Dr. David Tate

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building, Room L818.


Please email for an appointment. 

Current positions

Lecturer in Psychology


David began studying psychology during his training to be a qualified therapeutic mental health counsellor in 2009. Soon after attaining his Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, be started practised as an integrative psychotherapist while concurrently completing a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Counselling at the University of Salford. In return for his hard work, he was awarded a 1st class degree and received the 2015 award for “Best final year student in Psychology and Counselling”. The following year David also achieved distinction on his MSc in Applied Psychology and I was again awarded the 2016, “Best MSc Applied Psychology student”. These achievements in academia led him to becoming a successful PhD candidate and a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology. David completed his PhD in the fields of behavioral medicine and has focused much of his work on developing interventions for neurodiverse communities. David is also a founder of the University of Salford Autism exercise project and the Neurodiversity Parent and Carer Network. David is research active and has an open-door policy for all who would like to discuss his research interests further.

Areas of research

Neurodiversity , Mental health and wellbeing, Social competence , Psychological interventions


Teaches across a range of psychology related disciplines.

Research Interests

  • Psychological intervention development and evaluation
  • Metal health disorders and evidence-based treatments
  • Psychological and neurological assessments
  • Social and emotional competencies
  • Neurodiverse conditions

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Dip Co
  • BSc (Hons)
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • FHEA
  • CPsychol


  • British Psychological Society