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Jessica Bird

BSc(Hons), DClinPsy

Research Clinical Psychologist & NIHR Research Fellow

  • The Feeling Safe Study

In my research I examine the prevalence and clinical impact of paranoia during adolescence. I also investigate the psychological causal mechanisms involved in the persistence of paranoia in young people and the implications for treatment development.

I also work as a trial therapist on the Feeling Safe study, a clinical trial examining a novel psychological intervention targeting persecutory delusions.

I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2016. 

We investigate why people experience hallucinations and delusions, and use that knowledge to develop truly effective treatments for these problems. Our targeted interventions for paranoia are now being tested in randomized controlled clinical trials.

Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis 


Current: DPhil in Psychiatry, Magdalen College, University of Oxford (Expected 2019)

2016 Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford 

2010 BSc (1st Hons) Psychology, University of York