Lorna Hogg

Research Fellow

Lorna Hogg has been appointed as the new Deputy Director (Clinical and Professional) of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training.  Lorna will be moving from the University of Bath where she is currently Clinical/Admissions tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme.  She will be taking up her post with the Institute on 1st September 2018.

Lorna qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1985 at Glasgow University.  She has worked in the NHS since then, with adults of working age. Lorna has a special clinical and research interest in adults with severe and persistent psychological difficulties, particularly those associated with psychosis.

Lorna has worked in NHS services in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Oxford Health and most recently Oxleas Mental Healthcare Trust in Kent where she developed and led Early Intervention Services for young people developing psychosis as well as leading psychological treatment services for one sector of the Trust. Lorna has a long standing interest in teaching and training health care staff across a range of disciplines, both those in training and qualified staff. She worked as an academic tutor on clinical psychology training programmes in Oxford, at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme, Canterbury Christ Church University and took up her first academic position on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Training Programme at the University of Bath in 2010. Whilst working in Bath, Lorna has continued her commitment to the NHS through locum posts and an honorary contract with Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust. Within this remit, she provides psychological assessment and treatment services for a specialist national psychological treatment clinic for people who do not benefit sufficiently or in a lasting way from local services.  This role has included a period as Clinical Lead for this service.

Lorna has a strong interest and research expertise in psychosis and a current interest in the integration of social psychological and cognitive theories in the understanding and treatment of psychosis.  She has developed research collaborations with social psychologists at the University of Bath and clinical psychologists at the University of Manchester.  Lorna’s main research interest is in social identity processes in psychosis, i.e. understanding what it means for a young person, particularly within a social context, to develop unusual perceptual experiences and/or beliefs that others find hard to understand, and how this impacts relationships, readiness to seek help and ultimately self-esteem and wellbeing. Lorna registered for a part-time PhD at the University of Bath in October 2016 to explore these issues further with a view to ultimately augmenting individually-focused interventions with those more informed by social identity theory and social processes. Other related research interests include stigma and self-stigma in mental health, and disclosure and social identity, including within mental health professionals, and those training to become mental health professionals.

Recent Publications

Cowles, M., Hogg, L.I., & Chapman, K., (in press) An Experimental Investigation into the effect of State-Anxiety on State-Paranoia in People Experiencing Psychosis, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Cowdrey, F.A., Hogg L.I., & Chapman, K., (in press) Is there a choice to make? A pilot study investigating attitudes towards treatment in an Early Intervention for Psychosis Service, Mental Health Review Journal

Cooper, K., Gillmore, C. & Hogg, L.I., 2016 Experience-based co-design in an adult psychological therapies service. Journal of Mental Health, 25, 1, 36-45

Walters, S., Hogg, L.I. & Gilmore, C. 2016 Evaluation of a tailored training program to improve the assessment and treatment of trauma in an early intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Service. Psychosis 8, 3, 226-237

Lam, D.C.K., Salkovskis, P.M. & Hogg, L.I., 2016 “Judging a book by its cover”: an experimental study of the negative impact of a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder on clinician’s judgements of uncomplicated panic    disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55, 3, 253-268

Lam, D.C.K., Poplavskaya, E.V., Salkovskis, P.M., Hogg, L.I., & Panting, H. 2016   An experimental investigation of the impact of personality disorder on clinicians: can we see past the borderline? Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44, 3, 361-373

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