Dr Mandy Bryon
Dr Mandy Bryon is a consultant clinical psychologist and Joint Head of the paediatric psychology and play services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. Mandy has worked as the psychologist for the cystic fibrosis team since February 1990. She lectures extensively within the UK on psychosocial aspects of childhood illness, particularly cystic fibrosis, to professional and parent audiences. Mandy has presented to national and international audiences at cystic fibrosis conferences and is a regular advisor to the BBC on factual programmes on child behaviour, and a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines on parenting issues.
Mandy co-founded the UK Psychosocial Professionals in Cystic Fibrosis Group and currently organises the International Psychosocial Special Interest Group for the European Cystic Fibrosis Society. She is currently the psychosocial representative on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Mandy has researched in many areas of the psychological impact of childhood illness, particularly sibling relationships, adherence to treatment, attachment, eating disorders and body image disturbance in cystic fibrosis.