The editorial board combines expertise in different therapeutic frameworks, research methods, disciplines and international perspectives. They provide advice on advances in the field, existing and new sections of the journal, and the impact of evidence on practice. Members act as ambassadors of CPR globally through their professional bodies and international networks.

Panos Vostanis, Editor

Panos Vostanis

Panos is Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Leicester and a visiting professor at University College London. Panos has published extensively on the impact of trauma on child mental health, evaluation of interventions and services for traumatised children, including those living in conflict settings. Other research includes school mental health and service evaluation.

Panos is currently involved in several projects with NGOs and academic centres in Asia, Africa and Latin America as part of the World Awareness for Children in Trauma programme. He has longstanding clinical experience with vulnerable children, young people and families, i.e. in care, homeless, adopted, refugees, and young offenders.

Liddy Carver, Managing Editor

Liddy Carver

Liddy was previously a senior lecturer and programme leader and received her PhD from the University of Chester in 2017. Her research interests include counselling and psychotherapy training in higher education. She has published in illness, crisis and loss, and in 2017 contributed a regular, monthly Research into Practice feature in Therapy Today. Liddy has recently established a private practice. Prior therapeutic experience includes work at a university counselling service, national and independent, non-profit making organisations and an occupational health department of a city hospital.

Michael Barkham

Michael Barkham

Michael is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychological Services Research at the University of Sheffield.

Previously he was Professor of Clinical and Counselling Psychology and Director of the Psychological Therapies Research Centre at the University of Leeds. He was a member of the team that carried out the Sheffield Psychotherapy Projects and also of the group that developed the CORE measures and system and is committed to supporting the development of practice-based evidence as a complement to trials methodology.

He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Joint Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, and co-editor of Developing and delivering practice-based evidence: A guide for the psychological therapies (2010, Wiley).

Thomas Mackrill

Thomas Mackrill

Thomas is a reader at the Institute for Social Work at Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen, Denmark. He trained as a clinical psychologist at Copenhagen University and has worked in a wide range of clinical settings in both the Danish public and private sectors, including child protection, schools, child, family and youth counselling, and working with refugees. He spent several years developing a nationwide organisation for young adults from families with alcohol problems as a practitioner, consultant and researcher. 

Thomas completed his PhD in 2008 after being a counselling practitioner for 10 years. His research has primarily been about client agency, qualitative methods, case studies, theory development, families with alcohol problems and statutory social work.

Dr Naomi Moller

Naomi Moller

Naomi is Joint Head of Research (with Dr Clare Symons) at BACP. She is also senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Open University. She has a broad interest in counselling and psychotherapy research and research methodologies and current specific research interests in infidelity and donor conception.

Jeannie Wright

Jeannie Wright

Jeannie has practised as a counsellor and psychotherapist since the 1970s and has taught and developed practice-based research in seven different universities. Her major research interests are writing for therapeutic purposes, online counselling, counsellor education and collaborative projects on gender, social justice and diversity.

She spent two years practising and teaching at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, where she also worked with local NGOs on projects around women’s health and domestic violence. She pioneered the first online counselling service for staff at the University of Sheffield in the 1990s and was an associate professor at Massey University in New Zealand.

She is currently an associate professor at the University of Malta and an external examiner for two British universities. She is still active in research, including leading a project with counselling charity, Safeline, on writing groups for survivors of abuse.

Jonathan Wyatt

Jonathan Wyatt

Jonathan is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where he is Director of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences and director of a new research centre, the Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry. His article with Beatrice Allegranti, Witnessing loss: A feminist material-discursive account, won the 2015 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award and his recent books include On (writing) families: Autoethnographies of presence and absence, love and loss, co-edited with Tony Adams and published by Sense.

His current, if long-running, project explores the connections between therapy and stand-up comedy. He is working on a book – Therapy, stand-up and the gesture of writing: Towards creative-relational inquiry – due with Routledge in June 2018.