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Asha Ladwa

PhD student

 Washington Singer 207


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


I am a PhD student based in the Mood Disorders Centre at Exeter, under the supervision of Dr Heather O’Mahen (University of Exeter), Dr Kim Wright (University of Exeter), and Professor Adele Hayes (University of Delaware).

I am interested in examining how, why, and for whom, psychological treatments for depression work. In March 2017, I was awarded a +3 studentship from the ESRC to examine the processes that are related to patterns of depressive symptom change in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Behavioural Activation. This will enable us to identify specific treatment components that are necessary for symptom change, as well as to  see if there are specific times at which we should be targeting these components.

Furthermore, I am a teaching assistant for the statistics module on the MSc Psychology programmes, and for various modules in the BSc Psychology programme at Exeter.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation


MSc Psychological Research Methods (Distinction), University of Exeter, 2015-2016
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Exeter, 2012-2015




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Ladwa A (2022). Why do psychological treatments work? a process analysis comparing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Behavioural Activation in the treatment of depression.  Abstract.

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