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Mental health advance statements: crossing the divide from clinical to law enforcement settings

Journal Article
Stavert, J. (in press)
Mental health advance statements: crossing the divide from clinical to law enforcement settings. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12695
It is clear that police in many jurisdictions are increasingly being called out to situations involving persons with mental distress. In Scotland, for example, notifications o...

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, https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000908
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. ...

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. (2020)
Adverse and Benevolent Childhood Experiences in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD): Implications for Trauma-Focused Therapies. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1793599
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...

ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD (CPTSD) and Adjustment Disorder (AjD): The importance of stressors and traumatic life events

Journal Article
Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Fyvie, C., Grandison, G., & Ben-Ezra, M. (in press)
ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD (CPTSD) and Adjustment Disorder (AjD): The importance of stressors and traumatic life events. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, https://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2020.1803006
Background Although ICD-11 adjustment (AjD), posttraumatic stress (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress (CPTSD) are commonly diagnosed disorders following exposure to stres...

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 ...

Scottish mental health and capacity law: The normal, pandemic and ‘new normal’

Journal Article
Stavert, J., & McKay, C. (2020)
Scottish mental health and capacity law: The normal, pandemic and ‘new normal’. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 71, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2020.101593
A state’s real commitment to its international human rights obligations is never more challenged than when it faces emergency situations. Addressing actual and potential resou...

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. (2020)
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, 33(5), 654-664. 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...

"Nobody will put Baby in the Corner!" A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention to Improve Mental Health

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Westbury, T., & Peddie, N. (2020)
"Nobody will put Baby in the Corner!" A Qualitative Evaluation of a Physical Activity Intervention to Improve Mental Health. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(6), 2060-2075. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13017
Physical activity is beneficial for mental health, but people with mental health issues are less likely to be physically active than the general population. Socially prescribe...

Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work

Journal Article
Robertson, P. J., Cimini, N., Post, J., & Corry, J. (2020)
Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 44(1), 5-12. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4401
This paper argues that trade unions represent natural allies for career services, as they have shared interests in addressing issues of social justice at work. This potentiall...

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...
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Understanding and Maximising the Roles and Contributions of NHS Chaplains across UK

2019 - 2019
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 ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £29,626

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) post perinatal loss: investigating final details for pilot trial and feasibility study

2019 - 2019
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...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £33,319

The role of CHildhood Adversities and their subsequent effect on mental ill-health and Suicidal behaviour (CHASe)

2018 - 2020
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 ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £80,064

An examination of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide for those who have experienced intimate partner violence: A cross-cultural comparison between Hong Kong and Scotland.

2018 - 2022
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...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £81,928

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Military Personnel

2018 - 2021
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...
Funder: Forces in Mind Trust | Value: £97,443

Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants

2018 - 2018
Participation in Mountain Biking - effects on aspects of psychological wellbeing of young participants
Funder: Scottish Cycling | Value: £4,999

Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

2017 - 2018
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.
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,986

The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland: The views and experiences of patients, Named Persons, Practitioners and Tribunal members

2017 - 2021
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...
Funder: Nuffield Foundation | Value: £258,786

Assessing the impact of a diagnosis of mental illness on young people: feasibility study

2017 - 2018
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...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £12,931

Revolutionising Trauma care in Scotland and Beyond

2017 - 2017
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 ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £29,691
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A exploration of how mental health nurses learn to provide sexual health care

2019 - date
Ms Avril Hendry | Director of Studies: Dr Mandy Winterton | Second Supervisor: Dr David Whiteley

A radomised controlled experimental study to explore whether and to what extent positive emotions (PE) cause novel or creative thoughts (creativity) via broadened awareness in student nurses

2016 - date
Ms Fiona Carver | Director of Studies: Dr Brian Williams | Second Supervisor: Dr Barbara Farquharson

Evaluating ALBA: A pragmatic evaluation of a behaviour change intervention designed to increase physical activity to improve mental wellbeing

2016 - 2020
Introduction: Physical activity (PA) is beneficial for impr...
Nicola Peddie | Director of Studies: Dr Tony Westbury | Second Supervisor: Prof Austyn Snowden

Exploring the experiences of male caregivers caring for a partner with Alzheimer's dementia: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

2015 - 2020
Mrs Gwenne McIntosh | Director of Studies: Dr Norrie Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Zoe Chouliara

Real-time 3D graphic augmentation of music therapy sessions for people on the autism spectrum

2015 - 2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect people in a number...
Dr John McGowan | Director of Studies: Dr Gregory Leplatre | Second Supervisor: Dr Iain McGregor

A meta-analysis and controlled evaluation of short term pyschological intervention for acute mental health inpatients

2014 - 2018
There is evidence to suggest that psychological therapies for severe mental health ...
Charlotte Paterson | Director of Studies: Prof Thanos Karatzias | Second Supervisor: Dr Paul Hutton

Psychological distress in Polish immigrants in Scotland: a mixed methods study

2011 - 2015
Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous p...
Dr Anna Bak-Klimek | Director of Studies: Prof Thanos Karatzias | Second Supervisor: Lawrence Elliott

The impact of career guidance on well-being outcomes

2008 - 2013
Dr Peter Robertson