Dr Greg Wood

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Greg is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience of treating people with physical health problems and severe mental health conditions. He worked as a health activist in South Africa, helping shape prevention and treatment for HIV/AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal and the National AIDS Programme before joining the NHS in 1997 to work in Bedfordshire and Essex.

In 2016 Greg became Chief Psychologist at South Essex MH Trust, and helped manage the merger with North Essex Trust, becoming Clinical Director of Psychological Services at Essex Partnership University Trust where he has Clinical and Operational responsibility for Psychology, Psychotherapy and IAPT services. Greg has a particular interest in organisational change and service transformation. He is Transformation Lead for Personality Disorders and Complex Needs at EPUT and is helping to transform models of mental health service delivery across secondary and primary care, having recently completed the NHSI ACT Academy Transformational Change through System Leadership Programme. Greg is a Visiting Lecturer on the Doctor of Clinical Psychology programme at the Universities of Hertfordshire and East Anglia. He has held a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship at the School of Life & Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire.  

Greg has developed and piloted an NHS staff development programme aimed at promoting compassion and values-based working, in order to enhance staff resilience. This programme is based on the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles in organisational contexts, and is named ACT4NHS.  He is also currently completing the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan course.