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Professor Peter Kinderman MA MSc PhD

Professor of Clinical Psychology Primary Care & Mental Health

Research

Psychological processes

My research interests are in the psychological processes underpinning psychotic experiences, psychological formulations and the interface between psychological theory and public policy. My work is collaborative with other disciplines (principally psychiatry) and uses a variety of approaches.

I have been instrumental in developing theoretical models of paranoid thought and mania. These models have clarified the roles of self-regulatory processes, involving the self-concept and causal attributions, in the aetiology and maintenance of psychological problems. These models are widely cited in international research, and form the basis of recognised therapeutic interventions.

I have been a grant holder on several very large multicentre randomised controlled trials of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for people experiencing psychosis. I am currently involved in several investigations of novel therapeutic developments.

In the area of psychology and public policy, I have developed an interest in the application of psychological science to public policy. Most of my academic work has a direct practical impact. Teaching to medical professionals influences their behaviour and the care received by patients. Research into psychological processes in mental health influences health service care both at the level of individual clinicians and at the level of service structures.

Research Group Membership

Research Grants

Bringing Wellbeing to Community.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC), WHAT WORKS WELLBEING (UK)

June 2015 - April 2021

Implementing Schwartz Centre Rounds with pre-qualification professional healthcare students.

HEALTH EDUCATION NORTH WEST (UK)

April 2015 - March 2019

Evaluation of the Mersey Care NHS Trust Clinical Business Unit initiative

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

September 2007 - August 2008

Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an Adaptive Randomised Controlled Trial (DeCoDer)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

March 2014 - November 2017

Psychological studies of persecutory delusions.

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

November 2003 - July 2004

Social cognitive correlates of anti-social and violent personality disturbance.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

March 2002 - February 2005

Development and evaluation of a comprehensive service evaluation tool in health and social care

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

October 2010 - July 2015

The relationship between underlying psychological processes and symptomatology in patients with bipolar affective disorder.

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

March 2004 - February 2007

Depressed adults' causal explanations and expectancies for personal approach and avoidance goals.

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

June 2006 - October 2008

Psychological needs of patients suffering from bipolar disorder.

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

April 2007 - October 2009

Social Cognition in Personality Disorders : A Pilot Study.

NORTH MERSEY COMMUNITY NHS TRUST (UK)

October 2000 - December 2001

Understanding mental & physical health problems ¿ sharing of health psychology & clinical psychology experience.

BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

May 2005 - December 2006

Embedding a Human Rights Based Approach to Dementia Care.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

May 2014 - October 2016

Chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society.

BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY

March 2004 - July 2015

Analysis of Sequential Psychological Data (ASP).

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2002 - November 2004

The role of social cognition in antisocial, aggressive or violent behaviour.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

April 2002 - March 2005

Wellcome VIP - Institute of Psychology, Health and Society

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

July 2011 - August 2011

Evaluating the workload and activity of junior doctors

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

April 2008 - September 2008

Evaluation of the Acute Care Team in Sefton

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

March 2008 - December 2014

TP 165 feasilbility study of enhanced relapse prevention by key workers for people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

January 2005 - January 2007

GP Commissioning

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

May 2011 - September 2012

Compliance to the NICE Guidelines and Collating Clinical Outcomes

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

November 2012 - December 2016

Appointment of Christine Healey as an Experimental Officer.

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

April 2008 - March 2010

Relatives adaptation to recent onset psychosis.

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

March 2005 - September 2009

Identification of Key Elements of Effective Practice: Offending Behaviour Programmes.

HOME OFFICE (UK)

July 2001 - June 2002

Wellcome VIP Support (Institute of Psychology, Health and Society)

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

July 2011 - September 2011

Wellcome VIP Support (Institute of Psychology, Health and Society)

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

May 2011 - June 2011

Training key workers to offer enhanced relapse prevention to people with bipolar disorder and their relatives within an NHS setting.

MERSEY CARE NHS TRUST (UK)

September 2004 - August 2007