MA(Cantab) MSc DClinPsych CPsychol AFBPsS
Post-doctoral Research Assistant
- Reseach Clinical Psychologist
I work in the Experimental Psychopathology and Cognitive Therapies (EPaCT) team led by Prof Emily Holmes. I am currently working on the development of novel computerised treatments for depression and anxiety that aim to directly modify the cognitive biases implicated in maintaining these disorders and thus improve mood and mental health. This research is funded by a grant awarded by the Lupina Foundation to Prof Emily Holmes.
2010 - onward: Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
2008 - 2010: Clinical Psychologist, Psychological Services, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
2005 - 2008: Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology
2004 - 2005: MSc Research in Psychology, University of Oxford
2002 - 2004: Healthcare Assistant, South West London and St. George's Mental Health NHS Trust
1999 - 2002: BA Natural Sciences (Part II Psychology), University of Cambridge
British Psychological Society Postdoctoral Study Visit Scheme 2011/2012
Blackwell, S. E. (2012, August). Does training positive interpretation and imagery reduce symptoms of depression? A first test of a novel intervention versus a control condition. In M. L. Woud (Chair), Assessment and Modification of Biased Cognitive Processes across Emotional Disorders: A Matter of Interpretation. Symposium at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 42nd Annual Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
Blackwell, S. E. (2012, August). Using Imagery in Cognitive Bias Modification for Depression. In E. Koster & J. Everaert (Chair), The Combined Cognitive Bias Hypothesis in Anxiety and Depression: Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Cognitive Vulnerability. Symposium at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 42nd Annual Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.
Blackwell, S. E. (2012, June). Understanding and enhancing the clinical impact of cognitive bias modification for depression using mental imagery. In S. E. Blackwell (Chair), From Basic Science to Innovative Treatments: Using Cognitive Bias Modification to Understand and Develop Psychological Interventions. Invited symposium at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 40th Annual Conference, University of Leeds, UK.
Blackwell, S. E. & Holmes, E. A. (2011, August). Promoting positive imagery in depression using cognitive bias modification: first steps in the development of a novel treatment. In de Hullu, E. (Chair), How to change the way people see the world: New developments in cognitive bias modification. Symposium at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 41st Annual Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Blackwell, S. E., Lang, T. J., Harmer, C. J., Davison, P. & Holmes, E. A. (2011, July). Can we use home computers to change the way that people think? Cognitive Bias Modification using mental imagery in depression. In S. E. Blackwell (Chair), 2011: A CBM Odyssey. Developing Cognitive Bias Modification as a novel computerized intervention. Invited symposium at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 39th Annual Conference, University of Surrey, UK.
Blackwell, S. E. & Holmes, E. A. (2010, July). Modifying interpretation and imagination in clinical depression: A single case series using cognitive bias modification. In C. Deeprose (Chair), Cognitive Bias Modification: Exploring the Role of Mental Imagery. Symposium conducted at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies 38th Annual Conference, University of Manchester, UK.
Optimism and mental imagery: a possible cognitive marker to promote well-being?
Blackwell SE. et al, (2013), Psychiatry Res, 206, 56 - 61
Cognitive Bias Modification Using Mental Imagery for Depression: Developing a Novel Computerized Intervention to Change Negative Thinking Styles
Lang TJ. et al, (2012), European Journal of Personality, 26, 145 - 157
The use of cognitive bias modification and imagery in the understanding and treatment of depression.
Browning M. et al, (2013), Curr Top Behav Neurosci, 14, 243 - 260
Involuntary memories after a positive film are dampened by a visuospatial task: unhelpful in depression but helpful in mania?
Davies C. et al, (2012), Clin Psychol Psychother, 19, 341 - 351
Imagining a brighter future: the effect of positive imagery training on mood, prospective mental imagery and emotional bias in older adults.
Murphy SE. et al, (2015), Psychiatry Res, 230, 36 - 43
Psychological therapy for anxiety in bipolar spectrum disorders: a systematic review.
Stratford HJ. et al, (2015), Clin Psychol Rev, 35, 19 - 34
Positive Imagery-Based Cognitive Bias Modification as a Web-Based Treatment Tool for Depressed Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Blackwell SE. et al, (2015), Clin Psychol Sci, 3, 91 - 111
Optimizing the ingredients for imagery-based interpretation bias modification for depressed mood: is self-generation more effective than imagination alone?
Rohrbacher H. et al, (2014), J Affect Disord, 152-154, 212 - 218
Optimizing the ingredients for imagery-based interpretation bias modification for depressed mood: Is self-generation more effective than imagination alone?
Rohrbacher H. et al, (2014), Journal of Affective Disorders, 152-154, 212 - 218