Leo Barnard

Leo Barnard

Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD title:  Quakers and Mental Health: The Inward Light in a secular setting
SupervisorProfessor Ben Pink Dandelion, Dr Rebecca Wynter, Professor Lisa Bortolotti
PhD Theology and Religion


  • MSc RECBT (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • MSc CBT (Oxon)


To examine the extent to which there is an identifiable Quaker perspective to Mental Health (MH) and to consider the effect that this has on Quaker provision of support for those experiencing mental disorder or emotional distress. This will be supported by a case study of the Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme which was provided for women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder at The York Retreat.