Abigail Taiwo

Abigail Taiwo

- Clinical Psychology

- Senior Lecturer

- UK


Dr Abigail Taiwo has been practicing as Clinical Psychologist and psychotherapist, as well as teaching within academic for over 17 years. Her PhD focused on the understanding of the aetiology of conduct disorder/antisocial behaviour and psychopathology among adolescents and the designing of effective psychological intervention to manage this problem.  Her expertise also includes the designing of effective intervention for the management of the street children syndrome and the psychological impact of cultural harmful practices on women in Africa (e.g. Female Genital Mutilation – FGM).  Apart from practicing and teaching within the academics, Dr Abigail Taiwo has in the past, taken up research positions on some international research; first as research assistant on sexual abuse of the adolescent girls in Ibadan Nigeria with the Social Science and Reproductive Health Research Network (SSRHN), University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria in collaboration with Netherlands/Israeli Research Consortium between 1998 and 2003; Later as one of the Research Associates on the Tenofovir Dosoproxil Fumarate drug trial (acceptability study) by Family Health International (FHI). Places where Dr Abigail Taiwo has worked in the UK include NHS as Honorary Clinical Psychologist at the Central Manchester Foundation Trust, Trafford General Hospital Pain Management Clinic. She was a Visiting Lecturer to Manchester Metropolitan University and taught  on their Master in Counselling Psychology programme as well as some undergraduate programmes. Dr Abigail Taiwo joined the institute of Psychology, University of Wolverhampton in September 2013. Her current research focus includes the understanding of psychological issues in pain and how this could inform psychological services for pain management. She is also involved in Psycon – a multidisciplinary initiative that focuses on person-places interaction and examines how the built environment affects psychological wellbeing.