Professor Glenn Waller

Head of Department

Photograph of Glen WallerAddress
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TP, UK
Tel: (+44) 0114 222 6568
Room: WB C5


BA (Reading), MClinPsychol (Liverpool), DPhil (Oxford)

Research Interests

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. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles