Sarah Atayero is a British Nigerian trainee clinical psychologist at Royal Holloway, University of London and a director of the BiPP Network. Sarah’s experience of working within NHS mental health services highlighted multiple challenges intersecting with her identity as a Black British woman. Consequently, Sarah’s clinical practice, research, and writing are centred on exploring how the colonial history of psychological theory contributes to racial inequalities in not only the psychology curriculum but also in mental health research and treatment. By addressing this past and discussing what decolonisation looks like in practice, Sarah hopes to educate and empower students, teachers, academics and clinicians to champion decolonisation and inclusion within psychology.
Sarah is open to new projects centred on decolonial practice and research in clinical psychology. From conferences to creative collaborations, Sarah is always looking for the chance to collaborate and learn something new that she can apply to her work. Explore Sarah's portfolio, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Sarah enjoys sharing her ideas and engaging with different audiences through talks and workshops. She has delivered over 50 talks across academia, healthcare, arts and third sector organisations. Sarah is available for conferences, seminars, school-based sessions and facilitator requests. You can find examples of her most recent talks on her LinkedIn page.
Sarah's writing aims to evoke emotion and inspire action. She enjoys writing for a range of audiences and publications, on topics that she has expertise in, such as decolonising psychology, mental health and healthcare inequality. For more examples of her work click here.
As a private tutor, Sarah's area of expertise is A-Level psychology and supporting students with personal statements for entry onto university courses. She has over a decade of experience tutoring students aged between 7 to 21 years, with an emphasis on higher education skills and university applications. Fill in a contact form for more information.
"Psychology as both an academic discipline and clinical field has failed to explore issues of race, culture and colonialism when considering diagnoses and treatment. This not only results in 'race-blind' researchers and clinicians but also creates a culture within clinical environments where racialised minority staff are undervalued."
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