British Psychological Society’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.”
Published: 21 October 2020