Dr Peter Taylor

Senior Clinical Lecturer

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Dr Peter Taylor currently works as a clinical lecturer at the University of Manchester. He completed both his PhD and clinical training at the University, before working for three years at the University of Liverpool as a lecturer in clinical psychology. He returned to work at Manchester in September 2016. Dr Taylor’s research focuses on the psychosocial mechanisms underlying suicide and self-harm. This work includes investigations of the affective processes surrounding self-harm and suicide (specific mood states like shame and emotional instability more generally), traits related to risk of self-harm (e.g., impulsivity), and the process by which individuals negotiate help-seeking in relation to their self-harm. A second research interest concerns psychological interventions for psychosis. This has included work concerning Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) for people with experiences of psychosis.

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • Suicide, Self-harm, psychosis, shame

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2013 - Doctor of Clinical Psychology, The University of Manchester
  • 2010 - Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Manchester
  • 2007 - Master of Research, The University of Manchester
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Science in Psychology, The University of Manchester

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