Joanne Hodgekins


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Personal profile


Jo Hodgekins is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia. For the past 20 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. 

Key Responsibilities

I am a member of the Norwich Medical School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Group.

Teaching Interests

Psychosis, Research Methods, Ethics

Teaching Activities

I am Postgraduate Research Director on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at UEA. I also supervise ClinPsyD and PhD postgraduate students.

Academic Background

2009-2012  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia
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

Research Keywords

Youth Mental Health
Recovery from severe mental illness
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Research Group or Lab Membership

Psychology and Psychiatry


Postgraduate Research Student Supervision

Psychosis – 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

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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