Gillian Haddock is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Gillian is the Section Head for Clinical and Health Psychology here at the University, and leads the Centre for New Treatments and Understanding in Mental Health (CeNTrUM), a joint centre with the Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health. She is also the Manchester Director of the North West Mental Health Alliance, a joint initiative with the Universities of Liverpool and Lancaster to enhance mental health research and treatment in the North west of England. She holds Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychology appointments in National Health Service mental health trusts in the North West of England.
She completed her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of York, her PhD and her professional Clinical Psychology training at the University of Liverpool. Her professional experience is primarily in the field of mental health with particular expertise in psychosis, learning disability, forensic and substance use areas. Her main research interests are in the developments of psychological treatments for psychotic symptoms, the cognitive processes associated with psychosis and the measurement of psychotic symptoms. She has numerous publications in this area and is the editor of two books.
She was president of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies from 1999-2000 and in 1998 was awarded the May Davidson Award given by the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society for contribution to British Clinical Psychology in the first 10 years since qualifying.