Til Wykes

Til Wykes

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Research interests

Evaluation of treatments for psychosis; health service evaluations; group cognitive behaviour treatment for hallucinations, stigma and its effects, cognitive predictors of outcome in schizophrenia; models of cognition personality and individual differences; measurement and theory; social and political attitudes; sexual attraction, deviation and dysfunction; psychology as applied to performing arts.in psychosis and cognitive remediation therapy for schizophrenia; disordered language and psychoses; consumer involvement in research.

Research interests (short)

Psychological interventions for schizophrena, service user involvement in research.

Biographical details

Til Wykes is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at King’s College London. She edits the Journal of Mental Health and is Head of the School of Mental Health and Psychological Sciences,Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience .  She has been involved in research on rehabilitation and recovery for people with severe mental illness for many years both in the development of services and the development and evaluation of innovative psychological treatments. Her main current research themes concentrate on how to improve thinking difficulties so people can take advantage of opportunities for recovery and how to increase therapeutic activities in acute mental health services.  She founded and is now Co-Director of the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), which encourages consumers of mental health services to become more involved in research. The unit is the first in the UK to concentrate on including the service user perspective by employing people who have experience of using mental health services.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Philosophy, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 1983

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Award Date: 1 Jan 1974

Bachelor of Science, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Jan 1971


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