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 JCPP Advances and the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.
Is concentration an indirect link between social anxiety a¬nd educational achievement in adolescents?
LEIGH E. et al, (2021), PLoS One
Establishing the psychometric properties of the self-report Leibowitz Social Anxiety Scale for Children and Adolescents in a general population adolescent sample.
LEIGH E. and CLARK D., (2021), European Journal of Psychological Assessment
Development and Preliminary Validation of the Child & Adolescent Social Cognitions Questionnaire
LEIGH E. and CLARK D., (2021), Child Psychiatry and Human Development
Cognitive therapy compared with CBT for social anxiety disorder in adolescents: a feasibility study.
Creswell C. et al, (2021), Health Technol Assess, 25, 1 - 94
Delivering cognitive therapy for adolescent social anxiety disorder in NHS CAMHS: a clinical and cost analysis.
Leigh E. et al, (2021), Behav Cogn Psychother, 1 - 13