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.
Delivering Cognitive Therapy for adolescent Social Anxiety Disorder in NHS CAMHS: a qualitative analysis of the experiences of young people, their parents and clinicians-in-training.
CRESWELL C. et al, (2021), Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Cognitive Predictors of Adolescent Social Anxiety
Chiu K. et al, (2021), Behaviour Research and Therapy, 103801 - 103801
Prospective associations between peer functioning and social anxiety in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chiu K. et al, (2020), J Affect Disord, 279, 650 - 661
Are young people with primary social anxiety disorder less likely to recover following generic CBT compared to young people with other primary anxiety disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Evans R. et al, (2020), Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
A prospective study of rumination and irritability in youth.
LEIGH E. et al, (2020), Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology