Paul Gilbert, PhD

Professor Paul Gilbert is head of the Mental Health Research Unit as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby. He holds degrees in Economics (Wolverhampton, 1973), Masters in Experimental Psychology (Sussex, 1975), PhD in Clinical Psychology (Edinburgh, 1980) and a diploma in Clinical Psychology awarded by the British Psychological Society (1980).

He was made a fellow of the British Psychological Society for contributions to psychological knowledge in 1993 and was president of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy in 2003.

He has published and edited 21 books, over 100 academic papers and 39 book chapters, and is currently a series editor for a 'compassionate approaches to life difficulties' series.

After years of exploring the processes underpinning shame and its role in a variety of psychopathologies, Paul Goilbert's current research is exploring the neurophysiology and therapeutic effectiveness of compassion focused therapy.

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