David Kingdon

MD, FRCPsych

Primary position:
Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery


The University of Southampton

David Kingdon is Professor of Mental Health Care Delivery at the University of Southampton, UK, and honorary consultant adult psychiatrist for Southern Health NHS Trust. He has previously worked as Medical Director for Nottingham Health Care Trust and Senior Medical Officer (Severe Mental Illness) in the UK Department of Health. He now does policy and implementation work for NHS England and is editor of their mental health websites.  He chaired the Expert Working Group leading to the Council of Europe’s Recommendation 2004(10) on Psychiatry and Human Rights (1996-2003). His research interests are in cognitive therapy of severe mental health conditions and mental health service development on which he has published over 150 papers, chapters and five books translated into languages including Mandarin, Japanese, Greek, Italian, and French. He is currently working on a number of studies funded by MRC (EME programme – WIT & REFRAMED), NIHR (DIALOG+, VOLUME, M4V & COMET), HTA (FOCUS), DoH, US Veterans Administration, Chinese Government & NIMH (RAISE) into cognitive therapy in the US, China, & UK and into the development of mental health care pathways and commissioning tools.
He has given invited lectures and workshops in the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Europe, China, Japan and Korea. 'He received the Aaron T Beck award for exceptional cognitive therapy in 2015.'



MD University of Sheffield 1996
Fellow of Royal College of Psychiatrists 2008

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The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)


Steel, Craig, van der Gaag, Mark, Korrelboom, Kees, Simon, Judit, Phiri, Peter, Baksh, Fazil M., Wykes, Til, Rose, Diane, Hardcastle, Mark, Enright, Simon, Evans, Gareth and Kingdon, David G. (2015) A randomised controlled trial of positive memory training for the treatment of depression within schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry, 15, (85), 1-12. (doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0453-6).
Priebe, Stefan, Kelley, L., Omer, S., Golden, E., Walsh, S., Khanom, H., Kingdon, D., Rutterford, C., McCrone, P. and McCabe, R. (2015) The effectiveness of a patient-centred assessment with a solution focused approach (DIALOG+) for patients with psychosis - a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial in community care. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Mander, Helen and Kingdon, David (2015) The evolution of cognitive–behavioral therapy for psychosis. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 8, 63-69. (doi:10.2147/PRBM.S52267).
Lynch, T.R., Whalley, B., Hempel, R., Byford, S., Clarke, P., Kingdon, D., O'Mahen, H., Russell, I.T., Shearer, J., Stanton, M., Swales, M., Watkins, A. and Remington, B. (2015) Refractory depression – mechanisms and evaluation of Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT) [REFRAMED]: protocol for randomised trial. BMJ Open, 1-19.
Freeman, Daniel, Dunn, Graham, Startup, Helen, Pugh, Katherine, Cordwell, Jacinta, Mander, Helen, Černis, Emma, Wingham, Gail, Shirvell, Katherine and Kingdon, David (2014) An explanatory randomised controlled trial testing the effects of cognitive behaviour therapy for worry on persecutory delusions in psychosis: the Worry Intervention Trial (WIT). The Lancet Psychiatry (In Press).
Li, Zhan-Jiang , Guo, Zhi-Hua , Wang, Na, Xu , Zi-Yan , Qu, Ying, Wang, Xiang-Qun , Sun, Jing, Yan, Li-Qiong , Ng, Roger, Turkington, Douglas and Kingdon, David (2014) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for patients with schizophrenia: a multicentre randomised controlled trial in Beijing, China. Psychological Medicine (In Press).
Ayub, Muhammad, Khalid, Saeed, Kingdon, David and Farooq, Naeem (2014) Rate and predictors of psychotic symptoms after Kashmir earthquake. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience (doi:10.1007/s00406-014-0561-1). (PMID:25421792).
Thase, M.E., Kingdon, D.G. and Turkington, D. (2014) The promise of cognitive behavior therapy for treatment of severe mental disorders: a review of recent developments. World Psychiatry, 13, 244-250. (doi:10.1002/wps.20149). (PMID:25273290).
Naeem, Farooq, Habib, Nazish, Gul, Mirrat, Khalid, Mehwish, Saeed, Sofiya, Farooq, Saeed, Munshi, Tariq, Gobbi, Mary, Husain, Nusrat, Ayub, Muhammad and Kingdon, David (2014) A qualitative study to explore patients’, carers’ and health professionals’ views to culturally adapt CBT for psychosis (CBTp) in Pakistan. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1-13. (doi:10.1017/S1352465814000332).
Naeem, Farooq, Farooq, Saeed and Kingdon, David (2014) Cognitive behavioural therapy (brief versus standard duration) for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4, CD010646 . (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010646.pub2). (PMID:24723312).
Freeman, D., Startup, H., Dunn, G., Černis, E., Wingham, G., Pugh, K., Cordwell, J., Mander, H. and Kingdon, D. (2014) Understanding jumping to conclusions in patients with persecutory delusions: working memory and intolerance of uncertainty. Psychological Medicine, 3017-3024. (doi:10.1017/S0033291714000592).
Turkington, D., Munetz, M., Pelton, J., Montesano, V., Sivec, H., Nausheen, B. and Kingdon, David (2014) High-yield cognitive behavioral techniques for psychosis delivered by case managers to their clients with persistent psychotic symptoms an exploratory trial. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 202, (1), 30-34. (doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000070). (PMID:24375209).
Naeem, F., Farooq, S. and Kingdon, D. (2014) Cognitive behavioral therapy (brief vs standard duration) for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin (doi:10.1093/schbul/sbu113). (PMID:25069655). (In Press).
McKenna, P. and Kingdon, D. (2014) Has cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis been oversold? BMJ, 348, g2295. (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2295).
Xu, Z.Y., Zu, S., Xiang, Y.T., Wang, N., Guo, Z.H., Kilbourne, A.M., Brabban, A., Kingdon, D. and Li, Z.J. (2013) Associations of self-esteem, dysfunctional beliefs and coping style with depression in patients with schizophrenia: a preliminary survey. Psychiatry Research, 209, (3), 340 -345. (doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2013.02.012). (PMID:23537843).
Freeman, Daniel, Startup, Helen, Dunn, Graham, Cernis, Emma, Wingham, Gail, Pugh, Katherine, Cordwell, Jacinta and Kingdon, David (2013) The interaction of affective with psychotic processes: A test of the effects of worrying on working memory, jumping to conclusions, and anomalies of experience in patients with persecutory delusions. Journal of Psychiatric Research (doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.06.016). (PMID:23871449). (In Press).
Hansen, Lars K., Nausheen , Bina, Hart , Deborah and Kingdon , David (2013) Movement disorders in patients with schizophrenia and a history of substance abuse. Human Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental, 28, (2), 192-197. (doi:10.1002/hup.2305). (PMID:23532750).
Hansen, L., Nausheen, B., Hart, D. and Kingdon, David (2013) The occurrence of extrapyramidal side effects in patients with schizophrenia and a past history of substance abuse. Human Psychopharmacology Clinical and Experimental (In Press).
Rathod, Shanaya, Phiri, Peter, Harris, Scott, Underwood, Charlotte, Thagadur, Mahesh, Padmanabi, Uma and Kingdon, David (2012) Cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis can be adapted for minority ethnic groups: a randomised controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 143, (2-3), 319-326. (doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.11.007). (PMID:23231878).
Freeman, Daniel, Dunn, Graham, Startup, Helen and Kingdon, David (2012) The effects of reducing worry in patients with persecutory delusions: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 13, (1), 223. (doi:10.1186/1745-6215-13-223). (PMID:23171601).
Naeem, Farooq, Gobbi, Mary, Kingdon, David and Ayub, Muhammed (2012) Views of depressed patients in Pakistan concerning their illness, its causes, and treatments. Qualitative Health Research, 22, (8), 1083-1093. (doi:10.1177/1049732312450212).
Rathod, Shanaya, Kingdon, David and Nausheen, Bina (2012) Shift resources and focus from psychiatric beds to the community. British Medical Journal, 344, d8117-d8117. (doi:10.1136/bmj.d8117). (PMID:22218596).
Kinoshita, Yoshihiro, Kingdon, David, Kinoshita, Kuni, Sarafudheen, Sheeba, Umadi, Deepa, Dayson, David, Hansen, Lars, Rathod, Shanaya, Ibbotson, Richard B., Turkington, Douglas and Furukawa, Toshi A. (2011) A semi-structured clinical interview for psychosis sub-groups (SCIPS): development and psychometric properties. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (doi:10.1007/s00127-011-0357-9). (PMID:21384122).
Naeen, Farooq, Waheed, Waquas, Gobbi, Mary, Ayub, Muhammed and Kingdon, David (2011) Preliminary evaluation of culturally sensitive CBT for depression in Pakistan: Findings from developing culturally-sensitive CBT project (DCCP). Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 165-173. (doi:10.1017/S1352465810000822). (PMID:21092353).
Morrison, Anthony P., Gumley, Andrew I., Ashcroft, Katie, Manousos, I. Renata, White, Ross, Gillan, Kate, Wells, Adrian and Kingdon, David (2010) Metacognition and persecutory delusions: Tests of a metacognitive model in a clinical population and comparisons with non-patients. British Journal of Clinical Psychology (doi:10.1348/014466510X511141). (PMID:20619081).
Kinoshita, Yoshihiro, Kingdon, David, Kinoshita, Kuni, Kinoshita, Yuko, Saka, Kazuma, Arisue, Yumiko, Dayson, David, Nakaaki, Shutaro, Fukuda, Koji, Yoshida, Keiko, Harris, Scott and Furukawa, Toshi A. (2010) Fear of negative evaluation is associated with delusional ideation in non-clinical population and patients with schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology (doi:10.1007/s00127-010-0237-8). (PMID:20517592).
Kingdon, David G., Ashcroft, Katie, Bhandari, Bharathi, Gleeson, Stefan, Warikoo, Nishchint, Symons, Matthew, Taylor, Lisa, Lucas, Eleanor, Mahendra, Ravi, Ghosh, Soumya, Mason, Anthony, Badrakalimuthu, Raja, Hepworth, Claire, Read, John and Mehta, Raj (2010) Schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder: similarities and differences in the experience of auditory hallucinations, paranoia, and childhood trauma. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, (6), 399-403. (doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181e08c27). (PMID:20531117).
Naeem, Farooq, Gobbi, Mary, Ayub, Muhammad and Kingdon, David (2010) Psychologists experience of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in a developing country: a qualitative study from Pakistan. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 4, (2) (doi:10.1186/1752-4458-4-2).
Hansen, L.K., Vincent, S., Harris, S., David, E., Surafudheen, S. and Kingdon, D. (2010) A patient satisfaction rating scale (PatSat) for psychiatric patients. The Psychiatric Bulletin , 34, 485-488. (doi:10.1192/pb.bp.107.019067).
Rathod, Shanaya, Kingdon, David, Phiri, Peter and Gobbi, Mary (2010) Developing culturally sensive cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis for ethnic minority patients by exploration and incorporation of services users’ and health professionals’ views and opinions. Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38, (5), 511-533. (doi:10.1017/S1352465810000378). (PMID:20630118).
Naeema, Farooq, Gobbi, Mary, Ayub, Muhammad and Kingdon, David (2009) University students' views about compatibility of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with their personal, social and religious values (a study from Pakistan). Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12, (8), 847-855. (doi:10.1080/13674670903115226).
Naeem, Farooq, Ayub, Muhammad, Gobbi, Mary and Kingdon, David (2009) Development of Southampton adaptation framework for CBT (SAF-CBT): a framework for adaptation of CBT in non-western culture. Journal of Pakistan Pyschology Society, 6, (2), 79-84.
Kinoshita, Yoshihiro, Tsuchiya, Masao, Kawakami, Norito, Furukawa, Toshi A. and Kingdon, David (2009) Hallucinations in visually impaired individuals : An analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44, (2), 104-108. (doi:10.1007/s00127-008-0417-y).
Malik, Navdeep, Kingdon, David, Pelton, Jeremy, Mehta, Raj and Turkington, Douglas (2009) Effectiveness of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia delivered by mental health nurses: relapse and recovery at 24 months. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 70, (2), 201-207. (doi:10.4088/JCP.07m03990).
Kingdon, David, Vincent, Selvarej, Vincent, Sylvia, Kinoshita, Yoshihiro and Turkington, Douglas (2008) Destigmatising schizophrenia: does changing terminology reduce negative attitudes? Psychiatric Bulletin, 32, (11), 419-422. (doi:10.1192/pb.bp.107.018515).
Naeem, Farooq, Irfan, Muhammad, Zaidi, Qaiser A., Kingdon, David and Ayub, Muhammad (2008) Angry wives, abusive husbands: relationship between domestic violence and psychosocial variables. Women's Health Issues, 18, (6), 453-462. (doi:10.1016/j.whi.2008.08.002).
Naeem, Farooq, Kingdon, David and Turkington, Douglas (2008) Predictors of response to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in the treatment of Schizophrenia: a comparison of brief and standard interventions. Cognitive therapy and research, 32, (5), 651-656. (doi:10.1007/s10608-008-9186-x).
Rathod, Shanaya, Naeem, Farooq, Phiri, Peter and Kingdon, David (2008) Electronic letter. Cultural adaptation of cognitive behaviour therapy. British Journal of Psychiatry, 192, (5), p.326.
Kingdon, David and Dimech, Anthony (2008) Cognitive and behavioural therapies: the state of the art. Psychiatry, 7, (5), 217-220. (doi:10.1016/j.mppsy.2008.03.002).
Gleeson, Stefan and Kingdon, David (2008) Social inclusion: what psychiatrists can do about it. A Life in the Day, 12, (2), 28-31.
Kinoshita, Yoshihiro, Chen, Junwen, Rapee, Ronald M., Bögels, Susan, Schneier, Franklin R., Choy, Yujuan, Kwon, Jung-Hye, Liu, Xinghua, Schramm, Elisabeth, Chavira, Denise A., Nakano, Yumi, Watanabe, Norio, Ietzugu, Tetsuji, Ogawa, Sei, Emmelkamp, Paul, Zhang, Jianxue, Kingdon, David, Nagata, Toshihiko and Furukawa, Toshi A. (2008) Cross-cultural study of conviction subtype Taijin Kyofu: proposal and reliability of Nagoya-Osaka diagnostic criteria for social anxiety disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 196, (4), 307-313. (doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e31816a4952).
Kingdon, David, Gibson, Anna, Kinoshita, Yoshihiro, Turkington, Douglas, Rathod, Shanaya and Morrison, Anthony (2008) Acceptable terminology and subgroups in schizophrenia: an exploratory study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43, (3), 239-243. (doi:10.1007/s00127-007-0284-y).
Turkington, Douglas, Sensky, Tom, Scott, Jan, Barnes, Thomas R.E., Nur, Ula, Siddle, Ronald, Hammond, Katherine, Samarasekara, Neshika and Kingdon, David (2008) A randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavior therapy for persistent symptoms in schizophrenia: a five-year follow-up. Schizophrenia Research, 98, (1-3), 1-7. (doi:10.1016/j.schres.2007.09.026).
Kingdon, David, Rathod, Shanaya, Weiden, Peter and Turkington, Douglas (2008) Cognitive therapy for schizophrenia. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 14, (1), 55-57. (doi:10.1097/01.pra.0000308495.77756.99).
Rathod, S., Kingdon, D., Weiden, P. and Turkington, D. (2008) Cognitive-behavioral therapy for medication-resistant schizophrenia: a review. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 14, (1), 22-33. (doi:10.1097/01.pra.0000308492.93003.db). (PMID:18212600).
Kingdon, David (2008) Correspondence. Author's reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 192, (1), p.71. (doi:10.1192/bjp.192.1.71).
Rathod, Shanaya, Naeem, Farooq, Phiri, Peter and Kingdon, David (2008) Correspondence - Expansion of psychological therapies. BJPsych, The British Journal of Psychiatry, 193, 256-257. (doi:10.1192/bjp.193.3.256a).
Kingdon, David (2007) Drugs work sometimes. New Scientist, (2635), p.35.
Kingdon, David and Hansen, Lars (2007) Cognitive therapy for psychosis. Psychiatry, 6, (9), 362-366. (doi:10.1016/j.mppsy.2007.06.007).
Naeem, Farooq, Bhatti, Faiz, Pickering, Ruth and Kingdon, David (2007) A controlled trial of the effectiveness of drug treatment & testing orders (DTTO) with standard care. Journal of Substance Use, 12, (4), 253-265. (doi:10.1080/14659890601152258).
Bateman, Katy, Hansen, Lars, Turkington, Douglas and Kingdon, David (2007) Cognitive behavioral therapy reduces suicidal ideation in schizophrenia: results from a randomized controlled trial. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 37, (3), 284-290. (doi:10.1521/suli.2007.37.3.284).
Kingdon, David, Hansen, Lars, Finn, Marie and Turkington, Douglas (2007) When standard cognitive-behavioural therapy is not enough. Psychiatric Bulletin, 31, (4), 121-123. (doi:10.1192/pb.bp.106.013557).
Samarasekera, N., Kingdon, D., Siddle, R., O'Carroll, M., Scott, J.L., Sensky, T., Barnes, T.R. and Turkington, D. (2007) Befriending patients with medication-resistant schizophrenia: can psychotic symptoms predict treatment response? Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 80, (1), 97-106. (doi:10.1348/147608306X108998).
Kingdon, David, Rathod, Shanaya, Hansen, Lars, Naeem, Farook and Wright, Jesse H. (2007) Combining cognitive therapy and pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 21, (1), 28-36. (doi:10.1891/088983907780493278).
Freestone, M. and Kingdon, D. (2007) Book review. Asylum to action: Paddington Day Hospital, therapeutic communities and beyond. Mental Health Review Journal, 12, (1), 45-48.
Turkington, D., Bryant, C. and Kingdon, D. (2007) Optimising functional outcomes in schizophrenia: combining cognitive behaviour therapy with antipsychotic therapy. Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, 11, (6, Supplement), S10-S14.
Kingdon, D. (2007) Down with schizophrenia [Comment]. New Scientist, 2625, 35-53.
Kingdon, D.G., Kinoshita, Y., Naeem, F., Swelam, W., Hansen, L., Vincent, S. and Rathod, S. (2007) Schizophrenia can and should be renamed [3]. British Medical Journal, (7587), 221-222. (doi:10.1136/bmj.39108.396852.1F).
Dudley, R., Bryant, C., Hammond, K., Siddle, R., Kingdon, D. and Turkington, D. (2007) Techniques in cognitive behavioural therapy: using normalising in Schizophrenia. Journal of the Norwegian Psychological Association (Tidsskrift for Kognitiv Terapi), 44, 562-571.
Kingdon, D. and Young, A.H. (2007) Research into putative biological mechanisms of mental disorders has been of no value to clinical psychiatry. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2007, (191), 285-290. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.107.035675).
Kingdon, David Graham and Kirschen, Holly (2006) Who does not get cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia when therapy is readily available? Psychiatric Services, 57, (12), 1792-1794. (doi:10.1176/
Beveridge, Allan, Blackwell, Moira and Kingdon, David (2006) Psychiatry in pictures. British Journal of Psychiatry, 189, (3), A10-A10. (doi:10.1192/bjp.189.3.A10).
Hansen, Lars, Kingdon, David and Turkington, Douglas (2006) Clinical. The ABCs of cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenia. Psychiatric Times, 23, (7), 49-50.
Naeem, Farooq, Kingdon, David and Turkington, Douglas (2006) Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia: relationship between anxiety symptoms and therapy. Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 79, (2), 153-164. (doi:10.1348/147608305X91538).
Kingdon, David and Nicholl, Jon P. (2006) Report gives snapshot health research funding in the UK. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 332, (7552), p.1230. (doi:10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1230-a).
Naeem, Farooq, Ayub, Muhammad, Javed, Zahid, Irfan, Muhammad, Haral, Fayyaz and Kingdon, David (2006) Stigma and psychiatric illness. A survey of attitude of medical students and doctors in Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC, 18, (3), 46-49.
Kingdon, D., Finn, M. and Vincent, S. (2006) Book review. Mental Health Review Journal, 11, (1), 38-43.
Javed, Zahid, Naeem, Farooq, Kingdon, David, Irfan, Muhammad, Izhar, Nasir and Ayub, Muhammad (2006) Attitude of the university students and teachers towards mentally ill, in Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC, 18, (3), 55-58.
Turkington, D., Kingdon, D., Rathod, S., Hammond, K., Pelton, J. and Mehta, R. (2006) Outcomes of an effectiveness trial of cognitive-behavioural intervention by mental health nurses in schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2006, (189), 36-40. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.105.010884).
Kingdon, D. (2006) Psychological and social interventions for schizophrenia. British Medical Journal, 333, (7561), 212-213. (doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7561.212).
Turkington, D., Kingdon, D. and Weiden, P.J. (2006) Cognitive behavior therapy for schizophrenia. [Review]. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, (3), 365-373.
Kingdon, David, Jones, Roland and Lönnqvist, Jouko (2004) Editorial. Protecting the human rights of people with mental disorder: recommendations emerging from the Council of Europe. British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, (4), 277-279. (doi:10.1192/bjp.185.4.277).
Tarrier, N., Lewis, S., Haddock, G., Bentall, R., Drake, R., Kinderman, P., Kingdon, David, Siddle, R., Everitt, J., Leadley, K., Benn, A., Grazebrook, K., Haley, C., Akhtar, S., Davies, L., Palmer, S. and Dunn, G. (2004) Cognitive-behavioural therapy in first-episode and early schizophrenia: 18-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 184, 231-239. (doi:10.1192/bjp.184.3.231).
Hansen, Lars, Jones, Roland M. and Kingdon, David (2004) No association between akathisia or Parkinsonism and suicidality in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18, (3), 384-387. (doi:10.1177/026988110401800309).
Hansen, Lars, Jones, Roland Morgan and Kingdon, David (2004) No association between akathisia or Parkinsonism and suicidality in treatment-resistant Schizophrenia. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18, (3), 384-387. (doi:10.1177/026988110401800309).
Turkington, Douglas, Kingdon, David and Chadwick, Paul (2003) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for schizophrenia: filling the therapeutic vacuum. British Journal of Psychiatry, 183, (2), 98-99.
Lewis, Shôn, Tarrier, Nicholas, Haddock, Gillian, Bentall, Richard, Kinderman, Peter, Kingdon, David, Siddle, Ronald, Drake, Richard, Everitt, Julie, Leadley, Karen, Benn, Andy, Grazebrook, Katy, Haley, Cliff, Akhtar, Shahid, Davies, Linda, Palmer, Steve, Faragher, Brian and Dunn, Graham (2002) Randomised controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy in early schizophrenia: acute-phase outcomes. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181, (Supplement 43), s91-s97.
Turkington, Douglas, Kingdon, David and Turner, T. (2002) Effectiveness of a brief cognitive—behavioural therapy intervention in the treatment of schizophrenia. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 180, 523-527. (doi:10.1192/bjp.180.6.523).
Turkington, Douglas, Kingdon, David and Turner, Trevor (2002) Effectiveness of a brief cognitive-behavioural therapy intervention in the treatment of schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry, 180, (6), 523-527. (doi:10.1192/bjp.180.6.523).
Sensky, T., Turkington, Douglas, Kingdon, D., Scott, J.L., Scott, J., Siddle, R., O'Carroll, M. and Barnes, T.R.E. (2000) A Randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for persistent symptoms in Schizophrenia resistant to medication. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, (2), 165-172. (doi:10.1001/archpsyc.57.2.165).


Wright, Jesse H., Turkington, Douglas, Kingdon, David G. and Ramirez Basco, Monica (2008) Cognitive-behavior therapy for severe mental illness: an illustrated guide, Arlington, USA, American Psychiatric Publishing, 374pp.
Kingdon, David and Finn, Marie (2006) Tackling mental health crises, London, UK, Routledge, 256pp.

Book Section

Kingdon, David, Ashcroft, Katie and Turkington, Douglas (2008) Cognitive behavioural therapy for persecutory delusions: three case examples. In, Freeman, Daniel, Bentall, Richard and Garety, Philippa (eds.) Persecutory Delusions: Assessment, Theory, and Treatment. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 393-410.

Conference or Workshop Item

Rathod, Shanaya, Kingdon, David, Phiri, Peter and Gobbi, Mary (2009) Developing culturally sensitive cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis for ethnic minority patients. In, 10th Annual International CBT For Psychosis Conference Program, Philadelphia, USA, 21 - 23 May 2009.




Research Interests

Over the past couple of decades, Professor Kingdon has worked with colleagues to develop techniques for treating patients with psychosis using cognitive behaviour therapy. These have been highlighted in a RAND retrosight report on research into mental health. A programme into mental health services is also on going involving review of service developments, nationally and internationally, including Mental Health legislation and classification. He is currently working on MRC studies examining novel treatments in psychosis (WIT – Worry Intervention Trial) and treatment-resistant depression (REFRAMED), NIHR-funded RfPB projects on Communication in psychosis & Mindfulness groups and a Programme grant developing an user-centred intervention (DIALOG+); international studies include NIMH RAISE trial (in early psychosis), and study of CBT for psychosis in Beijing (funded by Chinese government) and in veterans in LA (VA-funded).

Academic unit:  Clinical and Experimental Sciences Academic Units

Affiliate academic units:  Clinical Neuroscience Research group

Research project


REFRAMED is the study acronym for REFRActory depression - Mechanisms and Efficacy of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.


Responsible for BMedSci students attached in mental health placements

Teaching Responsibilities

International and National lectures & workshops on cognitive therapy and mental health service delivery.

Teaching medical students in years 2-5.


Professor David Kingdon
University Department of Psychiatry
Academic Centre, College Keep
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