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I am co-director of the doctoral programme in clinical psychology. Most of my teaching is around research including the supervision of Clinical Psychology Doctorates and PhDs
- 1981 BSc (Tech), Psychology1st Class U.W.I.S.T., Cardiff
- 1987 MSc in Clinical Psychology University of Leicester
- 1989 Chartered. Clinical Psychologist British Psychological Society
- 1999 PhD in Psychology University of Sheffield
1. Professor of Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School, UEA
2. Head of Department of Psychological Sciences, Norwich Medical School, UEA.
3. Co-Director, Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, UEA
4. President British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (BABCP)
5. Lead: Mental Health Research Programme East Norfolk and Waveney, NHS Research Consortium
6. Deputy Director, East Anglia Mental Health Research Hub (MHRN)
7. External Assessor, Teaching and Research Panel (Professorial appointments) British Psychological Society
8 External examiner, University of Sheffield, University College London
9. Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust
- Current: Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies, University of Reading.
- 2002-2013 Professor of Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School
- 1994-2002: Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School
- 1993-1994: Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University College London
- 1987-1993: Research Clinical Psychologist/ Non-clinical Scientist, Grade I MRC/ESRC Social and Applied Psychology Unit, University of Sheffield
- 1984-1987: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, East Anglia Regional Health Authority
Key Research Interests
Child and adolescent mental health especially anxiety disorders / OCD
Development of psychological therapies (CBT) for children
Children’s cognitive development
Adapting CBT for people with learning disabilities
Psychotherapy research (RCTs and process research)
NIHR Programme Grant (2011 to 2014): Diabetes Prevention Trial, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. CI: Dr Mike Sampson, UEA/NNUH. (£1,998,700)
NIHR Health Technology Assessment (2011-2015): Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment Trial (OCTET). Multi-site RCT. CI: Karina Lovell, University of Manchester. (£2,526,301 plus £69,854 NHS costs)
NIHR Health Technology Assessment (2009-2014): Improving mood with psychodynamic and cognitive therapy (IMPACT). Multisite RCT. CI: Ian Goodyer, Cambridge. (£2,826,625 plus £2,119,744 NHS costs)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2008-2011): Support for computerised cognitive therapy for patients with depression/anxiety: a factorial randomised controlled comparison of brief vs. enhanced support given by clinicians vs. non-clinicians CI: Lina Gega, UEA. (£249,999)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2008-2011): The acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of parental-enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with OCD (ROCKY) CI: Shirley Reynolds. (£256,837)
Bruce M, Collins S, Langdon P, Powlitch S and Reynolds S (2010) Does training improve understanding of core concepts in cognitive behaviour therapy by people with intellectual disabilities? A randomised experiment. British Journal of Clinical Psychology 49 1-13.
Field A, Cartwright-Hatton S, Reynolds S and Cresswell C (2008) Future directions for child anxiety theory and treatment. Cognition and Emotion (Special Issue: Anxiety in children).
Gifford S, Bell S, Wilson C and Reynolds S (2008) Threat interpretation bias in anxious children and their mothers. Cognition and Emotion (Special Issue: Anxiety in children)
Goodyer I, Tsancheva S, Byford S, Dubicka B, Hill J, Kelvin R, Reynolds S, Roberts C, Senior R, Suckling J, Wilkinson P, Target M and Fonagy P, (2011) Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT): A pragmatic effectiveness superiority trial to investigate whether specialised psychological treatment reduces the risk for relapse in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 12 175
Hamill M, Reid M, and Reynolds S (2008) Letters in Cognitive Analytic Therapy: The Patient’s Experience. Psychotherapy Research 18 573-583.
Kelly V, Barker H, Field A, Wilson C and Reynolds S (2010) Can Rachman’s indirect pathways be used to un-learn Fear? A prospective paradigm to test whether children’s fears can be reduced using positive information and modelling a non-anxious response. Behaviour Research and Therapy 48 164-170
Matthews L, Reynolds S and Derisley J (2007) Examining cognitive models of obsessive compulsive disorder in adolescents. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 35 149-164.
Reeves J, Reynolds S, Coker S and Wilson C (2010) An experimental manipulation of responsibility in children: A test of the inflated responsibility model of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 41 228-233.
Reynolds S and Reeves J (2008) Do cognitive models of obsessive compulsive disorder apply to children and adolescents? A systematic review of the literature. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (Special Issue: Anxiety in Children).
Wilson E C F, Thalanany M, Shepstone L, Charlesworth G, Poland F, Harvey I, Price D, Reynolds S and Mugford M (2008) Befriending carers of people with dementia: A cost utility analysis. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 23 1-12.
- Group leader P&P
- Joint Course Director - Doctoral programme in clinical psychology
- Member CPT
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):
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- 7 Finished
Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Offenders with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
1/01/12 → 30/10/13
1/09/11 → 31/08/15
(CCBT) Support for computerised therapy for patients with depression/anxiety: a factorial randomised controlled comparison of brief vs enhanced support given by clinicians vs assistants (Human support as an adjuncty to computerised thereapy for patients w
1/03/10 → 30/04/14
IMPACT - RCT of Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (BPP), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Treatment as Usual (TaU) in adolescents with moderate to severe depression attending routine child and adolescent mental health
1/12/09 → 31/05/15
2/03/09 → 28/02/10
Loneliness and mental health in children and adolescents with pre-existing mental health problems: A rapid systematic reviewHards, E., Loades, M. E., Higson-Sweeney, N., Shafran, R., Serafimova, T., Brigden, A., Reynolds, S., Crawley, E., Chatburn, E., Linney, C., McManus, M. & Borwick, C., Jun 2022, In: British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 61, 2, p. 313-334 22 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile36 Citations (Scopus)4 Downloads (Pure)
A qualitative study exploring adolescents’ experience of brief behavioural activation for depression and its impact on the symptom of anhedoniaWatson, R., Harvey, K., Pass, L., McCabe, C. & Reynolds, S., 1 Jun 2021, In: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. 94, 2, p. 266-288 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Lewis-Smith, I., Pass, L. & Reynolds, S., 1 Jan 2021, In: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 26, 1, p. 231-242 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)8 Downloads (Pure)
Orchard, F., Pass, L., Chessell, C., Moody, A., Ellis, J. & Reynolds, S., 1 Aug 2020, In: Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 27, 3, p. 336-346 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access7 Citations (Scopus)
Rapid systematic review: The impact of social isolation and loneliness on the mental health of children and adolescents in the context of COVID-19Loades, M. E., Chatburn, E., Higson-Sweeney, N., Reynolds, S., Shafran, R., Brigden, A., Linney, C., McManus, M. N., Borwick, C. & Crawley, E., Nov 2020, In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 59, 11, p. 1218-1239.e3
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review1333 Citations (Scopus)
Shirley Reynolds (Member)2012
Activity: Membership › Network, Working Group or Professional Association
Department of Health, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People, Expert Reference Group (External organisation)
Shirley Reynolds (Member)2011
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