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- Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis Research Group
MA(Oxon), MSc, DClinPsych
Wellcome Trust Clinical Doctoral Fellow & Research Clinical Psychologist
I completed my clinical doctorate at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, where my dissertation explored the clinical understanding and measurement of dissociation.
Following on from this, I have now begun a Wellcome Trust Clinical Doctoral Fellowship during which I will undertake a 3-year program of research to develop the psychological understanding and treatment of dissociative experiences in psychosis.
Additionally, I also work as a Research Clinical Psychologist on the Feeling Safe Study, a clinical trial investigating a novel psychological intervention for persecutory delusions.
I have a long-standing interest in working with people with psychosis, having previously worked in the O-CAP team as a Research Assistant on the Worry Intervention Trial. I also have an interest in the clinical and theoretical overlap between psychosis, trauma, and dissociation.
I am an HCPC registered clinical psychologist.
Worry processes in patients with persecutory delusions.
Startup H. et al, (2016), Br J Clin Psychol, 55, 387 - 400
Targeting Recovery in Persistent Persecutory Delusions: A Proof of Principle Study of a New Translational Psychological Treatment (the Feeling Safe Programme).
Freeman D. et al, (2016), Behav Cogn Psychother, 44, 539 - 552
The Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire in Patients with Persecutory Delusions.
Černis E. et al, (2016), Behav Cogn Psychother, 44, 472 - 481
Virtual reality in the treatment of persecutory delusions: randomised controlled experimental study testing how to reduce delusional conviction.
Freeman D. et al, (2016), The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 209, 62 - 67
Self-Confidence and Paranoia: An Experimental Study Using an Immersive Virtual Reality Social Situation.
Atherton S. et al, (2016), Behav Cogn Psychother, 44, 56 - 64