British Psychological Society’s award
Professor Daniel Freeman, Supernumerary Fellow and Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow, is the 2020 recipient of the British Psychological Society’s President’s Award.
Professor Freeman’s research focuses on improving the effectiveness of psychological treatments for persecutory delusions. He is especially interested in the use of virtual reality in the treatment of delusions and hallucinations. His new VR treatments are being introduced into NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) clinics.
Over the pandemic, Professor Freeman has been researching conspiracy beliefs about the coronavirus. 2,501 adults took part in the Oxford Coronavirus Explanations, Attitudes, and Narratives Survey (OCEANS) in May.
Professor Freeman commented, “It is a fantastic honour, although it could never have happened without the support of so many wonderful mentors, colleagues, and team members, and the patients who have shared so much.”
His publications include Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction, The Stressed Sex: Uncovering the truth about men, women, and mental health, and How to Keep Calm and Carry On.
Published: 21 October 2020