Dr Alexa Duff
Clinical Psychologist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr Alexa Duff is a Clinical Psychologist currently working with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital, London. She completed her BSc with honours at Newcastle University, MSc from Kings College London and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University. She has experience working within haematology, chronic pain and HIV.
Alexa’s particular interests are around the mental and physical health cross-over and the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in physical health population. She is involved in a number of research projects looking at ACT for managing symptoms in IBD and ACT for chronic pain in Crohn’s disease.
Alexa has been working with the multi-disciplinary team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital around identifying and supporting psychological difficulties in patients with IBD. She plans to continue to highlight the need for integrated psychology within IBD teams.