Dr Fran Beresford
Principal Clinical Psychologist in Paediatrics
Dr Fran Beresford works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and is the Psychology Lead in Paediatric Respiratory Department at Royal Brompton Hospital.
She trained as a Clinical Psychologist at UCL and worked in community and in-patient mental health services for children before specialising in Paediatrics. She has a special interest in Difficult Asthma and is lead Clinical Psychologist in the Difficult Asthma Team. She has supervised doctoral level research and marks doctoral level papers.
She help found and chairs the National Respiratory Special Interest Group for Psychologists. She has been involved with research in asthma, focusing on adherence and psychosocial issues. She teaches and supervises. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, Behavioural, Systemic and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.