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Treating Needle Fears May Reduce COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rates by 10%

A new large-scale study shows that a quarter of the UK adult population screens positive for a potential injection phobia. These individuals were twice as likely to report that they were COVID-19 vaccine hesitant – they would put off getting vaccinated or never get the jab.

Professor Christopher Fairburn Awarded OBE for Services to Psychological Treatments and the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Emeritus Professor Christopher Fairburn founded the Centre for Research on Eating Disorders (CREDO) at Oxford in 1986 and has continued pioneering work into the treatment of eating disorders and into psychological treatments themselves. This has resulted in major changes to clinical practice worldwide.

New Head of the Department of Psychiatry – Professor Belinda Lennox

Professor Belinda Lennox has been welcomed to the role of Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford and will take over leadership in October 2021.

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