I am currently a DPhil student supervised by Professor Daniel Freeman and Dr Felicity Waite.
My research focusses on identifying the best psychological techniques to help patients with persecutory delusions successfully re-engage with social situations through the use of immersive virtual reality.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Philosophy at Oxford.
Virtual reality clinical-experimental tests of compassion treatment techniques to reduce paranoia.
Brown P. et al, (2020), Scientific Reports
'Twisting the lion's tail': Manipulationist tests of causation for psychological mechanisms in the occurrence of delusions and hallucinations.
Brown P. et al, (2019), Clin Psychol Rev, 68, 25 - 37
Research into student mental health: where have we come and how can we improve?
Brown P., (2020), Journal of Public Mental Health
Automated psychological therapy using immersive virtual reality for treatment of fear of heights: a single-blind, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial.
Freeman D. et al, (2018), Lancet Psychiatry, 5, 625 - 632
The revised Green et al., Paranoid Thoughts Scale (R-GPTS): psychometric properties, severity ranges, and clinical cut-offs.
Freeman D. et al, (2019), Psychol Med, 1 - 10