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

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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
  • Irish Independent (web).
  • Herald Scotland (web).
  • The Sun (Eire).
  • The Sun (Scotland)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of the Health Professions Council
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci), Science Council
  • 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
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
  • International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
  • Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy
  • 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
  • Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
  • Traumatology
  • 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
  • Psychiatry Research
  • British Journal of Health Psychology
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy; Theory, Research and Practice
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Aggressive Behaviour

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor in Mental Health

 

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Context, design and conduct of the longitudinal COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study – Wave 3

Journal Article
McBride, O., Butter, S., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Hartman, T. K., Hyland, P., …Bentall, R. P. (in press)
Context, design and conduct of the longitudinal COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study – Wave 3. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1880
Objectives: The COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the adult population in multiple countries. Thi...

Predicting risk along the suicidality continuum: A longitudinal, nationally representative study of the Irish population during the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Rochford, S., Munnelly, A., Dodd, P., Fox, R., Vallières, F., …Murphy, J. (in press)
Predicting risk along the suicidality continuum: A longitudinal, nationally representative study of the Irish population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,
Introduction: Little is known about the lifetime prevalence of different indicators of suicidality in the Irish general population; whether suicidality has increased during th...

The network structure of ICD-11 Adjustment Disorder: A cross-cultural comparison of three African countries

Journal Article
Levin, Y., Bachem, R., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Maercker, A., & Ben-Ezra, M. (in press)
The network structure of ICD-11 Adjustment Disorder: A cross-cultural comparison of three African countries. British Journal of Psychiatry, https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2021.46
Background: Adjustment disorder (AjD) is one of the most widespread mental disorders worldwide. In ICD-11, AjD is characterized by two main symptom clusters; preoccupation wit...

A longitudinal assessment of depression and anxiety in the Republic of Ireland before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Murphy, J., McBride, O., Fox, R., Bondjers, K., …Vallières, F. (2021)
A longitudinal assessment of depression and anxiety in the Republic of Ireland before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatry Research, 300, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113905
Few studies have examined changes in mental health before and after the outbreak of COVID-19. We examined changes in the prevalence of major depression and generalized anxiety...

PTSD and complex PTSD in adolescence: discriminating factors in a population-based cross-sectional study

Journal Article
Daniunaite, I., Cloitre, M., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Thoresen, S., Zelviene, P., & Kazlauskas, E. (2021)
PTSD and complex PTSD in adolescence: discriminating factors in a population-based cross-sectional study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1890937
Background: Chronic and repeated trauma are well-established risk factors for complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) in adult samples. Less is known about how trauma hi...

A Systematic Literature Review of Factor Analytic and Mixture Models of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD using the International Trauma Questionnaire

Journal Article
Redican, E., Nolan, E., Hyland, P., Cloitre, M., McBride, O., Karatzias, T., …Shevlin, M. (2021)
A Systematic Literature Review of Factor Analytic and Mixture Models of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD using the International Trauma Questionnaire. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 79, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102381
The 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11; WHO, 2018) describes two distinct trauma related disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and ...

ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in Treatment Seeking Veterans: Risk factors and comorbidity

Journal Article
Murphy, D., Karatzias, T., Busuttil, W., Greenberg, N., & Shevlin, M. (in press)
ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in Treatment Seeking Veterans: Risk factors and comorbidity. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-021-02028-6
Purpose: Emerging evidence suggests that ICD-11 CPTSD is a more common condition than PTSD in treatment seeking samples although no study has explored risk factors and comorbi...

ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Patterson, J., Paterson, C., Welsh, N., Dougall, N., Karatzias, T., & Williams, B. (2021)
ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care. Midwifery, 96, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102947
The 11th revision of the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has identified Complex PTSD (CPTSD) as a new condition. Aim: To explore whether the new diagnos...

Dimensional Latent Structure of ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Adjustment Disorder: Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria

Journal Article
Charak, R., Cano-Gonzalez, I., Shevlin, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., & Hyland, P. (in press)
Dimensional Latent Structure of ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Adjustment Disorder: Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Traumatology, https://doi.org/10.1037/trm0000311
With the release of ICD-11 in 2018, there has been a surge in studies examining the nosology of mental disorders, including disorders associated with stress, namely, posttraum...

Pandemic buying: Testing a psychological model of over-purchasing and panic buying using data from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic

Journal Article
Bentall, R. P., Lloyd, A., Bennett, K., McKay, R., Mason, L., Murphy, J., …Shevlin, M. (2021)
Pandemic buying: Testing a psychological model of over-purchasing and panic buying using data from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. PLOS ONE, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246339
The over-purchasing and hoarding of necessities is a common response to crises, especially in developed economies where there is normally an expectation of plentiful supply. T...

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