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Dr Ross White
Senior Lecturer/Director of the MSc Global Mental Health programme
Following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Dr White completed a PhD at the same university. The title of his PhD thesis was Understanding Hopelessness and Depression in Schizophrenia. Dr White then undertook the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Glasgow. On becoming a Clinical Psychologist, he worked for two years with an Early Intervention Service for people presenting with first episode psychosis in Glasgow. Dr White was then awarded a post as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, before taking up a post as Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool. His research focused on evaluating the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness for addressing emotional dysfunction occurring following psychosis. Following the successful completion of this research, Dr White secured additional funding from the Chief Scientists Office, Scotland to conduct a randomised controlled trial of ACT for post-psychotic depression. Dr White has an honorary contract with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and his clinical work focuses on individuals presenting with psychosis.
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr Ross White is Reader in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool. His research investigates mindfulness-based treatments and acceptance and commitment therapy for people diagnosed with complex mental health problems. He is engaged in scholarly activity that investigates the role that socio-cultural factors play in the manifestation of mental health difficulties, and explores how psychological interventions can be adapted to accommodate cultural beliefs and practices. He is a co-investigator on the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‘Researching multilingually at the borders of language, the body, law and the state’: http://researching-multilingually-at-borders.com/ and co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Sociocultural Perspectives in Global Mental Health: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137395092. He is a former Director of the MSc Global Mental Health programme at the Unievrsity of Glasgow.
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