- Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma Research Group
Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders & 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.
Cognitive therapy for PTSD in children and adolescents
Perrin S. et al, (2017), Evidence-Based Treatments for Trauma Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents, 187 - 207
Measurement Issues: Measurement of posttraumatic stress disorder in children and young people - lessons from research and practice
Leigh E. et al, (2016), Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 21, 124 - 135
Appraisals of Internal States and their Consequences: Relationship to Adolescent Analogue Bipolar Symptoms.
Kelly RE. et al, (2016), Behav Cogn Psychother, 44, 214 - 224
Cognitive Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder in Adolescents: A Development Case Series.
Leigh E. and Clark DM., (2016), Behav Cogn Psychother, 44, 1 - 17
Computerised CBT for depressed adolescents: Randomised controlled trial.
Smith P. et al, (2015), Behav Res Ther, 73, 104 - 110