EXPERT PROFILE - Dr Rachel McGowan

Dr Rachel McGowan

Clinical Psychologist D.Clin.Psych, BA (hons)
CLAIMANT
2-4 WEEKS REPORT TURNAROUND
NORTH WEST VENUES

Medico Legal Experience

Dr Rachel McGowan is an experienced, HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and Expert Witness. She has completed Bond Solon training and is instructed by Claimants on personal injury and clinical negligence cases.

 Rachel acts in cases associated with: 

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Structural, inflammatory and functional gastroenterology issues 
  • Gastrointestinal cancers and stomas 
  • Pre and post-surgery anxiety and adjustment  
  • Traumatic birth experience 
  • Unsuccessful or repetitive surgery 
  • Late diagnosis or treatment 

Personal injury relating to:

  • Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and widespread pain 
  • Somatic symptom disorder 
  • Trauma-related stress
  • Road traffic accident
  • Work-related incidents

 Rachel’s appointment availability is 2 weeks and her report turnaround time is 2-4 weeks.  

Clinical Experience 

Alongside her private practice work, Rachel is the Principal Clinical Psychologist (gastroenterology) at The Liverpool University Hospitals NHS TrustBefore this she worked in generic mental health services, having gained over 15 years of experience across a range of settings including primary care and secondary care. She has set up a clinical psychology service within an in-patient environment and is currently establishing clinical health psychology provision within an NHS gastroenterology service. Her specialisms are in chronic pain and gastroenterology. 

Furthermore, she has lectured on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses on chronic pain and has presented to Pain Consultants, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists on pain psychology. She is a Clinical Supervisor to Trainee and Assistant Psychologists.   

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