Dr Ingrid Bacon


Ingrid is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Kingston and St George's University of London. She holds a PhD in Clinical Science from Brunel University London. She has an MSc in Psychology from Kingston University, MSc in Health Studies from Exeter University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She is a Visiting Lecturer at University of São Paulo - USP, Brazil.

Ingrid is an experienced educator and mental health therapist. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience in mental health and worked in a variety of mental health settings in the UK, West Africa and Brazil. Her specialisms include Motivational Interviewing, Systemic Family Therapy, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

Ingrid worked as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at London South Bank University, School of Health and Social Care. Prior to this, she worked at Brunel University as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Occupational Therapy and Community Nursing. She has experience in coordinating course programmes, module leadership, PhD and MSc supervision.

Ingrid is a member of the Healthcare Education Research and Evaluation (HERE) Research Group. She publishes in national and international journals, presents at national and international conferences, and has been successful in obtaining grants. She is a reviewer for the Journal of Occupational Science and Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. Ingrid also has international experience: she has lived, worked and studied in different countries and fluent in two languages.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing


  • PhD Clinical Sciences (Occupational Therapy)
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Health Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My research is in the areas of substance misuse, codependency, identity and phenomenology. My PhD research thesis is entitled 'An exploration of the experience of codependency through interpretive phenomenological analysis.

PhD Research Supervision:

Ms Anne Schlattl - University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Ms Gabriela Rezende - University of Sao Paulo (USP) Brazil. 


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Bacon, Ingrid, McKay, Elizabeth, Reynolds, Frances and McIntyre, Anne (2020) The lived experience of codependency : an interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 18(3), pp. 754-771. ISSN (print) 1557-1874

Bacon, Ingrid, McKay, Elizabeth, Reynolds, Frances and McIntyre, Anne (2020) An examination of the lived experience of attending twelve-step groups for co-dependency. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, ISSN (print) 1557-1874 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Bacon, I., McKay, E.A., Reynolds, F.R. and McIntyre, A. (2017) 'The Lady of Shalott' : Insights gained from using visual methods and interviews exploring the lived experience of codependency. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 23, ISSN (online) 2396-9598

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