Claire has over 18 years specialised experience in clinical psychology within medical settings (both public and private). Her clinical experience in both Christchurch and Nelson includes those related to obesity and its associated conditions such as diabetes, as well as eating disturbance and surgical screening. Claire has given seminars in “Health Psychology” at the Psychology Department, University of Canterbury and GP Department, University of Otago, Christchurch.
Claire’s role at Christchurch Weight Loss Surgery is to provide pre surgical psychological assessments with advice to patients and our team, and post surgery follow up appointments where indicated.
Lois is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years clinical and research experience working with people with eating and weight issues as well as those with serious life-shortening medical illnesses. Lois is an Associate Professor in Psychological Medicine (University of Otago at Christchurch), and teaches postgraduate courses in these areas. She is involved in multiple research studies looking at illness adjustment and recovery.
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