Depression Group

Members of Staff

Shirley Reynolds

shirleyEmail: s.a.reynolds@reading.ac.uk
I am a Professor and Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Charlie Waller Institute.  In the Charlie Waller Institute our main aim is to develop, evaluate and disseminate effective psychological therapies to the NHS and to other health services.  We work closely with colleagues in the NHS, the voluntary sector, education, social and community settings.  My own research is focused on understanding and treating adolescent depression.  You can follow me on twitter here: https://twitter.com/sci_pract and the Charlie Waller Institute here
https://twitter.com/charliewallerin

Laura Pass
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Email: l.s.pass@reading.ac.uk
I am a post-doctoral researcher and clinical psychologist working with Shirley Reynolds at the Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading.  Our research is focused on adolescent depression, with the aim to understand more about the disorder and to improve treatments for young people with depression symptoms.  I am particularly interested in developing and evaluating brief interventions that may increase access to treatment, including computerised CBT and brief Behavioural Activation for Adolescents (BATD-A).
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laura_Pass

Monika Parkinson
mEmail: m.b.parkinson@reading.ac.uk
I am a Clinical Psychologist and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Reading. My particular research interests are in psychological treatments for young people with mental health difficulties and how we can better support parents and families. My NIHR funded research focuses specifically on improving outcomes and support for depressed adolescents and their parents.

Faith Orchard
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Email: f.orchard@reading.ac.uk
I am a clinical teaching fellow and post-doctoral researcher working with Shirley Reynolds at the University of Reading. Our research is focused on adolescent depression, with the aim to understand more about the disorder and to improve treatments for young people with depression symptoms. I am particularly interested in understanding the causal and maintaining factors involved in adolescent depression, specifically the negative thinking patterns and sleep disturbances. I am also interested in the development of low intensity guided treatment programmes for the treatment of adolescent depressive symptoms.
http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Faith_Orchard

 

PhD Students

Sundus Khalid
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Email: sundus.khalid@pgr.reading.ac.uk
I am a PhD student, working with Prof. Shirley Reynolds and Dr.Claire Williams, in the University of Reading. My research is investigating the relationship between nutrition and mood in adolescents. I’m particularly interested in comparing the diet of depressed and healthy adolescents and to assess the differences in their nutritional profile, including total calorie intake and amount of major food components (such as protein, fats, flavonoids, vitamin, minerals and fiber).

Jeni Fisk

Email: j.fisk@pgr.reading.ac.ukjeni
I am a PhD student, working with Shirley Reynolds and Judi Ellis, in the University of Reading. My research aims to investigate the relationship between mood, memory and executive function skills (thinking processes that help us plan, organise and solve problems) in adolescents.  In particular, I am interested in whether mood influences how adolescents remember autobiographical memories and to the extent to which executive function abilities contribute to how specific memory retrieval is.

Emily Green
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Email: e.e.green@pgr.reading.ac.uk
I am a PhD student, working with Prof. Shirley Reynolds and Prof. Judi Ellis. My research aims to investigate the development of the self and identity in adolescents with depression. I am particularly interested in comparing self-image and mood in depressed and healthy adolescents. Ultimately I hope that this will increase our understanding of how depression develops and can be prevented and treated more effectively.

 Becca Watson
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Email: r.watson2@pgr.reading.ac.uk

I am a PhD student, working with Shirley Reynolds and Ciara McCabe, at the University of Reading. My research is focused on improving our understanding and measurement of anhedonia, a core symptom of depression. Anhedonia is the loss of interest and pleasure in previously reinforcing experiences. My PhD aims to combine the knowledge gained from neuroscience and clinical psychology to develop more effective ways of identifying, assessing, and potentially treating anhedonia in depressed adolescents. I also work as an Honorary Research Assistant, conducting diagnostic anxiety and depression assessments for children and adolescents referred to the AnDY clinic. 

BSc Students

Autumn Tran

 

autumn-tranI am an undergraduate student at the University of Reading currently in my placement year, working for the AnDY research clinic as an honorary research assistant. My supervisor is Dr. Orchard as I am very interested in research to do with depression. I will be working on a variety of projects around the clinic and those from other departments at the University of Reading, and I’ll also be liaising between the AnDY clinic and the CINN facility.

 

Tom Mantelltom-mantell

 

I am a 3rd year BSc Psychology student at the University of Reading. As an Honorary Research Assistant, under the supervision of Faith Orchard, I will be assisting with clinical and research tasks within the AnDY Clinic. These will include making literature searches, conducting anxiety assessments, and potentially assisting with research in schools, in addition to more general administrative duties.