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Lucy Maddox

Lucy Maddox


Dr Lucy Maddox is a consultant clinical psychologist and writer. After working for many years in NHS inpatient adolescent services, she now works part time for the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as their senior clinical adviser. She also works clinically for Action for Children in Bristol. She is a visiting lecturer at the Anna Freud Centre. 

Lucy has written a popular psychology book on child development called Blueprint: How our childhood makes us who we are, published in March 2018, as well as for various publications, including the Guardian, Science, Prospect, the Psychologist and the Times. She was a British Science Association Media Fellow in 2013. 

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Lucy’s writing does not express the opinion of any of the organisations she works for in her clinical or academic roles.

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