Cultural Prescribing Initiative.   Latterly, she completed the British Psychological Society's Qualification in Counselling Psychology (QCoP) via their independent route, qualifying as a Counselling Psychologist in 2015. Currently, Liza offers psychological therapy and clinical supervision in Private Practice.  Her current research interests include the psychological impact of living with a heart condition from birth.  She is involved in a variety of relevant projects and advocacy initiatives including co-creating the Photography Exhibition, Scarred FOR Life

External positions

Health Professional Alliance Member, British Heart Foundation BHF

2016 → …

Scottish Campaign Manager (voluntary), The Somerville Foundation

Nov 2012 → …

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2001 2018

An embodied understanding of living with a heart condition from birth

Morton, L. 7 Jul 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


An embodied understanding of living with a heart condition from 'cradle to grave'

Morton, L. 4 Apr 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Nervous System
Heart Diseases
Psychological Models


British Heart Foundation (UK) Health Professional Heart Hero

Elizabeth Morton (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Economic & Social Research Council Post Doctoral Fellowship

Elizabeth Morton (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2006 2018

Counselling Psychology

Morton, E. (Invited speaker)
5 Feb 2018

Activity: Invited talk

People born with a heart defect are at greater risk of mental health problems

Morton, E. (Recipient)
8 Jun 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation


Scarred FOR Life, Photography Exhibition

Liza Morton (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate, Culture and creativity, Quality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

Scottish Campaign Manager for The Somerville Foundation

Liza Morton (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalHealth and welfare - new products, guidelines and services