BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, DPhil
MRC Clinician Scientist Fellow, Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL. I am also an Honorary Clinical Psychologist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
My work is focused on improving our understanding and treatment of adolescent anxiety disorders, with an emphasis on cognitive approaches. A particular focus is social anxiety. To do this, I use a broad range of methods, including experimental and prospective methods, meta-analysis, and clinical trial designs.
My current research looks at: cognitive and behavioural mechanisms of adolescent anxiety; psychological therapies for adolescent social anxiety disorder; improving access to treatment with the use of digital therapy; how social anxiety affects academic achievement; the peer environment and anxiety in adolescence; and parental influences on the maintenance of anxiety in youth.
My work is or has been supported by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the NIHR. Previously, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist at National & Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at The Maudsley Hospital, London. I teach and train on a number of national training courses, including Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) and CYP-IAPT courses. I am on the advisory board of JCPP Advances and the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.
Adolescents' experience of receiving internet-delivered cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder.
Leigh E. et al, (2023), Internet Interv, 34
COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES IN ADOLESCENTS WITH SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER
LEIGH E. et al, (2023), Behaviour Research and Therapy
Understanding the relationship between social camouflaging in autism and safety behaviours in social anxiety in autistic and non-autistic adolescents.
Lei J. et al, (2023), Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Editorial: Treating Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Young People: Challenges and Opportunities.
Leigh E., (2023), J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 62, 621 - 623
Internet-delivered therapist-assisted cognitive therapy for adolescent social anxiety disorder (OSCA): a randomised controlled trial addressing preliminary efficacy and mechanisms of action
LEIGH E. and CLARK D., (2023), Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry