Professor Glenn Waller
Head of Department
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TP, UK
Tel: (+44) 0114 222 6568
Room: WB C5
BA (Reading), MClinPsychol (Liverpool), DPhil (Oxford)
My primary interests lie in the following areas:
• Cognitive content and processes that underlie and maintain the eating disorders
• The treatment of the eating disorders, with a particular focus on cognitive-behavioural approaches
• The translation of evidence-based approaches into real-life clinical settings, and the clinician variables that enhance or impede that process
Activities and Distinctions
- Member of NICE Guideline Development Group, Eating Disorders
- Fellow of the Academy of Eating Disorders
- President of the Academy of Eating Disorders, 2014-2015
- Founder member, Eating Disorders Research Society
- Chartered Psychologist
- Chair of the Scientific Committee, British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
- Associate editor, International Journal of Eating Disorders
- Action editor, British Journal of Clinical Psychology
- Editorial Board, Behaviour Research and Therapy
- Editorial Board, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
- Editorial Board, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Reviewing for a range of other journals and for grant-awarding bodies
Current Postgraduate Students
- Chloe Simpson-Southward (PhD): The role of therapeutic and supervisory processes in the treatment of depression (Howard Morton Fellowship)
- Zachary Parker (PhD): Therapist drift in the treatment of anxiety disorders
- Victoria Laker (PHD) Body Comparison
- Elena Hernandez (PHD) Therapist Drift
- Mel Simmonds-Buckley (PHD) Behavioural Activation for Depression
- Natalie Bailey (MSC) Body Checking
- Ian Asquith (Dclin Psy) Drift in Older Adult Clinicians
- Rachael Johnson (Dclin Psy) Drift in CAT
- Stephen Jones (Dclin Psy) Interpersonal problems in eating disorders
- Laura Jackson (Dclin Psy) Treatment of Obesity
- Charlotte Wright (Dclin Psy) Clinicians use of exposure therapy
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Waller G, cordery H, Corstorphine E, Hinrichsen H, Lawson R, Mountford V & Russell K (2007) Cognitive-behavioral therapy for the eating disorders: A comprehensive treatment guide. Cambridge University Press.
- Rose C & Waller G (2017) Cognitive–behavioral therapy for eating disorders in primary care settings: Does it work, and does a greater dose make it more effective?. International Journal of Eating Disorders. View this article in WRRO
- Graves TA, Tabri N, Thompson-Brenner H, Franko DL, Eddy KT, Bourion-Bedes S, Brown A, Constantino MJ, Flückiger C, Forsberg S, Isserlin L, Couturier J, Paulson Karlsson G, Mander J, Teufel M, Mitchell JE, Crosby RD, Prestano C, Satir DA, Simpson S, Sly R, Lacey JH, Stiles-Shields C, Tasca GA, Waller G, Zaitsoff SL, Rienecke R, Le Grange D & Thomas JJ (2017) A meta-analysis of the relation between therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome in eating disorders.. International Journal of Eating Disorders. View this article in WRRO
- Waller G (2016) Treatment Protocols for Eating Disorders: Clinicians’ Attitudes, Concerns, Adherence and Difficulties Delivering Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions. Current Psychiatry Reports. View this article in WRRO
- Waller G & Turner H (2016) Therapist drift redux: Why well-meaning clinicians fail to deliver evidence-based therapy, and how to get back on track. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 129-137. View this article in WRRO
- Simpson-Southward C, Waller G & Hardy GE (2016) Supervision for treatment of depression: An experimental study of the role of therapist gender and anxiety. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 17-22. View this article in WRRO
- Turner H, Marshall E, Wood F, Stopa L & Waller G (2016) CBT for eating disorders: The impact of early changes in eating pathology on later changes in personality pathology, anxiety and depression. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 77, 1-6. View this article in WRRO
- Tatham M, Turner H, Mountford VA, Tritt A, Dyas R & Waller G (2015) Development, psychometric properties and preliminary clinical validation of a brief, session-by-session measure of eating disorder cognitions and behaviors: The ED-15. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(7), 1005-1015. View this article in WRRO
- Waller G & Mountford VA (2015) Weighing patients within cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders: How, when and why. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 70, 1-10. View this article in WRRO
- Turner H, Marshall E, Stopa L & Waller G (2015) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for outpatients with eating disorders: Effectiveness for a transdiagnostic group in a routine clinical setting. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 68, 70-75. View this article in WRRO
- Tritt A, Kelly J & Waller G (2015) Patients’ experiences of clinicians’ crying during psychotherapy for eating disorders.. Psychotherapy, 52(3), 373-380. View this article in WRRO
- Parker ZJ & Waller G (2015) Factors related to psychotherapists' self-assessment when treating anxiety and other disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 66, 1-7. View this article in WRRO
- Turner H, Tatham M, Lant M, Mountford VA & Waller G (2014) Clinicians' concerns about delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders.. Behav Res Ther, 57, 38-42. View this article in WRRO
- Waller G, Gray E, Hinrichsen H, Mountford V, Lawson R & Patient E (2014) Cognitive-behavioral therapy for bulimia nervosa and atypical bulimic nervosa: effectiveness in clinical settings.. Int J Eat Disord, 47(1), 13-17. View this article in WRRO
- Brown A, Mountford VA & Waller G (2013) Is the therapeutic alliance overvalued in the treatment of eating disorders?. Int J Eat Disord, 46(8), 779-782.
- Waller G, Mountford VA, Tatham M, Turner H, Gabriel C & Webber R (2013) Attitudes towards psychotherapy manuals among clinicians treating eating disorders.. Behav Res Ther, 51(12), 840-844.
- Brown A, Mountford V & Waller G (2013) Therapeutic alliance and weight gain during cognitive behavioural therapy for anorexia nervosa.. Behav Res Ther, 51(4-5), 216-220.
- Waller G, Stringer H & Meyer C (2012) What cognitive behavioral techniques do therapists report using when delivering cognitive behavioral therapy for the eating disorders?. J Consult Clin Psychol, 80(1), 171-175.
- Waller G (2012) The myths of motivation: time for a fresh look at some received wisdom in the eating disorders?. Int J Eat Disord, 45(1), 1-16.
- Waller G (2009) Evidence-based treatment and therapist drift.. Behav Res Ther, 47(2), 119-127.
- Waller G (2008) A 'trans-transdiagnostic' model of the eating disorders: a new way to open the egg?. Eur Eat Disord Rev, 16(3), 165-172.
- Pallister E & Waller G (2008) Anxiety in the eating disorders: understanding the overlap.. Clin Psychol Rev, 28(3), 366-386.