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Jo Hodgekins is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia. For the past 15 years, Jo has been involved in research with people with psychosis and young people who may be at risk of developing psychosis. Jo has a particular interest in using psychological interventions to improve social and functional outcomes for people with psychosis and those who may be at risk of long-term social disability following mental health difficulties. Jo is also interested in the way in which such outcomes may be measured and developed an adapted version of the UK Time Use Survey for this purpose.
- I am an honorary Clinical Psychologist in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. My clinical interests include psychological interventions for psychosis and youth mental health more generally.
- I am a member of the Psychosis Research Partnership (PRP), a collaboration with colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry and the University of Oxford.
- I am a member of the following professional bodies:
- Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Clinical Psychologist),British Psychological Society
- British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Psychosis, Research Methods, Ethics
I am Postgraduate Research Director on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at UEA. I also supervise ClinPsyD and PhD postgraduate students.
2004-2009 PhD “The Nature of Schizotypal Symptoms and Social Recovery in Psychosis”, University of East Anglia
2000-2003 BSc (1st Class Hons) Psychology, University of York
2016-present Clinical Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, UEA, Norwich
2012-2016 Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, UEA, Norwich
2009-2012 Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Foundation Trust
2007-2009 Early Intervention Service Research Co-ordinator, UEA, Norwich
2004-2007 Trial Co-ordinator (“Improving Social Recovery in Early Psychosis”) UEA, Norwich
2003-2004 Research Associate, UEA, Norwich
Key Research Interests
- Psychosis continuum research and schizotypal personality
- Time use and wellbeing
- Youth mental health, at-risk mental states, and the development and onset of severe mental health problems, particularly the role of early social functioning difficulties
- Cognitive and emotional processes underlying psychosis and psychotic symptomatology (positive and negative symptoms)
- The role of perception and visual processing in the development and maintenance of psychotic symptoms
- Psychological interventions for psychosis
- Development of assessment tools to measure recovery from severe mental illness
- Predictors of longitudinal outcomes following psychosis
Youth Mental Health
Recovery from severe mental illness
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Honorary Clinical Psychologist (Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust) (Sept 2013 - present)
Research Group or Lab Membership
Psychology and Psychiatry
Postgraduate Research Student SupervisionPsychosis – adopting a continuum approach from psychotic like experiences in the general population to severe mental illness
Positive psychology and resilience in adjusting to severe mental illness and the impact of this on recovery
Time Use as a measure of functional outcome from mental illness
Experimental research using analogue populations to investigate psychological processes underpinning mental illness
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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Tailoring evidence-based psychological therapY for People with common mental disorder including Psychotic EXperiences (TYPPEX)
1/02/18 → 31/01/23
Understanding help-seeking patterns and the role of voluntary organisations in pathways to care for common and severe mental illness among young people and their carers in diverse rural-urban populations
1/09/21 → 28/02/22
The Early Youth Engagement in first episode psychosis (EYE-2) study: pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of implementation, effectiveness & cost effectiveness of a team-based motivational engagement intervention to improve engagement
1/06/18 → 31/07/21
PRODIGY extension: Prevention of long term social disability amongst young people with emerging severe mental illness: a randomised controlled trial
1/09/15 → 31/05/19
Prevention of long term social disability amongst young people with emerging signs of severe mental illness: A pilot randomised controlled trial of social recovery cognitive behaviour therapy for young people with emerging severe mental illness
1/11/12 → 30/04/15
A systematic review and lived-experience panel analysis of hopefulness in youth depression treatmentBerry, C., Hodgekins, J., Michelson, D., Chapman, L., Chelidoni, O., Crowter, L., Sacadura, C. & Fowler, D., Jun 2022, In: Adolescent Research Review. 7, 2, p. 235–266 32 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Clinical and cost-effectiveness of social recovery therapy for the prevention and treatment of long-term social disability among young people with emerging severe mental illness (PRODIGY): Randomised controlled trialBerry, C., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Clarke, T., Shepstone, L., Barton, G., Banerjee, R., Byrne, R., Fraser, R., Grant, K., Greenwood, K., Notley, C., Parker, S., Wilson, J., Yung, A. R. & Fowler, D., Mar 2022, In: The British Journal of Psychiatry. 220, 3, p. 154-162 9 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)8 Downloads (Pure)
Diagnosis and dilemma: Clinician experiences of the use of ‘borderline personality disorder’ diagnosis in children and adolescentsPapadopoullos, R., Fisher, P., Leddy, A., Maxwell, S. & Hodgekins, J., 8 Apr 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Personality and Mental Health.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
Determinants of patient-reported outcome trajectories and symptomatic recovery in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) servicesStochl, J., Soneson, E., Stuart, F., Fritz, J., Walsh, A. E. L., Croudace, T. J., Hodgekins, J., Patel, U., Russo, D. A., Knight, C., Jones, P. B. & Perez, J., 8 Mar 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Psychological Medicine.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)13 Downloads (Pure)
Improved social functioning following social recovery therapy in first episode psychosis: Do social cognition and neurocognition change following therapy, and do they predict treatment response?Griffiths, S. L., Wood, S. J., Fowler, D., Freemantle, N., Hodgekins, J., Jones, P. B., Singh, S., Sharma, V. & Birchwood, M., 1 Feb 2021, In: Schizophrenia Research. 228, p. 249-255 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)6 Downloads (Pure)