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Research interests

I have three overlapping research interests.

First, I am interested in psychosis. Through our research we have developed pioneering psychological models to help understand experiences such as hearing voices (‘auditory hallucinations’) and paranoia, and new psychological therapies to reduce the suffering of people with psychosis.

Second, I am interested in the therapeutic potential of mindfulness. I have led research looking at mindfulness-based interventions for multiple-sclerosis, for persistent depression, and for psychosis (we originated mindfulness for psychosis). Through our new Bath Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion we are committed to researching the benefits of mindfulness training for university students and staff. 

Third, I am interested in understanding more about the subjective experience of people as they live with and recover from mental health problems. For example, why do so many people feel dehumanised by their experience of psychosis? Or in mindfulness-based therapies, how important are non-specific group factors such as group cohesion and altruism?  


Teaching interests

My main teaching interests and responsibilities relate to the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, where I am the programme director.

Other responsibilities

I am Director of the Bath Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion (BCMC)

Willing to supervise PhD


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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2015 2019

Mindfulness for psychosis: a humanising therapeutic process

Chadwick, P., 1 Aug 2019, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 28, p. 317-320 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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Mindfulness for Psychosis Groups; Within-Session Effects on Stress and Symptom-Related Distress in Routine Community Care

Jacobsen, P., Richardson, M., Harding, E. & Chadwick, P., 1 Jul 2019, In : Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy . 47, 4, p. 421-430 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Psychotic Disorders
Mental Health Services
Visual Analog Scale
61 Downloads (Pure)

Overgeneral autobiographical memory bias in clinical and non-clinical voice hearers

Jacobsen, P., Peters, E., Ward, T., Garety, P. A., Jackson, M. & Chadwick, P., 31 Jan 2019, In : Psychological Medicine. 49, 1, p. 113-120 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Episodic Memory
Psychotic Disorders
Access to Information

The effects of voice content on stress reactivity: A simulation paradigm of auditory verbal hallucinations

Baumeister, D., Peters, E., Pruessner, J., Howes, O. & Chadwick, P., 1 Aug 2019, In : Schizophrenia Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)
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A systematic scoping review of psychological therapies for psychosis within acute psychiatric in-patient settings

Jacobsen, P., Hodkinson, K., Peters, E. & Chadwick, P., 1 Aug 2018, In : The British Journal of Psychiatry. 213, 2, p. 490-497 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Psychotic Disorders
Randomized Controlled Trials