Professor Roz Shafran

Roz graduated from Oxford University in 1991 with a First Class Honours. She went on to work in Canada examining cognitive behavioural theories and therapies for a range of anxiety disorders, most notably obsessive compulsive disorder. This formed the topic of her Ph.D. which she obtained from the Institute of Psychiatry in 1995.

After post-doctoral work in Canada, she returned to the UK to complete her clinical training. From 1999 to 2007 she received fellowships from the Welcome Trust to work with Professor Christopher Fairburn on cognitive behavioural theories and treatments of eating disorders.

She became the Charlie Waller Chair of Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment in April 2007 and co-Director of the Charlie Waller Institute in January 2008.

Her primary clinical and research interests are in anxiety disorders, eating disorders and perfectionism. She has published widely in these fields. She is the scientific co-chair of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, and is an associate editor of Behaviour Research and Therapy, the leading journal in the field.

She is married with three children.

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