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Alex King

  • BSc MSc DClinPsy CPsychol
  • Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Psycho-Oncology
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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Recent publications

  • Behind the bright headlines, mind the long shadows

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  • Acceptance is a cactus

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Professional experience

Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Psycho-Oncology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

August 2013 - Present

Clinical Psychologist in Oncology, Haematology & Palliative Care

Guy's & St Thomas Hospitals

October 2007 - August 2013(6 years)



University College London

September 2000 - September 2003(3 years)

MSc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology

University College London

September 1997 - September 1998(a year)

BSc Social Psychology with Computing

University of Kent

September 1994 - September 1997(3 years)

Research interests

Cancer survivorshipPalliative CareHaematologyOncologyCancer Psychological CaPsycho-oncologyhealthcare qualitySurgical pre-habilitation


I lead the specialist psycho-oncology team within the cancer centre at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, working clinically alongside surgery, oncology & haematology specialties and on cross-cutting patient & staff experience improvement programs, including Schwartz Rounds. My team and I are actively engaged in practice-focused research & development projects aiming to embed psychological care in all routine clinical processes, e.g. pre-habilitation in oesophageal cancer surgery, fertility preservation in men, stem-cell transplantation late effects, etc. In parallel, I am contributing to London-wide and national initiatives on quality and commissioning for cancer psychological care, and patient-focused innovation projects with Macmillan and other third-sector organisations.


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