Loading content
Dr Barney Dunn

Dr Barney Dunn

Professor

 4680

 Washington Singer 118

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Broad research specialisms

  • Positive emotion regulation in mood disorders

I am a research clinical psychologist with a PhD from the University of Cambridge (2002) and a doctorate in clinical psychology from University College London (2004). After completing my PhD and clinical training, I worked as a Senior Investigator Scientist in the Emotion Group at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge until April 2012. During this time I cofounded the Cambridge Clinical Research Centre in Affective Disorders, which conducts translational research to better understand and treat anxiety and depression. I served as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London, teaching and supervising research projects on the doctoral clinical psychology programme there. In May 2012 I joined the Mood Disorders Centre at Exeter University as an Associate Professor. In January 2018 I was promoted to Professor. From January 2015 to January 2020 my research will be supported by an National Institute of Health Research Career Development Fellowship. 

I am a chartered clinical psychologist, registered with the Health Professions Council. My clinical interests currently primarily focus on developing ways of working with anhedonia in depression (see Augmented Depression Therapy project below). I am also broadly interested in treating emotion and interpersonal difficulties in clients with depression and personality disorders, using a mixture of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). I completed my CAT practitioner training in 2007 in Oxford. I was a Beck Institute Scholar in 2013, receiving training and supervision at the Beck Cognitive Therapy Institute in Philadelphia, US. I was awarded diplomate membership of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy in 2013 and accreditation as a CBT therapist by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) in 2015.

At the Mood Disorders Centre, I am the co-lead for the AccEPT clinic (an NHS commissioned service providing treatment for mood disorders). I currently act as joint research group lead for the clinical research group and am a member of the Positive Working Environment Group at the University of Exeter focusing on managing staff wellbeing and stress.I contribute to teaching on clinical psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within Exeter and provide training workshops nationally. I served as the faculty representative to the Lived Experience Group (service users who consult on our research and governance and assist with our training) until Spring 2018. Externally, I currently am a training advocate for psychology for the NIHR and serve on the ICA pre doctoral fellowship panel for the NIHR. 

I am interested in considering applications from potential PhD students wishing to work on clinically facing research projects. I am also interested in supporting NIHR facing fellowship applications from clinically trained individuals via the Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme. 

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, 1997 (1st class)

PhD Cambridge University, 2002

DClinPsy University College London, 2004

Practitioner training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, 2007

Level A and B BPS certificate in occupational psychology testing, 2008

Diplomate member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, 2013 onwards.

Accreditation as CBT therapist by Academy of Cognitive Therapy, 2014 onwards.

Accreditation as a CBT therapist by BABCP, 2016 onwards.

Links

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research examines how people control their feelings, and how this can go awry in those suffering from depression. I am currently particularly interested in:

1. Understanding what underpins difficulties in experiencing positive emotions (anhedonia) in depression and developing novel treatments to target anhedonia

2. Examining whether mindfulness based cognitive therapy can be adapted to treat acute and residual depression. 

I use a combination of experimental (cognitive tasks, psychophysiology) and naturalistic (diary and experience sampling) methods to try and connect up the laboratory with the real world. I am using this basic science work is to help develop novel interventions to supplement existing therapeutic strategies. At present, I am focusing on the development of Augmented Depression Therapy. To ensure these interventions re fit for the NHS context, I am using principles from implementation science to co-design my interventions alongside service-users, clinicians and clincial commissioners. 

Research projects

ADepT: A research study of Augmented Depression Therapy
From January 2015 to January 2020 my research will be supported by a National Institute of Health Research Career Development Fellowship. During the fellowship I plan to develop and evaluate a novel psychological treatment for depression (see the ADepT Project Page).

Grants/Funding

Co-investigator on NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Award. Title: "“The clinical and cost-effectiveness of adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Bipolar Mood Instability in primary care (ThrIVe-B programme): A feasibility study”. Amount £262,000. Duration 03/2017-03/2019.

Co- principal investigator on NHS funded award. Title: "AccEPT clinic Devon 2017/2019". Amount: £272, 272. Duration 04/2016- 04/2017.

Co- principal investigator on NHS funded award. Title: "AccEPT clinic Devon 2016/2017". Amount: £136, 136. Duration 04/2016- 04/2017.

Principal Investigator on NIHR Career Development Fellowship award. Title: "Improving depression treatment outcomes by better repairing positivity deficits: Development and pilot randomised controlled evaluation of a novel psychosocial therapy." Amount: £557,000. Duration 01/2015-12/2019.

Co-investigator on NHS funded award. Title: "AccEPT clinic Devon 2014/15". Amount: £272, 272. Duration 04/2014- 04/2016.

Principal Investigator on Wellcome Internal Strategic Support Fund award from University of Exeter. Title: "Do disturbances in reward system function predict current and future mood disorder symptoms and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours? A community cohort prospective study". Amount £67, 000. Duration: 01/2013-01/2014.

Co-investigator on NHS funded award. Title: "AccEPT Clinic Devon 2013/14". Amount £136,136, Duration: 04/2013-03/2014.

Collaborator on project supported by NIHR CLAHRC for the South West Peninsula, led by Professor Chris Dickens and Professor Willem Kuyken. Title: "Determining the feasibility and acceptability of mindfulness based interventions in depressed people with chronic physical health problems: A pilot study". Amount: £14,412. Duration: 2/2013-12/2013.

Part of consortium bidding for EPSRC capital expenditure grant, awarded to University of Exeter. Title: "Small items of research equipment at the University of Exeter: Amount: total grant £512,259 (my share £12,000). Duration: 09/2012-03/2012.

Collaborator on Medical Research Council intramural programme grant (2009-2013) awarded to Professor Tim Dalgleish. Title: "Cognitive efficiency and mental control: From basic processes to clinical interventions". Amount: £2.2 million. Duration: 07/2009-07/2013. I independently developed, wrote, and lead two research streams, including a stream on anhedonia.

Collaborator on Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship, awarded to Dr. Richard Meiser-Stedman. Title: "Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as an early intervention for PTSD in youth: preliminary efficacy and mechanisms of action". Amount: £755,000. Duration: 09/2009 – 09/2013.

Collaborator on British Academy Small Grant awarded to Dr Luke Clark. Title: "Characterising Resilience: a Cognitive-Psychophysiological Approach". Amount: £7,309. Duration: 07/2008-07/2011.

Principal applicant on Royal Society Short Visit Grant. Title: "Understanding the Link Between Suppression and Intrusions in Clinical Depression". Amount £1,950. Duration:09/2008 – 12/2008.

On advisory board of ESRC grant awarded to Professor Peter Totterdale. Title: "Emotion Regulation of Others and Self: A collaborative research network". Amount: £2.1 million. Duration: 01/2008-01/2013.

Collaborator on Wellcome Trust project grant (2007). Grant holder: Bundy Mackintosh. Title: "Alleviating anxiety through Cognitive Bias Modification (CBM)". Amount: £270,367. Duration: 4 years (03/2007-03/2011).

Supervisor for Biomedical Vacation Scholarships scheme (2007). Grant Holder: Davy Evans. Title: "The role of body state feedback in mindfulness training". Amount: approximately £1000. Duration: 6 weeks (07/2007-08/2007).

Research networks

Collaborators

John Campbell, Rod Taylor, Anne Spencer, Christabel Owens, David Richards, Kim Wright, Nigel Reed (all Exeter), Willem Kuyken (Oxford), Gerjo Kok and Nicole Geschwind (Maastricht), Michelle Moulds (UNSW), Richard Moore (Cambridge), Andy McLeod (Royal Holloway) - developing and evaluating Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT project). 

Kim Wright (Exeter) - developing and evaluating a DBT approach for rapid cycling bipolar disorders(THRIVE project).

Thorsten Barnhofer (Exeter) - developing an adapted form of MBCT for treatment resistant depression. 

Victoria Pile (IOP) - developing ain imagery based intervention for adolescent depression

Rob DeRubeis and Steve Hollon (Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt) - reanalysis of anhedonia outcomes of CBT  depression trials

David Richards (University of Exeter) - secondary analysis of anhedonia outcomes of COBRA trial

Willem Kuyken and Chris Dickens (Oxford and Exeter) - developing mindfulness based cognitive therapy for depression in context of chronic health conditions (HeLM project)

Aliza Werner-Seidler (Black Dog Institute, Sydney), Susanne Schweizer, Fionnuala Murphy (both Cambridge), Nicole Geschwind (Maastricht) - evaluating mechanisms driving anhedonia using basic science mechanisms. 

Victoria Pile (IoP, London) - Developing a brief early intervention for adolescent depression. 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Dunn BD, O'Mahen H, Wright K (2019). A commentary on research rigour in clinical psychological science: How to avoid throwing out the innovation baby with the research credibility bath water in the depression field. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103417-103417. Full text.
Dunn BD, 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, 103418-103418. Full text.
Dunn BD (2019). 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 Full text.
Dunn BD, Widnall E, Reed N, Taylor R, Owens C, Spencer A, Kraag G, Kok G, Geschwind N, Wright K, et al (2019). Evaluating Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT): Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 27, 63-63. Full text.
Dunn BD, Burr L, Bunker-Smith H, Hunt A, Dadgostar D, Dalglish L, Smith S, Attree E, Jell G, Martyn J, et al (2018). Turning gold into lead: Dampening appraisals reduce happiness and pleasantness and increase sadness during anticipation and recall of pleasant activities in the laboratory. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 107, 19-33. Full text.
Gadeikis D, Bos N, Schweizer S, Murphy F, Dunn B (2017). Engaging in an experiential processing mode increases positive emotional response during recall of pleasant autobiographical memories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 92, 68-76. Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Roberts H, Moberly NJ, Cull T, Gow H, Honeysett M, Dunn B (In Press). Short-term affective consequences of specificity of rumination about unresolved personal goals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Full text.
Dunn BD, O'Mahen H, Wright K (2019). A commentary on research rigour in clinical psychological science: How to avoid throwing out the innovation baby with the research credibility bath water in the depression field. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103417-103417. Full text.
Dunn BD, 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, 103418-103418. Full text.
Dunn BD (2019). 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 Full text.
Kattan Khazanov G, Xu C, Dunn B, Cohen Z, DeRubeis R, Hollon S (2019). Distress and Anhedonia as Predictors of Depression Treatment Outcome: a Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy
Dunn BD, Widnall E, Reed N, Taylor R, Owens C, Spencer A, Kraag G, Kok G, Geschwind N, Wright K, et al (2019). Evaluating Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT): Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 27, 63-63. Full text.
Kennedy D, Goshko C-B, Murch S, Limbrick-Oldfield E, Dunn B, Clark L (2019). Interoception and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia in Gambling Disorder. Psychophysiology, 56, e13333-e13333. Full text.
Yilmaz M, Psychogiou L, Javaid M, Ford T, Dunn B (2019). Making the worst of a good job: Induced dampening appraisals blunt happiness and increase sadness in adolescents during pleasant memory recall. Behaviour Research and Therapy Full text.
Widnall E, Price A, Trompetter H, Dunn BD (2019). Routine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression is more effective at repairing symptoms of psychopathology than enhancing wellbeing. Cognitive Therapy and Research Full text.
Pile V, Smith P, Leamy M, Blackwell SE, Meiser-Stedman R, Stringer D, Ryan EG, Dunn BD, Holmes EA, Lau JYF, et al (2018). A brief early intervention for adolescent depression that targets emotional mental images and memories: protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (IMAGINE trial). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 97-97. Abstract.  Full text.
Alsubaie M, Dickens C, Dunn BD, Gibson A, Ukoummunne O, Evans A, Vicary R, Gandhi M, Kuyken W (2018). Feasibility and Acceptability of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Compared with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Treatment as Usual in People with Depression and Cardiovascular Disorders: a three-arm Randomised Controlled Trial. Mindfulness Full text.
Wright K, Dodd A, Warren FC, Medina-Lara A, Taylor R, Jones S, Owens C, Javaid M, Dunn B, Harvey JE, et al (2018). The clinical and cost effectiveness of adapted dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for bipolar mood instability in primary care (ThrIVe-B programme): a feasibility study. Trials, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dunn BD, Burr L, Bunker-Smith H, Hunt A, Dadgostar D, Dalglish L, Smith S, Attree E, Jell G, Martyn J, et al (2018). Turning gold into lead: Dampening appraisals reduce happiness and pleasantness and increase sadness during anticipation and recall of pleasant activities in the laboratory. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 107, 19-33. Full text.
Dudas RB, Mole TB, Morris LS, Denman C, Hill E, Szalma B, Evans D, Dunn B, Fletcher P, Voon V, et al (2017). Amygdala and dlPFC abnormalities, with aberrant connectivity and habituation in response to emotional stimuli in females with BPD. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 460-466. Abstract.  Full text.
Travers-Hill E, Dunn BD, Hoppitt L, Hitchcock C, Dalgleish T (2017). Beneficial effects of training in self-distancing and perspective broadening for people with a history of recurrent depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 95, 19-28. Full text.
Gadeikis D, Bos N, Schweizer S, Murphy F, Dunn B (2017). Engaging in an experiential processing mode increases positive emotional response during recall of pleasant autobiographical memories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 92, 68-76. Full text.
Alsubaie M, Abbbott R, Dunn BD, Dickens C, Keil T, Henley W, Kuyken W (2017). Mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in people with physical and/or psychological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 55, 74-91. Full text.
Dunn BD (2017). Opportunities and challenges for the emerging field of positive emotion regulation: a commentary on the special edition on positive emotions in psychopathology. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 469-478. Full text.
Dalgleish T, Walsh ND, Mobbs D, Schweizer S, Van Harmelen AL, Dunn B, Dunn V, Goodyer I, Stretton J (2017). Social pain and social gain in the adolescent brain: a common neural circuitry underlying both positive and negative social evaluation. Scientific Reports, 7 Abstract.  Full text.
Burr L, Javiad M, Jell G, Werner-Seidler A, Dunn BD (2017). Turning lemonade into lemons: Dampening appraisals reduce positive affect and increase negative affect during positive activity scheduling. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 91, 91-101. Full text.
Evans D, Dalgleish T, Dudas RB, Denman C, Howard M, Dunn BD (2015). Examining the Shared and Unique Features of Self-Concept Content and Structure in Borderline Personality Disorder and Depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(5), 613-626. Abstract.
Farb N, Daubenmier J, Price CJ, Gard T, Kerr C, Dunn BD, Klein AC, Paulus MP, Mehling WE (2015). Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 763-763. Full text.
Parkin L, Morgan R, Rosselli A, Howard M, Shepherd A, Evans D, Hawkins A, Martinelli M, Golden AM, Dalgleish T, et al (2014). Exploring the relationship between mindfulness and cardiac perception. Mindfulness(3), 298-313.
Hoppitt L, Illingworth J, MacLeod C, Hampshire A, Dunn BD, Mackintosh B (2014). Modifying social anxiety related to a real-life stressor using online Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 52, 45-45. Full text.
McLaren IPL, Dunn BD, Lawrence NS, Milton FN, Verbruggen F, Stevens T, McAndrew A, Yeates F (2014). Why decision making may not require awareness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1), 35-36. Full text.
Werner-Seidler A, Banks R, Dunn BD, Moulds ML (2013). An investigation of the relationship between positive affect regulation and depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 46-56. Abstract.
Evans D, Howard M, Dudas R, Denman C, Dunn BD (2013). Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: Examining the Consequences of Spontaneous and Instructed Use of Emotion Suppression and Emotion Acceptance when Viewing Negative Films. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 4(5), 546-565. Abstract.
Clark L, Liu R, Mckavanagh R, Garrett A, Dunn BD, Aitken MRF (2013). Learning and Affect Following Near-Miss Outcomes in Simulated Gambling. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(5), 442-450. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Navrady L, Bird L, Hill E, Dunn BD, Golden AM (2013). Method-of-Loci as a mnemonic device to facilitate access to self-affirming personal memories for individuals with depression. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 156-162. Abstract.
Murphy F, Macpherson K, Jeyabalasingham T, Manly T, Dunn BD (2013). Modulating mind-wandering in dysphoria. Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science, 4
Bowler J, Mackintosh B, Dunn BD, Mathews, A. Dalgleish T, Hoppitt L (2012). A Comparison of Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation and Computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Effects on Anxiety, Depression, Attentional Control and Interpretive Bias. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 1021-1033. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Evans D, Makarova D, White J, Clark L (2012). Gut feelings and the reaction to perceived inequity: the interplay between bodily responses, regulation, and perception shapes the rejection of unfair offers on the ultimatum game. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12 Abstract.
Dunn BD (2012). Helping depressed clients reconnect to positive emotion experience: Current insights and future directions. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 19, 326-340. Abstract.
Clark L, Liu R, McKavanagh R, Garrett A, Dunn BD, Aitken M (2012). Learning and Affect Following Near-Miss Outcomes in Simulated Gambling. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making Abstract.
Clark L, Crooks B, Clarke R, Aitken MRF, Dunn BD (2012). Physiological Responses to Near-Miss Outcomes and Personal Control During Simulated Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(1), 123-137. Abstract.
Clark L, Li R, Wright CM, Rome F, Fairchild G, Dunn BD, Aitken MRF (2012). Risk-avoidant decision making increased by threat of electric shock. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1436-1443. Abstract.
Park RJ, Dunn BD, Barnard PJ (2012). Schematic models and modes of mind in anorexia nervosa II: Implications for Treatment and Course. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5, 86-98. Abstract.
Verdejo-Garcia A, Clark LC, Dunn BD (2012). The Role of Interoception in Addiction: a Critical Review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(8), 1858-1869. Abstract.
Andrews L, Joseph S, Troop N, Van Royen T, Dunn BD, Dalgleish T (2012). The structure of avoidance following trauma: Development and validation of the Posttraumatic Avoidance Scale (PAS). Traumatology, 19(2), 126-135. Abstract.
Indovina I, Robbins TW, Nunez-Elizalde AO, Dunn BD, Bishop SJ (2011). Fear conditioning mechanisms associated with trait vulnerability to anxiety in humans. Neuron, 69, 563-571. Abstract.
Park RJ, Dunn BD, Barnard PJ (2011). Schematic models and modes of mind in anorexia nervosa I: a novel process account. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 415-437. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Hill E, Golden AM, Morant N, Dunn BD (2011). The structure of past and future lives in depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 120(1), 1-15. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Makarova D, Evans D, Clark L (2010). "I'm worth more than that": trait positivity predicts increased rejection of unfair financial offers. PLoS One, 5(12). Abstract.  Full text.
Dunn BD, Stefanovitch I, Evans D, Oliver C, Hawkins A, Dalgleish T (2010). Can you feel the beat? Interoceptive awareness is an interactive function of anxiety- and depression-specific symptom dimensions. Behav Res Ther, 48(11), 1133-1138. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dalgleish T, Golden A-MJ, Yiend J, Dunn BD (2010). Differential predictions about future negative events in seasonal and non-seasonal depression. Psychol Med, 40(3), 459-465. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Galton HC, Morgan R, Evans D, Oliver C, Meyer M, Cusack R, Lawrence AD, Dalgleish T (2010). Listening to your heart. How interoception shapes emotion experience and intuitive decision making. Psychol Sci, 21(12), 1835-1844. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Stefanovitch I, Buchan K, Lawrence AD, Dalgleish T (2009). A reduction in positive self-judgment bias is uniquely related to the anhedonic symptoms of depression. Behav Res Ther, 47(5), 374-381. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Dunn BD, Mobbs D (2009). Affective neuroscience: Past, present and future. Emotion Review, 1, 355-368. Abstract.
Yiend J, Mathews A, Weston B, Dunn BD, Cusack R, Mackintosh B (2009). An Investigation of the Implicit Control of the Processing of Negative Pictures. Emotion, 8, 828-837. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Yiend J, Schweizer S, Dunn BD (2009). Ironic effects of emotion suppression when recounting distressing memories. Emotion, 9(5), 744-749. Abstract.
Schartau PE, Dalgleish T, Dunn BD (2009). Seeing the bigger picture: training in perspective broadening reduces self-reported affect and psychophysiological response to distressing films and autobiographical memories. J Abnorm Psychol, 118(1), 15-27. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Billotti D, Murphy V, Dalgleish T (2009). The consequences of effortful emotion regulation when processing distressing material: a comparison of suppression and acceptance. Behav Res Ther, 47(9), 761-773. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Rolfe J, Golden AM, Dunn BD, Barnard PJ (2008). Reduced autobiographical memory specificity and posttraumatic stress: exploring the contributions of impaired executive control and affect regulation. J Abnorm Psychol, 117(1), 236-241. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Ogilvie AD, Lawrence AD (2007). Heartbeat perception in depression. Behav Res Ther, 45(8), 1921-1930. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Lawrence AD, Ogilvie AD (2007). The accuracy of self-monitoring and its relationship to self-focused attention in dysphoria and clinical depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 116(1), 1-15. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Lawrence AD (2006). The somatic marker hypothesis: a critical evaluation. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 30(2), 239-271. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Lawrence AD, Cusack R, Ogilvie AD (2004). Categorical and dimensional reports of experienced affect to emotion-inducing pictures in depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 113(4), 654-660. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Bolton W (2004). The impact of borderline personality traits on challenging behaviour: implications for learning disabilities services. British Journal of Forensic Practice, 6(4), 3-9. Abstract.
Swainson R, Hodges JR, Galton CJ, Semple J, Dunn BD, Iddon JL, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ (2001). Early detection and differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Depression with neuropsychological tests. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 12, 265-280.

Chapters

Dunn B (2019). Augmenting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Build Positive Mood in Depression. In Gruber J (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Roberts H (2016). Improving the capacity to treat depression using talking therapies: Setting a positive clinical psychology agenda. In Wood A, Johnson J (Eds.) Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology.
Dunn BD (2012). When should you follow your heart?. In Totterdell P, Niven K (Eds.) Should I Strap a Battery to My Head? (And Other Questions About Emotion), CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Blackwell A, Dunn BD, Owen AM, Sahakian BJ (2005). Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia. In Burns A, O'Brien J, Ames D (Eds.) Dementia, a Hodder Arnold Publication.

Publications by year


In Press

Roberts H, Moberly NJ, Cull T, Gow H, Honeysett M, Dunn B (In Press). Short-term affective consequences of specificity of rumination about unresolved personal goals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Full text.

2019

Dunn BD, O'Mahen H, Wright K (2019). A commentary on research rigour in clinical psychological science: How to avoid throwing out the innovation baby with the research credibility bath water in the depression field. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 120, 103417-103417. Full text.
Dunn B (2019). Augmenting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Build Positive Mood in Depression. In Gruber J (Ed) The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology, Oxford University Press. Abstract.
Dunn BD, 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, 103418-103418. Full text.
Dunn BD (2019). 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 Full text.
Yilmaz M (2019). Dampening and Amplifying Cognitive Appraisals in Anhedonia: an investigation of which psychological mechanisms build or hinder positive affect in adolescence.  Abstract.  Full text.
Kattan Khazanov G, Xu C, Dunn B, Cohen Z, DeRubeis R, Hollon S (2019). Distress and Anhedonia as Predictors of Depression Treatment Outcome: a Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy
Dunn BD, Widnall E, Reed N, Taylor R, Owens C, Spencer A, Kraag G, Kok G, Geschwind N, Wright K, et al (2019). Evaluating Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT): Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 27, 63-63. Full text.
Kennedy D, Goshko C-B, Murch S, Limbrick-Oldfield E, Dunn B, Clark L (2019). Interoception and Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia in Gambling Disorder. Psychophysiology, 56, e13333-e13333. Full text.
Yilmaz M, Psychogiou L, Javaid M, Ford T, Dunn B (2019). Making the worst of a good job: Induced dampening appraisals blunt happiness and increase sadness in adolescents during pleasant memory recall. Behaviour Research and Therapy Full text.
Widnall E, Price A, Trompetter H, Dunn BD (2019). Routine Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression is more effective at repairing symptoms of psychopathology than enhancing wellbeing. Cognitive Therapy and Research Full text.

2018

Pile V, Smith P, Leamy M, Blackwell SE, Meiser-Stedman R, Stringer D, Ryan EG, Dunn BD, Holmes EA, Lau JYF, et al (2018). A brief early intervention for adolescent depression that targets emotional mental images and memories: protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial (IMAGINE trial). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 97-97. Abstract.  Full text.
Alsubaie M, Dickens C, Dunn BD, Gibson A, Ukoummunne O, Evans A, Vicary R, Gandhi M, Kuyken W (2018). Feasibility and Acceptability of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Compared with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Treatment as Usual in People with Depression and Cardiovascular Disorders: a three-arm Randomised Controlled Trial. Mindfulness Full text.
Wright K, Dodd A, Warren FC, Medina-Lara A, Taylor R, Jones S, Owens C, Javaid M, Dunn B, Harvey JE, et al (2018). The clinical and cost effectiveness of adapted dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for bipolar mood instability in primary care (ThrIVe-B programme): a feasibility study. Trials, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dunn BD, Burr L, Bunker-Smith H, Hunt A, Dadgostar D, Dalglish L, Smith S, Attree E, Jell G, Martyn J, et al (2018). Turning gold into lead: Dampening appraisals reduce happiness and pleasantness and increase sadness during anticipation and recall of pleasant activities in the laboratory. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 107, 19-33. Full text.

2017

Dudas RB, Mole TB, Morris LS, Denman C, Hill E, Szalma B, Evans D, Dunn B, Fletcher P, Voon V, et al (2017). Amygdala and dlPFC abnormalities, with aberrant connectivity and habituation in response to emotional stimuli in females with BPD. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 460-466. Abstract.  Full text.
Travers-Hill E, Dunn BD, Hoppitt L, Hitchcock C, Dalgleish T (2017). Beneficial effects of training in self-distancing and perspective broadening for people with a history of recurrent depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 95, 19-28. Full text.
Gadeikis D, Bos N, Schweizer S, Murphy F, Dunn B (2017). Engaging in an experiential processing mode increases positive emotional response during recall of pleasant autobiographical memories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 92, 68-76. Full text.
Alsubaie M, Abbbott R, Dunn BD, Dickens C, Keil T, Henley W, Kuyken W (2017). Mechanisms of action in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in people with physical and/or psychological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 55, 74-91. Full text.
Dunn BD (2017). Opportunities and challenges for the emerging field of positive emotion regulation: a commentary on the special edition on positive emotions in psychopathology. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 469-478. Full text.
Dalgleish T, Walsh ND, Mobbs D, Schweizer S, Van Harmelen AL, Dunn B, Dunn V, Goodyer I, Stretton J (2017). Social pain and social gain in the adolescent brain: a common neural circuitry underlying both positive and negative social evaluation. Scientific Reports, 7 Abstract.  Full text.
Burr L, Javiad M, Jell G, Werner-Seidler A, Dunn BD (2017). Turning lemonade into lemons: Dampening appraisals reduce positive affect and increase negative affect during positive activity scheduling. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 91, 91-101. Full text.

2016

Dunn BD, Roberts H (2016). Improving the capacity to treat depression using talking therapies: Setting a positive clinical psychology agenda. In Wood A, Johnson J (Eds.) Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology.

2015

Evans D, Dalgleish T, Dudas RB, Denman C, Howard M, Dunn BD (2015). Examining the Shared and Unique Features of Self-Concept Content and Structure in Borderline Personality Disorder and Depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(5), 613-626. Abstract.
Farb N, Daubenmier J, Price CJ, Gard T, Kerr C, Dunn BD, Klein AC, Paulus MP, Mehling WE (2015). Interoception, Contemplative Practice, and Health. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 763-763. Full text.

2014

Parkin L, Morgan R, Rosselli A, Howard M, Shepherd A, Evans D, Hawkins A, Martinelli M, Golden AM, Dalgleish T, et al (2014). Exploring the relationship between mindfulness and cardiac perception. Mindfulness(3), 298-313.
Hoppitt L, Illingworth J, MacLeod C, Hampshire A, Dunn BD, Mackintosh B (2014). Modifying social anxiety related to a real-life stressor using online Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 52, 45-45. Full text.
McLaren IPL, Dunn BD, Lawrence NS, Milton FN, Verbruggen F, Stevens T, McAndrew A, Yeates F (2014). Why decision making may not require awareness. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(1), 35-36. Full text.

2013

Werner-Seidler A, Banks R, Dunn BD, Moulds ML (2013). An investigation of the relationship between positive affect regulation and depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 46-56. Abstract.
Evans D, Howard M, Dudas R, Denman C, Dunn BD (2013). Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: Examining the Consequences of Spontaneous and Instructed Use of Emotion Suppression and Emotion Acceptance when Viewing Negative Films. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 4(5), 546-565. Abstract.
Clark L, Liu R, Mckavanagh R, Garrett A, Dunn BD, Aitken MRF (2013). Learning and Affect Following Near-Miss Outcomes in Simulated Gambling. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(5), 442-450. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Navrady L, Bird L, Hill E, Dunn BD, Golden AM (2013). Method-of-Loci as a mnemonic device to facilitate access to self-affirming personal memories for individuals with depression. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 156-162. Abstract.
Murphy F, Macpherson K, Jeyabalasingham T, Manly T, Dunn BD (2013). Modulating mind-wandering in dysphoria. Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science, 4

2012

Bowler J, Mackintosh B, Dunn BD, Mathews, A. Dalgleish T, Hoppitt L (2012). A Comparison of Cognitive Bias Modification for Interpretation and Computerized Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Effects on Anxiety, Depression, Attentional Control and Interpretive Bias. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 1021-1033. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Evans D, Makarova D, White J, Clark L (2012). Gut feelings and the reaction to perceived inequity: the interplay between bodily responses, regulation, and perception shapes the rejection of unfair offers on the ultimatum game. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12 Abstract.
Dunn BD (2012). Helping depressed clients reconnect to positive emotion experience: Current insights and future directions. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 19, 326-340. Abstract.
Clark L, Liu R, McKavanagh R, Garrett A, Dunn BD, Aitken M (2012). Learning and Affect Following Near-Miss Outcomes in Simulated Gambling. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making Abstract.
Clark L, Crooks B, Clarke R, Aitken MRF, Dunn BD (2012). Physiological Responses to Near-Miss Outcomes and Personal Control During Simulated Gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28(1), 123-137. Abstract.
Clark L, Li R, Wright CM, Rome F, Fairchild G, Dunn BD, Aitken MRF (2012). Risk-avoidant decision making increased by threat of electric shock. Psychophysiology, 49(10), 1436-1443. Abstract.
Park RJ, Dunn BD, Barnard PJ (2012). Schematic models and modes of mind in anorexia nervosa II: Implications for Treatment and Course. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5, 86-98. Abstract.
Verdejo-Garcia A, Clark LC, Dunn BD (2012). The Role of Interoception in Addiction: a Critical Review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(8), 1858-1869. Abstract.
Andrews L, Joseph S, Troop N, Van Royen T, Dunn BD, Dalgleish T (2012). The structure of avoidance following trauma: Development and validation of the Posttraumatic Avoidance Scale (PAS). Traumatology, 19(2), 126-135. Abstract.
Dunn BD (2012). When should you follow your heart?. In Totterdell P, Niven K (Eds.) Should I Strap a Battery to My Head? (And Other Questions About Emotion), CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

2011

Indovina I, Robbins TW, Nunez-Elizalde AO, Dunn BD, Bishop SJ (2011). Fear conditioning mechanisms associated with trait vulnerability to anxiety in humans. Neuron, 69, 563-571. Abstract.
Park RJ, Dunn BD, Barnard PJ (2011). Schematic models and modes of mind in anorexia nervosa I: a novel process account. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 415-437. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Hill E, Golden AM, Morant N, Dunn BD (2011). The structure of past and future lives in depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 120(1), 1-15. Abstract.

2010

Dunn BD, Makarova D, Evans D, Clark L (2010). "I'm worth more than that": trait positivity predicts increased rejection of unfair financial offers. PLoS One, 5(12). Abstract.  Full text.
Dunn BD, Stefanovitch I, Evans D, Oliver C, Hawkins A, Dalgleish T (2010). Can you feel the beat? Interoceptive awareness is an interactive function of anxiety- and depression-specific symptom dimensions. Behav Res Ther, 48(11), 1133-1138. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dalgleish T, Golden A-MJ, Yiend J, Dunn BD (2010). Differential predictions about future negative events in seasonal and non-seasonal depression. Psychol Med, 40(3), 459-465. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Galton HC, Morgan R, Evans D, Oliver C, Meyer M, Cusack R, Lawrence AD, Dalgleish T (2010). Listening to your heart. How interoception shapes emotion experience and intuitive decision making. Psychol Sci, 21(12), 1835-1844. Abstract.

2009

Dunn BD, Stefanovitch I, Buchan K, Lawrence AD, Dalgleish T (2009). A reduction in positive self-judgment bias is uniquely related to the anhedonic symptoms of depression. Behav Res Ther, 47(5), 374-381. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Dunn BD, Mobbs D (2009). Affective neuroscience: Past, present and future. Emotion Review, 1, 355-368. Abstract.
Yiend J, Mathews A, Weston B, Dunn BD, Cusack R, Mackintosh B (2009). An Investigation of the Implicit Control of the Processing of Negative Pictures. Emotion, 8, 828-837. Abstract.
Dalgleish T, Yiend J, Schweizer S, Dunn BD (2009). Ironic effects of emotion suppression when recounting distressing memories. Emotion, 9(5), 744-749. Abstract.
Schartau PE, Dalgleish T, Dunn BD (2009). Seeing the bigger picture: training in perspective broadening reduces self-reported affect and psychophysiological response to distressing films and autobiographical memories. J Abnorm Psychol, 118(1), 15-27. Abstract.
Dunn BD, Billotti D, Murphy V, Dalgleish T (2009). The consequences of effortful emotion regulation when processing distressing material: a comparison of suppression and acceptance. Behav Res Ther, 47(9), 761-773. Abstract.

2008

Dalgleish T, Rolfe J, Golden AM, Dunn BD, Barnard PJ (2008). Reduced autobiographical memory specificity and posttraumatic stress: exploring the contributions of impaired executive control and affect regulation. J Abnorm Psychol, 117(1), 236-241. Abstract.

2007

Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Ogilvie AD, Lawrence AD (2007). Heartbeat perception in depression. Behav Res Ther, 45(8), 1921-1930. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Lawrence AD, Ogilvie AD (2007). The accuracy of self-monitoring and its relationship to self-focused attention in dysphoria and clinical depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 116(1), 1-15. Abstract.  Author URL.

2006

Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Lawrence AD (2006). The somatic marker hypothesis: a critical evaluation. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 30(2), 239-271. Abstract.

2005

Blackwell A, Dunn BD, Owen AM, Sahakian BJ (2005). Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia. In Burns A, O'Brien J, Ames D (Eds.) Dementia, a Hodder Arnold Publication.

2004

Dunn BD, Dalgleish T, Lawrence AD, Cusack R, Ogilvie AD (2004). Categorical and dimensional reports of experienced affect to emotion-inducing pictures in depression. J Abnorm Psychol, 113(4), 654-660. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dunn BD, Bolton W (2004). The impact of borderline personality traits on challenging behaviour: implications for learning disabilities services. British Journal of Forensic Practice, 6(4), 3-9. Abstract.

2001

Swainson R, Hodges JR, Galton CJ, Semple J, Dunn BD, Iddon JL, Robbins TW, Sahakian BJ (2001). Early detection and differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and Depression with neuropsychological tests. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 12, 265-280.

Refresh publications

External Engagement and Impact

Awards and distinctions

Beck Institute scholar in 2013, receiving CBT training and supervision at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

My 2012 article in Cognitive Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience was selected as article of the year in that journal for 2013 by Psychonomics Society ($1000 prize)

Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (2005-2012)


Committee/panel activities

Current committee roles:

NIHR advocate for psychology 2016 onwards

Member of multi-agency integrated psychological therapies workstream, setting and implementing strategy for psychological therapy provision in Devon 2015 onwards

Member of Dean for UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) faculty trainees advisory panel 2015 onwards

Member of NIHR ICA pre doctoral fellowship panel 2018 onwards

Past committee roles:

External examiner for Royal Holloway Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 2010-2014.

Member of Research Committee for Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2005-2008

Society memberships

British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology

British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

Diplomate member of Academy of Cognitive Therapy


Editorial responsibilities

Regular journal reviewer, including for Psychological Science, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Emotion, and Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Regular grant reviewer for NIHR, ESRC and Wellcome Trust


Media Coverage

Dunn, B. D., Galton, H., Morgan, R., Evans, D., Oliver, C., Meyer, M., Cusack, R., Lawrence, A. D., Dalgleish, T. (2010). Listening to your heart: How interoception shapes emotion experience and intuitive decision-making. Psychological Science, 21, 1835-1844. Covered in: National Geographic, Daily Mail, Time, Business week, Metro, Oprah Magazine (also featured in article in New Scientist).

Indovina, I., Robbins, T. W., Nunez-Elizalde, A. O., Dunn, B. D., & Bishop, S. J. (2011). Fear conditioning mechanisms associated with trait vulnerability to anxiety in humans. Neuron, 69, 563-571. Covered in:  Fox News (Video Clip) Spiegel, ScienceDaily, Times of India

Dunn, B.D., Evans, D., Makarova, D., White, J., Clark, L. (2012). Gut feelings and the reaction to perceived inequity: the interplay between bodily responses, regulation, and perception shapes the rejection of unfair offers on the ultimatum game. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience,12, 419-429. Covered in Reuters

Dalgleish, T., Navrady, L., Bird, L., Hill, E., Dunn, B.D., Golden, A.M. (2013). Method-of-Loci as a mnemonic device to facilitate access to self-affirming personal memories for individuals with depression. Clinical Psychological Science. Covered on Radio 4’s “All in the Mind


Other

Presentations

Organised Conference Symposia

BABCP 2017, Manchester. Positive emotion regulation in mood disorders. 

BABCP, 2014, Birmingham. Understanding and treating disturbances in positive mood in mood disorders: From basic science to clinical intervention

ABCT, 2013, Marrakech. Positive Clinical Psychology Approaches to Mood Disorders

BABCP, 2011, Guildford. Exploring emotion regulation process in health and psychopathology

BABCP, 2010, Manchester.  Understanding anhedonia and positive information processing in depression: From basic science to clinical intervention

BABCP 2007, Sussex: Role of the body in mood disorder and brain injury

Selected Conference Presentations

BABCP Annual conference, Glasgow, 2018. Should we be depressed about CBT outcomes for depression (panel debate)

International Conference on Mindfulness, Amsterdam, 2018. How Does Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Bolster Positive Affect and How is This Related To the Prevention of Depressive Relapse?

Key Note, BABCP Annual Conference, Manchester, 2017. Understanding and treating disturbances in positive mood in depression.

BABCP annual conference, Manchester, 2017. How well does Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy repair the residual symptoms of depression?

Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 2016. Improving capacity to treat anhedonia by identifying which mechanisms blunt pleasure experience in depression (keynote). 

Association of Depression and Anxiety annual conference, Philadelphia, US, 2016 Cognitive Therapy and SSRI pharmacotherapy do not normalize positive affect.

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy at 30 conference, 2014. Challenges and opportunities for Cognitive Analytic Therapy at 30.

Exploring mindfulness, neuroscience and eating disorders conference, Clinical Neuropsychology Research Group, University of Exeter, 2013. The importance of bodily awareness in anorexia: An interactive cognitive subsystems account.

Society for Experimental Social Psychology Conference, 2011. Does interoceptive accuracy influence cognitive-affective processing?

BABCP Annual Conference, 2011, Guildford. The pain of being on the outside: Exploring how dysphoric participants respond to social rejection

International Society for Research on Emotions, 2009, Leuven, Belgium. Somatic regulation of cognitive-affective processes in depression

Applied Positive Psychology Conference, 2009, Warwick. Follow your heart? Experimental investigations of whether mindfulness in part works by changing the relationship to the body

BABCP, 2008, Edinburgh. Obstacles to effective emotion regulation: Implications for CBT

World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies, 2007, Barcelona. Does emotional suppression help regulate affect when processing traumatic material?

BABCP, 2006, Warwick. Is emotional suppression a helpful or unhelpful form of affect regulation when processing traumatic material?

BABCP, 2003, York. Processing of discrete basic emotions in dysphoria and depression

Selected Departmental Presentations

University of Reading, 2017. The AccEPT clinic: An example of embedding psychological therapies research into routine NHS care.

University of Pennsylvania, US, 2015. Learning how to feel good in depression: Understanding and repairing anhedonia in depression.

Royal Holloway University, London, 2015: Learning how to feel good in depression: Understanding and repairing anhedonia in depression.

University of Ghent, 2014. Learning how to feel good in depression: Understanding and repairing anhedonia in depression.

University of Exeter, clinic think tank, 2014: Learning how to feel good in depression: Development of a novel psychosocial therapy.

University of Pennsylvania, 2013: A reanalysis of the the DeRubeis & Holldon Depression RCT.

University of Exeter, SEORG group, 2013: Examining interpersonal regulation in depression: A search for tractable methods.

University of Exeter Medical School Mental Health Research Group Seminar, 2013. Learning how to feel good: Understanding and treating the anhedonic symptoms of depression.

University of Exeter Clinical Research Facility, 2013. Do disturbances in reward system function predict current and future mood disorder symptoms and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours in the Exeter 10000?

Institute of Philosophy Workshop, London, 2011. Listening to your heart: Does interoceptive accuracy influence cognitive and affective processing?

Department of Philosophy Workshop, Exeter, 2011. Listening to your heart: How bodily response, perception and regulation processes shape emotion in health and mental illness

University of Manchester, 2011: Understanding positive emotion regulation disturbances in depression

Cambridge Clinical Research Centre in Affective Disorders, Cambridge, 2011 Finding ways to feel good: Positive emotion regulation disturbances in depression

University of New South Wales, Australia, 2010. Understanding anhedonia in depression

University of Exeter, 2010. Exploring bodily feedback mechanisms in psychopathology

Cambridge Neuroeconomics Workshop, 2009. Heartfelt emotions: How interoception shapes intuition.

University of East Anglia, 2009. Follow your heart? Examining the influence of bodily feedback on decision making and emotional experience in non-clinical and clinical populations

BABCP Spring workshop, 2009: Using the body to regulate emotions in CBT

University of New South Wales, Australia, 2008. Follow your heart? Examining the influence of bodily feedback on cognitive-emotional processing in healthy and mood disordered individuals

University of Louvain, Belgium, 2007. Follow your heart: Extending the Somatic Marker Hypothesis.

Selected Clinical Workshops

BABCP pre conference workshop, one day workshop on Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT), Glasgow, 2018.

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, one day workshop on treating anhedonia in depression. Cambridge, 2017.

Charlie Waller Institute, one day workshop on treating anhedonia in depression, Reading, 2017

University of East Anglia Master class on treating anhedonia in depression, Norwich, 2015

BABCP pre-conference workshop on building positive mood in depression, Warwick, 2015

IAPT High Intensity Master class on personality disorder in IAPT, Exeter, 2015.

BABCP Annual Conference. How to build positivity in depressed clients, half day skills workshop (co-facilitated with Richard Moore), 2014

High Intensity IAPT training, 2014. Managing personality disorder in an IAPT setting, one day skills workshop, Exeter 2014.

Selected Communication of Science and Public Engagement Activities

Speaker at Devon Partnership Trust Research Day, 2017

Wrote blog on embedding research in NHS practice as part of NIHR 'I am research campaign', 2017

Featured as a video case study on how to build a clinical trials career by NIHR 

Co-organised with service users a public engagement day on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy on World Mental Health Day, 2015.

 

 

Teaching

I was awarded an ASPIRE fellowship of the Higer Education Academy in June 2014.

Research supervision:

I regularly supervise PhD, Masters, clinical psychology trainee, and undergraduate dissertations on clinically facing projects. 

Current teaching:

I am on a research fellowship till 2020, so have a limited teaching load at present. 

I give invited workshops around the country on treating anhedonia in depression (most recently Reading and Cambridge)

Guest teaching on Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and on IAPT training programme at Exeter (treating personality disorder and depression).

Historical teaching:

Module convenor: Evidence based psychological therapy practice (PSY1302; 1st year BSc Applied Psychology).

Module convenor: Interpersonal and emotion regulation processes in psychopathology (PSY3207: 3rd year BSc Psychology).

Guest teaching on Masters in Psychological Therapies (cognitive analytic therapy).

Modules

2019/20

Information not currently available


Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Emily Widnall (Associate Research Fellow, Exeter). Trial manager on the ADepT feasibility trial.

Postgraduate researchers

  • Merve Yilmaz (PhD student, Exeter) – examining dampening as a mechanism driving anhedonia in adolescence

Alumni

  • Anna Adlam (2009, clinical trainee, UEA): Empathy and emotional recognition following head injury. Now a senior lecturer at University of Exeter.
  • Modi Alsubaie PhD completed on adapting MBCT for vascular disorders, funded by Saudi Arabian government. Now working at a Saudi Arabian University
  • Danielle Billotti (2006, masters student, University of Cambridge): The consequences of acceptance in response to trauma. Left to complete clinical psychology training at IOP.
  • Nikita Bos (visiting masters student, Maastricht) – secondary analysis of the COBALT trial. Left to study for a clinical masters in the Netherlands.
  • Nina Brauner (2013, clinical trainee, UCL): Training sustained attention in depression (2nd supervisor). Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Harriet Bunker-Smith (masters student, Exeter) - training alternatives to positive dampening appraisals. Left to work as a research assistant.
  • Leigh-Anne Burr (masters student, Exeter) - experience sampling investigation of the role of positive dampening appraisals. Left to complete a PGCE.
  • Claudia Copestake (2014, clinical trainee, Exeter). The impact of the detached protector mode on positive emotion experience (primary supervisor). Left to work as NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Clem Edwards (2011, undergraduate student, Cambridge University, previously a summer student): Social decision making in depression (primary supervisor). Accepted onto 4 year funded PhD programme at IOP and now working as a clinical psychologist.
  • Davy Evans (2012, full time MRC funded Phd student, previously Wellcome funded summer student and undergraduate student): Emotion regulation in borderline personality disorder (primary supervisor). Now working as a clinical psychologist.
  • Grace Fisher (PhD student, Exeter). Mind wandering, negative inhibitory control and anhedonia (primary supervisor). Left to work in the NHS as a psychology assistant.
  • Sarah Harding (2014, masters student, Exeter). Positive elaboration in depression. Left to work in adolescent mental health.
  • Joe Hickey (2013, clinical trainee, UCL): Negative inhibitory control training in dysphoria (primary supervisor). Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Emma Hill (2014, PhD student, MRC CBU, Cambridge): Perspective broadening in depression (2nd supervisor). Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Maxine Howard (2011, full time voluntary RA and MRC funded summer student): Interoception and emotional memory (primary supervisor). Accepted onto 4 year mental health funded PhD programme at UCL.
  • Sarah Howley (2013, clinical trainee, UCL): Positive elaboration in depression (primary supervisor). Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Esther Maissi (2010, clinical trainee, Holloway): Affective forecasting in depression. Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • James Martyn (2014, masters student, Exeter). Positive dampening appraisal style in depression. Left to work as a psychology assistant.
  • Ruth Morgan (2007, clinical trainee, UCL): Does mindfulness work by changing relationship to the body? Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Adele Pacini (2011, clinical trainee, UEA): Suppression and positive emotion experience in depression (primary supervisor). Left to work at the Open University.
  • Lucy Parkin (2009, clinical trainee, UCL): Mindfulness and emotion processing. Now working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS.
  • Jodi Pitt (2016, clinical psychology trainee, Exeter). Mind wandering in depression. Now working as a clinical psychologist.
  • Alice Price Placement student from University of Cardiff, now completing final year of undergraduate degree
  • Louise Quarmby (2007, clinical trainee, UCL): Consequences of habitual acceptance versus suppression on response to trauma. Moved to Canada.
  • Henrietta Roberts (postdoc, Exeter). Does reward system function predict vulnerability to mood disorders? Now completing clinical psychology training.
  • Benjamin Rosser (2014, clinical trainee, Exeter). Thought speed and the interpretation of threat in mania prone individuals (second supervisor). Now working at Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Patricia Schartau (2007, PhD student, MRC CBU): Examining the consequences of cognitive reappraisal. Now working as an NHS medic.
  • Iolanta Stefanovitch (2006, clinical trainee, UCL): Self focused attention to mind and body in anxiety. Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.
  • Mairi Stewart (2010, clinical trainee, UCL). Affective forecasting in depression. Now working as an NHS clinical psychologist.

Back | Edit Profile