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Daniel Freeman will describe his journey advancing the understanding and treatment of severe paranoia. This will include: developing the Feeling Safe programme, the most effective psychological therapy for persecutory delusions; using virtual reality to assess, understand, and treat psychosis; and identifying the ubiquity of excessive mistrust in the general population, along with study of conspiracy beliefs and vaccine hesitancy.


Daniel Freeman holds the Chair of Psychology at the University of Oxford and is a Professorial Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. Daniel is a consultant clinical psychologist in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator. A Fellow of the British Academy, he presented the BBC Radio 4 series A History of Delusions


This is a hybrid event.  The seminar will be held at the Seminar Room, New Radcliffe House (2nd Floor) but can also be followed on Zoom.  

You can access the Zoom link via OxTalks at Paranoia: My Life Understanding and Treating Extreme Mistrust - Oxford Talks or, email us at to request the link.