MA (HONS), DClinPsy, mBPsS
Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders & Trauma (Ehlers)
- Wellcome Doctoral Training Fellow
- Clinical Psychologist
My interests include psychological and neurobiological responses to traumatic experiences and the clinical translation of experimental research. My research is focused on increasing our understanding of the processes involved in an intense or prolonged grieving process or Complicated Grief (CG) with a view to developing more effective psychological treatments to manage distress.
I am a trustee on the board of a registered charity providing free facilitated group support to those who have lost loved ones to cancer (www.thelossfoundation.org). In acknowledging the scale and impact of loss to cancer, we aim to encourage discussion, provide information and raise awareness through our bereavement support services across the UK.
Conducting research in clinical psychology practice: Barriers, facilitators, and recommendations.
Smith KV. and Thew GR., (2017), Br J Clin Psychol, 56, 347 - 356
A prospective study of pre-trauma risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Wild J. et al, (2016), Psychol Med, 46, 2571 - 2582
An adapted imaginal exposure approach to traditional methods used within Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, trialled with a veteran population
Kaur M. et al, (2016), The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 9, 1 - 11
Impaired allocentric spatial processing in posttraumatic stress disorder.
Smith KV. et al, (2015), Neurobiol Learn Mem, 119, 69 - 76
Biology and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Smith KV. and Wild J., (2012), Encyclopedia of Trauma An Interdisciplinary Guide, 48 - 52