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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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23 February 2024

The European Network on Emotion Regulation in Bipolar Disorder (ENBER): brief presentations from four visiting speakers

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9 February 2024

Autistic women's experiences of community perinatal mental health teams

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26 January 2024

The Northern IAPT Practice Research Network: Lessons from 10 years of collaboration

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8 December 2023

The experiences and impact of moral injury and implications for treatment

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1 December 2023

Investigating psychopathology symptoms and positivity appraisals: A network comparison

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1 December 2023

Investigating psychopathology symptoms and positivity appraisals: A network comparison

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17 November 2023

Beyond Tokenism: Creating Inclusive Mental Healthcare Services

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14 November 2023

Empowering Women to Manage the Menopause

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10 November 2023

Joint Talk

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3 November 2023

Do insecure parental attachment representations and increased depressive symptoms predict problems in interpersonal relationship functioning?

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13 September 2023

Transdiagnostic approaches to mental health after traumatic brain injury

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7 July 2023

We shape our aging in ways we find meaningful

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16 June 2023

Absence makes the will grow stronger? Boosting abstinence campaigns to reduce alcohol and meat consumption to improve public health

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9 June 2023

ASsuRED Study

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26 May 2023

Human encounter with nature: Deep experiences and the importance of place

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12 May 2023

Scaling access to mental health treatment through digital therapeutics

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10 March 2023

What can epigenetics tell us about neurodevelopment and mental health

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3 March 2023

Learning how to feel good: Development of a novel therapy to target wellbeing and positive mood in depression

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27 January 2023

Maternal psychological distress and harsh parenting: The role of maternal mental health treatment

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9 December 2022

Preventing depression: Modifiable risk factors to inform universal whole-school interventions

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18 November 2022

Early detection of and intervention in children with behavioural problems: The need for a targeted transdiagnostic approach

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14 October 2022

Wandering Wombs: Why We Need More Research at the Intersection of Menstrual and Mental Health

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5 October 2022

How Compassion Focused Approaches can help with Mental Health

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27 May 2022

Rumination as a Transdiagnostic Risk Factor Linking Psychological Trauma, Mental Health and Substance Use: Examinations among Young Adults and Military Personnel

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20 May 2022

Exploring the role of biased multisensory processing in anxiety and PTSD

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6 May 2022

Effects of MBCT in recurrent depression on self-reports of self-compassion and attentional control and moment-to-moment attention fluctuations

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1 April 2022

Response styles to mood states as predictors of depressive symptoms in adolescence: intra- and interpersonal perspectives

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25 March 2022

The immediate impact of COVID-19 school closures on the mental health and wellbeing of children and families: findings from three cross- sectional studies

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11 March 2022

Adventurous play and child anxiety: theoretical ideas, initial findings and a plan

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18 February 2022

The Role of Self-compassion in Negative self-perception and Emotional dysregulation in C-PTSD

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11 February 2022

Basic Control in Cognition and Psychopathology: A Predictive Processing Perspective

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4 February 2022

The relationship between social anxiety and safety-learning processes

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28 January 2022

School to prison pipelines: Trajectories of children with neurodisabilities in contact with the law

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14 January 2022

Time trends in autism identification, diagnostic narratives and their implications

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10 December 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on mental health of children: Stress response profiles and school based intervention

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26 November 2021

Vocal emotion recognition and links with externalising and internalising behaviour problems during childhood and adolescence.

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12 November 2021

Psychological therapy for Bipolar mood instability: the ThrIVe-B trial

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5 November 2021

Young people's mental health: from Research to Citizen Science Co-production projects

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22 October 2021

The role of the self and psychological flexibility for young adults’ depression

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1 October 2021

Is physical activity in green, blue and natural settings helpful for people with severe mental illness?

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11 June 2021

Student wellbeing and life outcomes: The roles of social identity and the university environment

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28 May 2021

The role of psychosocial factors in adolescent depressive symptoms

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21 May 2021

The neuropsychological and mental health profile of children adopted from care: support needs in the context of family life

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14 May 2021

Goal Motivation & Associated Cognitions in relation to Affective Symptoms & Wellbeing

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7 May 2021

Mindfulness for psychosis – helpful or harmful?

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30 April 2021

Social (dis)engagement and affective experiences: What can we learn by combining retrospective, forecasted, and momentary reports

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26 March 2021

Maternal depression in the toddler and pre-school years of parenting

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26 February 2021

Peer Supported Open Dialogue and the ODDESSI Research Trial

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12 February 2021

Understanding how eating behaviours mediate genetic susceptibility to obesity

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29 January 2021

Food is all the love we can eat - attachment orientation, overeating and obesity

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22 January 2021

Father involvement and child development in the context of maternal postnatal depression

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11 December 2020

Tools for Schools: development and initial evaluation of a school-based intervention for ADHD

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4 December 2020

Development of Behavioural Activation for Bipolar Depression: Evidence synthesis, initial acceptability, and process modelling

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20 November 2020

Novel mechanisms in depression: role of astrocyte lactate in emotional behaviour

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13 November 2020

Predicting Relapse of Depression and Anxiety after Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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23 October 2020

Evaluating psychological determinants of altered balance control in older adults and people with Parkinson’s

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16 October 2020

Sleep and cognitive-affective functions in healthy and clinical population

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19 June 2020

*POSTPONED* Food is all the love we can eat - attachment orientation, overeating and obesity

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12 June 2020

From the Clinic to the Population: Making Interventions Scalable

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27 March 2020

*POSTPONED* - Harnessing Mental Imagery and Enhancing Memory Specificity: Developing a Brief Early Intervention for Adolescent Depression

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4 March 2020

Eating Disorders: From Neurobiological Factors Involved to Therapy

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28 February 2020

Neurobiological Mechanisms of Self-Harm in Adolescents with a History of Sexual Abuse

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14 February 2020

Inferring social identities related to mental health and addiction from linguistic style

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31 January 2020

Shifting perspectives in courts & prisons: The Role of Developmental Neuropsychology in Trauma Informed Care

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24 January 2020

Progressing compassionate mind training in school settings to improve well-being – An international research programme

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17 January 2020

Music – by GAD! The General Anxiety of being a composer

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6 December 2019

Developing evidence-based brief interventions to prevent alcohol use problems in young people.

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22 November 2019

Evaluating the empirical standing of attachment theory

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25 October 2019

Persecutory delusions: developing new psychological treatment

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11 October 2019

Can we differentiate the primary progressive aphasias using visuospatial tests?

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28 June 2019

Rejection Sensitivity: How it might be important for PTSD

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14 June 2019

Self-Regulation Model of Depression

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7 June 2019

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

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17 May 2019

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

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10 May 2019

Changing diets using cognitive training

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29 March 2019

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

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22 March 2019

The MooDFOOD depression prevention trial: Findings and future directions

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15 March 2019

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

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25 January 2019

School-based interventions for ADHD: State of the evidence

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23 November 2018

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

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9 November 2018

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

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26 October 2018

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

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19 October 2018

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

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5 October 2018

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

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15 June 2018

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 2018

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

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1 June 2018

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

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18 May 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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

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9 March 2018

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

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23 February 2018

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 2018

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

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9 February 2018

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

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2 February 2018

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

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26 January 2018

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

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19 January 2018

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

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12 January 2018

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 2017

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

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24 November 2017

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

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17 November 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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

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16 June 2017

Modi Alsubaie (University of Exeter) - Title TBC

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19 May 2017

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

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12 May 2017

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

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21 April 2017

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

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31 March 2017

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 2017

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

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17 March 2017

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

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10 February 2017

Sarah Halligan (University of Bath) - Seminar title tbc

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3 February 2017

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

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20 January 2017

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 2017

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

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25 November 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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

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14 October 2016

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

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30 September 2016

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

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9 September 2016

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

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1 July 2016

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

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21 June 2016

Christopher Chambers - seminar title tbc

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17 June 2016

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

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10 June 2016

Merve Yilmas - PhD research presentation

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3 June 2016

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

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27 May 2016

Richard Byng - seminar title tbc

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20 May 2016

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

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13 May 2016

Pia Pechtel - seminar title tbc

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6 May 2016

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 2016

Dr Tamlyn Watermeyer - Psychological aspects of Motor System Disorders

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8 April 2016

Elaine Fox - seminar title tbc

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1 April 2016

Ben Sessa - Use of psychedelic drugs in psychotherapy

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4 March 2016

Dr Joanne Smith - seminar title tbc

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19 February 2016

Dr Therese Murphy - NARSAD depression inflammation epigenetics study.

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12 February 2016

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

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5 February 2016

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

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29 January 2016

Richard Byng - seminar title tbc

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22 January 2016

Dr Sarah Morgan-Trimmer - Process Evaluation

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15 January 2016

Professor David A Richards - seminar title tbc

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8 January 2016

Marcus Munafo - seminar title tbc

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18 December 2015

Cath Haslam - Groups 4 Health

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11 December 2015

Adele Hayes - seminar title tbc

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4 December 2015

Emily Hammond - Studying emotion in the lab

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27 November 2015

Prof Michelle Ryan - Underrepresentation of Women in Organisational Life

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20 November 2015

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

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17 November 2015

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

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6 November 2015

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 2015

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

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16 October 2015

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 2015

Dr Victoria Bream Oldfield - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Hoarding

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2 October 2015

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 2015

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

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15 May 2015

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

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27 March 2015

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

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20 March 2015

Dr Kate Button - Social inference and social anxiety

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20 February 2015

Professor Chris Brewin - Clinical Research and Intervention Using Imagery

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30 January 2015

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

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12 December 2014

Dr Joel Krueger - seminar title TBC

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21 November 2014

Dr Paul Ramchandani - seminar title TBC

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31 October 2014

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

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17 October 2014

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 2014

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

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3 October 2014

Grace Williams - seminar title TBC

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26 September 2014

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

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19 September 2014

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

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