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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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Committee Member - Chief Scientist Office Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committee
  • Board Member - Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Standing Review Board
  • Board Member - British Psychological Society (BPS) Research 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 Activity

  • Keynote and Conference Chair - UKPTS Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Keynote: St. Andrews Health Care Conference - The Introduction CPTSD as a New Diagnosis in ICD-11
  • 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
  • Treating Traumatic Stress and PTSD in People with LDs
  • PTSD and CPTSD Using the Newly Developed ICD-TQ
  • Evidence of distinct profiles on PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • 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
  • Member of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College
  • Grant reviewer for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – Clinical Evaluation and Trials (NIHR)
  • 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

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

 

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

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor in Mental Health

 

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Trauma, PTSD, and Complex PTSD in the Republic of Ireland: Prevalence, service use, comorbidity, and risk factors

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Cloitre, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., Olff, M., …Shevlin, M. (in press)
Trauma, PTSD, and Complex PTSD in the Republic of Ireland: Prevalence, service use, comorbidity, and risk factors. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-020-01912-x
Purpose: This study represents the first assessment of the prevalence of trauma exposure, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD), ever conducted in ...

Adverse and Benevolent Childhood Experiences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD): Implications for Trauma-Focused Therapies

Journal Article
Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Fyvie, C., Grandison, G., Garozi, M., Latham, E., …Hyland, P. (in press)
Adverse and Benevolent Childhood Experiences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD): Implications for Trauma-Focused Therapies. European Journal of Psychotraumatology,
Objectives We set out to test, using latent variable modelling, whether adverse and benevolent childhood experiences could be best described as a single continuum or two corr...

Lifetime interpersonal victimization profiles and mental health problems in a nationally representative panel of trauma-exposed adults from the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Charak, R., Vang, M. L., Shevlin, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., & Hyland, P. (in press)
Lifetime interpersonal victimization profiles and mental health problems in a nationally representative panel of trauma-exposed adults from the United Kingdom. Journal of Traumatic Stress, https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22527
Exposure to traumatic events has been associated with negative psychological outcomes. There is, however, a dearth of research on revictimization (i.e., experiences of victimi...

Posttraumatic stress symptoms and associated comorbidity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: A population based study

Journal Article
Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., Mcbride, O., Ben-Ezra, M., Bentall, R. P., …Hyland, P. (in press)
Posttraumatic stress symptoms and associated comorbidity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: A population based study. Journal of Traumatic Stress,
The prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as it relates to people’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to determined. This study was conducted to determ...

Does requiring trauma exposure affect rates of ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD? Implications for DSM-5

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Mcelroy, E., Ben-Ezra, M., Cloitre, M., & Brewin, C. R. (in press)
Does requiring trauma exposure affect rates of ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD? Implications for DSM-5. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy,
Objective: There is little evidence that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more likely to follow traumatic events defined by Criterion A than non-Criterion A stressors. ...

Suicidal histories in adults experiencing psychological trauma: exploring vulnerability and protective factors

Journal Article
Grandison, G., Karatzias, T., Fyvie, C., Hyland, P., O’Connor, R. C., & Dickson, A. (in press)
Suicidal histories in adults experiencing psychological trauma: exploring vulnerability and protective factors. Archives of Suicide Research, https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2020.1758262
Objective: This study aimed to identify vulnerability and protective factors for suicidal histories among adults experiencing psychological trauma. Method: Adults seeking tre...

On top or underneath: where does the general factor of psychopathology fit within a dimensional model of psychopathology?

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Bentall, R. P., Karatzias, T., Ho, G. W., …McElroy, E. (in press)
On top or underneath: where does the general factor of psychopathology fit within a dimensional model of psychopathology?. Psychological Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1017/S003329172000104X
Background: Dimensional models of psychopathology are increasingly common, and there is evidence for the existence of a general dimension of psychopathology (‘p’). The existin...

Experiences of Veterans with ICD-11 Complex PTSD in Engaging with Services

Journal Article
Williamson, V., Pearson, E. J., Shevlin, M., Karatzias, T., Macmanus, D., & Murphy, D. (in press)
Experiences of Veterans with ICD-11 Complex PTSD in Engaging with Services. Journal of Loss and Trauma, https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2020.1749784
This study aimed to examine how UK military veterans with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) engage with psychological services. Qualitative interviews were conduc...

Evidence for the coherence and integrity of the complex PTSD (CPTSD) diagnosis: response to Achterhof et al., (2019) and Ford (2020)

Journal Article
Cloitre, M., Brewin, C. R., Bisson, J. I., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Lueger-Schuster, B., …Shevlin, M. (2020)
Evidence for the coherence and integrity of the complex PTSD (CPTSD) diagnosis: response to Achterhof et al., (2019) and Ford (2020). European Journal of Psychotraumatology Supplement, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1739873
This letter to the editor responds to a recent EJPT editorial and following commentary which express concerns about the validity of the ICD-11 complex PTSD (CPTSD) diagnosis. ...

Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study

Journal Article
Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among y...

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