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Exemplar Publications

Basic and Translational Research

Kirschner, H., Kuyken, W., Wright, K., Roberts, H., Brejcha, C., & Karl, A. (2019). Soothing your heart and feeling connected: A new experimental paradigm to study the benefits of self-compassion. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(3), 545-565.

Lau, E. Y. Y., Wong, M. L., Lam, Y. C., Lau, K. N. T., Chung, K. F., & Rusak, B. (2021). Sleep and Inhibitory Control Over Mood-Congruent Information in Emerging Adults With Depressive Disorder. Psychosomatic medicine, 83(9), 1004-1012.

Nath, S., Psychogiou, L., Kuyken, W., Ford, T., Ryan, E., & Russell, G. (2016). The prevalence of depressive symptoms among fathers and associated risk factors during the first seven years of their child’s life: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. BMC public health, 16(1), 1-13.

Lawrence, N. S., O'Sullivan, J., Parslow, D., Javaid, M., Adams, R. C., Chambers, C. D., ... & Verbruggen, F. (2015). Training response inhibition to food is associated with weight loss and reduced energy intake. Appetite, 95, 17-28.

Owens, M., Herbert, J., Jones, P. B., Sahakian, B. J., Wilkinson, P. O., Dunn, V. J., ... & Goodyer, I. M. (2014). Elevated morning cortisol is a stratified population-level biomarker for major depression in boys only with high depressive symptoms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(9), 3638-3643.

Pearson, R. M., Campbell, A., Howard, L. M., Bornstein, M. H., O'Mahen, H., Mars, B., & Moran, P. (2018). Impact of dysfunctional maternal personality traits on risk of offspring depression, anxiety and self-harm at age 18 years: a population-based longitudinal study. Psychological Medicine, 48, 50-60.

Psychogiou, L., Ahun, M. N., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R. E., Orri, M., & Côté, S. M. (2021). The mediating role of adolescents’ loneliness and social withdrawal in the association between maternal depressive symptoms and suicidality in adolescence: A 20-year population-based study. Development and psychopathology, 1-9.

Psychogiou, L., Moberly, N. J., Parry, E., Nath, S., Kallitsoglou, A., & Russell, G. (2017). Parental depressive symptoms, children’s emotional and behavioural problems, and parents’ expressed emotion—Critical and positive comments. PloS one, 12(10), e0183546.

Roberts, H., Mostazir, M., Moberly, N. J., Watkins, E. R., & Adlam, A. L. (2021). Working memory updating training reduces state repetitive negative thinking: Proof-of-concept for a novel cognitive control training. Behaviour research and therapy, 142, 103871.

Testerā€Jones, M., Karl, A., Watkins, E., & O'Mahen, H. (2017). Rumination in dysphoric mothers negatively affects mother–infant interactions. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(1), 38-45.

Watkins, E. R., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2014). A habit-goal framework of depressive rumination. Journal of abnormal psychology, 123(1), 24.

Watkins, E. R., & Roberts, H. (2020). Reflecting on rumination: Consequences, causes, mechanisms and treatment of rumination. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 127, 103573.

Wong, M. L., Leung, C. N. W., Lau, K. N. T., Chung, K. F., & Lau, E. Y. Y. (2022). The relationships among sleep problems, anxiety, memory complaints and compulsive checking behaviours. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 100728.

Intervention Evaluation

Bot, M., Brouwer, I. A., Roca, M., Kohls, E., Penninx, B. W., Watkins, E., ... & MooDFOOD Prevention Trial Investigators. (2019). Effect of multinutrient supplementation and food-related behavioral activation therapy on prevention of major depressive disorder among overweight or obese adults with subsyndromal depressive symptoms: the MooDFOOD randomized clinical trial. Jama, 321(9), 858-868.

Dunn, B. D., Widnall, E., Reed, N., Owens, C., Campbell, J., & Kuyken, W. (2019). Bringing light into darkness: A multiple baseline mixed methods case series evaluation of Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT). Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103418.

Evans, J., Ingram, J., Law, R., Taylor, H., Johnson, D., Glynn, J., & O’Mahen, H. (2021). Interpersonal counselling versus perinatal-specific cognitive behavioural therapy for women with depression during pregnancy offered in routine psychological treatment services: a phase II randomised trial. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), 1-11.

Hvenegaard, M., Moeller, S. B., Poulsen, S., Gondan, M., Grafton, B., Austin, S. F., ... & Watkins, E. R. (2020). Group rumination-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) v. group CBT for depression: phase II trial. Psychological Medicine, 50(1), 11-19.

Keeler, J. L., Chami, R., Cardi, V., Hodsoll, J., Bonin, E., MacDonald, P., ... & Lawrence, N. (2022). App-based food-specific inhibitory control training as an adjunct to treatment as usual in binge-type eating disorders: A feasibility trial. Appetite, 168, 105788.

Lynch T.R., Hempel, R.J., Whalley, B., Byford, S.C., Chamba, R., Clarke, P., Clarke, S., Kingdon, D., O’Mahen, H.A, Remington, B., Rushbrook, S.C., Shearer, J., Stanton, M., Swales, M., Watkins, A., Russell, I.T., (2020). Refractory depression - Mechanisms & Efficacy of Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RefraMED): findings of randomised trial on benefits and harms. British Journal of Psychiatry, 216(4), 204-212.

O’Mahen, H. A., Ramchandani, P. G., King, D. X., Lee-Carbon, L., Wilkinson, E. L., Thompson-Booth, C., ... & Fearon, P. (2022). Adapting and testing a brief intervention to reduce maternal anxiety during pregnancy (ACORN): report of a feasibility randomized controlled trial. BMC psychiatry, 22(1), 1-12.

Richards, D. A., Ekers, D., McMillan, D., Taylor, R. S., Byford, S., Warren, F. C., Barrett, B., Farrand, P.A., Gilbody, S., Kuyken, W., O'Mahen, H., Watkins, E.R., Wright, K.A., Hollon, S.D., Reed, N., Rhodes, S., Fletcher, E. & Finning, K. (2016). Cost and Outcome of Behavioural Activation versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression (COBRA): a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial. The Lancet, 388(10047), 871-880.

Roberts, H., Jacobs, R. H., Bessette, K. L., Crowell, S. E., Westlund-Schreiner, M., Thomas, L., ... & Watkins, E. R. (2021). Mechanisms of rumination change in adolescent depression (RuMeChange): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of rumination-focused cognitive behavioural therapy to reduce ruminative habit and risk of depressive relapse in high-ruminating adolescents. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), 1-14.

Steel, C., Wright, K., Goodwin, G., Simon, J., Morant, N., Taylor, R., ... & Holmes, E. (2020). The IBER study: study protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial of Imagery Based Emotion Regulation for the treatment of anxiety in bipolar disorder. Pilot and feasibility studies, 6(1), 1-9.

Topper, M., Emmelkamp, P. M., Watkins, E., & Ehring, T. (2017). Prevention of anxiety disorders and depression by targeting excessive worry and rumination in adolescents and young adults: A randomized controlled trial. Behaviour research and therapy, 90, 123-136.

Wright, K., Dodd, A. L., Warren, F. C., Medina-Lara, A., Dunn, B., Harvey, J., ... & Lynch, T. R. (2021). Psychological therapy for mood instability within bipolar spectrum disorder: a randomised, controlled feasibility trial of a dialectical behaviour therapy-informed approach (the ThrIVe-B programme). International journal of bipolar disorders, 9(1), 1-13.

Process-Outcome Research

Dunn, B. D., German, R. E., Khazanov, G., Xu, C., Hollon, S. D., & DeRubeis, R. J. (2020). Changes in positive and negative affect during pharmacological treatment and cognitive therapy for major depressive disorder: A secondary analysis of two randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychological Science, 8(1), 36-51.

O'Mahen, H. A., Hayes, A., Harries, C., Ladwa, A., Mostazir, M., Ekers, D., & Wright, K. (2021). A comparison of the effects of sudden gains and depression spikes on short-and long-term depressive symptoms in a randomized controlled trial of behavioral activation and cognitive behavioural therapy. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 89(12), 957.

O’Mahen, H. A., Moberly, N. J., & Wright, K. A. (2019). Trajectories of change in a group behavioral activation treatment for severe, recurrent depression. Behavior Therapy, 50(3), 504-514.