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University of Exeter Academic contributes to BBC 3 Documentary

Hannah Sherbersky from CEDAR Psychology at the University of Exeter was approached by BBC 3 to provide a therapy session between a mother and a daughter.

University of Exeter Psychology Graduates Venture Overseas For Much Desired Experience

Around 20,000 Psychology Graduates will apply for a Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 2015. There are only 550 spaces. This means under 4% of applicants will be successful and, in many cases, this will not be the first year that they have applied.

Academic interviewed on BBC Radio 4 programme All in the Mind

Dr Rachel Handley from Psychology at the University of Exeter, was recently interviewed by the BBC as the ten year anniversary of the 2005 London bombings approaches.

Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment.

Global Conversation: Exeter’s New Global Lecture Series

The University of Exeter has launched Global Conversation; a new international lecture series, showcasing some of the latest developments in world-leading research.

Mindfulness: What we have done and where we are going

A flagship event for disseminating Mindfulness research was held in September in Exeter as part of an initiative to share information about recent mindfulness research at the University of Exeter.  

Celebrating IAPT - Past, Present and Future

The beginning of July saw CEDAR welcome colleagues from all over the UK to join us to celebrate 6 years of High Intensity IAPT training and look to the future of IAPT across the UK through a day’s conference, hosted by Professor Eugene Mullan and Dr Rachel Handley.

Visit from the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Following a visit to the Chinese University of Hong Kong in March 2013, we welcomed Provost Professor Fanny Cheung for a return visit to the University of Exeter.

Evidence Based Research to help our Veterans and families

CEDAR and the Mood Disorders Centre are pleased to announce that they have been asked to be a leading part of Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds Psychological Support Programme, a 2.7 m consortium project that aims to provide evidence based psychological support for veterans and families.

Paper of the Year award for 2012

Professor Ed Watkins and his former PhD student John Galfin have won the newly instituted annual ‘Paper of the Year award’ for 2012 from the Palliative Medicine journal.

Handbook of Cognition and Emotion

Prof Ed Watkins has co-edited the 'Handbook of Cognition and Emotion' released in May 2013 with glowing reviews.


mindflow is an exhibition of audio-visual pieces at the Mood Disorder Centre, University of Exeter that aims to reflect the lived experience of individuals with depression and bipolar disorder.

University ranks 49th best institution in the world

The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.

How does our brain “learn” from stressful events?

A study that aims to investigate how the brain processes stress and creates memories of psychologically stressful events will begin shortly thanks to funding of £758,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council.

Health and medicine showcase hailed a success

A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.

Cognitive behavioural therapy proves effective at reducing depression in people who have not responded to antidepressants

Antidepressants are the most widely used treatment for people with moderate to severe depression.

Exeter lecturers awarded for excellent teaching

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has announced that two University of Exeter lecturers have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships.

New report by Exeter academic identifies connection between brain injury and crime in young people

Psychology Professor Huw Williams has authored a major new report, published today, on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood.

New £3.6 million mood disorders research facility opens its doors

The South West region is set to benefit from a new £3.6 million building dedicated to researching treatments for mood disorders such as depression and Bipolar Disorder.

The heart rules the head when we make financial decisions

Our ‘gut feelings’ influence our decisions, overriding ‘rational’ thought, when we are faced with financial offers that we deem to be unfair, according to a new study.

Exeter professor's double accolade for nursing science

A University of Exeter professor has been elected President of the European Academy of Nursing Science.

Local people share experiences of depression at University launch event

Local people will share their experiences of depression when the University of Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre opens its doors to the public on Saturday 31 March.

University and Netmums join forces to tackle postnatal depression

The University of Exeter and parenting website Netmums are developing a new online therapy programme for postnatal depression.

Exeter study inspires new brain injuries interest group

Research by a University of Exeter psychologist has inspired a group of charities and pressure groups to establish a new consortium, focused on the effects of brain injuries.

Training in 'concrete thinking' can be self-help treatment for depression

New research provides the first evidence that depression can be treated by only targeting an individual’s style of thinking through repeated mental exercises in an approach called cognitive bias modification.

Concern over traumatic brain injury in youth offenders

A new study of young offenders has revealed they have a significantly higher rate of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than that expected in society as a whole.

Exeter plays lead role in new therapy guide

Two university academics are major contributors to a ground breaking book heralding the launch of an international revolution in treatment for depression.

Exeter expertise helps revise guidelines on treatment for depression

The University of Exeter’s expertise in depression is helping to shape future care for people suffering from the condition.

Experts at Exeter for major therapy conference

Over 1000 delegates from around the world have arrived at the University of Exeter for a major conference on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

New treatment hope for people with recurring depression

Research shows for the first time that a group-based psychological treatment, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), could be a viable alternative to prescription drugs for people suffering from long-term depression.