Emeritus Professor Graham Turpin BSc, MPhil, PhD

Graham Turpin

Department of Psychology
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
Tel: (+44) (0)114 2226569
Fax: (+44) (0)114 2226610
Email: g.turpin@sheffield.ac.uk

Education and professional training

  • 1974 BSc (Psychology & Physiology) University of London
  • 1982 MPhil (Clinical Psychology) University of London
  • 1982 PhD (Psychology) University of Southampton
  • 1985 Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • 2007 Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
  • 2008 Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Appointments and responsibilities:

  • Currently semi-retired, working 1 day per week Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield on various research projects - available for consultancy but no longer for PhD supervision.
  • Former Head of Department, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield.
  • Former director of the Clinical Psychology Unit at the University of Sheffield and founder of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology Programme.
  • Former Chair of the Management Board of the Centre for Psychological Service Research at the University of Sheffield.
  • Previously Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Plymouth Polytechnic; Research Fellow, Institute of Psychiatry
  • Currently seconded to National Mental Health Development Unit as National Advisor for Education and Training for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. Trustee of the BPS. Former Chair of the Division of Clinical Psychology, Director of the DCP Professional Standards Unit, and Chair, Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology, BPS.
  • Co-convenor of the IAPT Workforce Group and member of Steering Group for Skills for Health projects around National Occupational Standards for Psychological Therapies and New Ways of Working for Psychological Therapists. Consultant Clinical Psychologist within NHS Sheffield Care Trust until 2007; working with people experiencing psychoses and complex mental health problems.
  • Member RAE 2008 subpanel 9: Psychiatry, neuroscience and clinical psychology.

Research interests

My general research strategy has been to apply methods of experimental psychology to the understanding and treatment of psychological disorders, and in particular basic process underlying attention and emotion.

My research areas encapsulate clinical psychophysiology, cognitive processing in anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, early interventions for PTSD, psychotherapy evaluation and single case methods, workforce planning models, and diversity issues within applied psychology education and training.

More recently I have focused on interventions for people who have been exposed to trauma and methods of preventing posttraumatic stress disorder.

I am author of over one hundred and fifty refereed scientific publications in journals, proceedings and books. Involvement in local, national and international research projects in the area of Clinical Psychophysiology and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Former European Associate to an NIMH (US) Research Centre for Emotion and Attention. Research income: Evaluation of services to returning veterans, two ESRC studentships and 240k approx in professional consultancy to the University.