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Dr Trishna Patel

Senior Lecturer

Clinical Psychology

Department of Professional Psychology , School of Psychology

In her Deputy Research Director role, Trishna co-leads the research strand of the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. The research curriculum aims to give priority to the ways in which knowledge is generated and justified by providing a good grounding in philosophy of science, moral and ethical reasoning and approaches to evaluation.


  • Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

Areas Of Interest

  • Transdiagnostic and transtheoretical approaches to conceptualising and reducing psychological distress
  • Perceptual Control Theory and Method of Levels Therapy
  • Mechanisms of change during therapy
  • Epistemology, methodology and ethics in research and practice
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Trishna is a Clinical Psychologist. As a practitioner-researcher, in partnership with clinicians, she has set up a programme of research aimed at improving psychological health services to ensure that they foreground service user perspectives and maximise service user participation in terms of nature and frequency of care, particularly for marginalised groups.


Publicly available research outputs are available to download from UEL's Research Open Access Repository (ROAR). 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Patel, T., Mansell, W., & Veale, D. (2015). The Cognitive Behavioural Processes Questionnaire: a preliminary analysis within student, mixed clinical and community samples and the identification of a core transdiagnostic process. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 39(2), 193–203. doi:10.1007/s10608-014-9641-9
  • Wells, A., Fisher, P., Myers, S., Wheatley, J., Patel, T. , & Brewin, C.R. (2012). Metacognitive therapy in treatment-resistant depression: a platform trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50(6), 367–373. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2012.02.004
  • Brewin, C.R., & Patel, T. (2010). Auditory pseudohallucinations in United Kingdom war veterans and civilians with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 71(4), 419–425. doi:10.4088/JCP.09m05469blu
  • Brewin, C.R., Wheatley, J., Patel, T., Fearon, P., Hackmann, A., Wells, A., … Myers, S. (2009). Imagery rescripting as a brief stand-alone treatment for depressed patients with intrusive memories. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(7), 569-576. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2009.03.008
  • Wells, A., Fisher, P., Myers, S., Wheatley, J., Patel, T., & Brewin, C.R. (2009). Metacognitive therapy in recurrent and persistent depression: a multiple-baseline study of a new treatment. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(3), 291–300. doi:10.1007/s10608-007-9178-2
  • Goddard, L., Howlin, P., Dritschel, B., & Patel, T. (2007). Autobiographical memory and social problem solving in Asperger Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(2), 291–300. doi:10.1007/s10803-006-0168-0
  • Patel, T., Brewin, C.R., Wheatley, J., Wells, A., Fisher, P., & Myers, S. (2007). Intrusive images and memories in major depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45(11), 2573–2580. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2007.06.004
  • Wheatley, J., Brewin, C.R., Patel, T., Hackmann, A., Wells, A., Fisher, P., & Myers, S. (2007). "I'll believe it when I can see it": imagery re-scripting of intrusive sensory memories in depression. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 38(4), 371-385. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2007.08.005

Non-peer reviewed articles

  • Berg, K., Castro Romero, M., Harper, D., Patel, N., Patel, T., Rees, N., & Smith, R. (2019). Why we are still talking about race. Clinical Psychology Forum, 323, 8-13
  • Gould, C. & Patel, T. (2013). Delivering race equality: Is access to a psychology service in a Community Mental Health Team equitable across clients from different ethnic backgrounds? Clinical Psychology Forum, 247, 33-38

Book chapters

  • Patel, T. (2020). Research in therapeutic practice settings: Ethical considerations. In R. Tribe & J. Morrissey (Eds.), The handbook of professional, research and ethical practice for psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists. London: Routledge.


  • Patient care, the patient's way: An evaluation of Method of Levels therapy in secondary care. (ISRCTN registry: 14514953)
  • Transdiagnostic approaches in practice: Evaluating the clinical utility of the Cognitive Behavioural Processes Questionnaire (CBP-Q) in NHS services.


Submitted for REF 2014; 2021: UoA 4 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.


  • Evidence, Research, Evaluation and Practice
  • Ethics and Epistemology
  • Generic Clinical Skills
  • Personal and Professional Development



Honorary Clinical Psychologist/Researcher, Psychological Therapies Service, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT).