Research Clinical Psychologist
As a clinician and a researcher in the field of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I am involved in the development, evaluation and dissemination of effective treatments for this problem.
Together with the team at the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, we have developed an internet-based version of Cognitive Therapy for PTSD, which has been evaluated in a recent trial and is now being disseminated nationally.
My research also involves testing and improving elements of PTSD treatments, such as imagery rescripting and returning to the scene of the trauma. I am also interested in developing treatments for difficult symptoms of PTSD, such as moral injury and survivor guilt.
I regularly teach other clinicians about working with PTSD, and am involved with research into the dissemination of treatments, and how to develop effective teaching.
A UK randomised controlled trial of therapist-assisted online psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder differing in trauma-focus (STOP-PTSD)
EHLERS A. et al, (2023), Lancet Psychiatry
Imagery re-scripting for PTSD: session content and its relation to symptom improvement.
Brown G. et al, (2022), Behav Cogn Psychother, 1 - 10
Working with Complexity in PTSD A Cognitive Therapy Approach
Murray H. and El-Leithy S., (2022)
Treating common mental disorder including psychotic experiences in the primary care improving access to psychological therapies programme (the TYPPEX study): protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial with nested economic and process evaluation of a training package for therapists.
Ashford P-A. et al, (2022), BMJ Open, 12
Posttraumatic stress disorder
MURRAY H. et al, (2022), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology, 6, 384 - 409