Professor Gillian Hardy

BA, MSc, PhD

Department of Psychology


+44 114 222 6571

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Professor Gillian Hardy
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • BA (Sheffield)
  • BA (Sheffield)
  • MSc (Leeds)
  • MSc (Sheffield)
  • PhD (Leeds)
Research interests

As a clinical and occupational psychologist, my primary scientific interest is the processes and mechanisms of individual change, and the factors that influence these processes, particularly in relation to psychological health and ill health.

Applied theory

My research strengths include a broad knowledge of research methods, the application and delivery of high quality and innovative research, knowledge and expertise within two distinct areas of psychology, the application of theoretical knowledge and empirical methods to applied problems of social significance, and the publication of high quality articles.

Characteristics influencing therapy processes and outcomes

In my involvement in projects examining the effectiveness of psychological treatments for depression, my primary interest is the study of how client, problem and relationship characteristics influence therapy processes and outcomes. I also have made contributions to the validity and usefulness of research measures and models.


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Conference proceedings papers



  • Parry G, Barkham M, Brazier J, Dent-Brown K, Hardy G, Kendrick T, Rick J, Chambers E, Chan T, Connell J , Hutten R et al (2011) An evaluation of a new service model: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies demonstration sites 2006-2009. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hutten R, Parry GD, Barkham , Brazier , Dent-Brown , Hardy , Rick J, Chambers , Connell , de Lusignan S , Mukuria et al (2011) An evaluation of a new service model: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies demonstration sites 2006-2009, Final Report. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rick J, Hutten R, Chambers E, Connell J, Hardy G & Parry G (2010) Implementing IAPT: Early findings from the demonstration sites. Interim Report of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Evaluation RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hutten R, Rick J, Chambers E, Connell J, Hardy G & Parry GD (2010) Implementing IAPT: lessons from the demonstration sites. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Hutten R (2018) The Making of Psychological Therapists: Towards a Psychosocial Understanding of IAPT Training, Culture and Practices. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Horan A Using the Internet to Train Clinicians to Use Evidence-Based Psychologically-Informed Interventions, Including ‘If-Then’ Planning. RIS download Bibtex download


Research group

Current postgraduate students/research assistants

  • Rebecca Hutton (PhD)
  • Phillippa Harrison (PhD)
  • Liz Gilley (DClinPsy)
  • Andy Horan (DClinPsy)
  • Paulina Gonzalez (DClinPsy)
  • Aisling McFadden (DClinPsy)
  • Rosalyn Nelson (DClinPsy)

Gillian Hardy is based in the Clinical Psychology Unit

  • HTA Lovell,K., Bee, P., Bower, P., Obsessive Compulsive Treatment Efficacy Trial (OCTET). (Awarded 2011). £1,800,00.
  • NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Research and Care Parry, G., Barkham, M., Hardy, G.E., Ricketts, T., Kendall, T., Barber, R., Houghton, S., Kaltenthaler, M., Brazier, J., Brennan, A., Saxon, D., Coleman, J., Chambers, E., Leach, C., Lucock, M., Dent-Brown, K., Kellett, S., & Hirst C. Improving Quality and Effectiveness of Self-management, Therapies & Services of longer-term depression (IQuests). (Awarded 2009). £304,926+ £337,229 matched funding.
  • South West SHA: Byng, R., Wyer-Brown, N, Newbold, L., Taylor, R., Anderson, R., Forster, S., Stirzaker, A., Evetts, P., Howells, L., Reynolds, S., Leese, M., Hardy, G.E., Glover, G. South West IAPT evaluation project. (Awarded 2009) £300,000.
  • Ministry of Defence Barkham, M., Parry, G., Hardy, G.E., Rick, J., Saxon, D., Dent-Brown, K., Gray, M., Connell, J., Richards, D., Turpin, G., Gilbody, S., Mason, S., & Mosse K. An evaluation service of Community Veterans mental health pilots (ComVets). (Awarded 2009) £120,000.
  • SDO Parry, G., Barkham, M., Brazier, J., Kendrick, A., Bower, P., Lovell, K., Rick, J., Hardy, G.E., Walters, S., Dent-Brown, K. A proposal to evaluate a new model improving access to psychological therapies. (Awarded 2008) £449,350 .
  • SDO West, M., Dawson, J., Onyett, S., Almo-Metaclfe, B., Middleton, H., Hardy, G.E., Richter, A. Effectiveness of multi-professional team working in mental health care (Awarded 2008) £485,000.
  • Sheffield Consortium Parry, G., Dent-Brown, K., Hardy, G.E., Ricketts, T., Saxon, D. SPeDI Trial. (Awarded 2006) £120,607.
  • Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust Hardy G.E., & Markiewicz. L. The impact of team climate on sickness absence levels. (Awarded 2006) £7,000 .
  • National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Methodology M. Barkham, S. Gilbody, D. Richards, J. Ganville, C. Cooper, G. E. Hardy, West, M.: A literature review of staff morale on in-patient units (Awarded 2003) £59,592.
  • National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Methodology Barkham, M., Hardy, G.E., Gilbody, S., Elliott; C., Gask, L., Bower,P., and Richards, D.A. A review and critical analysis of the nature and quality of the therapist/patient interactions in treatments of patients with mental health problems. (Awarded 2002) £68,580 .
  • Medical Research Council Platt, S., Pavis, S., Loretto, W., and Hardy, G.E. The health impact of major restructuring of service provision within the NHS: a prospective, comparative, longitudinal study. (Awarded 2001) £398,893 .
  • NHS R&D Working together West, M.A., Borrill, C.A., Jones, R., Schofield, J., Bamford, M., Hardy, G.E., West, E., Patterson, M. Employee involvement and organizational performance in the NHS (Awarded 2000) £644,736 .
  • NHS Executive R&D Barkham, M., Richards, D., Williams, C., Macaskill, N., Gournay, K., Haywood P., and Hardy, G.E. A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of patients receiving a brief supervised self-help training package by practice nurses in primary care settings. (Awarded 2000) £149,930 .
Teaching activities

I teach on the DClin Psy programme. I am Director of the Clinical Psychology Unit, Course Director for DClin Psy and a Thessaloniki moderator. I also sit on the Psychology Management Group and the University Disciplinary Committee.

Professional activities and memberships
  • Member (and Chair) of the British Psychological Society Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology (2000 to 2005)
  • Member of British Psychological Society working party regarding statement of equivalence
  • Member of the British Psychological Society Board of Examiners in Clinical Psychology (2001 to 2003)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society Membership and Professional Training Board (2004-2005)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology Training Strategy Group (2003-2005)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society Journal Committee (2004 to 2012)
  • Joint Editor, British Journal of Clinical Psychology (2004 to 2012)
  • Associate Editor, British Journal of Medical Psychology (2000 to 2005)
  • Editorial Board of Psychotherapy (2010)
  • Member of the Research Committee, British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Academic Refereeing for: British Journal of Clinical Psychology; British Journal of Medical Psychology; British Journal of Social Psychology; Human Relations; Journal of Mental Health; Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology; Journal of Occupational Health; Psychological Assessment; Psychology and Health; Psychotherapy Research, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Counselling psychology
  • Reviewer for Grants: ESRC, MRC, Nuffield etc.
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (2007)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (2008)
PhD Opportunities

I am not currently accepting applications for PhD study.

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