Dr Elizabeth Newton BSc DClinPsy

Dr Elizabeth Newton

School of Psychology
Clinical Psychologist, Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

I am currently working as a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology. I previously worked as a Senior Academic Tutor teaching, supporting and supervising students on both the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and MSc in CBT Programmes. I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in using CBT and am BABCP accredited. My clinical interests are in mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and PTSD which respond well to CBT and also in working psychologically with people with psychosis. In particular, I am interested in early psychosis and intervention for this. My own research is largely focussed on the experience of people with psychosis and their families of intervention for this (psychological, multi-disciplinary and inpatient) and also in experience of and evaluation of psychological interventions more widely - usually CBT. I am experienced in both qualitative and qualitative methods within psychology.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
  • Memberships and Accreditations: HPCP, BPS, BABCP

Teaching

I teach as a visiting lecturer on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme and the generic Diploma and High Intensity Diploma in CBT and the MSc in CBT . I teach research methods and clinical models and skills.

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise applied psychological research in clinical areas, in particular psychosis, bipolar disorder and interventions for this.

Research

My role as a Research Fellow is to provide psychological and research expertise to two NIHR funded  research projects. I am a Co-applicant on both of these grants. One  is investigating the efficacy of a novel CBT intervention for patients with arterial fibrillation. The other is looking at how patient and carer feedback is collected and utilised in inpatient units across the UK. I have recently completed an action research project on hospitalisation in early psychosis, conducted in partnership with Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust.

Publications

My H index is currently 7

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Hickman, G., Newton, E., Fenton, K., Thompson, J., Boden Z. & Larkin, M. (2015) The experiential impact of hospitalisation: Parent’s accounts of caring for young people with early psychosis. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry, EPub April 2015, 1-11.

Larkin, M., Boden, Z. & Newton, E. (2014) On the brink of genuinely collaborative care : Experience based co-design in mental health. Qualitative health research, EPub March 2015 1-14.

Fenton, K., Larkin, M., Boden Z., Thompson, J., Hickman, G. & Newton, E. (2015) The experiential impact of hospitalisation in early psychosis: Service user’s accounts of inpatient environments. Health and Place 30, 234-241.

Newton, E. & Cotes, E. (2010) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In First Episode Psychosis.  In French, P., Read, M., Smith, J., Rayne, M. and Shiers, D. (Eds) Promoting Recovery In Early Psychosis. Blackwell Press.

Penny, E., Newton, E. & Larkin, M. (2009) Whispering on the water : British Pakistani families’ experiences of support from an Early Intervention Service for first-episode psychosis. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 40, 969-986.

Jackson, C., Trower, P., Reid, I., Smith, J., Hall, M., Townend, M., Barton, K., Jones, J., Ross, K., Russell, R., Newton, E., Dunn, J. & Birchwood, M. (2009) Improving psychological adjustment following a first episode of psychosis: a randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy to reduce post psychotic trauma symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47 (6), 454-462

Wykes, T., Newton, E., Landau, S., Rice, C., Thompson, N. & Frangou, S. (2007) Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for young early onset patients with schizophrenia: an exploratory randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 94 (1):221-230.

Wykes, T., Newton, E., Landau, S., Rice, C., Thompson, N. & Frangou, S. (2007) Remediation in adolescent onset, results of a randomised controlled trial. Schizophrenia Bulletin 33 (2), 610-610

Newton, E., Larkin, M., Melhuish, R. & Wykes, T. (2007) More Than Just A Place To Talk: Young People’s Experiences Of Group Psychological Therapy As An Early Intervention For Auditory Hallucinations. Psychology and Psychotherapy, Theory, Research and Practice, 80 (1):127-149.

Jackson, C., Trower, P., Reid, I., Smith, J., Hall, M., Townend, M., Barton, K., Jones, J., Ross, K., Russell, R., Newton, E., Dunn, J. & Birchwood, M. (2006) FC4D Improving psychological adjustment following a first episode of psychosis: a randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy to reduce post psychotic trauma symptoms. Schizophrenia Research 86,S39.

Newton, E. & Landau, S. (2006) 0546 Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT): A new psychological treatment for young patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 86, S143-S144

Newton E. & Birchwood M. (2005). Early Intervention In Psychosis. In Research And Development In Mental Health. Sallah D. and Clark M. (Eds). Elsevier Press.

Newton, E., Wykes, T., Landau, S., Smith, S., Monks, P. & Shergill, S. (2005). An Exploratory Study Of Young People’s Voices Groups. Journal Of Nervous and Mental Disease, 193 (1): 58-61.

Reeder, C., Newton, E.., Frangou, S. & Wykes, T. (2004).  Which executive skills should we target to affect social functioning and symptom change? A study of a cognitive remediation therapy program. Schizophrenia Bulletin 30 (1), 87.

Reeder, C., Newton, E., Frangou, S. & Wykes, T. (2003) Which skills should we target in cognitive remediation? Schizophrenia  Research 60 (1), 179.

Delahunty, A., Reeder, C., Wykes, T., Morice, R. and Newton, E.  (2002) Revised cognitive remediation therapy manual. Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Newton, E.,  Wykes, T. & Frangou, S.  (2000) Cognitive impairment in early onset schizophrenia: associations with clinical symptoms.  Schizophrenia  Research 41 (1), 268.

Reeder, C., Wykes, T. and Newton, E. (2000) The use of executive factors in schizophrenia to monitor change following cognitive remediation. Schizophrenia  Research 41 (1), 222.

Delahunty, A., Reeder, C., Wykes, T., Newton, E.  & Morice, R. (1999) Revised manual for cognitive remediation for executive functioning deficits. Maudsley Hospital, London.