Lecturer in Mental Health
Stavert, J. (2019). Mental Health Act review in Scotland: some initial observations. Essex Chambers
Provides some initial observations on and recommendations for the scope of the forthcoming review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment)(Scotland) Act 2003, with particular...
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2017). Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland . Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Police Scotland’s contact with people with vulnerability and health problems has been increasing year-on-year, with significant costs and unknown outcomes associated. This is ...
Stavert, J., Egdell, V., Ritchie, L., Danson, M., Cook, M., & Tolson, D. (2018). Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace. Edinburgh Napier University
The reported study investigated how Scottish-based employers from different sectors respond to staff with dementia. Dementia is, and will increasingly be, a workplace issue as...
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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Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
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MacGregor, A., Reid, S., Maxwell, M., Miller, I., Macleod, S., Corbett, J., …Harris, F. (2013). Evaluation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator 2 (SRI 2). Edinburgh: Scottish Recovery Network
The Scottish Recover Indicator (SRI) is a web based service
development tool designed by the Scottish Recovery Network to
support and develop recovery focuse...
Ebmeier, K., Baig, B., Brown, A., Cavanagh, J., Clark, S., Davidson, K., …Wilson, L. (2005). Bipolar Affective Disorder - A national clinical guideline. Edinburgh: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
A national clinical guideline - SIGN.
Stavert, J., & McGregor, R. Project briefing paper: Support for the Exercise of Legal Capacity. Essex Autonomy Project
This briefing paper was produced for the Three Jurisdictions Project Roundtable Meeting held on 2 February 2016. It considers support for the exercise of legal capacity.
Karatzias, T., & Levendosky, A. A. (in press). Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD): The Evolution of a Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress,
Introduction to a special issue
Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., Cloitre, M., Vallières, F., …Maercker, A. (in press). Measuring ICD-11 Adjustment Disorder: The Development and Initial Validation of the International Adjustment Disorder Questionnaire. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica,
Background: Adjustment disorder (AjD) is one of the most frequently used diagnoses in psychiatry but a diagnostic definition for AjD was only introduced in release of the ICD-...
Lorenz, L., Ho, G. W. K., Chan, A. C. Y., Bressington, D. T., Chien, W. T., Shevlin, M., …Karatzias, T. (in press). Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Chinese Adjustment Disorder – New Module 20. International Journal of Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.2019.1684687
The Adjustment Disorder – New Module 20 (ADNM-20) was developed for the assessment of adjustment disorder symptoms. The aim of the present study was to translate and conduct p...
Rudd, B., Karatzias, T., Bradley, A., Fyvie, C., & Hardie, S. (in press). Personally meaningful recovery in people with psychological trauma: Initial validity and reliability of the Individual Recovery Outcomes Counter (I.ROC). International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12671
I.ROC is a brief tool measuring personal recovery designed for collaborative use within support. This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of a self-report v...
Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Fyvie, C., Cloitre, M., & Karatzias, T. (in press). The relationship between ICD-11 PTSD, complex PTSD and dissociative experiences. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, https://doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2019.1675113
Debate exists in the trauma literature regarding the role of dissociation in traumatic stress disorders. With the release of the new ICD-11 diagnostic guideline for posttrauma...
Egdell, V., Cook, M., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., & Danson, M. (in press). Dementia in the workplace: are employers supporting employees living with dementia?. Aging & mental health, https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2019.1667299
As working lives extend and there is better recognition of early-onset dementias, employers need to consider dementia as a workplace concern. With suitable support,...
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (in press). The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions at Increasing Adherence to Physical Activity in Mental Health Populations: A Systematic Review. Advances in Mental Health,
Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, p...
Fyvie, C., Easton, P., Moreton, G., McKeever, J., & Karatzias, T. (in press). The Rivers Centre in Scotland: An Attachment Based Service Model for People with Complex PTSD (CPTSD). Journal of Traumatic Stress,
The Rivers Centre operated for nearly twenty years as a traditional specialist trauma service, delivering psychological therapies to an adult population affected by trauma. Em...
Vasilopoulou, E., Karatzias, T., Hyland, P., Wallace, H., & Guzman, A. (in press). The mediating role of early maladaptive schemas in the relationship between childhood traumatic events and complex posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in older adults (>64 years). Journal of Loss and Trauma, https://doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2019.1661598
The current study investigated the mediating role of Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMS) in the association between childhood trauma and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) symptom severity in a...
Deaths by suicide among young people are common, increasing year by year in 15-19 year olds, have devastating consequences for everyone involved, and are a signficant UK public health problem. People ...
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...
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...
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...
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...