The Think-Tank seminar series

Previous external speakers

Past think tank convenors: Professor Tom Lynch (2008), Dr Roelie Hempel (2008), Guy Mizon (2008/2009), Joanne Woodward, Megan Barnsley (2009/2010), Alice Weaver (2010/11; 2011/12), Katie Finning.

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14 June 201912:00

Self-Regulation Model of Depression

Our guest speaker is Dr Stephen Barton, Head of training at the Newcastle CBT Centre Full details
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7 June 201912:00

Predictable unpredictability: How can we work with frequent bipolar mood swings in psychological therapy?

Our guest speaker is Kim Wright of the University of Exeter. Full details
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17 May 201912:00

The Stranger on the Bridge: Core components of an effective suicide crisis intervention by a member of the public

Our guest speaker is Dr Christabel Owens of the University of Exeter Medical School Full details
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10 May 201912:00

Changing diets using cognitive training

Our guest speaker is Natalia Lawrence of the University of Exeter Full details
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29 March 201912:00

Associations between child and adolescent emotional disorder and poor attendance at school

Our guest speaker is Katie Finning of the University of Exeter Full details
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22 March 201912:00

The MooDFOOD depression prevention trial: Findings and future directions

Our guest speaker is Dr Matt Owens-Solari of the University of Exeter Full details
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15 March 201912:00

Exploring the effects of brief interventions on negative mood induced alcohol seeking in hazardous drinkers

Our guest speaker is Alexandra Bakou of the University of Exeter Full details
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25 January 201912:00

School-based interventions for ADHD: State of the evidence

Our guest speaker is Abigail Russell, Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology, from the University of Bristol Full details
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23 November 201812:00

The role of self-compassion and social factor for mental health in adolescents and young adults

Our guest speaker for this Think Tank seminar is Mengya Zhao, from the University of Exeter Full details
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9 November 201812:00

Research in the adult and child AccEPT clinics: Current projects and future directions

Our guest speakers are Kim Wright, Barney Dunn, Fin Williams & Catherine Gallop, of the University of Exeter. This seminar will provide a brief overview of research currently conducted in the AccEPT clinics (psychological therapy services for adults and children running in the Mood Disorders Centre) and discuss future plans. Full details
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26 October 201812:00

Treatment of bipolar disorder in the Netherlands: Regular care and psychological interventions

Speaker: Manja Koenders, University of Leiden the Netherlands/Bipolar outptatient clinic Rotterdam During my talk I will give a brief overview of the mental health care system in the Netherlands (for bipolar patients in particular). Additionally I will give some insight in the treatment program at our outpatient clinic. Currently we are developing an emotion regulation training for bipolar patients. What this training is about, the reasons for developing this treatment and the first experiences with this treatment will be discussed. Finally I will tell more about our current BINCO study, a longitudinal study in which we include recently diagnosed bipolar patients and collect a broad variety of data over 1 year time. Full details
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19 October 201812:00

Melissa Black (University of Cambridge) - The HARMONIC Trial: Introducing Shaping Healthy Minds as a Transdiagnostic Modular Approach to Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety, mood and trauma-related disorders are common, affecting up to 20% of adults. Many of these individuals will experience symptoms of more than one disorder as diagnostically defined. This early phase trial aims to estimate the efficacy and feasibility of the transdiagnostic intervention in preparation for a later-phase randomised controlled trial, and to explore mechanisms of change. Full details
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5 October 201812:00

Clive Ballard (University of Exeter) - Prevention and Effective care of Dementia

- Neuropsychiatric symptoms in people with dementia. - Trial design/enrichment/neuropsychology. - PROTECT platform-cognitive health and dementia prevention. - Emerging focus on mental health in mid and late-life. Full details
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15 June 201812:00

Milan Wiedemann (University of Oxford) - Sudden gains in cognitive therapy for PTSD - Can large and stable improvements between sessions help us to understand how therapy works?

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8 June 201812:00

Dr Astrid Janssens (University of Exeter) - POSTPONED UNTIL AUTUMN TERM

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1 June 201812:00

Professor Jonathan Bisson (University of Cardiff) - Development of treatments for mild-moderate and treatment resistant PTSD

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18 May 201812:00

Associate Professor Dr Ingelin Testad (University of Exeter) - Persons with dementia: care home research and user involvement - latest update.

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11 May 201812:00

Dr Claire O'Callaghan (University of Cambridge) - Visual hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease - imbalances in top-down vs. bottom up information processing

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4 May 201812:00

Associate Professor Piers Kotting (University of Exeter) - Engagement, involvement and participation of people affected by dementia in research

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9 March 201812:00

Julie Riviere (University of Lille) - Perfectionism, Rumination, Body Dissatisfaction and Gender

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23 February 201812:00

Latika Ahuja (University of Exeter) - Prevalence and Culture specific factors associated with Sub-threshold eating disorders in UK and India

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16 February 201812:00

Dr Hannah Swift (University of Kent) - The Risks of Ageism Model: Focus on Health and Social Care

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9 February 201812:00

Professor Ed Watkins (University of Exeter) - Understanding and Enhancing Treatment and Prevention of Depression

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2 February 201812:00

Dr Mark Tarrant (University of Exeter) - Using groups in treatment programmes for severe obesity (and other chronic conditions)

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26 January 201812:00

Dr Noreen Orr (University of Exeter) - Sensory experiences with nature: wellbeing for people with dementia

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19 January 201812:00

Dr Joshua Carritt-Baker (RightPro) - How to make friends (with the DSM and Equality Act) and influence people

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12 January 201812:00

Dr Rachel Hayes and Professor Tamsin Ford (University of Exeter) - The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Incredible Years® Teacher Classroom Management programme in primary school children: results of the STARS cluster randomised controlled tri

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1 December 201712:00

Molly Carlyle (University of Exeter) - Social cognition and social pain in opioid drug users

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24 November 201712:00

Dr Sue Mizen (University of Exeter) - fMRI findings in individualised relational conflict

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17 November 201712:00

Professor Esther Crawley (University of Bristol) - What is new in paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) research

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20 October 201712:00

Dr Tamara Russell (Mindfulness Centre of Excellence, London) - Mindfulness now....a transitional pause to consider where we have come from, where we are now, and what's most helpful as we move forwards

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13 October 201712:00

Emily Widnall (University of Exeter) - Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT)

This talk will provide an overview of a case series evaluation as well as an update on the progress of the feasibility trial. Full details
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16 June 201712:00

Modi Alsubaie (University of Exeter) - Title TBC

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19 May 201712:00

Dr Karin Petrini (University of Bath) Multisensory Processing: its development and its effect on emotion perception

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12 May 201712:00

Dr Arika O'Connor (University of St Andrews) - Dissociating expectation from retrieval during memory decision-making

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21 April 201712:00

Dr Sarah Halligan (University of Bath) - Child trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder: the role of social context

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31 March 201712:00

Shadi Beshai (University of Regina) -Promotion and Marketing of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments: Public Perceptions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Medication for Depression

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24 March 201712:00

David Llewlyn (University of Exeter) - Cognitive ageing and dementia: Known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown knowns

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17 March 201712:00

Andy MacLoed (Royal Holloway) - Prospection (future-directed thinking) and emotional disorders

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10 February 201712:00

Sarah Halligan (University of Bath) - Seminar title tbc

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3 February 201712:00

Nicole Geschwind (Maastrict University) - Psychotherapy against depression: Towards a focus on positive emotions

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20 January 201712:00

Matt Owens-Solari & Owain Winfield (University of Exeter) - MooDFOOD: An overview of a randomised controlled trial for the prevention of depression using nutritional strategies

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13 January 201712:00

Isobel Evans (University of Exeter) - Social connectedness, cognitive reserve, and cognition in later life

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25 November 201612:00

Antonia Bifulco (Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies) - Attachment and child trauma: implications for assessment and treatment of families

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18 November 201612:00

Rebecca Pearson (University of Bristol) - The impact of maternal mental health on long-term offspring development: identifying and understanding modifiable pathways

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11 November 201612:00

Warren Mansell (University of Manchester) - Classification of Psychopathology and Unifying Theory: Do we need a Darwinian Paradigm Shift in Research Methodology?

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4 November 201612:00

Jim Lumsden (University of Bristol) - The State of Play: Gamification of cognitive assessment and cognitive training

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14 October 201612:00

Jennifer Lau (Kings College London) - The adolescent social brain: age-typical changes and individual differences in anxiety

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30 September 201612:00

Vashti Berry - Developing mindfulness-based interventions for children and young people

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9 September 201612:00

Kim Wright - Mass online testing and intervention: the CRITICAL site

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1 July 201612:00

Kim Wright - Beck’s new, integrative model of Depression: Reflections on its research and clinical implications

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21 June 201612:00

Christopher Chambers - seminar title tbc

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17 June 201612:00

Andrew Higginson - Adaptive learning can result in a failure to profit from good conditions: implications for understanding depression

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10 June 201612:00

Merve Yilmas - PhD research presentation

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3 June 201612:00

David A. Richards - The ESSENCE National Institute for Health Research Programme: Amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE

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27 May 201612:00

Richard Byng - seminar title tbc

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20 May 201612:00

Dr Lee Hogarth - Provisional title: The mechanisms by which low mood and depression prime drug-seeking behaviour.

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13 May 201612:00

Pia Pechtel - seminar title tbc

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6 May 201612:00

Dr Janet Smithson - Using discourse analysis to study online forums for young people who self-harm: constructions of self-harm and normality

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29 April 201612:00

Dr Tamlyn Watermeyer - Psychological aspects of Motor System Disorders

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8 April 201612:00

Elaine Fox - seminar title tbc

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1 April 201612:00

Ben Sessa - Use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy

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4 March 201612:00

Dr Joanne Smith - seminar title tbc

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19 February 201612:00

Dr Therese Murphy - NARSAD depression inflammation epigenetics study.

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12 February 201612:00

Alex Hillman - Ethics in Practice: An Ethnographic Study of Dementia Diagnosis

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5 February 201612:00

Adrian Taylor - Designing and evaluating complex interventions to promote physical activity for treating depression

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29 January 201612:00

Richard Byng - seminar title tbc

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22 January 201612:00

Dr Sarah Morgan-Trimmer - Process Evaluation

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15 January 201612:00

Professor David A Richards - seminar title tbc

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8 January 201612:00

Marcus Munafo - seminar title tbc

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18 December 201512:00

Cath Haslam - Groups 4 Health

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11 December 201512:00

Adele Hayes - seminar title tbc

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4 December 201512:00

Emily Hammond - Studying emotion in the lab

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27 November 201512:00

Prof Michelle Ryan - Underrepresentation of Women in Organisational Life

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20 November 201512:00

Prof Susan Ayers - "Living with unwelcome beginnings" - the impact of trauma during pregnancy and after birth

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17 November 201512:00

Stephan Collishaw - Predicting and Preventing Depression: Results from a longitudinal history of the offspring of depressed parents

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6 November 201512:00

Dr Stella Chan - Why is adolescence such a tricky time? Risk and resilience to depression, emotional processing and self-compassion

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23 October 201512:00

Dr Susan J. Rickard Liow - Bilingual Children’s Language Processing: Models and Applications

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16 October 201512:00

Dr Natalia Lawrence - Using Cognitive Training to Modify Overeating: Translational studies from the lab (N=20) to real life (N=1200!)

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9 October 201512:00

Dr Victoria Bream Oldfield - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hoarding

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2 October 201512:00

Prof. Dale Hay - Apparent Effects of Perinatal Mood Disorder on Child Development May Be Explained by Mothers' Prior Developmental Problems

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5 June 201512:00

Jonathan Roiser - Bonsai trees in the brain: the neural basis of reflexive pruning of decision trees

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15 May 201512:00

Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland - Social-rank threat and compassion in psychosis

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27 March 201512:00

Dr Jane Morrell - Postnatal depression – can it be prevented?

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20 March 201512:00

Dr Kate Button - Social inference and social anxiety

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20 February 201512:00

Professor Chris Brewin - Clinical Research and Intervention Using Imagery

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30 January 201512:00

Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd - Disgust and Eating Disorders: A new theoretical paradigm?

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12 December 201412:00

Dr Joel Krueger - seminar title TBC

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21 November 201412:00

Dr Paul Ramchandani - seminar title TBC

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31 October 201412:00

Dr Sam Gilbert - Outsourcing' cognitive control into the external environment

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17 October 201412:00

Wellcome Trust Biomedical Informatics Hub - Getting practical analytical support for your research – how the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Informatics Hub can help YOU

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10 October 201413:00

Jo Bower and Dr Barney Dunn - Connecting with positive experience: the role of dampening in depression

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3 October 201413:00

Grace Williams - seminar title TBC

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26 September 201413:00

Dr Pia Pechtel - A Clinical-Neurodevelopmental Model of Childhood Maltreatment

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19 September 201412:00

Dr Felix Gradinger, Emily Hammond and JJ Hill - Qualitative Research Methods Showcase

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Speakers from the 2013/14 series

DatePresenterTopic
27 September 2013 Shadi Beshai, PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, AB, Canada. Cross-Cultural Psychopathology: Depression in Egypt and Around the World
4th October 2013 Professor Frederick Verbruggen, Centre for Cognitive Control and Associative Learning (CCAL) University of Exeter. Banishing the control homunculi in studies of action control and behaviour change
25th October 2013 Professor McKay Sohlberg, University of Oregon. Optimizing Cognitive Rehabilitation for People with Acquired Brain Injury in Today's Healthcare Environment
22nd November 2013 Professor Jonathan Mill, University of Exeter Medical School, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Epigenetic pathways to neuropsychiatric disease
6th December 2013 Professor David J. Lee, Department of Public Health Sciences, Data Dissemination Director, Florida Cancer Data System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Mindfulness in the Workplace
17th January 2014 AccEPT clinic, University of Exeter. Ongoing research within the AccEPT clinic
24th January 2014 Professor Tamsin Ford, University of Exeter Medical School. An exploration of the impact of school exclusion on children’s mental health and well-being: a mixed methods approach
14th February 2014 Dr Ian Frampton, University of Exeter Medical School. Developing and testing a novel neuroscience hypothesis of anorexia nervosa
21st February 2014 Dr Heather O'Mahen, Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter. Focus on Dissemination: Where, How, and When do Guided Self-Help Treatments Fit in Perinatal Care Pathways?
28th February 2014 Dr Adam Hampshire, of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London. Topic tbc
12th March 2014 Professor Graham Davey, Psychology, University of Sussex. 10 Reasons why Clinical Psychology needs Experimental Psychopathology
14th March 2014 A panel of Mood Disorders Centre researchers, Mood Disorder Centre, University of Exeter. Work life balance
20th March 2014 Professor Willem Kuyken, Mood Disorder Centre, University of Exeter. Self-compassion
28th March 2014 Cynthia Joyce, CEO of MQ. Introducing MQ
2nd May 2014 Professor Catherine Harmer, Department of Psychiatry University of Oxford. The cognitive neuropsychology of antidepressant drug action
16th May 2014 Professor Neil Greenberg, King’s College London. The Mental Health of the Armed Forces and Veterans - Facts and Fiction
23rd May 2014 Dr Tamara Russell, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London. Mindfulness and the Body in Mind Training protocol
6th June 2014
Lived Experience Group, Mood Disorder Centre, University of Exeter

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27th June 2014
Dr Tegan Cruwys, University of Queensland. Social interventions for Depression
11th July 2014
Dr Claire Pentecost, Dr Rachel Hayes, and Joanne Woodford, University of Exeter. Update on BAcPAc, PREVENT, and CEDArS trials
25th July 2014 Alan Denbigh, Craig Knight, Thomas Morton, Anna Adlam, and Ed Watkins, University of Exeter. Developing a successful external partnership: forming collaborative relationships with other organisations
July 2014 Professor Heleen Riper, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands . Topic tbc.

Speakers from the 2012/13 series

DatePresenterTopic
27 September 2012 Dr Thalia Eley, Reader in Developmental Behavioural Genetics: MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre Therapygenetics: Using genetic information to predict psychological treatment response
28 September 2012 Dr Alexandra M. Hogan, PhD MBBS, Honorary Senior Lecturer: UCL Institute of Child Health and Barts & The London / Queen Mary, University of London
Mr Alex Shipolini, FRCS, FRCS, Clinical Senior Lecturer: Barts & The London / Queen Mary, University of London
Dr Francesca Cormack, PhD, Research Fellow: MRC Cognition & Brain Unit, University of Cambridge
Fixing hearts and protecting minds: advances into the investigation of neurocognition in cardiac surgical patients
5 October 2012  Dr Arno Steinacher, Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Computational Modelling of Mood Disorders
9 October 2012 Professor Jeannette Milgrom: University of Melbourne and Director of the Parent-Infant Research Institute and Psychology at Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia Can Intervention Improve the Mother-Child Relationship? Advances in screening and early intervention as public health policy in Australia
10 October 2012 Clare Yeo, Senior Principal Clinical Psychologist & Head, Department of Psychology, Institute of Mental Health and Adj Asst Professor, Department of Psychology, NTU and NUS
Chermain Wong Shu Min, Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Mental health services in Singapore 
12 October 2012 Professor Mary Phillips, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh USA Diagnostic issues in bipolar disorder risk across the lifespan: neuroimaging approaches 
19 October 2012 Professor Paul Dieppe: University of Exeter Medical School The healing response
26 October 2012 Dr Ian Jones: MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics Department of Psychological Medicine and Neurology, Cardiff University Psychoeducation for bipolar disorder - development of a group and on-line intervention
16 November 2012  The Lived Experience Group: University of Exeter  Further down the Yellow Brick Road
23 November 2012  Daniel Jamieson: Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Mood Disorders Centre  Imagining the inner voices of those suffering from mood disorders
7 December 2012  Marcel Meyer: Département des Neurosciences fondamentales Centre médical universitaire (CMU) Faculté de médecine Université de Genève & Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Switzerland  The tight grasp of threat and the (counter) forces of personality
1 February 2013 Professor Adele Hayes:  Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, USA A Method for Studying Change in Psychotherapy from a Dynamical Systems Perspective: Emotional Processing, Associative Networks, and State Space Grids
5 February 2013 Masahiro Minami: Director, Prison Fellowship Rwanda-Morita Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Research, Rwanda. University of British Columbia, Canada. Visiting Scholar/Clinician, University of Exeter, UK.
Dr. Ishu Ishiyama: Secretary General of the International Committee for Morita Therapy, Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Development and Field Implementation of Action-Based Psychosocial Reconciliation Program in Rural Villages of Post-Genocide Rwanda – Promoting relationship and community healing, reconciliation, and peace.
8 March 2013  Professor  Mark Levine: University of Exeter  Violence and Virtual Reality: Studying bystander behaviour in a fully immersive virtual environment 
 8 April 2013 Professor Anne Buist: University of Melbourne, Australia  Childhood Trauma and Perinatal Mental Illness   
12 April 2013 Professor Ed Watkins: Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter How can research into psychological mechanisms inform classification and treatment of emotional disorders? Evaluating a transdiagnostic mechanistic approach  
19 April 2013 Joanne Woodford: Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter 

CEDArS: Development and feasibility of a CBT self-help programme for carers of stroke survivors

26 April 2013  Dr Michael Simon: Centre for Innovation & Leadership in Health Sciences, University of Southampton Empirically derived search strategies or how to build your searches more informed
24 May 2013  Dr Ali Haggett Centre for Medical History Men, Women and Mood Disorders: Historical and Cultural Perspect
14 June 2013  Professor Mark Jackson Centre for Medical History Visualising stress: Marian Dale Scott, Hans Selye and the biochemistry of life
21 June 2013 Lived Experience Group, Mood Disorders Centre, University of Exeter Research Exchange on Depression (RED)

Speakers from 2011/12 series

SpeakerTopic
Dr Sarah Halligan, University of Reading Maternal depression and risk for depression in young people
Dr. Barney Dunn, University of Cambridge Follow your heart: Exploring bodily feedback mechanisms in psychopathology
Professor Marie Banich, University of Colorado, USA Cognitive Control, Memory & Emotion: A focus on inhibition
Professor Chris Gill, Classics and Ancient History   Classics and psychological health - scope for more research liaison? 
Christina Feldman, Gaia House, Newton Abbot  Compassion in the therapeutic process 
Dr Jane Herlihy, Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law Informing the decision makers: psychological barriers to seeking asylum
Dr Susanne Leiberg, University of Zurich, Switzerland The regulation of empathy and training of compassion
Hildur Finnbogadottir, Aarhus University, Denmark Mental Time Travel in relation to trait worry
Professor David Ekers, University of Durham  Cost and Outcome of BehaviouRal Activation (COBRA) (together with Professor David Richards)
Professor Adrian H. Taylor, Sport & Health Sciences The role of physical activity in self-regulation of non-reflective actions: From theory and evidence to practice
Denise Dorfel, Charite Berlin, Germany Epistatic effect of BDNF Val66Met and 5-HTTLPR Polymorphisms on the Amygdala - Implications for Emotion Processing and Regulation?
Professor Mohammed Milad, Harvard University, USA Neurobiology of learning not to fear: implications to anxiety disorders and beyond
Professor  Haruhiko Shimoyama,  Tokyo University Reflections of Differences in  Clinical Psychology in Japan 
Professor Chris Dickens, PCMD Common mental disorders in people with chronic physical illness
Professor Charles Abraham, PCMD Health Behaviour Change Interventions: Content, Mechanism, Training and Effectiveness
Dr Giovana Colombetti, Philosophy Toward an integration of phenomenology and affective neuroscience? (2011) & Emotional language and the experience of emotion (2012; with Dr Kim Wright)
Professor Eirini Flouri, Institute of Education, University of London Resilience, risk, and psychopathology: the role of parenting
Dr Tamara Russell, Institute of Psychiatry (IOP), King’s College London  The Neuroanatomy of Mindfulness
Dr Scott Vrecko, Sociology and philosophy What's in a pleasure system? Addiction, emotions, and the mind/body/society problems of desire
Professor Annemieke van Straten, Amsterdam University, Netherlands Internet treatment and stepped care: the Dutch experience
Professor Neil Greenberg, IOP, Kings College London The Trauma Risk Assessment (TRIM) Programme
Professor Gordon Harold, University of Leicester Utilising Genetically Sensitive Research Designs to Examine Family Relationship Influences on Children's Psychopathology