Professor Rachel Tribe is a chartered organisational and chartered counselling psychologist who also holds an MBA and has qualifications in training and marketing. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a registered HCPC Psychologist. She has experience of working in the private, public, charity and academic sectors.
Rachel Tribe is Professor of Applied Psychology for the School of Psychology at UEL amongst a range of other external roles. Her work has global reach and has had significant impact in a number of countries. She is regularly invited to provide training programmes or present her work in a variety of countries and is involved in a wide range of national and international initiatives. Her national and international consultancy and training has included the British Psychological Society (BPS), (British) Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Department of Education, the Department of Health (DH) the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the World Association of Psychiatrists, The World Association of Cultural Psychiatry, Refugee Council, Amnesty International, British Council, Red Cross, MSF, War Child, the Singapore Psychological Society and a range of national organisations. Her clinical interests focus on all aspects of trauma, culture and mental health, professional and ethical practice. She is an authority on working with interpreters in mental health, studying at doctoral level, professional and ethical practice, migration and mental health, older adults, social justice, psychosocial interventions and organisational development. In 2014 Professor Tribe was awarded the British Psychological Society's Ethics Committee's award for Challenging Social Inequalities. In 2019 she was awarded the British Psychological Society DcoP award for diversity and innovation. In addition, she was awarded funding from the Global Challenges Research fund to support her work in 2019 and an international fellowship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities in 2020.
Professor Tribe is an active applied psychologist, clinician and researcher and was the founder and first programme leader for the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. She was an invited member of the first constituted BPS Presidential task force. She is involved with a number of community organisations in a range of capacities, this includes a range of volunteering work and being a trustee for two international mental health charities.
Professor Tribe has co-edited six books, six Special or Guest editions of journals and written over 50 book chapters and 65 peer-reviewed journal articles. Recent books include the 3rd Edition of the Handbook of Professional, Research and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Psychiatrists which was published in April 2020. A co-edited book with international colleagues on Mental Health, Mental Illness and Migration was published in 2021. Since 2018, she has been a co-editor and contributor to six sets of BPS guidelines. She leads a team from across the university and with a range of external and community partners to produce a regularly updated mental health and wellbeing portal for refugees, asylum-seekers and health and social care professionals. For more information see the portal.