Dr James Brennan
BA (Hons), MPhil, PsychD, AFBPsS, CPsychol
James Brennan is one of the UK’s leading authorities on the psychological impact of illness on individuals, couples and families. He was Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Bristol Oncology Centre for over twenty-one years, providing treatment for a broad range of patients. Prior to that he worked in mental and physical health in London. Until recently he was Honorary Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine at the University of Bristol, where he still teaches. He has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of cancer psychology, and is known for his theoretical work on mental adjustment to illness and injury.
His 2004 book Cancer in Context – a practical guide to supportive care (Oxford University Press) received many accolades from reviews in international scientific journals and has been reprinted four times. He is married with three children.
As a chartered clinical psychologist James's clinical practice is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council with professional guidance from the British Psychological Society of which he is an Associate Fellow.