Miriam Wood

Kia ora, I’m Miriam, a New Zealand registered psychologist with specialised training in health psychology. I am fascinated by the interaction between our minds and our bodies, and helping people use psychology tools to improve both.

I have over a decade of experience as a psychologist in medical teams. I use psychology skills to assist people to manage a range of health problems; supporting adjustment to changes in health, symptom management and helpful behaviour change. I also enjoy working with people to manage work and life stressors and other problems such as worry, anxiety and depression. I am an honorary academic at the University of Auckland and am involved in teaching health psychology interns.

Outside of work, my husband and I have two active boys and enjoy being part of the Cambridge community. 

Area of expertise:

  • Psychology and physical health 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Stress, anxiety, mood and behaviour change
  • Workplace wellbeing


  • Bachelor of Science (Economics & Psychology) Canterbury University, New Zealand, 2002
  • Master of Science (Honours) Health Psychology, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma Health Psychology, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011


  • Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologist Board
  • Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Health Psychology 
  • Honorary Academic, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Auckland, 2017 - present

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