Career History

  • Current: Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies, University of Reading.
  • 2002-2013  Professor of Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School
  • 1994-2002: Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School
  • 1993-1994: Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University College London
  • 1987-1993: Research Clinical Psychologist/ Non-clinical Scientist, Grade I MRC/ESRC Social and Applied Psychology Unit, University of Sheffield                             
  • 1984-1987: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, East Anglia Regional Health Authority

Academic Background

  • 1981 BSc (Tech), Psychology1st Class U.W.I.S.T., Cardiff
  • 1987 MSc in Clinical Psychology University of Leicester
  • 1989 Chartered. Clinical Psychologist British Psychological Society
  • 1999 PhD in Psychology University of Sheffield


Current Appointments

1.  Professor of Clinical Psychology, Norwich Medical School, UEA

2.  Head of Department of Psychological Sciences, Norwich Medical School, UEA.

3.  Co-Director, Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, UEA

4.  President British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (BABCP)

5.  Lead: Mental Health Research Programme East Norfolk and Waveney, NHS Research Consortium

6.  Deputy Director, East Anglia Mental Health Research Hub (MHRN)

7.  External Assessor, Teaching and Research Panel (Professorial appointments) British Psychological Society

8   External examiner, University of Sheffield, University College London

9.  Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust

All Publications

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Lovell, K., Bower, P., Gellatly, J., Byford, S., Bee, P., McMillan, D., Arundel, C., Gilbody, S., Gega, L., Hardy, G., Reynolds, S., Barkham, M., Mottram, P., Lidbetter, N., Pedley, R., Molle, J., Peckham, E., Knopp-Hoffer, J., Price, O., Connell, J., Heslin, M., Foley, C., Plummer, F., Roberts, C.

(2017)

Low-intensity cognitive-behaviour therapy interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder compared to waiting list for therapist-led cognitive-behaviour therapy: 3-arm randomised controlled trial of clinical effectiveness,

in PLoS Medicine

14

(6)

article no. e1002337

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Cousins, L., Whitaker, K. J., Widmer, B., Midgley, N., Byford, S., Dubicka, B., Kelvin, R., Reynolds, S., Roberts, C., Holland, F., Barrett, B., Senior, R., Wilkinson, P., Target, M., Fonagy, P., Goodyer, I. M.

(2016)

Clinical characteristics associated with the prescribing of SSRI medication in adolescents with major unipolar depression,

in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

25

(12)

pp. 1287–1295

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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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Leakey, P., Littlewood, M., Reynolds, S., Bunce, D.

(2015)

Caring for the carers. North Derbyshire Health Authority,

in Creating Healthy Work Organizations.

Chichester: Wiley

UEA Repository

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Reynolds, S.

(2015)

The family scenario: Observing the families,

in Ecological Studies of Family Life.

Chichester: Wiley

ISBN 0471912530

UEA Repository

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Reynolds, S., Trinder, E.

(2015)

Evidence-Based Practice: A Critical Appraisal,

Blackwell Science

ISBN 0632050586

UEA Repository

(Book)

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Shapiro, D., Barkham, M., Hardy, G., Morrison, L., Reynolds, S., Startup, M., Harper, H.

(2015)

Psychotherapy research program,

in Psychotherapy Research Programs.

Washington: Society for Psychotherapy Research and American Psychological Association

UEA Repository

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Hagan, C. C., Graham, J. M., Widmer, B., Holt, R. J., Ooi, C., van Nieuwenhuizen, A. O., Fonagy, P., Reynolds, S., Target, M., Kelvin, R., Wilkinson, P. O., Bullmore, E. T., Lennox, B. R., Sahakian, B. J., Goodyer, I., Suckling, J.

(2013)

Magnetic resonance imaging of a randomized controlled trial investigating predictors of recovery following psychological treatment in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression: study protocol for Magnetic Resonance-Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (MR-IMPACT),

in BMC Psychiatry

13

article no. 247

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Clark, S., Reynolds, S.

(2013)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,

in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Families.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 275-291

UEA Repository

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Reynolds, S., Clark, S.

(2013)

Depressive Disorder,

in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Families.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

pp. 292-310

UEA Repository

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(Published)


Reynolds, S., Wilson, C., Austin, J., Hooper, L.

(2012)

Effects of psychotherapy for anxiety in children and adolescents: A meta-analytic review.,

in Clinical Psychology Review

32

(4)

pp. 251–262

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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

49

pp. 1-13

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Kelly, V., Barker, H., Field, A., Wilson, C., Reynolds, S.

(2010)

Can Rachman's indirect pathways be used to un-learn Fear? A prospective paradigm to test whether children's fears can be reduced using positive information and modelling a non-anxious response,

in Behaviour Research and Therapy

48

(2)

pp. 164-170

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Reeves, J., Reynolds, S., Coker, S.

(2010)

An experimental manipulation of responsibility in children: a test of the inflated responsibility model of OCD,

in Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry

41

(3)

pp. 228-233

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Wilson, E., Thalanany, M., Shepstone, L., Charlesworth, G., Poland, F., Harvey, I., Price, D., Reynolds, S., Mugford, M.

(2009)

Befriending carers of people with dementia: a cost utility analysis,

in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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(6)

pp. 610-623

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Brosan, L., Moore, R., Reynolds, S.

(2008)

Self evaluation of cognitive therapy performance: Do therapists know how competent they are?,

in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

36

(5)

pp. 581-587

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Charlesworth, G., Shepstone, L., Wilson, E., Mindell, J., Reynolds, S., Mugford, M., Poland, F., Harvey, I., Price, D.

(2008)

Befriending carers of people with dementia: randomised controlled trial,

in British Medical Journal

336

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pp. 1295-1297

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Field, A., Cartwright-Hatton, S., Reynolds, S., Cresswell, C.

(2008)

Future directions for child anxiety theory and treatment,

in Cognition and Emotion

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(3)

pp. 385-394

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Gifford, S., Bell, S., Wilson, C., Reynolds, S.

(2008)

Threat interpretation bias in anxious children and their mothers,

in Cognition and Emotion

22

(3)

pp. 497-508

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Hamill, M., Reid, M., Reynolds, S.

(2008)

Letters in Cognitive Analytic Therapy: The Patient's Experience,

in Psychotherapy Research

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pp. 573-583

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Key Research Interests

Child and adolescent mental health especially anxiety disorders / OCD

Development of psychological therapies (CBT) for children

Children’s cognitive development

Adapting CBT for people with learning disabilities

Psychotherapy research (RCTs and process research)
 

Recent Grants

NIHR Programme Grant (2011 to 2014): Diabetes Prevention Trial, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. CI: Dr Mike Sampson, UEA/NNUH. (£1,998,700)

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (2011-2015): Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment Trial (OCTET). Multi-site RCT. CI: Karina Lovell, University of Manchester. (£2,526,301 plus £69,854 NHS costs)

NIHR Health Technology Assessment (2009-2014): Improving mood with psychodynamic and cognitive therapy (IMPACT).  Multisite RCT.  CI: Ian Goodyer, Cambridge. (£2,826,625 plus £2,119,744 NHS costs)

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2008-2011): Support for computerised cognitive therapy for patients with depression/anxiety: a factorial randomised controlled comparison of brief vs. enhanced support given by clinicians vs. non-clinicians CI: Lina Gega, UEA. (£249,999)

NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (2008-2011): The acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of parental-enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with OCD (ROCKY) CI: Shirley Reynolds. (£256,837) 


Recent Publications 

Bruce M, Collins S, Langdon P, Powlitch S and Reynolds S (2010) Does training improve understanding of core concepts in cognitive behaviour therapy by people with intellectual disabilities? A randomised experiment.  British Journal of Clinical Psychology 49 1-13. 

Field A, Cartwright-Hatton S, Reynolds S and Cresswell C (2008) Future directions for child anxiety theory and treatment. Cognition and Emotion (Special Issue: Anxiety in children)

Gifford S, Bell S, Wilson C and Reynolds S (2008) Threat interpretation bias in anxious children and their mothers.  Cognition and Emotion (Special Issue: Anxiety in children) 

Goodyer I, Tsancheva S, Byford S, Dubicka B, Hill J, Kelvin R, Reynolds S, Roberts C, Senior R,  Suckling J, Wilkinson P, Target M and Fonagy P, (2011) Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT): A pragmatic effectiveness superiority trial to investigate whether specialised psychological treatment reduces the risk for relapse in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.  Trials 12 175 

Hamill M, Reid M, and Reynolds S (2008) Letters in Cognitive Analytic Therapy: The Patient’s Experience.  Psychotherapy Research 18 573-583.  

Kelly V, Barker H, Field A, Wilson C and Reynolds S  (2010)  Can Rachman’s indirect pathways be used to un-learn Fear? A prospective paradigm to test whether children’s fears can be reduced using positive information and modelling a non-anxious response.  Behaviour Research and Therapy 48 164-170 

Matthews L, Reynolds S and Derisley J (2007) Examining cognitive models of obsessive compulsive disorder in adolescents.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 35 149-164.  

Reeves J, Reynolds S, Coker S and Wilson C (2010) An experimental manipulation of responsibility in children: A test of the inflated responsibility model of obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 41 228-233. 

Reynolds S and Reeves J (2008) Do cognitive models of obsessive compulsive disorder apply to children and adolescents?  A systematic review of the literature.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (Special Issue: Anxiety in Children).   

Wilson E C F, Thalanany M, Shepstone L, Charlesworth G, Poland F, Harvey I, Price D, Reynolds S and Mugford M (2008) Befriending carers of people with dementia: A cost utility analysis.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 23 1-12. 

Teaching Interests

I am co-director of the doctoral programme in clinical psychology.  Most of my teaching is around research including the supervision of Clinical Psychology Doctorates and PhDs

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Department of Health, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for Children and Young People, Expert Reference Group (from February 2011 to June 2011).
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) National Assessor for Academic and Professorial posts in Clinical Psychology (Jan 2005-present)
  • Associate editor of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology (Jan 2006 to December 2010)
  • Conference Committee of the New Savoy Partnership
  • Scientific Committee of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) (March 2007 to present).
  • Clinical Psychology Panel, ESRC Benchmarking exercise, October 2012
  • Research Board of the British Psychological Society (April 2006 to present)
  • External examiner at the University of Sheffield for the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology (2009 to 2013)
  • Honorary clinical appointment at Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (2004 to present)
  • Member of the Psychotherapy Professions Advisory Group (PPAG) (September 2009 to present)
  • Advisor to the Health Professions Council, Psychotherapy and Counselling Registration (September 2009 to present)

Professional Activities

  • January 1996 - Sept 97 Secretary, East Anglia Branch, Division of Clinical Psychology
  • December 1996- 2001 BPS Committee for Training in Clinical Psychology
  • September 1998 - 2001 Executive Committee, BPS, Division of Clinical Psychology
  • November 1999 - 2005 BPS Quality and Effectiveness Sub-Committee
  • November 1999 - 2001 BPS Centre for Research and Effectiveness (CORE)
  • July 2000 - Dec 2001BPS Working Party on NSF Workforce Planning
  • February 2002-April 2004 NICE Mental Health Guidelines Advisory Committee
  • Sept 2000 - June 2002 BPS Working Party on DoH National Plan
  • June 2002 - 2004 BPS Journals Committee
  • March 2003 - date BPS External Assessor, Teaching and Research Panel (Professorial appointments)
  • April 2002-date Norfolk and Waveney Research Governance Committee
  • March 2008-date BABCP Conference committee
  • July 2009 - date Trustee, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (BABCP)
  • June 2011-date Co Chair BABCP Public Involvement Panel
  • President, BABCP
  • Deputy Director, East Anglia Mental Health Research Network

Administrative Posts

  • Group leader P&P
  • Joint Course Director - Doctoral programme in clinical psychology
  • Member CPT