Professor Graham Turpin BSc, MPhil, PhD
Department of Psychology
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN
Tel: (+44) (0)114 2226569
Fax: (+44) (0)114 2226610
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:
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.
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.
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Childs HE, McCarthy-Jones S, Rowse G & Turpin G (2011) The journey through cannabis use: a qualitative study of the experiences of young adults with psychosis.. J Nerv Ment Dis, 199(9), 703-708.
- Mata JL, Rodríguez-Ruiz S, Vila J, Ruiz-Padial E & Turpin G (2009) Habituation and sensitization of protective reflexes: Dissociation between cardiac defense and eye-blink startle. Biological Psychology, 81(3), 192-199.
- Lilley SA, Andrade J, Turpin G, Sabin-Farrell R & Holmes EA (2009) Visuospatial working memory interference with recollections of trauma.. Br J Clin Psychol, 48(Pt 3), 309-321.
- Bugg A, Turpin G, Mason S & Scholes C (2009) A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of writing as a self-help intervention for traumatic injury patients at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder. BEHAV RES THER, 47(1), 6-12.
- Mason S, Farrow TF, Fawbert D, Smith R, Bath PA, Hunter M, Woodruff PW & Turpin G (2009) The development of a clinically useful tool for predicting the development of psychological disorder following injury.. Br J Clin Psychol, 48(Pt 1), 31-45.
- Turpin G, Richards D, Hope R & Duffy R (2008) Improving access to psychological therapies in: A national initiative to ensure the delivery of high quality evidence-based therapies. Papeles del Psicologo, 29(3), 271-280.
- Cooper M & Turpin G (2007) Clinical psychology trainees' research productivity and publications: An initial survey and contributing factors. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 14(1), 54-62.
- Ononaiye MSP, Turpin G & Reidy JG (2007) Attentional bias in social anxiety: Manipulation of stimulus duration and social-evaluative anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31(6), 727-740.
- Scholes C, Turpin G & Mason S (2007) A randomised controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of providing self-help information to people with symptoms of acute stress disorder following a traumatic injury.. Behav Res Ther, 45(11), 2527-2536.
- Williams PE, Turpin G & Hardy G (2006) Clinical psychology service provision and ethnic diversity within the UK: A review of the literature. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 13(5), 324-338.
- Broomfield NM & Turpin G (2005) Covert and overt attention in trait anxiety: A cognitive psychophysiological analysis. Biological Psychology, 68(3), 179-200.
- Turpin G, Downs M & Mason S (2005) Effectiveness of providing self-help information following acute traumatic injury: randomised controlled trial.. Br J Psychiatry, 187, 76-82.
- Bywaters M, Andrade J & Turpin G (2004) Determinants of the vividness of visual imagery: the effects of delayed recall, stimulus affect and individual differences.. Memory, 12(4), 479-488.
- Harrison LK & Turpin G (2003) Implicit memory bias and trait anxiety: A psychophysiological analysis. Biological Psychology, 62(2), 97-114.
- Sabin-Farrell R & Turpin G (2003) Vicarious traumatization: Implications for the mental health of health workers?. Clinical Psychology Review, 23(3), 449-480.
- Mason S, Wardrope J, Turpin G & Rowlands A (2002) The psychological burden of injury: an 18 month prospective cohort study.. Emerg Med J, 19(5), 400-404.
- Clements K & Turpin G (2000) Life event exposure, physiological reactivity, and psychological strain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(1), 73-94.
- Turpin G, Schaefer F & Boucsein W (1999) Effects of stimulus intensity, risetime, and duration on autonomic and behavioral responding: implications for the differentiation of orienting, startle, and defense responses.. Psychophysiology, 36(4), 453-463.
- CUTHBERT B & TURPIN G (1995) CLINICAL-PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE. CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHIATRY, 8(6), 387-390.
- Turpin G (1986) Effects of stimulus intensity on autonomic responding: The problem of differentiating orienting and defense reflexes. Psychophysiology, 23(1), 1-14.