David’s CV can be downloaded here.

Expert Work


David acts as an Expert Witness or Advisor for the Courts, the Police and other organisations in relation to trauma and bereavement. He has particular expertise and extensive experience of working with children who have witnessed one parent murdering another. He has been consulted following critical incidents to inform the crisis response and he was commissioned by the UK Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport to evaluate the Humanitarian Assistance Centre established in response to the London terrorist attacks on 7th July 2005.

Clinical Work

David has extensive clinical experience working with children and families and since 2000 has specialised in working with traumatised and traumatically bereaved children and young people. He worked for 6 years at the Traumatic Stress Clinic in North London as it became part of Great Ormond Street Hospital. He was then Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Leicester Royal Infirmary Children’s Hospital and then Lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at an innovative service for traumatically bereaved children and young people in Luton and Bedfordshire, UK, an Approved NHS Provider. He now works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud Centre and at Cambridge Clinical Psychology Services.

Teaching and supervision

David presents at workshops and international conferences. He supervises and consults to other professionals, helping them to understand how traumatic events affect people, and what can be done to help. He is part of the staff team at UCL/Anna Freud Centre running the  Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) courses for Children and Young People.

Academic Work

David supervises doctoral research relating to trauma and traumatic bereavement; he publishes novel research, including a meta-analysis of risk factors for PTSD in children and contributes to books.

Selected Publications

Siddaway, A. P., Wood, A. M., Schulz, J., & Trickey, D. (2015). Evaluation of the CHUMS Child Bereavement Group: A Pilot Study Examining Statistical and Clinical Change. Death Studies, 39, 99–110.

Trickey, D. (2013). Post-traumatic Stress Disorders. In P. Graham & S. Reynolds (Eds.) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Families: Third Edition. CUP.

Trickey, D. et al. (2012). Meta-analysis of risk factors for PTSD in trauma exposed children. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 122-138.

Trickey, D. & Black, D. (2009). Child trauma. In M. Gelder et al. (Eds.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Second Edition. OUP.

Black, D. & Trickey, D. (2009). The effects of bereavement in childhood. In M. Gelder et al. (Eds.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Second Edition. OUP.

Trickey, D. (2008). Experiencing refugee status after previous trauma. In P. Appleton (Ed.) Children’s Anxiety – A Contextual Approach. Routledge.

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