Professor Richard Bentall

Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield, S1 2LT
Tel:  +44 (0)114 2226530


  • University College of North Wales, Bangor, 1975-1982
  • BSc (Psychology, upper second), 1978
  • PhD (Psychology), 1983
  • University of Liverpool, 1982-1984
  • MClinPsychol (Clinical psychology), 1984
  • University College Swansea, 1985-1989 (part-time)
  • MA (Philosophy applied to health care), 1989

I have a Fellowship of the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) and Fellowship of the British Academy (FBA)

Research Interests

Psychiatric classification. Psychosis (‘schizophrenia’, ‘bipolar disorder’): the mechanisms involved in hallucinations, delusions and other symptoms. The social determinants of mental ill-health. Psychological treatments.

PhD Students

Anam Elahi (Liverpool; topic: Social identity and paranoid delusions)

Azzam Alsuhibani (Liverpool: Master attributional systems)

Abdullah Alotaibi (Liverpool: Neural processes underlying hallucinations)

Louise Isham (Oxford: The psychology of grandiose delusions)

Rebecca White (Manchster: Intimate relationships in people with psychosis)


A list of key publications can be found below.  For a full list of publications please click here

Journal articles