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Dr Chris Merritt

Writer and Clinical Psychologist

I studied Geography at Oxford University before joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. There, I worked as a diplomat in Iraq and Jerusalem before leaving to retrain as a psychologist. I practiced in clinical psychology in the UK national health service for six years, while studying for a doctorate at King's College London.

After completing my doctorate in 2016, I now split my time between project management for the Wellcome Trust's African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) at King's and consultancy work on psychology for businesses.

Since 2010 I have been writing - both academic papers and blogs - on psychology, mental health, technology and parkour.

In 2014 I began writing crime fiction, and my debut novel Bring Her Back was published in March 2018. You can read more about it here. Its sequel is coming in July 2018.

contact@cjmerritt.co.uk

@DrCJMerritt