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Dr John Read

Professor, Clinical Psychology

Psychology

Professor John Read worked for nearly 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and manager of mental health services in the UK and the USA, before joining the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1994, where he worked until 2013. He has served as Director of the Clinical Psychology professional graduate programmes at both Auckland and, more recently, the University of Liverpool.




    Professor John Read worked for nearly 20 years as a Clinical Psychologist and manager of mental health services in the UK and the USA, before joining the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1994, where he worked until 2013. He has served as Director of the Clinical Psychology professional graduate programmes at both Auckland and, more recently, the University of Liverpool.

    He has published over 120 papers in research journals, primarily on the relationship between adverse life events (eg child abuse/neglect, poverty etc.) and psychosis. He also researches the negative effects of bio-genetic causal explanations on prejudice, the opinions and experiences of recipients of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medication, and the role of the pharmaceutical industry in mental health research and practice.

    John is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (www.isps.org) and is the Editor of the ISPS’s scientific journal ‘Psychosis’.

    He also a member of the BPS’s Alternatives to Diagnosis working group.

    John is on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (www.isps.org) and is the Editor of the ISPS’s scientific journal ‘Psychosis’.

    He also a member of the BPS’s Alternatives to Diagnosis working group.

    Overview

    My research, which is both applied and theoretical, has six streams:

    1. The relationships of life events (e.g.childhood neglect and abuse) and circumstances (e.g. poverty, ethnicity) to the development of psychopathology (e.g. psychosis, depression and suicidality); and the need for primary prevention programmes, especially in the early years of life. This stream includes a focus on the biological and psychological (e.g. attachment, dissociation) processes by which adverse early life experiences lead to negative outcomes.
    2. The extent to which mental health professionals are asking about, and responding appropriately to histories of childhood abuse and neglect, and the development and evaluation of training programmes to improve this area of clinical practice.
    3. The stigmatisation of people with mental health problems, especially the roles of causal beliefs and amount of contact with users of mental health services.
    4. Evaluating the effectiveness of services for severely disturbed mental health patients.
    5. The phenomenology of psychotic experiences, especially how people who hear voices (hallucinations) and have unusual beliefs (delusions) understand those experiences, including Maori perspectives.
    6. The influence of the pharmaceutical industry on public opinion, research and clinical practice.

    My research has led to:

    • > 170 publications (Google Scholar)
    • > 7,700 citations (H-index 44; i10-Index 94);
    • 49 book chapters
    • 5 books
    • > 60 Keynote/Plenary Addresses

    My research has had significant impact on both the academic and professional communities, nationally and internationally. This is evidenced by the international uptake of my clinical workshops (based on my own and others’ research), invitations to numerous international conferences (often as a keynote speaker) to present my research, invitations to write chapters in international books summarising my research, and over 6,800 citations. These include 17 publications cited more than 100 times. 

    My research is cited in several undergraduate textbooks, e.g. Rieger E. (ed.) (2008) Abnormal Psychology; Cromby J. et al. (2013) Psychology, Mental Health and Distress.

    My research involves international and interdisciplinary collaborations. I have published with researchers from Germany, Holland, England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland, USA, Canada, Italy, Norway, New Zealand and Australia, and (besides psychologists) with psychiatrists, social psychologists, neuroscientists, general practitioners, nurses, service managers and service users.

    I disseminate our research findings in the media and via international conferences as an invited/keynote speaker, in U.S.A., Russia, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, Hungary, France, Denmark, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K.

    Invited Keynote/Plenary Addresses and Workshops

    2016     ‘Childhood adversity and psychosis: A research update’. Psychosis Research Unit Conference on Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation, Manchester University, May

    2015     ‘Understanding psychosis: Bad things happen and can drive you crazy’ Australian & New Zealand School Counsellors and Psychologists Annual Conference. Melbourne, November

    ‘Trauma and psychosis: From heresy to certainty.’ Danish Hearing Voices Network Conference. Copenhagen, October

    ‘The real causes of madness: Creating a paradigm shift’. Driving Us Crazy Film Festival Gothenberg, Sweden, October

    ‘Mental health and child sexual abuse’  Silence No More Conference. Macquarie University, Sydney, April

    2014     ‘Creating evidence based, effective and humane mental health services: Overcoming barriers to a paradigm shift’  International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, University of California - Los Angeles, November

    ‘The Traumagenic Neurodevelopmental Model of psychosis revisited’ East Midlands B.P.S. Division of Clinical Psychology AGM, Nottingham, November

    ‘The benefits of understanding the contribution of placebo to the effects of psychiatric drugs and ECT: Enhancing the therapeutic relationship’  Royal College of Psychiatry International Congress, London, June

    ‘The social causes of madness’  International Network Towards Alternatives and Recovery (INTAR) Conference. University of Toronto, June

    ‘Understanding psychosis’  ISPS Conference, Leicester, UK, September

    2013     ‘El significado de la locura/The meaning of madness’

    And

    ‘Familias infelices/Unhappy families’

    XI Jornada Annual INTAR Conference, Madrid, November 

    ‘The social causes of psychosis: From heresy to certainty’ Annual Meanings of Madness Conference, University of Cork, Ireland, November

    ‘Is attachment theory the missing link in the relationship between childhood trauma and psychosis?’

    And

    ‘Trauma and psychosis: An update, with emphasis on possible research projects in psychotherapy research’ 

    20th Annual ‘Schizofrenidagene’ Conference, Stavanger, Norway, November

    ‘DSM 5 and the medicalisation of human behaviour: Practical implications’

    Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland Members Conference. Glasgow, September

    ‘The social causes of psychosis: From heresy to certainty’

    and

    ‘Working effectively with distressing voices: From theory to practice’ (one day workshop)

    18th ISPS Annual International Congress, University of Warsaw, Poland, August

    ‘Trauma and psychosis: A research update and clinical implications’ British Psychological Society ‘Trauma and Psychosis’ Conference, Lincoln, July

    ‘Trauma and psychosis:  Another reason for providing psychological treatments for psychosis’

    Lancashire Early Intervention Service Shared Learning IAPT Conference, Blackpool, June

    2012     ‘Trauma and hearing voices: A research summary’ Listening to Voices Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, July

    Psycho-social causes of psychosis: A research update’  La Attencion Integral a  Las Psicosis Conference, Barcelona, May

    ‘How to reduce stigma’ La Attencion Integral a Las Psicosis Conference, Barcelona, May

    2011     ‘Childhood trauma and psychosis:  Theoretical and clinical implications’ XVI Annual Conference on Schizophrenia, Madrid, November

    ’Time to abandon the 'schizophrenia’ construct? Reliability and validity’ XVI Annual Conference on Schizophrenia, Madrid, November

    ‘Can poverty drive you mad? “Schizophrenia”, socio-economic status and the case for primary prevention’  Hunter Award Address; New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Queenstown, August

    2010     ‘Psychosocial perspectives on psychosis‘   Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Conference, Ipswich, UK, July.

    ‘Psychosis and childhood trauma: Scientific, public and personal perspectives’
    Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, Turin, Italy. June

    ‘Hallucinations in the context of abuse and neglect’

    World Hearing Voices Congress, Maastricht, September

    2009     ‘Childhood adversity and psychosis: Research and practice’ (one day workshop) 16th ISPS International Congress, Copenhagen, June

    ‘Psychiatric diagnoses: Problems and alternatives’ New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Conference. Auckland, March

    ‘Trauma, attachment and psychosis: The destructive and restorative powers of relationships’ 6th Annual ISPS ‘Making Sense of Psychosis’ Conference. Wellington, February

    2008     ‘Trauma and psychiatric disorders: Celebrating progress’  19th Annual Schizophrenia Conference, Stavanger, Norway, November

    ‘Establishing trust by acknowledging trauma: A New Zealand training programme on when and how to ask about abuse’ Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) Training Day on Trauma and Violence. London, England, November

    ‘Is Attachment Theory the missing link in the relationship between childhood trauma and psychosis?’ Attachment and Psychosis Conference – John Bowlby Society. Institute of Child Health, London, October

    ‘Modele Bezymeyar’ (Models of Madness). Moscow Regional Psychiatry Conference. Tula, Russia, September

    2007     ‘How social determinants of psychosis are buried by an overemphasis on genes and neurotransmitters’ Northern Health Trust Psychosis and the Environment Conference, Antrim, N. Ireland, December

    ‘Childhood trauma and psychosis: Can attachment theory help explain the relationship?’

    International Conference. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich, Germany. December

    ‘Does it matter what the public thinks about schizophrenia?’ 5th Annual ISPS Making Sense of Psychosis Conference, University of Auckland, November.

    ‘From trauma to psychosis: Research update on etiology and public opinion’ ISPS-Sweden Conference. Malmo, Sweden. November

    ‘Schizophrenia: The history and future of a damaging psychiatric myth’  Konferansen om psykisk helsevern I et nytt artusen Conference. Hamar, Norway, September

    ‘Why the ‘schizophrenia’ label increases prejudice: An evidence-based approach to destigmatization’ Family Tree/CASL Conference. Liverpool, UK, September

    ‘The effects of childhood trauma on mental illness in later life’  Western Australia Association for Mental Health conference. Perth, July

    ‘Creating a future which makes sense of madness’  Queensland Alliance for Mental Health: Altering States – Creating Futures conference, Brisbane, June

    ‘Childhood trauma, psychosis and dissociation’ 23rd Conference of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation, Los Angeles, November

    ‘Who is right – the public or biological psychiatry and the drug companies?’ 7th International Mental Health Conference: Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses. Gold Coast Department of Health, Australia, August

    2006     ‘Biología, psicoanálisis, cognitivismo en el estudio y el cuidado de las psicosis: Modelos de la locura’  Invited debate: Department of Health, Barcelona, July

    The politics of 'schizophrenia': Understanding and overcoming the barriers to a genuinely integrated socio-psycho-biological model of madness’ and

    ‘Establishing trust by asking about trauma: A New Zealand training programme’ (One day workshop).

    British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies Conference, Warwick University, UK, July

    ‘This House believes that child abuse is a cause of schizophrenia’  Proposer of motion at public debate at Maudsley Hospital, organized by the Institute of Psychiatry, London, June   http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/podcast/rss/Maudsley_Debates.xml

    ‘Partnerships and power: Ideological and economic barriers to humane, evidence-based services’

    VICSERVE, Richmond Fellowship ASPAC Conference, Melbourne, April

    ‘Childhood trauma and psychosis: A research update’ Psychosis and Trauma Conference. Manchester University & Salford NHS Trust, UK, June

    2005     ‘Establishing trust by acknowledging trauma: When and how to ask about abuse’ Psychosis and Trauma Conference.  Manchester University & Salford NHS Trust, UK, June

    ‘Bad things do happen and can drive you crazy: The Psychosocial causes of psychosis’ and

    ‘When and how to take trauma histories, and responding to abuse disclosures’ (One day workshop). Trauma and Psychosis Conference. University of Glasgow, June

    ‘Models of madness’ New Horizons in Health Philosophy Conference. Brisbane, May

    2004     ‘Models of madness: Psychological, social and biological approaches to schizophrenia’ and      

    ‘Treating psychosis: Putting the relationship first’ [Training workshop] 8th Annual Regional Dual Diagnosis Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand, November

    ‘Models of madness: Can an abusive childhood drive you crazy?’ Annual Advanced Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Training Conference. Wellington, June

    ‘ “Schizophrenics” have childhoods too: Resurrecting buried knowledge’ Annual Frieda Fromm-Reichman Memorial Lecture. Washington School of Psychiatry, March

    2003     ‘Child abuse, hallucinations and delusions:  A posttraumatic dissociative psychosis?’ and

    ‘How and when to take a trauma history: A research-based New Zealand training programme.’ International Conference on Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation.  Melbourne, September

    ‘Child abuse as a risk factor for psychotic illness’  14th International Symposium for the Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia, Melbourne, September

    2002     ‘The Traumagenic Neurodevelopmental model of Schizophrenia’ and

    ‘How and when to take a trauma history’  Annual Subjecktive Seite der Schizophrenie Conference, Hamburg University, Germany, February

    ‘Psychological interventions for traumatised patients’ 

    ISPS Conference to report the research findings of the ISPS Task Force on Psychotherapy for Schizophrenia. Stavanger, Norway, February

    2001     ‘Child abuse and psychosis: Making sense of nonsense’

    Sandor Ferenczi Society International Conference. Budapest, Hungary, February

    ‘Trauma und Psychose; Psychose als Posttraumatische Belastungsstorung’ Annual Subjektive Seite der Schizophrenia Conference, Hamburg University, Germany, March

    2000     ‘Child abuse and schizophrenia’ 13th ISPS Congress, Stavanger, Norway, June


    Collaborators

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    Research

     


    REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

     

    In Press

     

    READ, J., GIBSON, K., CARTWRIGHT, C. Are older people prescribed anti-depressants for longer and at lower levels of depression? Australasian Journal of Ageing

     

    LONGDEN, E., READ, J. Social adversity in the etiology of psychosis: A review of the evidence. American Journal of Psychotherapy

     

    LONGDEN, E., READ, J., DILLON, J. Improving community mental health services: The need for a paradigm shift. Israel Journal of Psychiatry

     

     

    Published

    Larsen-Barr, M., Seymour, F., Read, J., Gibson, K. (2018). Attempting to Stop Antipsychotic Medication: Success, Supports and Efforts to Cope Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-018-1518-x. Published online 23 April, 2018 

    LONGDEN, E., READ, J., DILLON, J. (2018).  Assessing the impact and effectiveness of Hearing Voices Network self-help groups. Community Mental Health Journal, 54, 184-188.

    CARTER, L., READ, J., PYLE, M., MORRISON, A. (2018). Are causal beliefs associated with stigma? A test of the impact of biogenetic vs psychosocial  explanations on stigma and internalised stigma in people experiencing psychosis. Stigma and Health doi: 10.1037/sah0000129

    TAITIMU, M., READ, J., MCINTOSH, T. (2018). How Māori understand what Western psychiatry calls ‘schizophrenia’. Transcultural Psychiatry. doi: 10.1177/1363461518757800

    CARTWRIGHT, C., GIBSON, K., READ, J. (2018). Personal agency in women’s recovery from depression: The impact of antidepressants and women’s personal efforts. Clinical Psychologist, 22, 72-82.

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., AFFUSO, G. (2017). Predictors of staff attitudes towards schizophrenia treatments. Psychiatric Services, 68, 1321.

    CARTER, L., READ, J., PYLE, M., MORRISON, A. (2018). ‘I believe I know better even than the psychiatrists what caused it’: Exploring the development of causal beliefs in people experiencing psychosis. Community Mental Health Journal. doi.org/10.1007/s10597-017-0219-3

    READ, J., HARPER, D., TUCKER, I., KENNEDY, A.  (2018). Do mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 27, 7-19.

    CARTER, L., MORRISON, A., PYLE, M., READ, J.  (2017). Causal beliefs in people experiencing psychosis: relationship to the treatment accessed and the perceived helpfulness of treatment. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice doi: 10.1111/papt.12163

    READ, J., HARROP, C., GEEKIE, J., RENTON, J. (2017). An audit of ECT in England 2011-2015: Usage, demographics, and adherence to guidelines and legislation. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. doi: 10.1111/papt.12160

    READ, J., ARNOLD, C. (2017). Is electroconvulsive therapy for depression more effective than placebo? A systematic review of studies since 2009. Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, 19, 5-23.

    LONGDEN, E., READ, J. (2017). People with problems, not patients with illnesses: Using psychosocial frameworks to reduce the stigma of psychosis. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 54, 24-30.

    GEEKIE, J., READ, J., RENTON, J., HARROP, C. (2017). Do English mental health services know whether they followed N.I.C.E. treatment recommendations for depression with patients who killed themselves? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 90, 797-800.

    LOTZIN, A., BUTH, S., SEHNER, S., HILLER, P., MARTENS, M., PAWLS, S., METZNER, F., READ, J., HARTER, M., SCHAFER, I. (2017).  ‘Learning how to ask’ - Effectiveness of a training for trauma inquiry and response in substance use disorder healthcare professionals. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi: 10.1037/tra0000269.

    READ, J., GEE, A., DIGGLE, J., BUTLER, H. (2017). The interpersonal adverse effects reported by 1,008 users of antidepressants; and the incremental impact of polypharmacy. Psychiatry Research, 256, 423-427.

    HARTDEGAN, M, GIBSON, K, CARTWRIGHT, C, READ, J. (2017). Stressful events and circumstances reported by patients prior to being prescribed antidepressants. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130, 45-53.

    MAGLIANO, L., SCHIOPPA, G., COSTANZO, R., PETRILLO, M., READ, J. (2017). The opinions of Italian psychology students about people diagnosed with depression and schizophrenia: A comparative study. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health 4, 147-157.

    CARTER, L., MORRISON, A., PYLE, M., READ, J.  (2017). Mental health clinicians’ beliefs about the causes of psychosis: Differences between professions and relationship to treatment preferences. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63, 426-432.

    MAGLIANO, L., STRINO, A., PUNZO, R., ACONE, R., AFFUSO, G., READ, J. (2017). Effects of the diagnostic label “schizophrenia”, actively used or passively accepted, on general practitioners’ views of this disorder. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63, 224-234.

    READ, J., MAYNE, R. (2017). Understanding the effects of childhood adversities: Beyond diagnosis and abuse. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 10, 289-297.

    MAGLIANO, L. PUNZO, R., STRINO, A., ACONE, R., AFFUSO, G., READ, J. (2017). General Practitioners’ beliefs about people diagnosed with schizophrenia and whether they should be differentially treated when in medical hospital.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 87, 559-566.

    SAMPSON, M., READ, J. (2017). Are mental health services getting better at asking about abuse and neglect? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 26, 95-104.

    CARTER, L., READ, J., PYLE, M., MORRISON, A. (2017). The impact of causal explanations on outcome in people experiencing psychosis:  A systematic review. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24, 332-347.

    DAVIES, E., O’LEARY, E., READ, J. (2017). Child abuse in England and Wales 2003-2013:  Newspaper reporting versus reality. Journalism, 8, 754-771.

    GIBSON, K., CARTWRIGHT, C., READ, J. (2016). Conflict in men’s experiences with antidepressants. American Journal of Men’s Health doi:10.1177/1557988316637645

     

    MAGLIANO, L., RINALDI, A., COSTANZA, R., DE LEO, R., SCHIOPPA, G., PETRILLO, M., READ, J. (2016).  Improving future psychologists’ attitudes towards people diagnosed with ‘schizophrenia’: A quasi- randomized controlled trial.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. doi: 10.1037/ort0000161

     

    READ, J., SAMPSON, M., CRITCHLEY, C.  (2016). Are mental health services getting better at responding to abuse, assault and neglect? Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. doi:10.1111/acps.12552

     

    READ, J., RUNCIMAN, O., DILLON, J. (2016). In search of an evidence-based role for psychiatry. Future Science OA. doi:10.4155/fsoa-2015-0011

     

    LONGDEN, E., READ, J.  (2016). Assessing and reporting the adverse effects of antipsychotic medication: A systematic review of clinical studies, and prospective, retrospective, and cross-sectional research. Clinical Neuropharmacology, 39, 29-39. doi: 10.1097/WNF.0000000000000117

     

    CARTER, L., READ, J., PYLE, M., MORRISON, A.  (2016). The impact of causal explanations on outcome in people experiencing psychosis:  A systematic review. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. doi 10.1002/cpp.2002

     

    LONGDEN, E., SAMPSON, M., READ, J. (2016). Childhood adversity and psychosis: Generalised or specific effects? Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. doi.org/10.1017/S204579601500044X

     

    DAVIES, E., O’LEARY, E., READ, J. (2016). Child abuse in England and Wales 2003-2013:  Newspaper reporting versus reality. Journalism.  doi 10.1177/1464884915610994

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., RINALDI, A., COSTANZO, R., DE LEO, R., SCHIOPPA, G., PETRILLO, M., ZACCARO, A., CAMPITIELLO, F. (2015). The influence of causal explanations and diagnostic labelling on psychology students’ beliefs about treatments, prognosis, dangerousness and unpredictability in schizophrenia. Community Mental Health Journal. doi 10.1007/s10597-015-9901-5

     

    SHEVLIN, M., MURPHY, J., READ, J. (2015). Testing complex hypotheses using secondary data analysis: Is the association between sexual abuse and psychosis moderated by gender in a large prison sample? Journal of Criminal Psychology, 5, 92-98.

     

    READ, J., HAMMERSLEY, P., RUDEGEAIR, T. (2015). Por que, cuando y como preguntar sobre el abuso infanti. Psicopatologia y Salud Mental, 26, 9-21.

     

    READ, J., GIBSON, K., CARTWRIGHT, C., SHIELS, C., DOWRICK, C., GABBAY, M. (2015). The non-pharmacological correlates of self-reported efficacy of antidepressants.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 131, 434-445.

     

    READ, J., GIBSON, K., CARTWRIGHT, C., SHIELS, C., MAGLIANO, L. (2015). Beliefs of people taking antidepressants about the causes of their own depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 174, 150-156.

     

    READ, J. (2015) Saving psychiatry from itself: Will young psychiatrists choose authoritarian power or authoritative respect? Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 131, 11-12.

     

    JOSEPH, J., CHAUFAN, C., RICHARDSON, K., SHULTZINER, D., FOSSE, R., JAMES, O., LATHAM, J., READ, J. (2015). The twin research debate in American criminology. Logos, 14.

    http://logosjournal.com/2015/joseph-twin-research/

     

    READ, J., FOSSE, R., MOSKOWITZ, A., PERRY, B. (2014). The traumagenic neurodevelopmental

    model of psychosis revisited. Neuropsychiatry, 4, 65-79.

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., SAGLIOCCHI, A., OLIVIERO, N., D’AMBROSIO, A., CAMPITIELLO, F., ZACCARO, A., GUIZZARO, L., PATALANO, M. (2014). Social dangerousness and incurability in ‘schizophrenia’: results of an educational intervention for medical and psychology students. Psychiatry Research, 219, 457-463

     

    READ, J., CARTWRIGHT, C., GIBSON, K., SHIELS, C., HASLAM, N. (2014). Beliefs of people taking antidepressants about causes of depression and reasons for increased prescribing rates. Journal of Affective Disorders, 168, 236-242.

     

    DAVIES, E., MATHEWS, B., READ, J. (2014). Mandatory reporting?  Issues to consider when developing legislation and policy to improve discovery of child abuse.  IALS Student Law Review. http://journals.sas.ac.uk/lawreview/issue/view/318/showToc

     

    BENTALL, R., SOUSA, P., VARESE, F., WICKHAM, S., SITKO, K., HAARMANS, M., READ, J. (2014).

    From adversity to psychosis: Pathways and mechanisms from specific adversities to specific symptoms. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49, 1011-1022.

     

    READ, J., CARTWRIGHT, C., GIBSON, K. (2014). Adverse emotional and interpersonal effects

    reported by 1,829 New Zealanders while taking antidepressants. Psychiatry Research 216, 67-73.

     

    GIBSON, L., CARTWRIGHT, C., READ, J. (2014). Patient-centred perspectives on antidepressant

    use: A narrative review. International Journal of Mental Health, 43, 81-99.

     

    SEMP, D., READ, J. (2014). Queer conversations: Improving access to, and quality of, mental health

    services for same-sex attracted clients. Psychology and Sexuality. doi:10.1080/19419899.2014.890122

     

    READ, J., DILLON, J., LAMPSHIRE, D. (2014). How much evidence is required for a paradigm shift in

    mental health? Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 129, 477-478.

     

    FOSSE, R., READ, J. (2013). Electroconvulsive treatment: Hypotheses about mechanisms of action.

    Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 94-103.

     

    READ, J., MATI, E. (2013). Erectile dysfunction and the internet: Drug company manipulation of public and professional opinion. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 39, 541-555.

     

    BRABBAN, A., READ, J., MORRISON, A. (2013). Renaming 'Schizophrenia': A step too far or not far enough? Psychological Medicine, 43, 1558-1560.

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., SAGLIOCCHI, A., PATALANO, M., OLIVIERO, N. (2013). Effect of diagnostic

    labeling and causal explanations on medical students views about treatments for psychosis and the need to share information with service users. Psychiatry Research, 210, 402-407.

     

    SHEVLIN, M., O’NEILL, T., HOUSTON, J., READ, J., BENTALL, R., MURPHY, J. (2013). Patterns of lifetime female victimization and psychotic experiences: A study based on the UK Adult

    Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, 15-24.

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., SAGLIOCCHI, A., PATALANO, M., D’AMBROSIO, A., OLIVIERO, N. (2013). Differences in views of schizophrenia during medical education: A comparative study of 1st vs. 5th-        6th year Italian medical students. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48, 1647-1655.

     

    KINDERMAN, P., READ, J., MONCRIEFF, J., BENTALL, R. (2013). Drop the language of disorder. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 16, 2-3.

     

    READ, J., CAIN, A.  (2013). A literature review and meta-analysis of drug company funded mental health

    websites. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 128, 422-433.

     

    SKEHAN, D., LARKIN, W., READ, J. (2012). Childhood adversity and psychosis: A literature review with clinical and societal implications. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 17, 373-391.

     

    VARESE, F., SMEETS, F., DRUKKER, M., LIEVERSE, R., LATASTER, T., VIECHTBAUER, W., READ, J., VAN OS, J., BENTALL, R. (2012). Childhood adversities increase the risk of psychosis:  A meta-analysis of patient-control, prospective- and cross-sectional cohort studies. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 38, 661-671.

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., PATALANO, M., SAGLIOCCH, A., OLIVIERO, N., D’AMBROSIO, A.,

    CAMPITIELLO, F., ZACCARO, A., GUIZZARO, L., CERRATO, F. (2012). Contrarrestar el estigma hacia las personas con esquizofreniaen el  ámbito sanitario: una experiencia piloto en una muestra de estudiantes italianos de medicina. Psychology, Society, & Education, 4, 169-181.

     

    SCHÄFER, I., FISHER, H.,  ADERHOLD, V., HUBER, B., HOFFMANN-LANGER, L., GOLKS, D.,

    KAROW, A., ROSS, C., READ, J., HARFST, T. (2012). Dissociative symptoms in patients with schizophrenia: Relationships with childhood trauma and psychotic symptoms. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53, 364-371.

     

    BARKER-COLLO, S., READ, J., COWIE, S. (2012). Coping strategies in female survivors of childhood

    sexual abuse from two Canadian and two New Zealand cultural groups. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 13, 435-447.

     

    MITCHELL, J., READ, J. (2012). Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, drug companies and the internet. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 17, 121-139.

     

    READ, J., BENTALL, R. (2012). Negative childhood experiences and mental health: Theoretical, clinical and primary prevention implications. (Invited Editorial). British Journal of Psychiatry, 200, 89-91

     

    BARKER-COLLO, S., READ, J. (2011). The role of gender in the relationship between child abuse and psychosis. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40, 30-40.

     

    SHEVLIN, M., MURPHY, J., READ, J., MALLETT, J., ADAMSON, G., HOUSTON, J. (2011). Childhood adversity and psychotic hallucinations: A community based study using the National Comorbidity         Survey Replication. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46, 1203-1210.

     

    FOSSE, R., READ, J., BENTALL, R.  (2011). Elektrokonvulsiv behandling ved alvorlig depresjon: Ikonflikt med den hippokratiske eden? Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening [Norwegian Journal of Psychology] 48, 1160-1171.

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., OLIVIERO, N., SAGLIOCCHI, L., PATALANO, M., D’AMBROSIA, A. (2011).

    The influence of causal explanations and diagnostic labelling on medical students’ views of schizophrenia. Academic Medicine, 86, 1-8.

     

    BEAVAN, V, READ, J. CARTWRIGHT, C. (2011). The prevalence of voice-hearing in the general population: A literature review. Journal of Mental Health, 20, 282-292.

     

    CARTWRIGHT, C., READ, J. (2011). Exploratory investigation of Psychologists’ responses to a method for considering “objective” countertransference. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40, 46-54.

     

    MAGLIANO, L., READ, J., MARASSI, R.  Metaphoric and non-metaphoric use of the term

    "schizophrenia" in Italian newspapers. (2011). Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 46, 1019-1025.

     

    READ, J. (2010). Can poverty drive you mad?   “Schizophrenia”, socio-economic status and the case for primary prevention. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 39, 7-19.

     

    BEAVAN, V., READ, J. (2010). Hearing voices and listening to what they say: The importance of voice

    content in understanding and working with distressing voices. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 198, 201-205.

     

    READ, J., BENTALL, R. (2010). The effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy: A literature review. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 19, 333-347.

     

    KINGDON, D., ASHCROFT, K., BHANDARI, B., GLEESON, S., WARIKOO, N., SYMONS, M., TAYLOR, L., LUCAS, E., MAHENDRA, R., QHOSH, S., MASON, A., BADRAKALIMUTHU, R., HEPWORTH, S., READ, J., MEHTA, R. (2010). Schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder: Similarities and differences in the experience of auditory hallucinations, paranoia and childhood trauma. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 198, 399-403.

     

    WEINMANN, S., READ, J., ADERHOLD, V. (2009). The influence of antipsychotics on mortality in schizophrenia: A systematic review. Schizophrenia Research, 113, 1-11.

     

    de WATTIGNAR, S., READ, J. (2009). The pharmaceutical industry and the internet: Are drug company funded depression websites biased? Journal of Mental Health, 18, 1-10.

     

    READ, J., BENTALL, R., FOSSE, R. (2009). Time to abandon the bio-bio-bio model of psychosis: Exploring the epigenetic and psychological mechanisms by which adverse life events lead to psychotic symptoms. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 18, 299-310.

     

    AGAR-JACOMB, K., READ, J. (2009). Mental health crisis services: What do service users need when in

    crisis? Journal of Mental Health, 18, 99-110.

     

     MANSELL, P., READ, J. (2009). Posttraumatic stress disorder, drug companies and the internet.

    Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 10, 9-23.

     

    READ, J., FINK, P., RUDEGEAIR, T., FELITTI, V., WHITFIELD, C. (2008). Child maltreatment and psychosis: A return to a genuinely integrated bio-psycho-social model. Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, 7, 235-254.

     

    READ, J. Schizophrenia, drug companies and the internet. (2008). Social Science & Medicine, 66, 99-109.

     

    LARKIN, W., READ, J.( 2008). Childhood trauma and psychosis: Evidence, pathways, and implications. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, 54, 284-290.

     

    GUMLEY, A., SCHWANNAUER, M., MACBETH, A., READ, J. (2008). Emotional recovery and staying well after psychosis: An attachment based conceptualization. Attachment, 2, 127-148

     

    READ, J., HAMMERSLEY, P. (2008). Can very bad childhoods drive us crazy? Impuls: Tidskrift for Psykologi, 62, 76-87.

     

    READ, J., GUMLEY, A. (2008). Can attachment theory help explain the relationship between childhood

    adversity and psychosis?  Attachment, 2, 1-35.

     

    THEUMA, M., READ, J., MOSKOWITZ, A., STEWART, A. (2007). Evaluation of a New Zealand early intervention service for psychosis. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 36, 119-128.

     

    READ, J. (2007). Why promoting biological ideology increases prejudice against people labeled ‘schizophrenic’. Australian Psychologist, 42, 118-128.

     

    READ, J., HAMMERSLEY, P., RUDEGEAIR, T. (2007). Why, when and how to ask about child abuse. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 13, 101-110.

     

    LODDER, K., READ, J. Psychological management in delirium. (2007). Progress in Palliative Care, 15, 61-66.

     

    HAMMERSLEY, P., READ, J., WOODALL, S., DILLON, J. (2007). Child abuse and psychosis: The genie is out of the bottle. Journal of Psychological Trauma, 6, 7-20.

     

    READ, J. Den bio-bio-biologiska modellen for galenskap. (2006). Tidsignal, 4, 87-91, 2006.

     

    READ, J., HASLAM, N., SAYCE, L., DAVIES, E. (2006). Prejudice and schizophrenia: A review of the ‘Mental illness is an Illness like any other’ approach. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 114, 303-318.

     

    BARKER-COLLO, S., CARTWRIGHT, C., READ, J. (2006). Into the unknown: The experiences of individuals living with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 38, 435-441.

     

    McGREGOR, K., READ, J., THOMAS, D. (2006). Therapy for child sexual abuse: Women talk

    about helpful and unhelpful therapy experiences. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 15, 35-59.

     

    READ, J., McGREGOR, K., COGGAN, C., THOMAS, D. (2006). Mental health services and sexual

    abuse: The need for staff training. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 7, 33-50.

     

    SCHÄFER, I., HARFST, T., ADERHOLD, V., BRIKEN, P., LEHMANN, M., MORITZ, S., READ, J., NABER, D.  (2006). Childhood trauma and dissociation in female patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: An exploratory study. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 194, 135-138.

     

    READ, J., van OS, J., MORRISON, A., ROSS, C. (2005). Childhood trauma, psychosis and schizophrenia: A literature review with theoretical and clinical implications. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 112, 330-350.

     

    MORRISON, A., READ, J, TURKINGTON, D.  (2005). Trauma and psychosis: theoretical and clinical implications. [Invited Editorial] Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 112, 327-329.

     

    HELED, E., READ, J. (2005). Young peoples’ opinions about the causes of, and solutions to New

    Zealand's high youth suicide rate. Suicide and Life-threatening Behavior, 35, 170-180.

     

    READ, J. (2005). The bio-bio-bio model of madness. The Psychologist (UK), 17, 692-693.

     

    CAVANAGH, M., READ, J., NEW, B. ( 2004). Sexual abuse inquiry and response: A New Zealand training Programme. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 33, 137-144.

     

    SOFFE, J., READ, J., FREUDE, N. (2004). A survey of clinical psychologists' views regarding service

    user involvement in mental health services. Journal of Mental Health, 13, 583-592.

     

    HAMMERSLEY, P., BURSTON, D., READ, J. (2004). Learning to listen: Childhood trauma and adult

    psychosis. Mental Health Practice, 7, 18-21.

     

    READ, J., AGAR, K., ARGYLE, N., ADERHOLD, V.  (2003). Sexual and physical abuse during childhood

    and adulthood as predictors of hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder. Psychology &  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 76, 1-22.

     

    BARKER-COLLO, S., READ, J. (2003). Models of response to childhood sexual abuse: Their implications for treatment. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 4, 95-111.

     

    READ, J., ROSS, C. (2003). Psychological trauma and psychosis: Another reason why people diagnosed schizophrenic must be offered psychological therapies. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, 31, 247-267.

     

    HURST, C., MACDONALD, J., SAY, J., READ, J. (2003). Routine questioning about non-consenting

    sex: A survey of practice in Australasian sexual health clinics. International Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS, 11, 32-36.

     

    WALKER, I., READ, J. (2002). The differential effectiveness of psycho-social and bio-genetic causal explanations in reducing negative attitudes towards ‘mental illness’.  Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 65, 313-325.

     

    AGAR, K., READ, J., BUSH, J-M. (2002). Identification of abuse histories in a community mental health

    centre: The need for policies and training. Journal of Mental Health, 11, 533-543.

     

    LOTHIAN, J., READ, J. (2002). Asking about abuse during mental health assessments. Clients’ views

    and experiences. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 31, 98-103.

     

    AGAR, K., READ, J. (2002). What happens when people disclose sexual or physical abuse to staff at a

    community mental health centre? International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 11, 70-79.

     

    READ, J., HARRE, N. (2001). The role of biological and genetic causal beliefs in the stigmatisation of

    ‘mental patients’. Journal of Mental Health, 10, 223-235.

     

    WILSON, J., READ, J. (2001). What prevents General Practitioners from using outside resources for women experiencing depression: A New Zealand study. Family Practice, 18, 84-86.

     

    READ, J., AGAR, K., BARKER-COLLO, S., DAVIES, E., MOSKOWITZ, A. (2001). Assessing

    Suicidality in adults: Integrating childhood trauma as a major risk factor.  Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 32, 367-372.

     

    YOUNG, M., READ, J., BARKER-COLLO, S., HARRISON, R. (2001). Evaluating and overcoming barriers to taking abuse histories. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 32, 407-414.

     

    READ, J., PERRY, B., MOSKOWITZ, A., CONNOLLY, J. (2001). The contribution of early traumatic events to schizophrenia in some patients: A Traumagenic Neurodevelopmental model. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 64, 319-345. 

     

    JOHNSTONE, K., READ, J. (2000). Psychiatrists’ recommendations for improving bicultural training and

    Maori mental health services: A New Zealand survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 34, 135-145.

     

    DAVIES, E., SEYMOUR, F., READ, J. (2000). Children’s and primary carers’ perceptions of the sexual

    abuse investigation process. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 9, 41-56.

     

    READ, J., LAW, A.  (1999). The relationship of causal beliefs and contact with users of mental health

    services to attitudes to the ‘mentally ill’. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 45, 216-229.

     

    WILLIAMS, M., READ, J., LARGE, R.  (1999). Child abuse and dissociation in patients with Complex

    Regional Pain Syndrome. Pain Research and Management, 21, 211-218.

     

    READ, J., ARGYLE, N. (1999). Hallucinations, delusions and thought disorders in adult psychiatric inpatients with a history of child abuse. Psychiatric Services, 50, 1467-1472.

     

    KENT, H., READ, J. (1998). Measuring consumer participation in mental health services: Are attitudes related to professional orientation? International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 44, 310-318.

     

    READ, J. (1998). Child abuse and severity of disturbance among adult psychiatric inpatients. Child Abuse & Neglect, 22, 359-368.

     

    READ, J., FRASER, A. (1998). Abuse histories of psychiatric inpatients: To ask or not to ask? Psychiatric Services, 49, 355-359.

     

    READ, J., FRASER, A.  (1998). Staff response to abuse histories of psychiatric inpatients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 32, 206-213.

     

    READ, J. (1997). Child abuse and psychosis: A literature review and implications for professional practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 28, 448-456.

     

    ALLEN, R., READ, J. (1997). Integrated Mental Health Care: Practitioners’ perspectives.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 31, 534-541.

     

    Books

    READ, J., DILLON, J. (eds.) (2013). Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis. London: Routledge, 422pp.

     

    GEEKIE, J., RANDAL, P., LAMPSHIRE, D., READ, J, (eds.) (2012). Experiencing Psychosis: Personal and Professional Perspectives. London: Routledge. 272pp.

     

    READ, J., SANDERS, P. (2010). A Straight Talking Introduction to the Causes of Mental Health Problems. Ross, UK: PCCS Books. 165pp

     

    GEEKIE, J., READ, J. (2009). Making Sense of Madness: Contesting the Meaning of Schizophrenia.

    London: Routledge. 189pp. 

    2012 Spanish Translation. Barcelona: Herder.

     

    READ, J., MOSHER, L., BENTALL, R. (eds.) (2004). Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Schizophrenia. London: Routledge, 373pp.

    2005 Swedish translation. Ludvika, Sweden: Dualis.

    2006 Spanish translation. Barcelona: Herder.

    2008 Russian translation. Stavropol: ProPsy.

    2009 Chinese translation. University of Kunming Publishing House                     

     

    Book Chapters

    In Press: 

                 

    SCHAFER, I., ROSS, C., SCOTT, J., SPITZER, C., READ, J. Childhood trauma in psychotic and dissociative disorders. In A. Moskowitz, I. Schäfer, M. Dorahy (eds.) Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology, 2nd edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell.

     

    BUCCI, S., BERRY, K., READ, J. How attachment theory can develop understanding of and therapy for distressing voices. In K. Berry, S. Bucci (eds.)  Attachment and Psychosis, London: Routledge.

     

    Published:

     

    15 Chapters in J. Read, J. Dillon (eds.) (2013). Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Psychosis. 2nd edition. London: Routledge, 422pp.

     

    12 Chapters in J. Read, L. Mosher, R. Bentall (eds.) (2004). Models of  Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Schizophrenia. London: Routledge.

     

    READ, J., BENTALL, R., FOSSE, R. (2014). Time to abandon the bio-bio-bio model of psychosis: Exploring the epigenetic and psychological mechanisms by which adverse life events lead to psychotic symptoms. In E. Speed et al. (eds.) De-Medicalizing Misery II: Society, Politics and the Mental Health Industry. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 210-215.

     

    READ, J., BENTALL, R. (2013). Madness. In J. Cromby et al. (eds.) Psychology, Mental Health and Distress.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 249-282.

     

    LARKIN, W, READ, J. (2012). Trauma and hearing voices: The epidemiological evidence. In M. Romme, S. Escher (eds.) Psychosis as a Personal Crisis: An Experience-Based Approach. London: Routledge, 98-109.

     

    READ, J. (2012). The subjective experience of the link between bad things happening and psychosis: Research findings. In J. Geekie et al.(eds.) Experiencing Psychosis: Personal and Professional Perspectives. London: Routledge, 127-136.

     

    READ, J., MAGLIANO, L. (2012). The subjective experience and beliefs of relatives of people who experience psychosis. In J. Geekie et al. (eds.) Experiencing Psychosis: Personal and Professional Perspectives. London: Routledge, 207-216.

     

    READ, J. (2010). Can attachment theory help explain the relationship between childhood adversity and
    psychosis? In S. Benamer (ed.) Telling Stories: Attachment Based Approaches to Psychosis. London: Karnac Books, 35-49.

     

    MOSKOWITZ, A., READ, J., RUDEGEAIR, T., FARRELY, S., WILLIAMS, O.  (2009). Are psychotic symptoms traumatic in origin and dissociative in kind? In P. Dell, J. O’Neill (eds.) Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond. New York: Routledge, 322-351.

     

    GEEKIE, J., TAITIMU, M., RANDAL, P., ROOK, D., ANG, M., READ, J. (2009). New Zealand: A history of treatment approaches to psychosis. In Y. Alanen et al.(eds.) Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Schizophrenic Psychosis: Past, Present and Future. London: Routledge, 204-213.

     

    READ, J., GUMLEY, A. (2009). Bindungstheorie und psychose.  In K. Brisch, T. Hellbrügge (eds)             Wege zu sicheren Bindungen in Familie und Gesellschaft. Prävention, Begleitung, Beratung und Psychotherapie. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 237-278.

     

    READ, J., HAMMERSLEY, P. (2008). Puede volvernos locos una infancia pésima. In J. Johannessen et al. (eds.) Evolución de las psicosis. Barcelona: Herder, 483-523.

     

    SCHAFER, I., ROSS, C., READ, J. (2008). Childhood trauma in psychotic and dissociative disorders. In A. Moskowitz et al. (eds.) Psychosis, Trauma and Dissociation: Emerging Perspectives on Severe Psychopathology. London: Wiley, 137-150.

     

    GEEKIE, J., READ, J. (2008). Fragmentation, invalidation and spirituality: Personal experiences of psychosis: Ethical, research and clinical implications. In J. Gleeson et al. (eds.) Psychotherapies for the Psychoses: Theoretical, Cultural, and Clinical Integration. London: Routledge.

     

    HAMMERSLEY, P., BULLIMORE, P., FIDDLER, M., READ, J. (2008). The trauma model of psychosis. In T. Stickley, T. Bassett (eds.) Learning About Mental Health Practice. London: John Wiley & Sons, 124-141.

     

    READ, J. (2006).Breaking the silence: Learning why, when and how to ask about trauma, and how to respond to disclosures. In W. Larkin, A. Morrison  (eds.) Trauma and Psychosis. London: Routledge, 195-221.

     

    READ, J., RUDEGEAIR, T., FARRELY, S. (2006). The relationship between child abuse and psychosis: Public opinion, evidence, pathways and implications. In W. Larkin, A. Morrison (eds.) Trauma and Psychosis. London: Routledge, 23-57.

     

    READ, J. (2006). The future of psycho-social approaches to schizophrenia: Facing up to the challenges ahead. In Y. Alanen et al. (eds.) Fifty Years of Humanistic Treatment of Psychoses. London:

    Routledge, 343-351.

     

    READ, J., BURDETT, J., GEEKIE, J., HAMER, H., RANDAL, P., ROOK, D., TAITIMU, M. (2006). New Zealand. In Y. Alanen et al. (eds.) Fifty Years of Humanistic Treatment of Psychoses. London: Routledge, 295-296.

     

    READ, J., HAMMERSLEY, P. (2006). Can very bad childhoods drive us crazy? Science, ideology and taboo. In J. Johannessen et al. (eds.). Evolving Psychosis: Different Stage, Different Treatments. London: Routledge, 270-292.

     

    READ, J., ROSS, C.  (2004). Psychosis and trauma. In C. Ross Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis

    and Treatment. Binghampton, NY: Haworth Press, 53-67.

     

    READ, J.  (2001). Child abuse and severity of disturbance among adult psychiatric inpatients. In K. Franey et al. (eds.) The Cost of Child Maltreatment: Who Pays. San Diego: Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute, 103-112.

     

    READ, J. (1997). The role of psychologists in the assessment of psychosis. In H. Love, W. Whittaker (eds.) Practice Issues for Clinical and Applied Psychologists in New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Psychological Society. 277-292.

    Publications

    1. The relationships of life events (e.g.childhood neglect and abuse) and circumstances (e.g. poverty, ethnicity) to the development of psychopathology (e.g. psychosis, depression and suicidality); and the need for primary prevention programmes, especially in the early years of life. This stream includes a focus on the biological and psychological (e.g. attachment, dissociation) processes by which adverse early life experiences lead to negative outcomes.
    2. The extent to which mental health professionals are asking about, and responding appropriately to histories of childhood abuse and neglect, and the development and evaluation of training programmes to improve this area of clinical practice.
    3. The stigmatisation of people with mental health problems, especially the roles of causal beliefs and amount of contact with users of mental health services.
    4. Evaluating the effectiveness of services for severely disturbed mental health patients.
    5. The phenomenology of psychotic experiences, especially how people who hear voices (hallucinations) and have unusual beliefs (delusions) understand those experiences, including Maori perspectives.
    6. The influence of the pharmaceutical industry on public opinion, research and clinical practice.



    Interests

    Lectures in undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology courses.

    Teaching