Professor Glenn Waller

Head of Department

Professor Glenn Waller

Department of Psychology,
The University of Sheffield,
Floor G, Cathedral Court,
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, 
S1 2LT, UK

Tel: (+44) 0114 222 6568


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

  • 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. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles