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Dr Josie Millar is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and a Research and Clinical Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme.

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist (University of Adelaide, Australia, 2006), Josie has worked in a range of primary, secondary and tertiary care services supporting people with a range of mental health difficulties. Josie now specialises in the treatment of severe and complex Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Josie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Josie joined the University of Bath in 2010 to work with Professor Paul Salkovskis, undertaking her PhD research on intensive treatments for OCD. Josie’s research interests lie in the cognitive behavioural factors in anxiety and their treatment, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). More specific areas of interest as listed below;

Research interests

  • Relapse Prevention for OCD
  • Intensive treatment methods for OCD
  • Client non-optimal response to therapy 
  • Dissemination and utilisation of effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mental contamination
  • VR for OCD
  • Loneliness and Social Isolation
  • Fear of illness recurrence
  • Imagery rescripting

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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