Lecturer in Mental Health
Power, J. M., Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Cloitre, M., Karatzias, T., Vallières, F., …Mchugh Power, J. (2019). Quality not quantity: loneliness subtypes, psychological trauma, and mental health in the US adult population. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 54(9), 1089-1099. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-018-1597-8
Purpose: Loneliness is a recognised public-health concern that is traditionally regarded as a unidimensional construct. Theories of loneliness predict the existence of subtype...
Turner, D. T., MacBeth, A., Larkin, A., Moritz, S., Livingstone, K., Campbell, A., & Hutton, P. (2019). The effect of reducing the 'jumping to conclusions' bias on treatment decision-making capacity in psychosis: A randomised controlled trial with mediation analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(4), 784-793. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sby136
Evidence-based psychological interventions to support treatment decision-making capacity (‘capacity’) in psychosis do not currently exist. This study sought to esta...
Bradley, A., Karatzias, T., & Coyle, E. (2019). Derealisation and self-harm strategies are used to regulate disgust, fear and sadness in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 26(1), 94-104. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2333
Emotion regulation (ER) difficulties have been identified as an important target for clinical intervention in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in...
Chief Scientists Office
Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective...
The NHS in the UK employs an estimated 1,500+ chaplains. Chaplains deliver specialist spiritual care to patients and staff across the NHS, offering comfort to those of all faith and none. Despite the ...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The aim of this research is to examine policing, health professionals’ and victims’ understandings of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide in IPV victims, incorporating a cross-cultural compari...
Senior Lecturer & Senior Teaching Fellow
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Associate Professor in Decision Science
Mahoney, A., Karatzias, T., & Hutton, P. (2018). A systematic review and meta-analysis of group treatments for adults with symptoms associated with complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.09.059
Background: No previous meta-analyses have specifically investigated the effectiveness of psychological group therapy for symptoms associated with complex interpersonal trauma...
Cloitre, M., Shevlin, M., Brewin, C. R., Bisson, J. I., Roberts, N. P., Maercker, A., …Hyland, P. (2018). The International Trauma Questionnaire: development of a self-report measure of ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-690X
Objective: The purpose of this study was to finalize the development of the International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ); a self-report diagnostic measure of Posttraumatic Stress ...
Bacon, I., McKay, E., Reynolds, F., & McIntyre, A. (2018). The Lived Experience of Codependency: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-9983-8
Codependency is a complex and debatable concept, which has been used over the years by mental health professionals to inform their practices. Researchers have attempted to ide...
Patterson, J., Hollins Martin, C., & Karatzias, T. (2019). PTSD post-childbirth: a systematic review of women’s and midwives’ subjective experiences of care provider interaction. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37(1), 56-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2018.1504285
Objective: To review primary research from within the literature regarding PTSD Post-Childbirth (PTSD-PC), that focussed on Quality of Provider Interaction (QPI) from either t...
Snowden, A., Savinc, J., & Young, J. (2018). Proactive community support tailored to holistic needs: A cohort study. Cancer Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1002/cam4.1709
It is increasingly internationally recognised that a cancer diagnosis impacts on people practically and financially as well as physically and psychologically. It ...
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Rowat, A., & Chouliara, Z. (in press). Protective factors of suicide and suicidal behaviour relevant to emergency healthcare settings: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of post-2007 reviews. Archives of Suicide Research, 23(3), 411-427. https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2018.1480983
Objectives: Suicide is a major public health concern and, with recent societal changes, such as economic and technological changes, there may be emerging protective factors th...
Morrison, A. P., Pyle, M., Gumley, A., Schwannauer, M., Turkington, D., MacLennan, G., …Tully, S. (2018). Cognitive behavioural therapy in clozapine-resistant schizophrenia (FOCUS): an assessor-blinded, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry, 5(8), 633-643. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2215-0366%2818%2930184-6
Although clozapine is the treatment of choice for treatment-refractory schizophrenia, 30–40% of patients have an insufficient response, and others are unable to tol...
Stavert, J. (2018). Paradigm Shift or Paradigm Paralysis? National Mental Health and Capacity Law and Implementing the CRPD in Scotland. Laws, 7(3), 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/laws7030026
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) highlights the need to actively remove obstacles to, and promote, the full and equal enjoyment ...
Knefel, M., Lueger-Schuster, B., Karatzias², T., Shevlin, M., & Hyland, P. (2019). From child maltreatment to ICD-11 complex post-traumatic stress symptoms: The role of emotion regulation and re-victimisation. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75(3), 392-403. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22655
Objective: Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) will be introduced in ICD-11 and comprises symptoms of PTSD and disturbances in self-organisation (DSO). The associati...
Connell, C., Furtado, V., McKay, E. A., & Singh, S. P. (2018). What influences social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: A systematic review. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.2082
Personality disorder is highly prevalent in offender populations and is associated with poor health, criminal justice and social outcomes. Research has been condu...
Hyland, P., McGinty, G., Karatzias, T., Murphy, J., Vallières, F., & McHugh Power, J. (2019). Can the REBT theory explain loneliness? Theoretical and clinical applications. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 48(1), 39-51. https://doi.org/10.1080/16506073.2018.1475505
Loneliness is a common psychological experience affecting a significant minority of the general population. Loneliness may in part be related to the existence of dysfunctional...
Mason‐Roberts, S., Bradley, A., Karatzias, T., Brown, M., Paterson, D., Walley, R., …Sirisena, C. (2018). Multiple traumatisation and subsequent psychopathology in people with intellectual disabilities and DSM‐5 PTSD: a preliminary study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12505
Background: Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) are at greater risk of exposure to traumatic life events compared to the non-ID population. Yet no study to date has ...
Forces in Mind Trust
Two ‘sibling disorders’ have been proposed for ICD-11 to be published in 2018; Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD). Given the potential for ICD formulations to become the pri...
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
This study concerns the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people and their families. One in ten adolescents suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and there is increasing awareness t...
PThe impact of psychological trauma on physical and mental health is well known, although current models of care are failing to meet clients’ needs. A new model of care, supported and financed by the ...
NHS Health Scotland
The project will take the form of a systematic review of relevant literature to provide an update on the evidence base on the health needs of people with learning disabilities in Scotland since 2004, ...
NHS Education Scotland
To understand the relationship between EI, demographic factors, previous caring at entry to nurse education, and progression through pre-registration education on the performance and retention of newl...
MacMillan Cancer Support
People living with and beyond cancer are vulnerable to a number of physical, functional and psychological issues. Undertaking a holistic needs assessment (HNA) is one way to support a structured discu...
Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous p...