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Helen Beckwith

BSc(Hons) MSc DClinPsy PhD PGCert

Research Clinical Psychologist

I am an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist affiliated with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

I joined the University of Oxford in September 2022. My research background is varied and currently focused on improving the effectiveness and accessibility of psychological interventions, especially for people who experience distressing delusions and hallucinations. I am particularly interested in transdiagnostic mechanisms and approaches.

Within the O-CAP research team, I work across several clinical trials testing new psychological interventions at various stages of development, whilst supervising a variety of research assistants, graduate students and clinical psychology trainees. 

I have worked clinically in the NHS for over twelve years, specialising in evidence-based treatments for adults with psychosis, specifically: cognitive behavioural therapies; family interventions; and EMDR. I currently offer new and existing psychological treatments in my clinical role within Oxford's Early Intervention for Psychosis Service, and contribute to teaching across undergraduate and graduate programs in Experimental Psychology, Neuroscience and Medicine.

I previously completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at Newcastle University, a PhD at the University of Cambridge and a Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for Psychosis at Kings College London.

I continue to collaborate with the Newcastle Uncertainty Treatment Development team to better understand and treat uncertainty distress as a causal and maintenance factor for transdiagnostic anxiety, and pursue ongoing collaborations with the international community of researchers examining attachment theory and early childhood development.