Biography

Peter qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2000 from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London and went on to complete a PhD at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent as an NIHR Research Fellow. Since qualifying he has worked in a medium secure assessment and treatment service for offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and currently works within the Broadland Clinic, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) - Norfolk, just outside Norwich.  His research interests fall broadly within the area of developmental psychology and include the adaptation and evaluation of psychological therapies for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Career History

Peter is currently a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Fellow and is working on projects that aim to investigate psychological factors associated with criminal offending behaviour by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.  Other funded projects include a randomised control trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy for people with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism who also have problems with anxiety (PAsSA Trial). He is also developing and evaluating criminal justice liaison and diversion services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities within the county of Norfolk with funding from the Department of Health.  He is a Honorary Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, working at the Broadland Clinic, HPFT-Norfolk.

Academic Background

Peter completed his undergraduate degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.  He completed postgraduate training in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London as a Lord Rothermere Fellow.  He completed his PhD at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent as an NIHR Research Fellow.  He was awarded another NIHR fellowship which runs from 2012 to 2016.  He is a registered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist.

Educational and Professional Qualifications 

  • BSc (Hons) (Memorial)
  • DClinPsy (London)
  • PhD (Kent)
  • AFBPsS 
  • CPsychol
  • CSci

Additional Contacts

Broadland Clinic
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Norfolk
Little Plumstead
Norwich
NR13 5EW

All Publications

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Morrissey, C., Langdon, P. E., Geach, N., Chester, V., Ferriter, M., Lindsay, W. R., McCarthy, J., Devapriam, J., Walker, D., Duggan, C., Alexander, R.

(2017)

A systematic review and synthesis of outcome domains for use within forensic services for people with intellectual disabilities,

in BJPsych Open

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pp. 41-56

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Vereenooghe, L., Gega, L., Langdon, P. E.

(2017)

Intellectual disability and computers in therapy: Views of service users and clinical psychologists,

in Cyberpsychology

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article no. 11

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Weston, L., Hodgekins, J., Langdon, P. E.

(2016)

Effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy with people who have autistic spectrum disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis,

in Clinical Psychology Review

49

pp. 41-54

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Garrigan, B., Adlam, A. L. R., Langdon, P. E.

(2016)

The neural correlates of moral decision-making: A systematic review and meta-analysis of moral evaluations and response decision judgements,

in Brain and Cognition

108

pp. 88-97

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Montgomery, C. B., Allison, C., Lai, M., Cassidy, S., Langdon, P. E., Baron-Cohen, S.

(2016)

Do adults with high functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome differ in empathy and emotion recognition?,

in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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(6)

pp. 1931-1940

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Langdon, P., Murphy, G., Shepstone, L., Wilson, E., Fowler, D., Heavens, D., Malovic, A., Russell, A., Rose, A., Mullineaux, L.

(2016)

The People with Asperger syndrome and anxiety disorders (PAsSA) trial: a pilot multicentre, single-blind randomised trial of group cognitive–behavioural therapy,

in BJPsych Open

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pp. 179 - 186

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Crook, N., Adams, M., Shorten, N., Langdon, P. E.

(2016)

Does the well-being of individuals with Down syndrome and dementia improve when using life story books and rummage boxes? A randomized single case series experiment,

in Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

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(1)

pp. 1-10

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Vereenooghe, L., Gega, L., Reynolds, S., Langdon, P. E.

(2016)

Using computers to teach people with intellectual disabilities to perform some of the tasks used within cognitive behavioural therapy: A randomised experiment,

in Behaviour Research and Therapy

76

pp. 13-23

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Buell, S., Bunning, K., Langdon, P., Pounds, G.

(2014)

The Easy Read Project: an investigation into the accessibility value of health-based ‘easy read’ literature,

in IASSID Europe Congress, Vienna .

(Conference contribution)

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Jobson, L., Stanbury, A., Langdon, P. E.

(2013)

The Self- and Other-Deception Questionnaires-Intellectual Disabilities (SDQ-ID and ODQ-ID): Component analysis and reliability,

in Research in Developmental Disabilities

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pp. 3576-3582

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Langdon, P. E., Murphy, G. H., Wilson, E., Shepstone, L., Fowler, D., Heavens, D., Malovic, A., Russell, A.

(2013)

Asperger syndrome and anxiety disorders (PAsSA) treatment trial: a study protocol of a pilot, multicentre, single-blind, randomised crossover trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy,

in BMJ Open

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(7)

article no. e003449

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Langdon, P., Hockley, O.

(2012)

Empathy towards victims of sexual and non-sexual crimes amongst men with intellectual disabilities who are convicted sexual offenders,

in Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

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pp. 688

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Langdon, P., Murphy, G., Clare, I., Steverson, T., Palmer, E.

(2011)

Relationships Among Moral Reasoning, Empathy, and Distorted Cognitions in Men With Intellectual Disabilities and a History of Criminal Offending,

in American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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pp. 438-456

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Bonfield, S., Collins, S., Guishard-Pine, J., Langdon, P.

(2010)

The relationship between mental health literacy and help seeking amongst foster carers,

in British Journal of Social Work

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pp. 1335-1352

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Bruce, M., Collins, S., Langdon, P., Powlitch, S., Reynolds, S.

(2010)

Does training improve understanding of core concepts in cognitive behaviour therapy by people with intellectual disabilities? A randomised experiment,

in British Journal of Clinical Psychology

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pp. 1-13

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Langdon, P.

(2010)

The development of a sex offender assessment and treatment service within a community learning disability team: commentary,

in Tizard Learning Disability Review

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pp. 44-50

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Langdon, P., Clare, I., Murphy, G.

(2010)

Developing an understanding of the literature pertaining to the moral development of people with intellectual disabilities. Developmental Review.,

in Developmental Review

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pp. 273-293

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Langdon, P., Clare, I., Murphy, G.

(2010)

Illegal behaviour and moral reasoning amongst men with and without ID,

in Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

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pp. 428

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Langdon, P., Clare, I., Murphy, G.

(2010)

Measuring social desirability amongst men with intellectual disabilities: The psychometric properties of the Self- and Other-Deception Questionnaire—Intellectual Disabilities,

in Research in Developmental Disabilities

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pp. 1601-1608

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Langdon, P., Clare, I., Murphy, G.

(2010)

Moral reasoning theory and illegal behaviour by adults with intellectual disabilities,

in Psychology, Crime and Law

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pp. 101-115

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Key Research Interests

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Developmental psychology 
  • Attribution theory and expressed emotion
  • Forensic mental health
  • Psychological therapies with people who have neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Clinical trials with special populations


Recent Grants

People with Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety Disorders (PAsSA) Treatment Trial
Research for Patient Benefit, National Institute for Health Research
£249,760.60
Collaborators: Professor Glynis H Murphy (University of Kent), Professor David Fowler (University of East Anglia), Professor Lee Shepstone (University of East Anglia), Mr Edward Wilson (University of East Anglia).

Moral Reasoning and Illegal Behaviour Amongst Men with Intellectual Disabilities
Personal Award, National Institute for Health Research
£281,772.00
Collaborators: Professor Glynis H Murphy (University of Kent), Dr Isabel CH Clare (University of Cambridge).

Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Offenders with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities
National Institute for Health Research
£418,929.80
Collaborators: Professor Glynis Murphy (University of Kent) and Professor Shirley Reynolds (University of East Anglia)

 

Recent Publications

Langdon, P.E., Clare, I.C.H., & Murphy G.H. (2010). Developing an understanding of the literature relating to the moral development of people with intellectual disabilities.   Developmental Review, 30, 273-293.

Langdon, P.E., Clare, I.C.H., & Murphy G.H. (2010). Measuring social desirability amongst people with intellectual disabilities: the psychometric properties of the Self- and Other-Deception Questionnaire-Intellectual Disabilities.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1601-1608.

Sex Offender Treatment Services Collaborative- Intellectual Disabilities (SOTSEC-ID). (2010). Effectiveness of group cognitive behavioural treatment for men with intellectual disabilities at risk of sexual offending. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 23, 537-551.

Langdon, P.E., Murphy, G.H., Clare, I.C.H., Steverson, T., & Palmer, E.J. (2011) The relationships between moral reasoning, empathy and distorted cognitions amongst men with intellectual disabilities and a history of criminal offending. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 116, 438-456.

Langdon, P.E., Clare, I.C.H., & Murphy, G.H. (2011).  Moral reasoning theory and illegal behaviour by adults with intellectual disabilities.  Psychology, Crime and Law, 17, 101-115.

Langdon, P.E., Murphy, G.H., Clare, I.C.H, Palmer, E.J. & Rees, J. (2013). An evaluation of the EQUIP treatment programme with men who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 26, 167-180.

Langdon, P.E., Murphy, G.H., Wilson, E., Shepstone, L., Fowler, D. Heavens, D. & Russell, A. (2013). Asperger Syndrome and anxiety disorders (PAsSA) treatment trial: a study protocol of a pilot multi-centre single blind randomised cross-over trial of group cognitive behavioural therapy.  BMJ Open, 3 (7), e003449.

Jobson, L., Stanbury, A., & Langdon, P.E. (2013). The Self- and Other-Deception Questionnaires-Intellectual Disabilities (SDQ-ID and ODQ-ID): Component Analysis and Reliability.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3576-3582.

Reynolds, S.A., Clarke, S., Smith, H, Langdon, P.E., Payne, R., Bowers, G., Norton, E., & McIlwham, H. (In Press). Randomized controlled trial of parent-enhanced CBT compared with individual CBT for obsessive compulsive disorder in young people. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 

Vereenooghe, L. & Langdon, P.E. (2013).  Psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 4085-4102.

 

Teaching Interests

Current teaching is mainly on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme.  I supervise ClinPsyD, PhD, MD and other postgraduate students. 

My current PhD students are:

Ms Leen Vereenooghe
Project: Developing and evaluating training paradigms to improve skills needed to take part in psychological therapy with people who have intellectual disabilities.

Ms Beverly Garrigan
Project: The effects of acquired brain injury on moral development and executive functioning. 

Ms Susan Buell (Primary Supervisor: Dr Karen Bunning)
Project: Evaluating the value of easy read literature for people with intellectual disabilities.

Ms Anna-Maria Piaseckia
Project: Evaluating working memory rehabilitation strategies with children who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Associate Editor: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
  • Associate Editor: the Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • Member, Norfolk NHS Research Ethics Committee
  • Panel Member, NIHR Health Technology Assessment Topic Identification, Development and Evaluation Panel for Mental, Psychological and Occupational Health.
  • Elected Member, Research Board, British Psychological Society
  • Trustee, Asperger East Anglia, Registered Charity No. 1074699

Professional Activities

  • 2010-2012 Academic Director, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme
  • 2010-2012 Head of Selection, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme
  • 2006-2009 Chair, Eastern England BPS Faculty for Learning Disabilities
  • 2003-2006 Member, Norwich Primary Care NHS Trust Research Management Commiteee
  • 2004-2006, Member, Norwich Primary Care NHS Trust Research Group for Learning Disabilities
  • 2004-2007 Co-chair, Learning Disabilities Research Network, East of England