Judith graduated from the University of Dundee in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and in 2003 completed an MSc in Health Psychology with distinction at Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh. Judith has been an active researcher on the mental health team for the past nine years and has previously worked as a research associate on an MRC funded pilot randomised controlled trial that aimed to develop and test a guided self help intervention for people suffering from mild to moderate depression in primary care. In 2011 she completed an NIHR funded PhD entitled ‘Decision-making in stepped care for common mental health problems’. Her study explored decision-making in the stepped care model of service delivery for common mental health problems and explored the experiences of health care professionals and patients by investigating issues such as choice, personalised care and potential restrictions that are placed on decision-making. The study drew on both qualititative and quantative methods. Semi-structured interviews assisted in developing an understanding of patient and health care professionals' experiences of decision-making within the model. Judith is currently the trial Manager of the OCTET trial, a large multi-sited trial exploring the effectiveness and acceptability of low intensity interventions for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Her research interests include primary care mental health, brief psychological interventions for common mental health problems, decision-making in mental health and psychological theories of health behaviour. Currently she is managing a large multi-centered trial.