Prof Roz Shafran
Chair in Translational Psychology
Population, Policy & Practice Dept
UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
- Joined UCL
- 3rd Jun 2013
My clinical research interests include dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychological treatments across the age range and I have particular expertise in obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and perfectionism. My current role is focused on developing and evaluating psychological interventions for children and young people with common mental health disorders in the context of chronic illness.
As part of the work at the University of Reading (2007-2012), the Charlie Waller Institute developed a range of postgraduate certificate and diploma courses, largely associated with the Government's 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies' programme. This included training in 'low intensity' and 'high intensity' psychological interventions, leadership training, and training for supervisors. Together with key colleagues and collaborators, we won contracts to deliver training both for the adult IAPT programme and also for the Children and Young People's training programme. Our training also involved ensuring the world leaders in developing psychological interventions provided training for practitioners as part of CPD as well as students learning new therapeutic techniques. The Charlie Waller Institute won a Training and Learning award from the University of Reading in 2010. I currently teach on a wide range of topics and courses across the UK and abroad, including IAPT courses, Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses and Masters courses. I have been an external examiner for Doctoral Psychology Courses and examiner for national and international PhD students. I have a strong interest in developing the careers of the next generation of clinical researchers and enjoy supervising PhD students as well as the doctoral research of trainee clinical psychologists. I am keen to ensure the dissemination of best-practice in mental health and have given talks on a variety of mental health topics to the general public, including schools.
- University of Oxford
- Dip.CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy | 2001
- British Psychological Society
- DClinPsy, Clinical Psychology | 1999
- Institute of Psychiatry
- PhD, Psychology | 1995
- University of Oxford
- BA Hons, Experimental Psychology | 1991