Dr Funke Biography
Dr. Funke is a renowned psychologist, nutritionist and published author. She works with children, adults and families helping with a wide range of modern day issues.
Dr. Funke graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from Middlesex University. Soon after graduating she was employed as a visiting Lecturer at Metropolitan University, (formerly known as the University of North London), and began reading for her PhD. Her keen research interests, at the time, were eating disorders and substance misuse. However, after some time Dr. Funke felt that her career needed to take a different path as her research PhD did not give her the type of clinical contact that she desired.
Dr. Funke’s change of heart led to a career in Clinical Psychology. This has enabled her to work with clients therapeutically, as well as keeping her research interests alive. After graduating from the University of East London with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, she took special interest in her media career, which offered her the opportunity to be one of the most featured psychologists on the main terrestrial television stations in the UK.
Dr. Funke Experience
Dr. Funke has contributed to numerous articles for a variety of magazines and newspapers in the UK, including The Observer, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, and The Voice, as well as Closer, Fabulous, Woman’s Own and Cosmopolitan Magazines.
Her experience of practice in the field of Psychology spans over 20 years. In 2011, she received a Distinction in Diploma for Nutrition, which sparked an interest in a practice that combines both her expertise as a psychologist and nutritionist.
Aside from her professional roles, she spends her time illustrating comic characters and uses her illustrations as part of her practice.
Dr Funke Show
Funke was the resident psychologist for Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother UK. She has also been a regular contributor to ITV’s ‘Day Break’ and ‘This Morning’ shows, as well as the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ on which she discussed a wide variety of psychological issues. She has also had appearances on CNN International, giving expert advice on political and current affairs.
Currently Dr Funke is working in Ghana working with young people and has been involved in developing policy and procedures concerning child protection and special educational needs.
Dr Funke is also embracing an educational tour focusing on an ‘Improving your thinking programme’. Her vision is to support schools to engage in the programme that promotes emotional wellbeing among young people.