Professor Glenn Waller
Head of Department
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
- Munirah Alshebali (PhD): The impact of Westernisation on eating attitudes and body image in Saudi Arabia
- Haifa Aziz (PhD): PTSD in children with medical conditions
- Amelia Brighouse (PhD): What works in therapy for eating disorders?
- Elena Hernandez (PHD) Therapist Drift
- Ian Johnson (DClinPsy): Therapist drift in CBT
- Victoria Laker (PHD) Body Comparison
- Haley Pluckwell (DClinPsy): Attentional processes and anxiety in therapist drift
- Mel Simmonds-Buckley (PHD) Behavioural Activation for Depression
- Chloe Simpson-Southward (PhD): The role of therapeutic and supervisory processes in the treatment of depression (Howard Morton Fellowship)
- Fidan Turk (PhD):The role of self-compassion in eating pathology
- Amelia Woodhouse (DClinPsy): Reassurance-seeking in the eating disorders
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.
- Waller G & Raykos B (2019) Behavioral Interventions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. View this article in WRRO
- Simmonds-Buckley M, Kellett S & Waller G (2019) Acceptability and Efficacy of Group Behavioral Activation for Depression among Adults: A Meta-Analysis. Behavior Therapy. View this article in WRRO
- Slade E, Keeney E, Mavranezouli I, Dias S, Fou L, Stockton S, Saxon L, Waller G, Turner H, Serpell L , Fairburn CG et al (2018) Treatments for bulimia nervosa: a network meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, 48(16), 2629-2636. View this article in WRRO
- Holt R, Gossage-Worrall R, Hind D, Bradburn M, McCrone P, Morris T, Edwardson C, Barnard K, Carey M, Davies M , Dickens C et al (2018) Structured lifestyle education for people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and first-episode psychosis (STEPWISE): randomised controlled trial. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science. View this article in WRRO
- Raykos BC, Erceg-Hurn DM, McEvoy PM, Fursland A & Waller G (2018) Severe and enduring anorexia nervosa? Illness severity and duration are unrelated to outcomes from enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(8), 702-709. View this article in WRRO
- Mulkens S, de Vos C, de Graff A & Waller G (2018) To Deliver or Not to Deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: Replication and Extension of Our Understanding of Why Therapists Fail to Do What They Should Do. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 106, 57-63. View this article in WRRO
- Waller G, Tatham M, Turner H, Mountford VA, Bennetts A, Bramwell K, Dodd J & Ingram L (2018) A 10-session cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-T) for eating disorders: Outcomes from a case series of nonunderweight adult patients. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(3), 262-269. View this article in WRRO
- 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 et al (2017) A meta‐analysis of the relation between therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome in eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50(4), 323-340. 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, 18. 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
- 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.
- Tritt A, Kelly J & Waller G () Patients’ experiences of clinicians’ crying during psychotherapy for eating disorders.. Psychotherapy, 52(3), 373-380. View this article in WRRO