Kirsten McEwan


NameKirsten McEwan
Job titleAssociate Professor in Health and Wellbeing
Research instituteCollege of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Research outputs

Improvements in Compassion and Fears of Compassion throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Study

Matos, M., McEwan, K., Kanovsky, M., Halamova, J., Steindl, S. R., Ferreira, N., Linharelhos, M., Rijo, D., Asano, K., Vilas, S. P., Márquez, M. G., Gregório, S., Brito-Pons, G., Santos, P. L., da Silva Oliveira, M., de Souza, E. L., Llobenes, L., Gumiy, N. and Costa, M. L. 2023. Improvements in Compassion and Fears of Compassion throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20 (3), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20031845

Natural Volatile Organic Compounds (NVOCs) Are Greater and More Diverse in UK Forests Compared with a Public Garden. Forests.

Walker, H., Jena, A., McEwan, K., Evans, G. and Campbell, S. 2023. Natural Volatile Organic Compounds (NVOCs) Are Greater and More Diverse in UK Forests Compared with a Public Garden. Forests. Forests. 14 (1), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/f14010092

‘This is what the colour green smells like!’: Urban Forest Bathing improved adolescent nature connection and wellbeing",

McEwan, K., Potter, V., Kotera, Y., Jackson, J. and Greaves, S. 2022. ‘This is what the colour green smells like!’: Urban Forest Bathing improved adolescent nature connection and wellbeing", . International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (23), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315594

The Feasibility and Impact of Practising Online Forest Bathing to Improve Anxiety, Rumination, Social Connection and Long-COVID Symptoms: A Pilot Study

Kirsten McEwan, Collett, H., Nairn, J., Jamie Bird, Mark A. Faghy, Pfeifer, E., Jackson, J., Cook, C. and Bond, A. 2022. The Feasibility and Impact of Practising Online Forest Bathing to Improve Anxiety, Rumination, Social Connection and Long-COVID Symptoms: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19 (22), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192214905

Defining compassion: A Delphi study of compassion therapists experiences when introducing patients to the term ‘compassion’

McEwan, K. and Minou, L. 2022. Defining compassion: A Delphi study of compassion therapists experiences when introducing patients to the term ‘compassion’ . Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12423

Greener streets and behaviours, and green-eyed neighbours: A controlled study evaluating a Sustainable Urban Drainage scheme in Wales

McEwan, K., Xenias, D., Hodgkinson, S., Hawkins, J., Clark, S., Xing, Y., Ellis, C., Cripps, R., Brown, J. and Titherington, I. 2022. Greener streets and behaviours, and green-eyed neighbours: A controlled study evaluating a Sustainable Urban Drainage scheme in Wales. Sustainable Water Resources Management . 8 (143), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40899-022-00723-z

Compassion Focused Group Therapy for people with a diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder: A feasibility study

Gilbert, P., Basran, J., Raven, J., Gilbert, H., Petrocchi, N., Cheli, S., Rayner, N., Hayes, A., Lucre, K., Minou, P., Giles, D., Byrne, F., Newton, E. and McEwan, K. 2022. Compassion Focused Group Therapy for people with a diagnosis of Bipolar Affective Disorder: A feasibility study. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.841932

Development and validation of Fears of Compassion in Sport Scale (FCSS)

Zhang, S. and McEwan, K. 2022. Development and validation of Fears of Compassion in Sport Scale (FCSS). Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science . https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/f9wv8

Nurturing Compassionate Schools: A randomized controlled study of the efficacy of a Compassionate Mind Training program for teachers

Matos, M., Albuquerque, I., Galhardo, A., Cunha, M., Lima, M. P., Palmeira, M., Petrocchi, N., McEwan, K., Maratos, F. and Gilbert, P. 2022. Nurturing Compassionate Schools: A randomized controlled study of the efficacy of a Compassionate Mind Training program for teachers. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0263480

Compassion Protects Mental Health and Social Safeness During the COVID‑19 Pandemic Across 21 Countries

Matos, Marcela, McEwan, Kirsten and Kanovsky, Martin 2022. Compassion Protects Mental Health and Social Safeness During the COVID‑19 Pandemic Across 21 Countries. Mindfulness. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-021-01822-2

The role of social connection on the experience of COVID-19 related post-traumatic growth and stress

matos, marcela, McEwan, Kirsten, Kanovský, Martin, Halamová, Júlia, Steindl, Stanley R., Ferreira, Nuno, Linharelhos, Mariana, Rijo, Daniel, Asano, Kenichi, Vilas, Sara P., Márquez, Margarita G., Gregório, Sónia, Brito-Pons, Gonzalo, Lucena-Santos, Paola, Oliveira, Margareth da Silva, Souza, Erika Leonardo de, Llobenes, Lorena, Gumiy, Natali, Costa, Maria Ileana, Habib, Noor, Hakem, Reham, Khrad, Hussain, Alzahrani, Ahmad, Cheli, Simone, Petrocchi, Nicola, Tholouli, Elli, Issari, Philia, Simos, Gregoris, Lunding-Gregersen, Vibeke, Elklit, Ask, Kolts, Russell, Kelly, Allison C., Bortolon, Catherine, Delamillieure, Pascal, Paucsik, Marine, Wahl, Julia E., Zieba, Mariusz, Zatorski, Mateusz, Komendziński, Tomasz, Zhang, Shuge, Basran, Jaskaran, Kagialis, Antonios, Kirby, James and Gilbert, Paul 2021. The role of social connection on the experience of COVID-19 related post-traumatic growth and stress. PLos ONE. 16 (12), p. e0261384. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261384

A Qualitative Study Comparing Mindfulness and Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing): Practitioners’ Perspectives

Clarke, Fiona J., Kotera, Y. and McEwan, Kirsten 2021. A Qualitative Study Comparing Mindfulness and Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing): Practitioners’ Perspectives. Sustainability. 13 (12), p. 6761. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13126761

Fears of compassion magnify the harmful effects of threat of COVID-19 on mental health and social safeness across 21 countries

Matos, Marcela, McEwan, Kirsten, Basran, Jaskaran and Gilbert, Paul 2021. Fears of compassion magnify the harmful effects of threat of COVID-19 on mental health and social safeness across 21 countries. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2601

A pragmatic controlled trial of forest bathing compared with compassionate mind training in the UK: impacts on self- reported wellbeing and heart rate variability

McEwan, Kirsten, Giles, David, Clarke, Fiona, Kotera, Y., Evans, Gary, Terebenina, Olga, Minou, Lina, Teeling, Claire, Basran, Jaskaran, Wood, Wendy and Weil, Dominic 2021. A pragmatic controlled trial of forest bathing compared with compassionate mind training in the UK: impacts on self- reported wellbeing and heart rate variability. Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031380

Developing a whole-school mental health and wellbeing intervention through pragmatic formative process evaluation: A case-study of innovative local practice within the School Health Research Network

Gobat, Nina, Littlecot, Hannah, Williams, Andy, McEwan, Kirsten, Stanton, Helen, Robling, Michael, Rollnick, Stephen, Murphy, Simon and Evans, Rhiannon 2021. Developing a whole-school mental health and wellbeing intervention through pragmatic formative process evaluation: A case-study of innovative local practice within the School Health Research Network. BMC Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10124-6

Assessing the feasibility of public engagement in a smartphone app to improve well-being through nature connection ( Evaluation of the feasibility of citizen engagement through a smartphone app to improve well-being through connection with nature )

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David, Ferguson, Fiona and Brindley, Paul 2021. Assessing the feasibility of public engagement in a smartphone app to improve well-being through nature connection ( Evaluation of the feasibility of citizen engagement through a smartphone app to improve well-being through connection with nature ). PsyEcology. https://doi.org/10.1080/21711976.2020.1851878

Can compassion-focused imagery be used as an attention bias modification treatment?

Leboeuf, Isabelle, McEwan, Kirsten, Rusinek, Stéphane, Andreotti, Eva and Antoine, Pascal 2021. Can compassion-focused imagery be used as an attention bias modification treatment? Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-01241-x

Health Benefits of Ikigai: A Review of Literature

Kotera, Y., Kaluzeviciute, G., Garip, Gulcan, McEwan, Kirsten and Chamberlain, Katy 2021. Health Benefits of Ikigai: A Review of Literature. in: Concurrent Disorders Society Publishing.

The magic of the mundane: the vulnerable web of connections between urban nature and wellbeing

Dobson, Julian, Brindley, Paul, Birch, Jo, Henneberry, John, McEwan, Kirsten, Mears, Meagan and Richardson, Miles 2020. The magic of the mundane: the vulnerable web of connections between urban nature and wellbeing. Cities. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2020.102989

Crisis management for people with dementia at home: Mixed‐methods case study research to identify critical factors for successful home treatment

Hopkinson, Jane, King, Amanda, Young, Lucy, McEwan, Kirsten, Elliot, Fiona, Hydon, Kate, Muthukrishnan, Sabarigirivasan, Tope, Rosie, Veitch, Anne, Howells, Cristie and Hoskins, Mathew 2020. Crisis management for people with dementia at home: Mixed‐methods case study research to identify critical factors for successful home treatment. Health and Social Care in the Community. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13141

The schwartz center rounds: supporting mental health workers with the emotional impact of their work.

Allen, Deborah, Spencer, Graham, McEwan, Kirsten, Catarino, Francisca, Evans, Rachael, Crooks, Sarah and Gilbert, Paul 2020. The schwartz center rounds: supporting mental health workers with the emotional impact of their work. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing.. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12729

Engaging with distress: training in the compassionate approach

McEwan, Kirsten, Minou, Lina, Moore, Hamish and Gilbert, Paul 2020. Engaging with distress: training in the compassionate approach. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12630

Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans?

Cameron, Ross, Brindley, Paul, Mears, Meagan, McEwan, Kirsten, Ferguson, Fiona, Sheffield, David, Jorgensen, Anna, Riley, J, Goodwick, J, Ballard, L and Richardson, Miles 2020. Where the wild things are! Do urban green spaces with greater avian biodiversity promote more positive emotions in humans? Urban Ecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-020-00929-z

The good things in urban nature: A thematic framework for optimising urban planning for nature connectedness

McEwan, Kirsten, Ferguson, Fiona J, Richardson, Miles and Cameron, Ross 2019. The good things in urban nature: A thematic framework for optimising urban planning for nature connectedness. Landscape and Urban Planning. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103687

A smartphone app for improving mental health through connecting with urban nature

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David, Ferguson, Fiona and Brindley, Paul 2019. A smartphone app for improving mental health through connecting with urban nature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183373

The relationship between nature connectedness and eudaimonic well-being: A meta-analysis

Pritchard, Alison, Richardson, Miles, Sheffield, David and McEwan, Kirsten 2019. The relationship between nature connectedness and eudaimonic well-being: A meta-analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-019-00118-6

Searching compassion in a crowd: Evaluation of a novel compassion visual search task to reduce self-criticism

McEwan, Kirsten, Dandeneau, Stephane, Gilbert, Paul, Maratos, Frances, Andrew, Lucy, Chotai, Shivani and Elander, James 2019. Searching compassion in a crowd: Evaluation of a novel compassion visual search task to reduce self-criticism. EC PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY.

Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature

McEwan, Kirsten, Richardson, Miles, Brindley, Paul, Sheffield, David, Tait, Crawford, Johnson, Steve, Sutch, Hana and Ferguson, Fiona 2019. Shmapped: development of an app to record and promote the well-being benefits of noticing urban nature. Translational Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz027

Styles of leadership, fears of compassion, and competing to avoid inferiority.

Basran, Jaskaran, Pires, Claudia, Matos, Marcela, McEwan, Kirsten and Gilbert, Paul 2019. Styles of leadership, fears of compassion, and competing to avoid inferiority. Frontiers in Psychology. 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02460

30 days wild: who benefits most?

Richardson, Miles, McEwan, Kirsten and Garip, Gulcan 2018. 30 days wild: who benefits most? Journal of Public Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPMH-02-2018-0018

30 days wild and the relationships between engagement with nature’s beauty, nature connectedness and well-being.

Richardson, Miles and McEwan, Kirsten 2018. 30 days wild and the relationships between engagement with nature’s beauty, nature connectedness and well-being. Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01500

Evaluation of a web-based self-compassion intervention to reduce student assessment anxiety.

McEwan, Kirsten, Elander, James and Gilbert, Paul 2018. Evaluation of a web-based self-compassion intervention to reduce student assessment anxiety. Interdisciplinary Education and Psychology.

Pragmatic Randomised controlled trial of a trauma-focused guided self-help Programme versus InDividual trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (RAPID): trial protocol.

Nollett, Claire, Lewis, Catrin, Kitchiner, Neil, Roberts, Neil, Addison, Katy, Brookes-Howell, Lucy, Cosgrove, Sarah, Cullen, Katherine, Ehlers, Anke, Heke, Sarah, Kelson, Mark, Lovell, Karina, Madden, Kim, McEwan, Kirsten, McNamara, Rachel, Philips, Ceri, Pickles, Timothy, Simon, Natalie and Bisson, Jonathan 2018. Pragmatic Randomised controlled trial of a trauma-focused guided self-help Programme versus InDividual trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (RAPID): trial protocol. BMC Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1665-3

Controlled antenatal thyroid screening II: Effect of treating maternal suboptimal thyroid function on child cognition.

Hales, Charlotte, Taylor, Peter N., Channon, Sue, Paradice, Ruth, McEwan, Kirsten, Zhang, Lei, Gyedu, Michael, Bakhsh, Ameen, Okosieme, Onyebuchi, Muller, Ilaria, Draman, Mohd S., Gregory, John W., Dayan, Colin, Lazarus, John H., Rees, D Aled and Ludgate, Marian 2018. Controlled antenatal thyroid screening II: Effect of treating maternal suboptimal thyroid function on child cognition. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2017-02378

Availability of breastfeeding peer-support in the UK: a cross-sectional survey.

Grant, Aimee, McEwan, Kirsten, Tedstone, Sally, Greene, Giles, Copeland, Lauren, Hunter, Billie, Sanders, Julia, Phillips, Rhiannon, Brown, Amy, Robling, Mike and Paranjothy, Shantini 2017. Availability of breastfeeding peer-support in the UK: a cross-sectional survey. Maternal and Child Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12476

Assessing the medium-term impact of a home-visiting programme on child maltreatment in England: protocol for a routine data linkage study.

Ludd-Widger, Fiona V., Cannings-John, Rebecca, Channon, Sue, Fitzsimmons, Deborah, Hood, Kerenza, Jones, Kerina H., Kemp, Alison, Kenkre, Joyce, Longo, Mirella, McEwan, Kirsten, Moody, Gwenllian, Owen-Jones, Eleri, Sanders, Julia, Segrott, Jeremy and Robling, Mike 2017. Assessing the medium-term impact of a home-visiting programme on child maltreatment in England: protocol for a routine data linkage study. BMJ Open. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015728

Physical activity self-management and coaching compared to social interaction in huntington disease: results from the ENGAGE-HD randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility trial.

Busse, Monica, Quinn, Lori, Drew, Cheney, Kelson, Mark, Trubey, Rob, McEwan, Kirsten, Jones, Carys, Townson, Julia, Dawes, Helen, Tudor-Edwards, Rhiannon, Rosser, Anne and Hood, Kerenza 2017. Physical activity self-management and coaching compared to social interaction in huntington disease: results from the ENGAGE-HD randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility trial. Physical Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzx031

The physiological and emotional effects of touch: Assessing a hand-massage intervention with high self-critics

Maratos, Frances A., Duarte, Joana, Barnes, Christopher, McEwan, Kirsten, Sheffield, David and Gilbert, Paul 2017. The physiological and emotional effects of touch: Assessing a hand-massage intervention with high self-critics. Psychiatry Research. 250, pp. 221-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.01.066

A descriptive study of feelings of arrested escape (entrapment) and arrested anger in people presenting to an emergency department following an episode of self-harm.

Clarke, Martin, McEwan, Kirsten, Ness, Jennifer, Waters, Keith, Basran, Jaskaran and Gilbert, Paul 2016. A descriptive study of feelings of arrested escape (entrapment) and arrested anger in people presenting to an emergency department following an episode of self-harm. Frontiers in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00155

M11 A randomised controlled feasibility trial of a physical activity behaviour change intervention compared to social interaction in huntington’s disease.

Busse, Monica, Quinn, Lori, Drew, Cheney, Kelson, Mark, Trubey, Rob, McEwan, Kirsten, Jones, Carys, Townson, Julia, Dawes, Helen, Tudor-Edwards, Rhiannon, Rosser, Anne and Hood, Kerenza 2016. M11 A randomised controlled feasibility trial of a physical activity behaviour change intervention compared to social interaction in huntington’s disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1136/jnnp-2016-314597.296

Joy and calm: how an evolutionary functional model of affect regulation informs positive emotions in nature

Richardson, Miles, McEwan, Kirsten, Maratos, Frances A. and Sheffield, David 2016. Joy and calm: how an evolutionary functional model of affect regulation informs positive emotions in nature. Evolutionary Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40806-016-0065-5

A pilot feasibility study exploring the practising of compassionate imagery exercises in a nonclinical population

McEwan, Kirsten and Gilbert, Paul 2015. A pilot feasibility study exploring the practising of compassionate imagery exercises in a nonclinical population. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12078

Do therapeutic imagery practices affect physiological and emotional indicators of threat in high self-critics?

Duarte, Joana, McEwan, Kirsten, Barnes, Christopher, Gilbert, Paul and Maratos, Frances A. 2015. Do therapeutic imagery practices affect physiological and emotional indicators of threat in high self-critics? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12043

Forms of self-criticising/attacking & self-reassuring scale: Psychometric properties and normative study

Baião, Rita, Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten and Carvalho, Sérgio 2014. Forms of self-criticising/attacking & self-reassuring scale: Psychometric properties and normative study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/papt.12049

Fears of negative emotions in relation to fears of happiness, compassion, alexithymia and psychopathology in a depressed population: A preliminary study

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Catarino, Francisca and Baião, Rita 2014. Fears of negative emotions in relation to fears of happiness, compassion, alexithymia and psychopathology in a depressed population: A preliminary study. Journal of Depression and Anxiety. https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-1044.S2-004

Fears of compassion in a depressed population: Implication for psychotherapy

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Catarino, Francisca and Baião, Rita 2014. Fears of compassion in a depressed population: Implication for psychotherapy. Journal of Depression and Anxiety. https://doi.org/10.4172/2167-1044.S2-003

Compassion motivations: Distinguishing submissive compassion from genuine compassion and its association with shame, submissive behavior, depression, anxiety and stress

Catarino, Francisca, Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten and Baião, Rita 2014. Compassion motivations: Distinguishing submissive compassion from genuine compassion and its association with shame, submissive behavior, depression, anxiety and stress. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2014.33.5.399

Facial expressions depicting compassionate and critical emotions: the development and validation of a new emotional face stimulus set

McEwan, Kirsten, Gilbert, Paul, Dandeneau, Stephane, Lipka, Sigrid, Maratos, Frances A., Paterson, Kevin B. and Baldwin, Mark 2014. Facial expressions depicting compassionate and critical emotions: the development and validation of a new emotional face stimulus set. PLos ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0088783

Optimising mobility outcome measures in Huntington's disease.

Busse, Monica, Quinn, Lori, Khalil, Hanan and McEwan, Kirsten 2014. Optimising mobility outcome measures in Huntington's disease. Journal of Huntington's Disease. https://doi.org/10.3233/JHD-140091

Fears of happiness and compassion in relationship with depression, alexithymia, and attachment security in a depressed sample.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Catarino, Francisca, Baião, Rita and Palmeira, Lara 2013. Fears of happiness and compassion in relationship with depression, alexithymia, and attachment security in a depressed sample. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12037

An exploration of group-based compassion focused therapy for a heterogeneous range of clients presenting to a community mental health team.

Judge, Lorna, Cleghorn, Ailish, McEwan, Kirsten and Gilbert, Paul 2012. An exploration of group-based compassion focused therapy for a heterogeneous range of clients presenting to a community mental health team. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1521/ijct.2012.5.4.420

The relationship between self-concealment and disclosure, early experiences, attachement, and social comparison.

Cruddas, Sarah, Gilbert, Paul and McEwan, Kirsten 2012. The relationship between self-concealment and disclosure, early experiences, attachement, and social comparison. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1521/ijct.2012.5.1.28

An exploration of the processing of compassionate and critical faces

McEwan, Kirsten 2012. An exploration of the processing of compassionate and critical faces. Thesis

Fears of compassion and happiness in relation to alexithymia, mindfulness, and self-criticism.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Gibbons, L., Duarte, Joana and Matos, Marcela 2011. Fears of compassion and happiness in relation to alexithymia, mindfulness, and self-criticism. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02046.x

Effects of intranasal oxytocin on compassion focused imagery.

Rockliff, Helen, Karl, Anke, McEwan, Kirsten, Gilbert, Jean, Matos, Marcela and Gilbert, Paul 2011. Effects of intranasal oxytocin on compassion focused imagery. Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023861

An exploration of competitiveness and caring in relation to psychopathology.

McEwan, Kirsten, Gilbert, Paul and Duarte, Joana 2011. An exploration of competitiveness and caring in relation to psychopathology. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8260.2011.02010.x

Fears of compassion: development of three self-report measures.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Matos, Marcela and Rivis, Amanda 2011. Fears of compassion: development of three self-report measures. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1348/147608310X526511

Self-harm in a mixed clinical population: The roles of self-criticism, shame, and social rank.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Irons, Christopher Paul, Bhundia, Rakhee, Christie, Rachael, Broomhead, Claire and Rockliff, Helen 2010. Self-harm in a mixed clinical population: The roles of self-criticism, shame, and social rank. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466509X479771

Striving and competing and its relationship to self-harm in young adults.

Williams, Katie, Gilbert, Paul and McEwan, Kirsten 2009. Striving and competing and its relationship to self-harm in young adults. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1521/ijct.2009.2.3.282

An exploration of different types of positive affect in students and patients with bipolar disorder.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Mitra, Ranjana, Richter, Anne, Franks, Leigh, Mills, Alison, Bellew, Rebecca and Gale, Corinne 2009. An exploration of different types of positive affect in students and patients with bipolar disorder. Clinical Neuropsychiatry: Journal of Treatment Evaluation.

The dark side of competition: How competitive behaviour and striving to avoid inferiority are linked to depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Bellew, Rebecca, Mills, Alison and Gale, Corinne 2009. The dark side of competition: How competitive behaviour and striving to avoid inferiority are linked to depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1348/147608308X379806

Development of an early memories of warmth and safeness scale and its relationship to psychopathology.

Richter, Anne, Gilbert, Paul and McEwan, Kirsten 2009. Development of an early memories of warmth and safeness scale and its relationship to psychopathology. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1348/147608308X395213

Feeling safe and content: A specific affect regulation system? Relationship to depression, anxiety, stress, and self-criticism.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Mitra, Ranjana, Franks, Leigh, Richter, Anne and Rockliff, Helen 2008. Feeling safe and content: A specific affect regulation system? Relationship to depression, anxiety, stress, and self-criticism. The Journal of Positive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760801999461

A pilot exploration of heart rate variability and salivary cortisol responses to compassion-focused imagery.

Rockliff, Helen, Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Lightman, Stafford and Glover, David 2008. A pilot exploration of heart rate variability and salivary cortisol responses to compassion-focused imagery. Clinical Neuropsychiatry: Journal of Treatment Evaluation.

Paranoid beliefs and self-criticism in students.

Mills, Alison, Gilbert, Paul, Bellew, Rebecca, McEwan, Kirsten and Gale, Corinne 2007. Paranoid beliefs and self-criticism in students. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.537

Development of a striving to avoid inferiority scale.

Gilbert, Paul, Broomhead, Claire, Irons, Christopher Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Bellew, Rebecca, Mills, Alison, Gale, Corinne and Knibb, Rebecca C. 2007. Development of a striving to avoid inferiority scale. British Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466606X157789

Cultural differences in shame-focused attitudes towards mental health problems in Asian and Non-Asian student women.

Gilbert, Paul, Bhundia, Rakhee, Mitra, Ranjana, McEwan, Kirsten, Irons, Christopher Paul and Sanghera, Jasvinder 2007. Cultural differences in shame-focused attitudes towards mental health problems in Asian and Non-Asian student women. Mental Health Religion & Culture. https://doi.org/10.1080/13694670500415124

Social rank and attachment in people with a bipolar disorder.

Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten, Hay, J, Irons, Christopher Paul and Cheung, M. 2007. Social rank and attachment in people with a bipolar disorder. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.508

Eating attitudes and striving to avoid inferiority.

Bellew, Rebecca, Gilbert, Paul, Mills, Alison, McEwan, Kirsten and Gale, Corinne 2006. Eating attitudes and striving to avoid inferiority. Eating Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1080/10640260600796242

Investigating relationships between perfectionism, forms and functions of self-criticism, and sensitivity to put-down.

Gilbert, Paul, Durrant, R. and McEwan, Kirsten 2006. Investigating relationships between perfectionism, forms and functions of self-criticism, and sensitivity to put-down. Personality and Individual Differences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2006.05.004

Interpersonal sensitivities: their link to mood, anger and gender.

Gilbert, Paul, Irons, Christopher Paul, Olsen, K., Gilbert, Jean and McEwan, Kirsten 2006. Interpersonal sensitivities: their link to mood, anger and gender. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1348/147608305X43856

The relation of entrapment, shame and guilt to depression, in carers of people with dementia.

Martin, Y., Gilbert, Paul, McEwan, Kirsten and Irons, Christopher Paul 2006. The relation of entrapment, shame and guilt to depression, in carers of people with dementia. Aging and Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607860500311953

An exploration into depression-focused and anger-focused rumination in relation to depression in a student population.

Gilbert, Paul, Cheung, Mimi, Irons, Christopher Paul and McEwan, Kirsten 2005. An exploration into depression-focused and anger-focused rumination in relation to depression in a student population. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465804002048
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