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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.

After completing my doctorate at King's College London in 2016, I now split my time between working on the Wellcome Trust's African Mental Health Research Initiative (AMARI) at King's and clinical practice in a mental health team for the NHS.

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 The Murder List is due for publication in March 2018. You can read more about it here.