Clive Fisher - Chair FAB
Clive Fisher is a Scientist & Engineer, BSc (hons), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Engineer; Principal Scientist Government Service, Technical & Engineering Director Marconi (retired).
The founding trustees and supporters started FAB 14 years ago supporting gene tests for hereditary eye disease and genetic research to find a cure. FAB is now concentrating on providing clinical psychology to improve family life/wellbeing/community engagement/education/job prospects/life chances to help children and young people with sight loss and visual impairment in the UK reach their full potential.
Dr Ian McCubbin - Principal Clinical Psychologist
Dr Ian McCubbin is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. His first degree (Psychology; MA (hons)) was attained from the University of Glasgow in 2003 and he completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPSych) at the University of Oxford in 2011.
For the past 9 years he has been funded by the charity Fight Against Blindness (FAB) to provide psychological assessment and support to children with a visual impairment who are under the care of the Eye Hospital in Oxford. He is FAB's lead psychologist and chairs its cross site reviews.
Dr Richa Aspland - Lead Clinical Psychologist
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, an MSc in Psychology of Education, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with children and adolescents and certifications in Family Therapy. I am the Lead Psychologist within the FAB funded Ophthalmology clinical psychology service at Cambridge. I have worked within Paediatric, Child and Adolescent mental health and Neurodevelopmental teams and have also contributed to teaching at clinical psychology doctoral courses and supervised and consulted to mental health, social care and school systems.
I really enjoy working with young people and their families and listening to their unique personal stories, biopsychosocial journey and perspectives and helping to enhance their psychological wellbeing and resilience.
Dr Emily Goodman - Clinical Psychologist
Dr Emily Goodman (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist at University Hospital Bristol and Weston. Her first degree (Psychology & Psychological Practice, MSci) was attained from the University of Birmingham in 2018 and she then completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) at Lancaster University in 2022.
Throughout her career and training Emily has been interested in working with children and young people experiencing additional physical and emotional needs. Emily joined the Eye Hospital in Bristol in 2022, funded by the charity Fight Against Blindness (FAB), providing psychological assessment and support to children with visual impairments and their families.
Dr Karolina Kaminska - Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of East Anglia), an MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families/ UCL) and first degree in Psychology (hons).
I have worked in the Paediatric Psychological Medicine service in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge since 2020. As part of this role I have provided psychological support to children and young people with physical and emotional difficulties, and their families. I used individually tailored, person-centred, and integrative approach, and I have experience in neuropsychological assessments.
Dr Courtney McKay – Assistant Psychologist
Dr Courtney McKay is an Assistant Psychologist based at the Oxford Children's Hospital. She completed her first degree (BSc Psychology (hons)) at the University of Stirling in 2017, and then completed her Ph.D. in developmental cognitive neuroscience at the University of Stirling in 2022.
Courtney joined the Oxford Children’s Hospital in September 2022, funded by the charity Fight Against Blindness, to carry out a research project that aims to measure the psychological impact of living with a visual impairment for children and young people.
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