Research


Current projects
Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland has recently been awarded a Fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate the role of social factors in dissociation and threat processing in psychosis, and the application of CFT in psychosis. This research will be carried out at King’s College London, Department of Psychology, as a 3-year PhD project (2014-2017), with collaboration from Prof Paul Gilbert (University of Derby) and Dr Christine Braehler (University of Glasgow) on the clinical aspects of the project.

Past projects
We evaluated a CFT group for acute mental health inpatients. The findings were presented by Dr Chris Irons and Dr Charlie Heriot-Maitland at the Clinical Applications of Compassion Focused Therapy conference in Manchester on 5th October 2012. Our published findings from this study and other previous research can be found on the literature page.