Biography

After completing her first degree at the University of York in 2003, Jo moved to UEA where she worked as a Research Associate on two clinical trials of psychological interventions for people with psychosis and as Research Coordinator for Norfolk Early Intervention Service. Jo completed a PhD in 2009 examining factors associated with social recovery following early psychosis. This remains her specialist area of interest, focusing in particular on the development of outcome measures to assess functional recovery from psychosis and severe mental illness. Jo is also interested in examining psychological processes underlying positive and negative psychotic phenomena (for example, the use of visual illusions to assess processes underlying hallucinations and anomalous experiences). Jo completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2012 and alongside her research is currently working as a therapist on two randomised controlled trials of social recovery focused CBT (SRCBT) in individuals at-risk of long term social disability both before and after the onset of psychosis.

Career History

2012-present  Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, UEA, Norwich
2009-2012     Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Foundation Trust
2007-2009     Early Intervention Service Research Co-ordinator, UEA, Norwich
2004-2007     Trial Co-ordinator (“Improving Social Recovery in Early Psychosis”) UEA, Norwich
2003-2004     Research Associate, UEA, Norwich

 

Academic Background

2009-2012  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia
2004-2009  PhD “The Nature of Schizotypal Symptoms and Social Recovery in Psychosis”, University of East Anglia
2000-2003  BSc (1st Class Hons) Psychology, University of York

All Publications

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Russo, D. A., Stochl, J., Hodgekins, J., Iglesias-Gonzalez, M., Chipps, P., Painter, M., Jones, P. B., Perez, J.

(2018)

Attachment styles and clinical correlates in people at ultra high risk for psychosis,

in British Journal of Psychology

109

(1)

pp. 45–62

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Fowler, D., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Marshall, M., Freemantle, N., McCrone, P., Everard, L., Lavis, A., Jones, P. B., Amos, T., Singh, S., Sharma, V., Birchwood, M.

(2018)

Social recovery therapy in combination with early intervention services for enhancement of social recovery in patients with first-episode psychosis (SUPEREDEN3): a single-blind, randomised controlled trial,

in The Lancet Psychiatry

5

(1)

pp. 41–50

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Fowler, D., Hodgekins, J., French, P.

(2017)

Social Recovery Therapy in improving activity and social outcomes in early psychosis: Current evidence and longer term outcomes,

in Schizophrenia Research

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


McAllister, J., Gascoine, S., Carroll, A., Humby, K., Kingston, M., Shepstone, L., Risebro, H., Mackintosh, B., Davidson Thompson, T., Hodgekins, J.

(2017)

Cognitive bias modification for social anxiety in adults who stutter: a feasibility study of a randomised controlled trial,

in BMJ Open

7

article no. e015601

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hodgekins, J., Clarke, T., Cole, H., Markides, C., Ugochukwu, U., Cairns, P., Lower, R., Fowler, D., Wilson, J.

(2017)

Pathways to care of young people accessing a pilot specialist youth mental health service in Norfolk, United Kingdom,

in Early Intervention in Psychiatry

11

(5)

pp. 436–443

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(Article)

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Wilson, J., Clarke, T., Lower, R., Ugochukwu, U., Maxwell, S., Hodgekins, J., Wheeler, K., Goff, A., Mack, R., Horne, R., Fowler, D.

(2017)

Creating an innovative youth mental health service in the United Kingdom: The Norfolk Youth Service,

in Early Intervention in Psychiatry

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Fowler, D., French, P., Banerjee, R., Barton, G., Berry, C., Byrne, R., Clarke, T., Fraser, R., Gee, B., Greenwood, K., Notley, C., Parker, S., Shepstone, L., Wilson, J., Yung, A. R., Hodgekins, J.

(2017)

Prevention and treatment of long-term social disability amongst young people with emerging severe mental illness with social recovery therapy (The PRODIGY Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial,

in Trials

18

article no. 315

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King, D. J., Hodgekins, J., Chouinard, P. A., Chouinard, V., Sperandio, I.

(2017)

A review of abnormalities in the perception of visual illusions in schizophrenia,

in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review

24

(3)

pp. 734–751

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(Article)

(Published)


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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(Article)

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Gee, B., Notley, C., Byrne, R., Clarke, T., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Fowler, D.

(2016)

Young people's experiences of Social Recovery Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and treatment as usual in the PRODIGY trial,

in Early Intervention in Psychiatry

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Gee, B., Hodgekins, J., Fowler, D., Marshall, M., Everard, L., Lester, H., Jones, P., Amos, T., Singh, S., Sharma, V., Freemantle, N., Birchwood, M.

(2016)

The course of negative symptom in first episode psychosis and the relationship with social recovery,

in Schizophrenia Research

174

(1-3)

pp. 165–171

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Hodgekins, J., Birchwood, M., Christopher, R., Marshall, M., Coker, S., Everard, L., Lester, H., Jones, P., Amos, T., Singh, S., Sharma, V., Freemantle, N., Fowler, D.

(2015)

Investigating Trajectories of Social Recovery in Individuals with First Episode Psychosis: A Latent Class Growth Analysis,

in The British Journal of Psychiatry

207

(6)

pp. 536-543

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Lavis, A., Lester, H., Everard, L., Freemantle, N., Amos, T., Fowler, D., Hodgekins, J., Jones, P., Marshall, M., Sharma, V., Larsen, J., McCrone, P., Singh, S., Smith, J., Birchwood, M.

(2015)

Layers of Listening: A Qualitative Analysis of the Impact of Early Intervention Services for First-Episode Psychosis on Carers’ Experiences,

in The British Journal of Psychiatry

207

(2)

pp. 135-142

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Hodgekins, J., French, P., Birchwood, M., Mugford, M., Christopher, R., Marshall, M., Everard, L., Lester, H., Jones, P., Amos, T., Singh, S., Sharma (Cheshire & Wirral NHS), V., Morrison, T., Fowler, D.

(2015)

Comparing time use in individuals at different stages of psychosis and a non-clinical comparison group,

in Schizophrenia Research

161

(2-3)

pp. 188–193

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Notley, C., Christopher, R., Hodgekins, J., Byrne, R., French, P., Fowler, D.

(2015)

Participant views on involvement in a trial of social recovery cognitive behaviour therapy,

in The British Journal of Psychiatry

206

(2)

pp. 122-127

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Hodgekins, J., Gee, B., Birchwood, M., Marshall, M., Singh, S., Fowler, D.

(2014)

Trajectories of negative symptoms following a first episode of psychosis and implications for social and functional recovery,

in Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

pp. 23

(Conference contribution)

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Fowler, D., French, P., Hodgekins, J., Lower, R., Turner, R., Burton, S., Wilson, J.

(2013)

CBT to address and prevent social disability in early and emerging psychosis,

in CBT for Schizophrenia: evidence based interventions and future directions.

John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

ISBN 9780470712061

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Hodgekins, J., Coker, S., Freeman, D., Ray-Glover, K., Bebbington, P., Garety, P.

(2012)

Assessing levels of subthreshold psychotic symptoms in the recovery phase: the Schizotypal Symptoms Inventory (SSI),

in Journal of Experimental Psychopathology

3

(4)

pp. 582-593

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Lockett, S., Hatton, J., Turner, R., Stubbins, C., Hodgekins, J., Fowler, D.

(2011)

Using a semi-structured interview to explore imagery experienced during social anxiety for clients with a diagnosis of psychosis: an exploratory study conducted within an early intervention for psychosis service.,

in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

40

(1)

pp. 55-68

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Fowler, D., Hodgekins, J., Garety, P., Freeman, D., Kuipers, E., Dunn, G., Smith, B., Bebbington, P.

(2011)

Negative Cognition, Depressed Mood, and Paranoia: A Longitudinal Pathway Analysis Using Structural Equation Modeling,

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

7

UEA Repository

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Key Research Interests

  • Psychosis continuum research and schizotypal personality
  • Time use and wellbeing
  • Youth mental health, at-risk mental states, and the development and onset of severe mental health problems, particularly the role of early social functioning difficulties
  • Cognitive and emotional processes underlying psychosis and psychotic symptomatology (positive and negative symptoms)
  • The role of perception and visual processing in the development and maintenance of psychotic symptoms
  • Psychological interventions for psychosis
  • Development of assessment tools to measure recovery from severe mental illness
  • Predictors of longitudinal outcomes following psychosis


Research Keywords

Psychosis
Youth Mental Health
Recovery from severe mental illness
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Research Group Membership

Psychology and Psychiatry

Psychosis
 

Postgraduate Research Student Supervision

Psychosis – adopting a continuum approach from psychotic like experiences in the general population to severe mental illness
Positive psychology and resilience in adjusting to severe mental illness and the impact of this on recovery
Time Use as a measure of functional outcome from mental illness
Experimental research using analogue populations to investigate psychological processes underpinning mental illness

 

Teaching Interests

Psychosis, Research Methods, Ethics

Teaching Activities

I am currently a Research Tutor on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at UEA. I also supervise ClinPsyD and PhD postgraduate students.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • I am an honorary Clinical Psychologist in Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. My clinical interests include psychological interventions for psychosis and youth mental health more generally.
  • I am a member of the Psychosis Research Partnership (PRP), a collaboration with colleagues at the Institute of Psychiatry and the University of Oxford.
  • I am a member of the following professional bodies:
  • Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Clinical Psychologist),British Psychological Society
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Professional Activities

  • Honorary Clinical Psychologist (Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust) (Sept 2013 - present)

Key Responsibilities

I am a member of the Norwich Medical School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Group.