Supporting mission personnel and humanitarian workers worldwide

David Hawker

Dr David Hawker is a Clinical Psychologist. He is
  • HCPC-registered as a Practitioner Psychologist;
  • a Chartered Psychologist;
  • an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS);
  • a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists;
  • and a member of the British Association of Christians in Psychology.

  • David grew up in Leicestershire, England, and did his first degree at St Anne's College, Oxford, after a gap year in the Middle East.

    After completing a PhD at Keele University on children's peer relationships, he worked in a psychiatric rehabilitation team in London before returning to Oxford to train for his doctorate in clinical psychology.

    He qualified in 2001 and worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Oxfordshire, before leaving full-time work to help care for his disabled mother until she died in 2016.

    Since 2000, David has provided training, consultation, assessment, and psychological therapy for missionaries and humanitarian workers worldwide, and their children and families. He has worked in over 20 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin and North America, and Europe. He worked for InterHealth Worldwide between 2007 and 2011 before continuing freelance since then.

    David also looks after much of the administrative work of ARREST, including the website, data protection, and IT support.

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