BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, DPhil
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow, Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, and Honorary Clinical Psychologist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
My work is focused on improving our understanding and treatment of adolescent anxiety disorders, and social anxiety disorder in particular. 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: the cognitive and behavioural mechanisms of adolescent social anxiety disorder; psychological therapies for adolescent social anxiety disorder; improving access to psychological therapies; how social anxiety affects academic achievement; the peer environment and social anxiety in adolescence; and parental influences on the maintenance of social anxiety in youth.
My work has been supported by 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.
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., (2022), Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Characterising negative mental imagery in adolescent social anxiety.
Chiu K. et al, (2022), Cognitive Therapy and Research
Prospective associations between internalising symptoms and educational achievement in youth: A monozygotic twin differences study.
Leigh E. et al, (2022), J Affect Disord, 307, 199 - 205
Safety behaviours in social anxiety: An examination across adolescence
Evans R. et al, (2021), Behaviour Research and Therapy, 103931 - 103931
Is concentration an indirect link between social anxiety a¬nd educational achievement in adolescents?
LEIGH E. et al, (2021), PLoS One