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Research interests

My research examines the development of psychological disorders, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, with a focus on young people. In the PTSD field, I study the cognitive-behavioural, biological and social factors that contribute to disorder following trauma exposure, working with both national and international populations. In the depression field, my research focuses on understanding how parental depression may be associated with child development and risk of psychological disorder. Across both of these areas, I am particularly interested to learn how parents and others can support children and adolescents who are struggling with mental health problems, and to identify potential intervention targets.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in applications particularly for projects relating to the impacts of trauma on child and adolescent mental health. 

Education/Academic qualification

Natural Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Keywords

  • clinical psychology
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • PTSD
  • depression
  • children
  • adolescents
  • parents

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Research Output

A longitudinal investigation of the role of parental responses in predicting children's post-traumatic distress

Hiller, R. M., Meiser-Stedman, R., Lobo, S., Creswell, C., Fearon, P., Ehlers, A., Murray, L. & Halligan, S. L., 19 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 59, 7, p. 781-789 9 p., 12846.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
11 Citations (Scopus)

Research Review: Changes in the prevalence and symptom severity of child post-traumatic stress disorder in the year following trauma – a meta-analytic study: a meta-analytic study

Hiller, R. M., Meiser-Stedman, R., Fearon, P., Lobo, S., MacKinnon, A., Fraser, A. & Halligan, S. L., 22 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 57, 8, p. 884-898 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 35 Citations (Scopus)

    Caregiver Responses to Child Posttraumatic Distress: A Qualitative Study in a High Risk Context in South Africa

    Williamson, V., Butler, I., Tomlinson, M., Skeen, S., Christie, H., Stewart, J. & Halligan, S., 27 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Traumatic Stress. 30, 5, p. 482-490

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Insecure attachment during infancy predicts greater amygdala volumes in early adulthood

    Moutsiana, C., Johnstone, T., Murray, L., Fearon, P., Cooper, P. J., Pliatsikas, C., Goodyer, I. & Halligan, S. L., 1 May 2015, In : Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 56, 5, p. 540-548 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 34 Citations (Scopus)
    51 Downloads (Pure)

    Maternal postnatal depression and the development of depression in offspring up to 16 years of age

    Murray, L., Arteche, A., Fearon, P., Halligan, S. L., Goodyer, I. & Cooper, P., May 2011, In : Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 50, 5, p. 460-470 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 223 Citations (Scopus)

    Datasets

    How do children and their families react following a traumatic event?

    Williamson, V. (Creator), Halligan, S. (Creator), University of Bath, 2017

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    Thesis

    An Investigation of Parental PTSD: How and Why Parental Trauma Impacts the Parent and the Family Dynamic

    Author: Christie, H., 20 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Halligan, S. (Supervisor) & Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    An investigation of parental responses to child experiences of trauma

    Author: Williamson, V., 11 Jan 2017

    Supervisor: Halligan, S. (Supervisor), Creswell, C. (External person) (Supervisor) & Butler, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology: Main Research Portfolio

    Author: Dixon, C., 30 Aug 2016

    Supervisor: Halligan, S. (Supervisor), Hiller, R. (Supervisor), Hogg, L. (Supervisor), Randle-Phillips, C. (Supervisor), Salkovskis, P. (Supervisor) & Stott, L. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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    Investigating the pathways between Developmental Language Disorder and increased social and emotional difficulties in adolescents

    Author: Forrest, C., 19 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Halligan, S. (Supervisor) & St Clair, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    Research portfolio submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

    Author: Fiddick, L., 30 Sep 2017

    Supervisor: Wilkinson-Tough, M. (External person) (Supervisor), Halligan, S. (Supervisor) & Gregory, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)

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