BSc (Hons), DClinPsy
Anxiety & Trauma (OxCADAT)
- Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow
- Principal Clinical Psychologist
As a Clinical Psychologist working with young people with anxiety disorders, I am interested in how we can improve treatment outcomes by better understanding the psychological processes that maintain symptoms.
My research is focused on social anxiety in adolescents. Social anxiety disorder is a common and disabling mental health condition that usually starts in adolescence and persists in the absence of treatment. Using experimental methods, my work aims to improve our understanding of the psychological processes that maintain social anxiety in adolescents in order to inform cognitive approaches to treatment. A further strand of my research will build on the work our team has already done with adults, developing and testing an Internet version of Cognitive Therapy for social anxiety disorder in adolescents.
Prior to this I worked as a Principal Clinical Psychologist at National & Specialist Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at The Maudsley Hospital, London. I teach and train on a number of CYP-IAPT and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) courses. I am also on the advisory board of the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.
The effects of modifying mental imagery in adolescent social anxiety.
LEIGH E. et al, (2020), PLoS One
Interpretation bias in online and offline social environments and associations with social anxiety, peer victimization, and avoidance behavior.
Miers A. et al, (2020), Cognitive Therapy and Research
Online Social anxiety Cognitive therapy for Adolescents (OSCA): protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Leigh E. and Clark DM., (2019), Trials, 20
A Feasibility Study on the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, a Clinical, Qualitative and Cost Analysis
VIOLATO MARA. et al, (2019), Health Technology Assessment
Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents and Improving Treatment Outcomes: Applying the Cognitive Model of Clark and Wells (1995).
Leigh E. and Clark DM., (2018), Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev