Liza Morton


  • United Kingdom

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Liza joined Strathclyde University, part time, in 2017.  She leads the Professional Practice class 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, under the supervision of Prof Schyns.   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 interest is medical psychology and includes using a Polyvagal lens to better understand the psychosocial impact of living with a heart condition from birth, the impact of patient clothing on wellbeing and recovery and using psychologically informed medical care to prevent medical trauma. 

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

Hearts & Minds Project

Morton, E.

1/11/18 → …

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)

Research Output 2001 2019

Research & Development Summary

Morton, L., 12 Feb 2019, Braintree

Research output: Other contribution

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Mental Health
Open Access
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Heart Diseases
Mental Health


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 2019

British Psychological Society, Division of Counselling Psychology, Scotland (External organisation)

Liza Morton (Member)
Mar 2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Using psychologically informed medical care to improve health and wellbeing for people living with a heart condition from birth.

Liza Morton (Invited speaker)
21 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


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