Thanos Karatzias

Thanos Karatzias

Prof Thanos Karatzias

Professor

Biography

Professor Karatzias, is a Professor of Mental Health at Edinburgh Napier University, UK and a Clinical & Health Psychologist at the Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress, Edinburgh, UK. He is the Director of Research at Edinburgh Napier University. He is a former Chair of the British Psychological Society Scotland Working Party for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BPSSS) and is a current member of the Committee of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section and UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS). He has spent his entire clinical and academic career working in the field of psychological trauma. In collaboration with national and international research partners he has developed a special interest in the effects and treatment of psychological trauma on physical and mental health; on prison populations; and on people with learning disabilities. He has published widely in these areas.

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Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Committee Member - Chief Scientist Office Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committee
  • Board Member - British Psychological Society (BPS) Research Board
  • Board Member - Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Standing Review Board
  • Board Member - UK Posttraumatic Stress Society (UKPTS)
  • Committee Member - BPS Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section
  • Changing Faces Scotland Advisory Board
  • Committee Member - BPS Scotland

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Keynote: St. Andrews Health Care Conference - The Introduction CPTSD as a New Diagnosis in ICD-11
  • Keynote and Conference Chair - UKPTS Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Treating Traumatic Stress and PTSD in People with LDs
  • Evidence of distinct profiles on PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • PTSD and CPTSD Using the Newly Developed ICD-TQ
  • Classification, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD and CPTSD
  • The Impact of Interpersonal Trauma on Health & Wellbeing. United Nations, N 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
  • PTSD & complex PTSD: ICD -11 updates on concept and measurement
  • Psychological trauma and criminal behaviour
  • Phenomenology and Treatment of Traumatic Stress in People with Intellectual Disabilities: Preliminary Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial on the effectiveness of EMDR for DSM 5 PTSD
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Across The Lifespan.
  • Symptom profiles of people attending a trauma service: Is there evidence that PTSD and complex PTSD are two distinct disorders
  • Disruptive, Optimistic, Progressive and Entrepreneurial: Is Survive and Thrive D.O.P.E.?
  • Effectiveness & Acceptability of Group Psychological Interventions for Interpersonal Trauma.
  • Keynote: Psychological trauma: Treatment & trauma informed care
  • Keynote: Male Survivors Conference: Health & Well-being
  • Keynote: Child Sexual Abuse: Impact & Recovery

 

Editorial Activity

  • Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health

 

External Examining/Validations

  • MSc Psychological Trauma - External Examiner
  • Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology - External Examiner
  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy - External Examiner

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant reviewer for MRC
  • Grant reviewer for Carnegie Trust
  • Member of Russian Science Foundation (RSF) College Of Experts
  • Grant reviewer for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – Clinical Evaluation and Trials (NIHR)
  • Member of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College
  • Grant reviewer for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

 

Invited Speaker

  • UKPTS Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Psychological Trauma: Impact and Treatment
  • Child sexual abuse impact and interventions: A critical review of the existing evidence

 

Media Activity

  • The Sun (Eire).
  • CBC News Radio
  • The Sun (Scotland)
  • Irish Independent (web).
  • Glasgow Sunday Herald
  • Herald Scotland (web).

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of the Health Professions Council
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci), Science Council
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Health Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  • Graduate Member, British Psychological Association

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
  • Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • European Journal of Psychotraumatology
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • Children and Youth Services Review
  • Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy
  • Stress & Health
  • International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
  • Psychology, Health & Medicine
  • Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Traumatology
  • Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
  • Women’s Studies International Forum
  • Journal of Behaviour Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry
  • Behaviour Research & Therapy
  • European Review of Applied Psychology
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Psychiatria Danubina
  • British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
  • Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry
  • British Journal of General Practice
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy; Theory, Research and Practice
  • Psychiatry Research
  • British Journal of Health Psychology
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Aggressive Behaviour

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor in Mental Health

 

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Sharing data to better understand one of the world’s most significant shared experiences: Data Resource Profile of the longitudinal COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study

Journal Article
McBride, O., Butter, S., Hartman, T. K., Murphy, J., Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., …Bentall, R. P. (2022)
Sharing data to better understand one of the world’s most significant shared experiences: Data Resource Profile of the longitudinal COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(4), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i4.1704
This paper serves to alert IJPDS readers to the availability of a major new longitudinal survey data resource, the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study, w...

Tracking the psychological and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: a methodological report from Wave 5 of the Covid-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study

Journal Article
McBride, O., Butter, S., Murphy, J., Hartman, T. K., McKay, R., Hyland, P., …Bentall, R. P. (in press)
Tracking the psychological and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: a methodological report from Wave 5 of the Covid-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1928
Objectives: The COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study was established in March 2020 to monitor the psychological and socio-economic impact of the pandemic ...

Invited Editorial

Journal Article
Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., & Karatzias, T. (in press)
Invited Editorial. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica,

Measuring Positive Memories of Home and Family During Childhood: The Development and Initial Validation of the ‘Memories of Home and Family Scale’

Journal Article
Shevlin, M., Redican, E., McElroy, E., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., & Hyland, P. (in press)
Measuring Positive Memories of Home and Family During Childhood: The Development and Initial Validation of the ‘Memories of Home and Family Scale’. Current Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03220-w
Purpose: There are multiple studies illustrating how benevolent childhood experiences (BCEs) are associated with more favorable health outcomes across the life-course, even in...

State of Ireland's Mental Health: Findings from a nationally representative survey

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Shevlin, M., Bentall, R. P., Butter, S., Hartman, T. K., …Fox, R. (in press)
State of Ireland's Mental Health: Findings from a nationally representative survey. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences,
Aims. Current information about the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the general adult population of the Republic of Ireland is lacking. In this study, we exam...

How is Loneliness Related to Anxiety and Depression: a Population Based Network Analysis in the Early Lockdown Period

Journal Article
Owczarek, M., Nolan, E., Shevlin, M., Butter, S., Karatzias, T., McBride, O., …Hyland, P. (in press)
How is Loneliness Related to Anxiety and Depression: a Population Based Network Analysis in the Early Lockdown Period. International Journal of Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1002/ijop.12851
Introduction High risk of mental health problems is associated with loneliness resulting from social distancing measures and ‘lockdowns’ that have been imposed globally due t...

Prevalence and Predictors of ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD in Young People

Journal Article
Redican, E., Hyland, P., Cloitre, M., McBride, O., Karatzias, T., Murphy, J., …Shevlin, M. (in press)
Prevalence and Predictors of ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD in Young People. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, https://doi.org/10.1111/acps.13442
Objective: The prevalence, construct validity, risk factors and psychopathological correlates associated with ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPT...

The Latent Structure of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and its Association with Different Forms of Trauma and Suicidality and Self-Harm

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Ford, J. D., Fox, R., & Spinazzola, J. (in press)
The Latent Structure of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and its Association with Different Forms of Trauma and Suicidality and Self-Harm. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-022-00925-1
The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) is a multidimensional and hierarchical model of the latent structure of psychopathology. While HiTOP has received much sup...

Can Developmental Trauma Disorder be Distinguished from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Test of Four Structural Models

Journal Article
Ford, J. D., Shevlin, M., Karatzias, T., Charak, R., & Spinazzola, J. (in press)
Can Developmental Trauma Disorder be Distinguished from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder? A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Test of Four Structural Models. Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-022-00916-2
Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD) is a proposed child psychopathology diagnosis with emotion/somatic, attention/behavioral, and self/relational dysregulation symptoms extend...

The Ukraine crisis: Mental health resources for clinicians and researchers

Journal Article
Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Makhashvili, N., Javakhishvili, J., & Roberts, B. (in press)
The Ukraine crisis: Mental health resources for clinicians and researchers. Journal of Traumatic Stress, https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22837
The mental health consequences of the war in Ukraine will be enormous. Mental health professionals who are providing care for people in Ukraine, or those resettled elsewhere, ...

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