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Jessica Bird

BSc(Hons), DClinPsy


Research Clinical Psychologist & NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow

  • The Feeling Safe Study

My interests include the psychological understanding and treatment of paranoia and persecutory delusions in adolescence. In particular, my DPhil research investigates the cognitive, social, and developmental factors contributing to the emergence and maintenance of paranoia in young people. This project builds upon my previous doctoral research investigating the predictors of paranoia persistence in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

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 my clinical doctorate at the University of Oxford. My clinical speciality is adolescent mental health where I have a range of experience with young people in acute inpatient, outpatient, and community based mental health services in both the NHS and Local Authority.