Karina Allen

Senior Clinical Psychologist and FREED Network Lead (Maudsley)

Karina is a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation (SLaM) Trust Eating Disorder Service. She has 15 years of clinical and research experience within the eating disorders field. Her current role involves coordinating the ‘roll out’ of FREED into other NHS eating disorder services and ensuring its ongoing effectiveness for young people, their families and the services involved. She is supported by an NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) Fellowship.

Karina completed her clinical training and PhD in eating disorders in Australia. She is now happily settled in the UK and enjoys the particular British delights of wild blackberries, ruined castles, and a constant ability to talk about the weather.

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