Thanos Karatzias
Thanos Karatzias

Prof Thanos Karatzias

Professor

Biography

Professor Karatzias, is a Professor of Mental Health at Edinburgh Napier University, UK and a Clinical & Health Psychologist at the Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress, Edinburgh, UK. He is the Director of Research at Edinburgh Napier University. He is a former Chair of the British Psychological Society Scotland Working Party for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BPSSS) and is a current member of the Committee of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section and UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS). He has spent his entire clinical and academic career working in the field of psychological trauma. In collaboration with national and international research partners he has developed a special interest in the effects and treatment of psychological trauma on physical and mental health; on prison populations; and on people with learning disabilities. He has published widely in these areas.

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Research Areas

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Committee Member - Chief Scientist Office Health Improvement, Protection and Services Research Committee
  • Board Member - Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Standing Review Board
  • Board Member - British Psychological Society (BPS) Research Board
  • Board Member - UK Posttraumatic Stress Society (UKPTS)
  • Committee Member - BPS Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section
  • Changing Faces Scotland Advisory Board
  • Committee Member - BPS Scotland

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • Keynote and Conference Chair - UKPTS Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Keynote: St. Andrews Health Care Conference - The Introduction CPTSD as a New Diagnosis in ICD-11
  • PTSD & complex PTSD: ICD -11 updates on concept and measurement
  • PTSD and CPTSD Using the Newly Developed ICD-TQ
  • Classification, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD and CPTSD
  • The Impact of Interpersonal Trauma on Health & Wellbeing. United Nations, N 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
  • Treating Traumatic Stress and PTSD in People with LDs
  • Evidence of distinct profiles on PTSD and Complex PTSD
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Across The Lifespan.
  • Psychological trauma and criminal behaviour
  • Phenomenology and Treatment of Traumatic Stress in People with Intellectual Disabilities: Preliminary Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial on the effectiveness of EMDR for DSM 5 PTSD
  • Effectiveness & Acceptability of Group Psychological Interventions for Interpersonal Trauma.
  • Symptom profiles of people attending a trauma service: Is there evidence that PTSD and complex PTSD are two distinct disorders
  • Disruptive, Optimistic, Progressive and Entrepreneurial: Is Survive and Thrive D.O.P.E.?
  • Keynote: Psychological trauma: Treatment & trauma informed care
  • Keynote: Child Sexual Abuse: Impact & Recovery
  • Keynote: Male Survivors Conference: Health & Well-being

 

Editorial Activity

  • Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health

 

External Examining/Validations

  • MSc Psychological Trauma - External Examiner
  • MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy - External Examiner
  • Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology - External Examiner

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Grant reviewer for MRC
  • Grant reviewer for Carnegie Trust
  • Member of Russian Science Foundation (RSF) College Of Experts
  • Member of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College
  • Grant reviewer for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – Clinical Evaluation and Trials (NIHR)
  • Grant reviewer for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

 

Invited Speaker

  • UKPTS Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Psychological Trauma: Impact and Treatment
  • Child sexual abuse impact and interventions: A critical review of the existing evidence

 

Media Activity

  • The Sun (Scotland)
  • Glasgow Sunday Herald
  • Herald Scotland (web).
  • Irish Independent (web).
  • The Sun (Eire).
  • CBC News Radio

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Member of the Health Professions Council
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci), Science Council
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Health Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  • Graduate Member, British Psychological Association

 

Reviewing

  • Journal of Affective Disorders
  • Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
  • Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
  • European Journal of Psychotraumatology
  • Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
  • Children and Youth Services Review
  • Stress & Health
  • Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice & Policy
  • Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease
  • Psychology, Health & Medicine
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders
  • Journal of Intellectual Disabilities
  • Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Traumatology
  • Behaviour Research & Therapy
  • Women’s Studies International Forum
  • Journal of Behaviour Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Psychiatria Danubina
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • European Review of Applied Psychology
  • British Journal of Guidance & Counselling
  • Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • British Journal of General Practice
  • British Journal of Health Psychology
  • Psychology and Psychotherapy; Theory, Research and Practice
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Quality of Life Research
  • Aggressive Behaviour

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Professor in Mental Health

 

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Prevalence and correlates of ICD-11 Prolonged Grief Disorder among parents living in Ukraine during the war with Russia

Journal Article
Redican, E., Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., Martsenkovskyi, D., Karatzias, T., & Ben-Ezra, M. (in press)
Prevalence and correlates of ICD-11 Prolonged Grief Disorder among parents living in Ukraine during the war with Russia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica,
Background: Although high rates of bereavement are evident in war-affected populations, no study has investigated the prevalence and correlates of probable ICD-11 Prolonged Gr...

Cumulative risk exposure is associated with increased risk for PTSD but not depression or anxiety. Results from a UK clinical sample of children and adolescents

Journal Article
Turgoose, D., Wilkinson, S., Shevlin, M., & Karatzias, T. (in press)
Cumulative risk exposure is associated with increased risk for PTSD but not depression or anxiety. Results from a UK clinical sample of children and adolescents. Developmental Child Welfare, https://doi.org/10.1177/25161032241230980
Background Childhood adversity can include traumatic experiences and exposure to other risk factors; consistently predicting poorer psychosocial outcomes in adulthood. Relativ...

Severe dissociative experiences beyond detachment in a large clinical sample of inpatients with PTSD: Diagnostic and treatment implications

Journal Article
Kratzer, L., Tschöke, S., Schröder, J., Shevlin, M., Hyland, P., Eckenberger, C., …Karatzias, T. (in press)
Severe dissociative experiences beyond detachment in a large clinical sample of inpatients with PTSD: Diagnostic and treatment implications. Psychopathology,
Introduction: The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) contains a dissociative subtype of...

Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder following the 2023 Earthquakes in Turkey

Journal Article
Han Alpay, E., Redican, E., Hyland, P., Karatzias, T., & Shevlin, M. (in press)
Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder following the 2023 Earthquakes in Turkey. Journal of Loss and Trauma,
On February 6, 2023, an earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southeast Turkey, and this was followed by a second earthquake of magnitude 7.5. The earthquake ...

ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in mental health support-seeking former-serving Australian Defence Force Veterans

Journal Article
Bressington, D., Hyland, P., Steele, H., Byrne, M., Mitchell, D., Keane, C., …Karatzias, T. (in press)
ICD-11 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD) in mental health support-seeking former-serving Australian Defence Force Veterans. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry,
Background ICD-11 complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) is a more severe condition than PTSD, and recent studies indicate it is more prevalent among military samples. ...

EMDR v. other psychological therapies for PTSD: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis

Journal Article
Wright, S. L., Karyotaki, E., Cuijpers, P., Bisson, J., Papola, D., Witteveen, A., …Sijbrandij, M. (in press)
EMDR v. other psychological therapies for PTSD: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1017/s0033291723003446
Background This systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis (IPDMA) examined the overall effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EM...

The role of resilience in the relationship between intimate partner violence severity and ICD-11 CPTSD severity

Journal Article
Fernández-Fillol, C., Hidalgo-Ruzzante, N., Perez-Garcia, M., Hyland, P., Shevlin, M., & Karatzias, T. (2024)
The role of resilience in the relationship between intimate partner violence severity and ICD-11 CPTSD severity. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 15(1), Article 2285671. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008066.2023.2285671
Background: Resilience is a modulating factor in the development of PTSD and CPTSD after exposure to traumatic events. However, the relationship between resilience and ICD-11 ...

The critical role of affect regulation accounting for increased general distress, risk to self, and lower quality of life in females with EUPD and CPTSD, compared to EUPD alone

Journal Article
Morris, D., Webb, E., Umpunjun, P., Fox, E., Dickens, A., Leson, A., …Karatzias, T. (2024)
The critical role of affect regulation accounting for increased general distress, risk to self, and lower quality of life in females with EUPD and CPTSD, compared to EUPD alone. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 8(1), Article 100374
Background: Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) and Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) have shared aetiology and symptomatology, and are associated wi...

Responding to concerns related to the measurement of ICD-11 complex posttraumatic stress disorder using the International Trauma Questionnaire

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Brewin, C. R., Cloitre, M., Karatzias, T., & Shevlin, M. (2024)
Responding to concerns related to the measurement of ICD-11 complex posttraumatic stress disorder using the International Trauma Questionnaire. Child Abuse and Neglect, 147, Article 106563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2023.106563
Background: A recent study in this journal by Frewen et al. (2023) provided a critical analysis of the most widely used measure of ICD-11 Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder...

The International Grief Questionnaire (IGQ): A new measure of ICD‐11 prolonged grief disorder

Journal Article
Hyland, P., Redican, E., Karatzias, T., & Shevlin, M. (in press)
The International Grief Questionnaire (IGQ): A new measure of ICD‐11 prolonged grief disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.22986
Prolonged grief disorder (PGD) is included in the 11th version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD‐11). This study sou...

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