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School of Health and Society

Dr Lydia Morris

Research Fellow


I have over 10-years experience of clinical practice and research in Salford and Greater Manchester. I trained as a Clinical Psychologist (ClinPsyD) and then pursued my increasing interest in research by doing a PhD (both at the University of Manchester). In the past 6-years I have focused on research developing psychological interventions. My main expertise is in quantitative methodologies, including Randomised Controlled Trials, but I have also conducted qualitative research. I am committed to developing effective and conceptually-driven interventions that develop services and better meet peoples’ needs.

Research Interests

I am working on a 3-year mixed-methods Institute of Dementia project developing and evaluating communication training for carers of people living with dementia (Empowered Conversations).

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD, ClinPsyD, BSc Psychology(Hons), HCPC registration.


Morris, L., Mansell, W., Amos, R., & Edge, D. (2018). Experiences of a transdiagnostic group, the Take Control Course, for clients with common mental health problems: a qualitative study. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 1-15. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2303

Morris, L., McEvoy, P., Wallwork, W., Bates, R., Comiskey, J., & Mansell, W. (2018). Transdiagnostic group therapy training and implementation: The Take Control Course. San Diego, CA: Elsevier

Morris,L., & Mansell, W. (2018). A systematic review of the relationship between rigidity/flexibility and transdiagnostic cognitive and behavioral processes that maintain psychopathology. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 1–40. doi: 10.1177/2043808718779431

Morris, L., Horne, M., McEvoy, P., & Williamson, T. (2017). Communication training interventions for family and professional carers of people living with dementia: a systematic review of effectiveness, acceptability and conceptual basis. Aging & mental health, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1399343