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Treatments for persecutory delusions

Professor Daniel Freeman, Supernumerary Fellow, Professor of Clinical PsychologyProfessor Daniel Freeman, Supernumerary Fellow, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Medical Research Council Senior Clinical Fellow, has been awarded a prestigious NHS National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship.

NIHR Research Professorships fund leaders in the early stages of their careers to lead research and promote effective translation of research from “bench-bedside’/’campus-clinic”. This five year award will support Professor Freeman in developing new treatment for persecutory delusions seen in severe mental disorders.

Professor Freeman’s research focusses on understanding and treating delusions and hallucinations, with approaches such as epidemiological studies, psychological experiments, clinical trials and virtual reality laboratory work. From working with virtual reality, Professor Freeman uses the theoretical knowledge he obtains to carefully test psychological treatments, which is funded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the NHS National Institute for Health Research.

Recent publications include Freeman, D. & Freeman, J. The Stressed Sex: Uncovering the truth about men, women, and mental health, (Oxford, 2013). Freeman, D. & Freeman, J.  How to Keep Calm and Carry On, (Harlo, 2013).

Published: 5 November 2015

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