I am a Research Fellow at the Centre for Psychiatry, with a background in academic psychology and social psychiatry.
My area of special interest is the prevention and treatment of inter-generationally transmitted psychopathology, with a particular focus on complex mental health difficulties such as personality disorder and on psychological interventions in the perinatal period. Additionally, I am working on the ACORN trial of a psychological intervention for antenatal anxiety, in the course of which I am evaluating the impact of maternal antenatal anxiety on child development, stress responsivity and epigenetics. I am currently leading an NIHR-funded feasibility randomised controlled trial of a video feedback parent-infant intervention for parents with enduring difficulties in managing emotions and relationships. Previously, I held an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship during my PhD research at Queen Mary University of London, which focused on treatment processes in dialectical behaviour therapy for personality disorder. This was followed by an NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Imperial College London evaluating the interplay between post-traumatic stress disorder and personality disorder, and the implications of this comorbidity for psychological treatment.
I very much enjoy contributing to teaching, including lecturing and supervision of undergraduate psychology and medical students and trainee psychiatrists at Imperial College London and University College London.
Barnicot K, Crawford M, 2019, Dialectical behaviour therapy v. mentalisation-based therapy for borderline personality disorder, Psychological Medicine, Vol:49, ISSN:0033-2917, Pages:2060-2068
et al., 2019, Factors influencing use of community treatment orders and quality of care that people receive: results of a national survey in England and Wales, Bjpsych Bulletin, ISSN:2056-4694, Pages:1-9
et al., 2019, A systematic review of interventions aimed at improving the cardiovascular health of people diagnosed with personality disorders, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, ISSN:0933-7954
Barnicot K, Crawford M, 2018, Posttraumatic stress disorder in patients with borderline personality disorder: Treatment outcomes and mediators, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol:31, ISSN:0894-9867, Pages:899-908
et al., 2018, The influence of positive and negative affect on emotional attention, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol:61, ISSN:0005-7916, Pages:80-86