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Event Information

This conference was held on the 9th November 2021 and bookings have now closed. 

CLICK HERE  to book onto the  3rd International Trauma Informed Care in Practice : Trauma Frameworks : Evidence Base and Treatments on Tuesday 29th November 2022 

Post Conference Update

On Tuesday 9th November 2021 we were delighted to welcome over 170 professions who joined us for the 2nd International Trauma Informed Care in Practice Conference.

It was a great day with thought provoking and insightful presentations 

  • Professor Thanos Karatzias 'The treatment of ICD-11 CPTSD: What we know and directions for future research'
  • Dr Kate Lucre 'Working with trauma and the multi mind using Compassion Focused Therapy'
  • Dr Philip Hyland 'Complex PTSD and Comorbidity : Theoretical and Empirical Considerations'
  • Dr Neil Roberts 'Psychological intervention for PTSD and comorbid substance and alcohol use disorders (SUD)'
  • Dr Paula Collin 'Eating Disorders and Trauma'
  • Dr Sally Jowett 'Physical Health needs in trauma Populations'
  • Dr Sofie Folke & Dr Katrine Friis 'Treating insomnia and trauma related nightmares in military personnel'
  • Dr Leonhard Kratzer 'Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Physical Health'

Conference Presentation Slides

Copies of our presenter's slides are available on request to those joined us for the live event.

Conference Feedback

The feedback from our delegates was also truly inspiring with 100% surveyed reporting that they would change their work based practice as a result of attending the conference and 100% of attendees also reported that they had learnt something new!

Here are just a few of the wonderful comments we received...

"Thank you for such a wonderful conference, I really enjoyed it" ..... "Lovely to have someone who is so enthused about their work" ..... "Thank you for a really engaging conference throughout!" ...... "Thank you all, a very informative and enjoyable day" ..... "Thank all so much, Fantastic event" ..... "Thank you I thought it was an amazing day" ..... "Thank you for a really wonderful event. Absolutely super"


Who was this event of interest to?

Our Trauma Informed Care events are held annually and are of interest to those registered practitioners engaged in direct clinical practice in the area of trauma care. This includes psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health / learning disability nurses and professionals working in prison settings. These annual conferences are also of interest to health leaders involved in policy and service leaders.


Meet Our Speakers

Prof. Lisa De La Rue

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Prof. Lisa De La Rue



Lisa De La Rue, PhD is an assistant professor in the counseling psychology department. Professor De La Rue’s research adopts a social-ecological framework, which aims to delineate the gendered, cultural, and contextual associations of violence and victimization. Much of her research has focused on supporting people who have been impacted by violence and/or mass incarceration, with a focus on increasing access to trauma-responsive and culturally-responsive services. She has largely focused on the experience of womxn who are impacted by violence and incarceration, with the aim of changing systems to be more responsive and accountable to the needs of diverse womxn.

In related work, Professor De La Rue has focused on the intersection of trauma and substance misuse and addiction. This scholarship focuses on prevention and intervention, and seeks to advance our understanding of how to support recovery among diverse populations.


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2015

California State University, Sacramento, MA in Psychology, 2010

California State University, Sacramento, BA in Psychology, 2005


Violence Prevention

Trauma and Mass Incarceration

Substance Misuse and Addiction Treatment


For a complete list of publications, please visit

Prof Frank Keating

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Prof. Frank Keating

Royal Holloway University

Frank Keating is a Professor of Social Work and Mental Health in the Department of Social Work at Royal Holloway University of London. His main research interests are ethnicity, gender, ageing and mental health, particularly focusing on African and Caribbean communities. He had recently completed a National Institute for Health Research funded study to investigate socially oriented approaches to mental health recovery for African and Caribbean men. He co-edited a text on Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society with Suman Fernando and continues to write on this topic. Frank is a strong advocate for racial equality in mental health services through his writing, teaching and public speaking.




E-pub ahead of print

Black men’s conversations about mental health through photos

Keating, F.7 May 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Qualitative Social Work. p. 1-18

Article › peer-review


An evaluation of group reminiscence arts sessions for people with dementia living in care homes

Keating, F.Cole, L. & Grant, R., 1 Apr 2020In: Dementia. 193p. 805-821

Article › peer-review



‘Race', ethnicity and mental health

Keating, F.10 Apr 2019Understanding ‘Race' and ethnicity : Theory, History, Policy, Practice. Chattoo, S., Atkin, K., Craig, G. & Flynn, R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Bristol: Policy Press

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review


Socially oriented approaches to recovery for African and Caribbean men

Keating, F.Joseph, S., Southby, K. & Fisher, P., 2019, NIHR SSCR.

Other report



Dementia: challenges for social work education in Europe

Keating, F.May 2017In: European Journal of Social Work. 203p. 422-428

Article › peer-review



Racialised communities, producing madness and dangerousness

Keating, F.30 Dec 2016In: Intersectionalities: A Global Journal of Social Wor Analysis, Research, Polity and Practice. 53p. 173-185

Article › peer-review


Multidisciplinary contexts: insights from mental health

Brown, S. & Keating, F.31 May 2016Social Work in a diverse society: Transformative practice within black and minority ethnic individuals and communities. Williams, C. & Graham, M. (eds.). Policy Press, p. 145- 159



Concluding Thoughts: The Interface between Social Policy and Social Work

Keating, F.2016POLICY & SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. Evans, T. & Keating, F. (eds.). London: SAGE, p. 172 - 175



Mental Health and Black children

Keating, F. & Brown, S.2016Safeguarding Black children: Good practice in child protection. Bernard, C. & Harris, P. (eds.). Jessica Kingsley, p. 40 - 57



Policy and Social Work Practice

Evans, A. (ed.) & Keating, F. (ed.)2016, Sage.



Social Welfare Policy in Racialised Contexts

Keating, F.2016POLICY & SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE. Evans, T. & Keating, F. (eds.). London: SAGE, p. 110 - 122




Exploring the views of mental health social workers on cultural diversity in multi-disciplinary settings

Brown, S. & Keating, F.16 Jul 2015.

Paper › peer-review


The Film Club: Reflections on the Use of Contemporary Film to Teach Ethics to Social Work Students

Brown, S. & Keating, F.31 Mar 2015In: ETHICS AND SOCIAL WELFARE. 93p. 312-321

Article › peer-review


Linking 'race', mental health and a social model of disability: what are the possibilities?

Keating, F.2015Madness, distress and the politics of disablement. Spandler, H., Anderson, J. & Sapey, B. (eds.). Bristol: Bristol Policy Press., p. 127 - 138



Reminiscence Arts and Dementia Care: Impact on Quality of Life 2012 - 2015- Quantitative Evaluation Final Report, November 2015

Cole, L.Keating, F. & Grant, R., 2015Reminiscence Arts & Dementia Care: Impact on Quality of Life, 2012-2015: Quantitative Evaluation Final Report, November 2015. Royal Holloway, University of London, p. 1 - 17

Chapter (peer-reviewed)



A Tapestry of Opression

Williams, J., Stephenson, D. & Keating, F.2014In: The Psychologist. 276p. 406 - 409

Article › peer-review



Improving the mental health of BME men: Researching men's experiences

Robinson, M., Keating, F. & Robertson, S., 18 Nov 2013Journal of Mens Health. 3 ed. Vol. 7p. 304 305

Conference contribution


Convergence and Divergence between UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Children's Charter

Adu-Gyamfi, J. & Keating, F.2013In: Sacha Journal of Human Rights. 31p. 47-58

Article › peer-review



Evaluation of co-production processes in a community-based mental health project in Wandsworth

Hatzidimitriadou, E., Mantovani, N. & Keating, F.2012Evaluation of co-production processes in a community-based mental health project in Wandsworth.



Theorising 'race', ethnicity and mental health

Keating, F.2012Understanding 'Race' and Ethnicity: Theory, history, policy practice. Craig, G., Atkin, K., Chattoo, S. & Flynn, R. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, p. 209




Ethnicity, Gender and Mental Health

Robinson, M., Keating, F. & Robertson, S., 2011In: Diversity in Health and Care. 8p. 81

Article › peer-review



Have Your Say: Identifying the Health, Housing and Support Needs of African and Caribbean Older People in the London Borough of Ealing

Tarr, S., Keating, F. & Walton, A., 2010, (Unpublished) London: Royal Holloway, University of London.

Commissioned report


Have Your Say : Identifying the Health, Housing and Support Needs of African and Caribbean Older People in the London Borough of Ealing.

Tarr, S.Keating, F. & Walton, A.2010, (Unpublished) Unpublished.

Commissioned report



Lessons for the Future: The Way Forward

Fernando, S. & Keating, F.2009Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society: A Handbook for Multidisciplinary Practice. 2 ed. London: Routledge, p. 238 -259

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review


Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society: A Multidisciplinary Handbook

Fernando, S. & Keating, F.20092nd ed. Routledge.


Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society: A Multi-disciplinary Handbook

Fernando, S. & Keating, F.20092nd ed. London: Routledge.


Race Equality Foundation Briefing Paper: African and Caribbean men and mental health

Keating, F.2009In: Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 22p. 41

Article › peer-review

Race Equality Training in the UK: a historical overview

Bennett, J., Kalathil, J. & Keating, F.2009Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society: A Multidisciplinary Handbook. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, p. 58 to 71

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review



Training to redress racial disadvantage in mental health care: race equality or cultural competence?

bennett, J. & Keating, F.2008In: Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. 11p. 52

Article › peer-review



Breaking the spiral of oppression: Racism and race equality in the mental health services

Keating, F.2006Mental Health Today: A Handbook. Jackson, C. & Hill, K. (eds.). Brighton: Pavilion

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review



Researching ‘Race’ and Mental Health

Keating, F.2005Research and Development in Mental Health. Sallah, D. & Clark, M. (eds.). London: Elsevier

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review


Social Inequalities and Mental Health: An Integrative Approach

Williams, J. & Keating, F.2005Beyond the Water Towers: The unfinished revolution in mental health services 1985 – 2005. Bell, A. & Lindley, P. (eds.). London: Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, p. 113- 126

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review



Fear, black people and mental illness: A vicious circle?

Keating, F. & Robertson, D., 2004In: Health and social care in the community. 125p. 439

Article › peer-review



Ethnic diversity and mental health in London: recent developments

Keating, F., Robertson, D. & Kotecha, N., 2003, London: Kings Fund.




All Different, All Equal: Understanding and developing anti-oppressive practice

Williams, J., Keating, F. & Nadirshaw, Z., 2002Learning Disability Today: Key issues for providers, managers, practitioners and service users.. Carnaby, S. (ed.). Pavilion

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review


Black-led Initiatives in Mental Health: An Overview

Keating, F.2002In: Research, Policy and Planning. 202p. 9

Article › peer-review


Breaking Circles of Fear: A Review of the relationship between mental health services and African and Caribbean communities

Keating, F., Robertson, D., Francis, E. & McCulloch, A., 2002, London: Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.




Anti-racism: what are the gains for social work practice?

Keating, F.2000In: Social Work Education. 191p. 77

Article › peer-review



Abuse in Mental Health Services: Some theoretical considerations

Williams, J. & Keating, F.1999In: Journal of Adult Protection. 23p. 32

Article › peer-review


The abuse of adults in psychiatric settings

Williams, J. & Keating, F.1999Institutional Abuse: Perspectives Across the Life Course. Stanley, N., Manthorpe, J. & Penhale, B. (eds.). Routledge

Chapter (peer-reviewed) › peer-review



“We’re doing it already…”: adult protection in mental health

Brown, H. & Keating, F.1998In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 54p. 273

Article › peer-review

Dr Annett Greenwood

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  1. Dr Annette Greenwood, AFBPs; DPsy; MPhil(Sc); MSc; BSc (Hons)

    Dr Annette Greenwood is a HCPC registered Consultant Counselling Psychologist who specialises in psychological trauma and staff wellbeing.  An Associate Fellow of the BPS and is Chair for the Crisis, Disaster & Trauma (CDT) section of the BPS and a nominated board member of UKPTS.   She has worked at consultant level in the NHS for 19 years and now is the Trauma Response Lead and Consultant Clinical Advisor for the Veteran’s Complex Trauma service at St Andrews Healthcare, a charity that provides specialist secure care for mental health patients within the UK.  She has lead psychological incident responses both at international and national level and was a consultant psychologist on a Neonatal Unit for 10 years working with parents and staff who cared for sick and dying babies. 

Mr David Gibbs

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David Gibbs


David Gibbs is a trainer and consultant on race and mental health. He also serves as a Magistrate in Birmingham and Hospital Lay Manager. As an Expert by Experience consultant he works with University of Birmingham Department of Psychology and formerly Common Awards (University of Durham) on race and inclusion. He has a wealth of experience facilitating reflective workshops in race and Whiteness, including for the DIvision of Clinical Psychology of the BPS. As a trainer he leads sessions on Foster Care and Mental Health. He has also written a number of articles and blogs for Clinical Psychology Forum, Liberation Psychology and National Survivor User Network.

Prof. Thanos Karatzias

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Prof. Thanos Karatzias

Dr Kate Lucre

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Dr Kate Lucre

Dr. Kate Lucre is a Birmingham based Compassion Focused Therapist and Supervisor specialising in the use of CFT for complex attachment and relational trauma for groups and individual. She is the supervision coordinator for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and also runs workshops for the Foundation and across the UK on CFT for Groups and Compassion Focused Staff Support and Supervision. Kate offers CFT supervision in groups and individually, including a monthly international  Supervision Group for therapists involved in the provision of CFT groups. She has published the only data on Compassion Focused Group Psychotherapy for people who would attract a diagnosis of personality disorder and has recently completely a 7 year research program evaluating a 12 month CFGP program.-. Kate is also involved in a number of UK wide research projects developing and evaluating Compassion Focused Staff Support Initiatives. You can see some of her past presentations at

You can see an interview with Kate Lucre here

Dr Philip Hyland

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Dr Philip Hyland

Dr Philip Hyland is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University. Philip’s research focuses on understanding the nature, predictors, and outcomes of psychological responses to trauma, and the dimensional structure of psychopathology. Philip is widely published in these areas and currently serves as the Deputy Statistical Editor for the Journal of Traumatic Stress. Philip’s research has been funded by several national and international funding agencies including the Health Research Board, the Irish Research Council, and the European Commission.”



  1. Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Nolan, E., Owczarek, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T. (2021). ICD-11 ‘Mixed Depressive and Anxiety Disorder’ is clinical rather than sub-clinical and more common than anxiety and depression in the general population. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjc.12321 (IF = 2.541)
  2. Fox, R., Hyland, P., Coogan, A. N., Cloitre, M., & McHugh Power, J. (2021). Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD and subtypes of loneliness among older adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.23225 (IF = 2.138)
  3. Astill Wright, L., Roberts, N. P., Lewis, C., Simon, N., Hyland, P., Ho, G. W. K., McElroy, E., & Bisson, J. I. (2021). High prevalence of somatisation in ICD-11 Complex PTSD: A cross sectional cohort study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 148, (IF = 2.860)
  4. Daly, M., MacLachlan, M., Maguire, R., McHugh Power, J., Nolan, A., Shevlin, M., Spikol, E., Vallières, F., & Hyland, P. (2021). Changes in PTSD, depression, and generalized anxiety before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports.
  5. Hyland, P., Rochford, S. N., Munnelly, A., Dodd, P., Fox, R., Vallières, F., McBride, O., Shevlin, M., Bentall, R. P., Butter, S., Karatzias, T., & Murphy, J. (2021). Predicting risk along the suicidality continuum: A longitudinal, nationally representative study of the Irish population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behaviour. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12783 (IF = 3.867)
  6. Cloitre, M., Hyland, P., Prins, A., & Shevlin, M. (2021). The International Trauma Questionnaire (ITQ) measures reliable and clinically significant treatment-related change in PTSD and complex PTSD. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12:1, 1930961. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2021.1930961 (IF = 3.020)
  7. McBride, O., Butter, S., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Hartman, T. Hyland, P., McKay, R., Bennett, K., Gibson Miller, J., Levita, L., Mason, L. Martinez, A., Stocks, T. V. A., Vallieres, F., Karatzias, T., Valiente, M. C., Vazquez, C., Bentall, R. (2021). Context, design and conduct of the longitudinal COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study – Wave 3. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, e1880. (IF = 2.341)
  8. Zavlis, O., Butter, S., Bennett, K., Hartman, T. K., Hyland, P., Mason, L., McBride, O., Murphy, J., Gibson-Miller, J., Levita, L., Martinez, A. P., Shevlin, M., Stocks, T., Vallières, F., & Bentall, R. P. (2021). How does the COVID-19 pandemic impact on population mental health? A network analysis of COVID influences on depression, anxiety and traumatic stress in the UK population. Psychological medicine, 1–9.
  9. Hartman, T. K., Marshall, M., Stocks, T. V. A., McKay, R., Bennett, K., Butter, S., Gibson Miller, J., Hyland, P., Levita, L., Martinez, A. P., Mason, L., McBride, O., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Vallières, F., & Bentall, R. P. (2021). Different conspiracy theories have different psychological and social determinants: Comparison of three theories about the origins of the COVID-19 virus in a representative sample of the UK population. Frontiers in Political Science, 3:642510.
  10. Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Shevlin, M., Bentall, R. P., McKay, R., Hartman, T. K., McBride, O., & Murphy, J. (2021). Resistance to COVID-19 vaccination has increased in Ireland and the UK during the pandemic. Public Health, 195, 54-56. (IF = 1.774).
  11. Shevlin, M., Butter, S., McBride, O., Murphy, J., Gibson-Miller, J., Hartman, T. K., Levita, L., Mason, L., Martinez, A. P., McKay, R., Stocks, T. V. A., Bennett, K., Hyland, P., & Bentall, R. P. (2021). Refuting the myth of a ‘tsunami’ of mental ill-health in populations affected by COVID-19: Evidence that response to the pandemic is heterogenous, not homogeneous. Psychological Medicine. doi: 10.1017/S0033291721001665 (IF = 5.813)
  12. Charak, R., Cano-Gonzalez, I., Shevlin, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., & Hyland, P. (2021). Dimensional latent structure of ICD-11 posttraumatic stress disorder, complex PTSD, and adjustment disorder: Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Traumatology.
  13. Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., & Hyland, P. (2021). Psychological trauma at different developmental stages and ICD-11 CPTSD: The role of dissociation. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. (IF = 1.682)
  14. Jowett, S., Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., & Karatzias, T. (2021). Somatisation and COVID-19 related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder symptoms: The role of hyperarousal. Psychosomatic Medicine. (IF = 3.937)
  15. Hyland, P., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., McBride, O., Fox, R., Bondjers, K., Karatzias, T., Bentall, R. P., Martinez, A., & Vallières, F. (2021). A longitudinal assessment of depression and anxiety in the Republic of Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychiatry Research, 300, 113905. (IF = 118)
  16. MacLachlan, M., Murphy, R., Daly, M., & Hyland, P. (2021). Why it’s time to stop saying “mental illness”: A commentary on the revision of the Irish Mental Health Act. HRB Open Research.
  17. Fox, R., McHugh Power, J., Coogan, A. N., Beekman, A. T. F., van Tilburg, T. G., & Hyland, P. (2021). Posttraumatic stress disorder and loneliness are associated over time: A longitudinal study on PTSD symptoms and loneliness, among older adults. Psychiatry Research, 299, 113846. (IF = 2.118)
  18. Redican, E., Nolan, E., Hyland, P., Cloitre, M., McBride, O., Karatzias, T., Murphy, J., & Shevlin, M. (2021). A systematic literature review of factor analytic and mixture models of ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD using the International Trauma Questionnaire. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 79, (IF = 3.079)
  1. Vallières, F., Hyland, P., & Murphy, J. (2021). Navigating the who, where, what, when, how and why of trauma exposure and response. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12:1, 1855903 (IF = 3.478)
  1. Killikelly, C., Merzhvynska, M., Zhou, N., Stelzer, E.M., Hyland, P., Rocha, J., Ben-Ezra, M., & Maercker, A. (2021). Examination of the new ICD-11 prolonged grief disorder guidelines across five international samples. Clinical Psychology in Europe, 3(1), Article e4159.
  2. Choi, H., Lee, W., & Hyland, P. (2021). Factor structure and symptom classes of ICD-11 complex posttraumatic stress disorder in a South Korean general population sample with adverse childhood experiences. Child Abuse & Neglect, 114, (IF = 2.899).
  1. Levin, Y., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., & Ben-Ezra, M. (2021). Comparing the network structure of ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD in three African countries. Journal of Psychiatric Research. (IF = 3.745)
  2. Bentall, R. P., Lloyd, A., Bennett, K., McKay, R., Mason, L., Murphy, J., McBride, O., Hartman, T. K., Miller, J. G., Levita, L., Martinez, A. P., Stocks, T. V. A., Vallières, F., Hyland, P., Karatzias, K., & Shevlin, M. (2021). Pandemic buying: Testing a psychological model of over-purchasing and panic buying using data from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. PLOS One, 16(1), e0246339. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0246339. (IF = 2.740)
  3. Hyland, P., & Vallières, F. (2021). Assessing and protecting the mental health of the nation: A study protocol. HRP Open Research. DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.13207.1
  4. Ho, G. W. K., Karatzias, T., Vallières, F., Cloitre, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Bisson, J. I., Roberts, N. P., Wright, L. A., & Hyland, P. (2021). Complex PTSD symptoms mediate the association between childhood maltreatment and physical health problems. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 142, 110358. (IF = 2.860)
  5. Massazza, A., Joffe, H., Hyland, P., & Brewin, C. (2021). The structure of peritraumatic reactions and their relationship with PTSD among disaster survivors. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/abn0000663 (IF = 6.484)
  1. van der Velden, P. G., Hyland, P., Contino, C., von Gaudecker, H. M., Muffels, R., & Des, M. (2021). Anxiety and depression symptoms, the recovery from symptoms and loneliness before and after the COVID-19 outbreak among the general population: Findings from a Dutch population-based longitudinal study. PLOS One.

(IF = 2.740).

  1. Murphy, J., Vallières, F., Bentall, R., Shevlin, M., McBride, O., Miller, J. G., Hartman, T. K., McKay, R., Bennett, K. M., Gibson-Miller, J., Mason, L., Levita, L., Martinez, A. P., Stocks, T. V. A., Karatzias, K., & Hyland, P. (2021). Preparing for a COVID-19 vaccine: Identifying and psychologically profiling those who are vaccine hesitant or resistant in two general population samples. Nature Communications, 12, 29. (IF = 12.121)
  1. Hartman, T., Stocks, T., McKay, R., Gibson Miller, J., Levita, L., Martinez, A., Mason, L., McBride, O., Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Bennett, K., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Vallières, F., & Bentall, R. P. (2021). The authoritarian dynamic during the COVID-19 pandemic: Effects on nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiment. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550620978023 (IF = 4.380)
  1. Murphy, J., Shevlin, M., Arseneault, L., Bentall, R. Caspi, A., Danese, A., Hyland, P., Moffitt, T. E., & Fisher, H. (2021). Externalising the threat from within: A new direction for researching associations between suicide and psychosis. Development and Psychopathology. doi: 10.1017/S0954579420001728 (IF = 3.385)
  2. Karatzias, T. Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Ford, J., Fyvie, C., Gradison, G., & Cloitre, M. (2021). Childhood trauma, attachment orientation and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) symptoms in a clinical sample: Implications for treatment. Development and Psychopathology. doi: 10.1017/S0954579420001509 (IF = 3.385)
  3. Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Fyvie, C., Grandison, G., Ben-Ezra, M. (2021). ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD (CPTSD) and Adjustment Disorder (AjD): The importance of stressors and traumatic life events. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 34, 191-202. Doi: 10.1080/10615806.2020.1803006 (IF = 1.981)
  1. Cloitre, M., Brewin, C., Kazalauskas, E., Lueger-Schuster, B., Karatzias, T., Hyland, P., & Shevlin, M., (2020). The need for research on PTSD in children and adolescents: A commentary on Elliot et al. (2020). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. (IF = 7.035)
  1. Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., McElroy, E., Ben-Ezra, M., Cloitre, M., & Brewin, C. R. (2021). Does requiring trauma exposure affect rates of ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD? Implications for DSM–5. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 13(2), 133–141. (IF = 2.529)
  1. Hyland, P., Vallières, F., Cloitre, M., Ben-Ezra, M., Karatzias, T., Olff, M., Murphy, J., & Shevlin, M. (2021). Trauma, PTSD, and complex PTSD in the Republic of Ireland: prevalence, service use, comorbidity, and risk factors. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 56, 649–658. (IF = 3.120)


Dr Neil Roberts

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Dr Neil Roberts

Dr Neil Roberts is a consultant clinical psychologist with Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, where he leads the Cardiff and Vale Traumatic Stress Service. He is an honorary senior research fellow in the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience at Cardiff University and an associate editor for the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. He was a member of the most recent ISTSS PTSD Treatment Guideline Group and is currently chairing a task force which is tasked with developing expert recommendations for psychological interventions for individuals with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorder for ESTSS.

He has led and contributed a number of systematic reviews for the Cochrane Library and other publications on the prevention and treatment of PTSD in a number of different populations, including those with comorbid substance abuse, military veterans, and refugees and asylum seekers. He was part of the group involved in developing and evaluating the ITQ and in a current project is involved in evaluating a structured clinical assessment (the International Trauma Inventory) for ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD. He has recently been a co-collaborator in an NIHR funded multisite RCT, evaluating a guided self-help intervention for people with mild to moderate severity PTSD and is part of a working group which is currently developing sibling interventions for people with complex PTSD and prolonged grief disorder.


Selective recent publications

Bisson, J. I., Wright, L. A., Jones, K. A., Lewis, C., Phelps, A. J., Sijbrandij, M., Varker, T., & Roberts, N. P. (2021). Preventing the onset of post traumatic stress disorder. Clinical Psychology Review86, 102004.

Roberts NP, Kitchiner NJ, Lewis, C, Downes T, & Bisson JI (2021). Psychometric properties of the PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 in a sample of trauma exposed mental health service users. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12:1, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2020.1863578

Roberts NP, Back SE, Mueser KT, & Murray L (2020) Treatment Considerations for PTSD Comorbidities. Chapter In Effective treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Eds Forbes, D., Bisson, J.I., Monson, C. & Berliner, L. 3rd edn New York, NY, US: Guildford Press.

Lewis, C., Roberts NP, Andrew M., Starling E. & Bisson JI. (2020). Psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 11:1, 1729633, DOI:10.1080/20008198.2020.1729633

Lewis CE, Roberts NP, Gibson S, Bisson JI (2020). Dropout from psychological therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 11:1, 1709709, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1709709

Roberts, NP, Kitchiner, NJ, Kenardy, J. Lewis CE, Bisson, J.I. (2019). Early psychological intervention following recent trauma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10:1, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1695486

Bondjers K, Hyland P, Roberts NP, Bisson JI, Willibrand M, & Arnberg F. (2019). Validation of a clinician-administered diagnostic measure of ICD-11 PTSD and Complex PTSD: The International Trauma Interview in a Swedish sample, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10:1, 1665617, DOI: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1665617

Roberts, NP, Kitchiner, NJ., Kenardy, J., Robertson L, Lewis C, Bisson, J.I. (2019) Multiple session early psychological interventions for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 8, CD006869 doi:10.1002/14651858.CD006869.pub3

Dr Paula Collin

Dr Paula Collin  

Dr Paula Collin

Dr Paula Collin is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and the Lead Clinician of NHS Tayside Eating Disorders Service. She holds degrees in Psychology and Clinical Psychology from the universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, respectively, and has worked for NHS Tayside since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2000. 

Dr Collin initially worked in the field of Primary Care Psychology, before moving into Eating Disorders in 2003 and helping set up NHS Tayside Eating Disorders Service in 2007. NHS Tayside Eating Disorders Service is based in Dundee, and provides multidisciplinary assessment and treatment to adult sufferers of, primarily, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and their variants. The service also forms part of the North of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for Eating Disorders.

Dr Collin has held honorary lectureships with Dundee and Stirling universities during her career, and she continues to contribute to teaching on the South of Scotland Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course and to supervise Clinical Psychology Trainees from the University of Edinburgh training course. Dr Collin was a founding member of the Eating Disorders Education and Training Scotland (EEATS) initiative, and has published eating disorder research papers in the areas of inpatient treatment, co-morbidity, self-esteem, parental bonding and perfectionism.  



Dr Sally Jowett

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Dr Sally Jowett

Sally Jowett is a clinical psychologist originally from Manchester, UK who completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Since qualifying, her clinical and research interests have centred around trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD. She has a particular interest in the barriers that traumatic experiences can create to well-being, life opportunities and engagement with services. Sally now works with the National Trauma Training Programme (NTTP) within NHS Education for Scotland (NES) primarily developing educational resources to support the development of trauma-informed care across the workforce to facilitate access to services for those with histories of trauma. She also works part-time clinically within Adult Mental Health in NHS Lothian and is a research associate with Edinburgh Napier University.



Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., & Hyland, P. (2021). Psychological trauma at different developmental stages and ICD-11 CPTSD: The role of dissociation. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 1-16.

Jowett, S., Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., & Karatzias, T. (2021). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Persistent Somatic Symptoms During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Sense of Threat. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83(4), 338-344.

Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., & Albert, I. (2020). Multiple and interpersonal trauma are risk factors for both post‐traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder: A systematic review on the traumatic backgrounds and clinical characteristics of comorbid post‐traumatic stress disorder/borderline personality disorder groups versus single‐disorder groups. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 93(3), 621-638.

Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., Shevlin, M., & Albert, I. (2020). Differentiating symptom profiles of ICD-11 PTSD, complex PTSD, and borderline personality disorder: A latent class analysis in a multiply traumatized sample. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 11(1), 36.

Karatzias, T., Power, K., Woolston, C., Apurva, P., Begley, A., Mirza, K., ... & Purdie, A. (2018). Multiple traumatic experiences, post‐traumatic stress disorder and offending behaviour in female prisoners. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 28(1), 72-84.

Karatzias, T., Jowett, S., Yan, E., Raeside, R., & Howard, R. (2017). Depression and resilience mediate the relationship between traumatic life events and ill physical health: results from a population study. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 22(9), 1021-1031.

Karatzias, T., Jowett, S., Begley, A., & Deas, S. (2016). Early maladaptive schemas in adult survivors of interpersonal trauma: foundations for a cognitive theory of psychopathology. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7(1), 30713.

Jowett, S., Karatzias, T., Brown, M., Grieve, A., Paterson, D., & Walley, R. (2016). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for DSM–5 posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults with intellectual disabilities: A case study review. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8(6), 709.

Karatzias, T., Yan, E., & Jowett, S. (2015). Adverse life events and health: a population study in Hong Kong. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78(2), 173-177.


Dr Sofie Folke

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Dr Sofie Folke

Dr Sofie Folke is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Department of Military Psychology within the Danish Veterans Centre. She has recently been responsible for developing a new treatment programme for complex-PTSD; "Modular Patient-centered CBT for Complex-PTSD". This treatment programme is currently being evaluated as a new treatment for Danish soldiers and veterans with complex-PTSD after military deployment. Her PhD Thesis focused on different aspects of the therapeutic change, including variables related to the clients, therapists, therapeutic relationship, and different treatment interventions.


Selective publications

Folke, S., Nielsen, A. B., & Karstoft, K. I. (2021). PTSD and complex PTSD in treatment-seeking Danish soldiers: a replication of Folke et al.(2019) using the International Trauma Questionnaire. European Journal of Psychotraumatology12(1), 1930703.                                                                                 

Scharff, F. B., Lau, M. E., Riisager, L. H. G., Møller, S. B., Salimi, M. L., Gondan, M., & Folke, S. (2020). The PTSD help app in a Danish PTSD population: research protocol of a randomized controlled feasibility trial. Pilot and feasibility studies6(1), 1-9.

Folke, S., Nielsen, A. B., Andersen, S. B., Karatzias, T., & Karstoft, K. I. (2019). ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD in treatment-seeking Danish veterans: a latent profile analysis. European journal of psychotraumatology10(1)

Folke, S., Daniel, S. I., Gondan, M., Lunn, S., Tækker, L., & Poulsen, S. (2017). Therapist adherence is associated with outcome in cognitive–behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa. Psychotherapy, 54(2), 195.

Folke, S., Daniel, S. I., Poulsen, S., & Lunn, S. (2016). Client attachment security predicts alliance in a randomized controlled trial of two psychotherapies for bulimia nervosa. Psychotherapy Research, 26(4), 459-471.

Poulsen, S., Lunn, S., Daniel, S. I., Folke, S., Mathiesen, B. B., Katznelson, H., & Fairburn, C. G. (2014). A randomized controlled trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa. American Journal of Psychiatry, 171(1), 109-116.

Harder, S., & Folke, S. (2012). Affect regulation and metacognition in psychotherapy of psychosis: An integrative approach. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 22(4), 330.

Dr Leon Kratzer

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Dr Leon Kratzer

Dr Leon Kratzer is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the department of psychotraumatology Clinic St. Irmingard, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany.  He is a Licensed psychotherapist (CBT), Licensed psychotraumatologist (DeGPT) and a Licensed EMDR therapist (EMDRIA)

Dr Kratzer’s clinical and scientific work is in the fields of complex PTSD, dissociation, psychosis, personality disorders, domestic violence, and trauma and sexuality.




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Kratzer, L., Heinz, P., Pfitzer, F., Padberg, F., Jobst, A., & Schennach, R. (2018). Mindfulness and pathological dissociation fully mediate the association of childhood abuse and PTSD symptomatology. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 2(1), 5–10.

Kratzer, Leonhard, Heinz, P., Ehrig, C., Schiepek, G., & Schennach, R. (2019). Evidence of a Continuum of Trait Mindfulness Deficits in Psychiatric Disorders. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 88(1), 43–44.

Kratzer, Leonhard, Heinz, P., Schennach, R., Knefel, M., Schiepek, G., Biedermann, S. V., & Büttner, M. (2020). Sexual symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder following childhood sexual abuse: a network analysis. Psychological Medicine, 1–12.