Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Lecturer







3/8Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Previous Research Grants

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship: The relative importance of skills acquisition and non-specific therapeutic factors for the outcome of dialectical behaviour therapy in borderline personality disorder. December 2009 to November 2012.

University of London Central Research Fund: The relative importance of skills acquisition and non-specific therapeutic factors for the outcome of dialectical behaviour therapy in borderline personality disorder. July 2009 to November 2012.


Current Research Grants

NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on psychotherapy for borderline personality disorderJanuary 2014 to May 2017.


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Barnicot K, Gonzalez R, McCabe R, Priebe S. (2016). Skills use and common treatment processes in dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder. Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 52:147-156.

Crawford MJ, Barnicot K, Patterson S, Gold C. (2016). Negative results in phase III trials of complex interventions: cause for concern or just good science? Editorial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 209(1): 6-8.

Barnicot K, Crawford MJ. (2016). Specific Mental Health Disorders: Personality Disorders. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd edition. Ed. S Quah. Oxford: Elsevier.

Sanatinia R, Cowan V, Barnicot K, Zalewska K, Shiers D, Cooper SJ, Crawford MJ. (2016). Loss of relational continuity of care in schizophrenia: associations with patient satisfaction and quality of care. British Journal of Psychiatry Open 2(5): 318-322.

Gonzalez, R., Kallis, C., Ullrich, S., Barnicot, K., Keers, R., Coid, J.W. (2016). Childhood maltreatment and violence: Mediation through psychiatric morbidity. Child Abuse and Neglect 52:70-84.

 Barnicot K, Ramchandani P (2015). Editorial: What’s in a name? Borderline personality disorder in adolescence. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 24(11): 1303-1305.

 Barnicot K, Couldrey L, Sandhu S, Priebe S (2015) Overcoming Barriers to Skills Training in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Qualitative Interview Study. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140635. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.014063

Highton-Williamson E, Barnicot K, Kareem T, Priebe S. (2015). Offering financial incentives to increase adherence to antipsychotic medication: the clinician experience. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 35(2):120-127.

 Barnicot K, Wampold B, Priebe S. (2014). The effect of core clinician interpersonal behaviours on depression. Journal of Affective Disorders 167: 112-117.

 Barnicot, K. Bhatti, N., Savill, M. & Priebe, S. (2014). A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Effects on Hospitalisation and Post-Treatment Follow-up. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83, 192-193.

Barnicot, K. & Priebe, S. (2013). Post traumatic stress disorder and the outcome of dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder. Personality and Mental Health, 7(3), 181-190.

Gaglia A,  Essletzbichler J, Barnicot K,  Bhatti N &  Priebe S. (2013) Dropping out of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the NHS: The role of care co-ordination. The  Psychiatrist, 37, 267-271.

Yiend J, Barnicot K & Koster E. (2013). Attention and emotion. In Handbook of Cognition and Emotion, Eds. M Robinson, E Watkins and E Harmon-Jones. New York: Guildford Press.

Barnicot, K., Katsakou, C., Bhatti, N., Savill, M., Fearns, N. & Priebe, S. (2012). Factors predicting the outcome of psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: a systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review 32(1), 400-412.

Priebe, S., Bhatti, N., Barnicot, K., Bremner, S., Gaglia, A., Katsakou, C., Molosankwe, I., McCrone, P. , Zinkler, M. (2012). Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy for self-harming patients with personality disorder: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 81, 356-365.

Katsakou, C., Marougka, S., Savill, M., White, H., Barnicot, K. & Priebe, S. (2012). Recovery in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD): a Qualitative Study of Service Users' Perspectives. PLOS One, 7(5), e36517.

Barnicot, K.,  Katsakou, C., Marougka, C., Priebe, S. (2011). Treatment completion in psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 123(5), 327-338.

Priebe, S., Barnicot, K., McCabe, R., Kiejna, A., Nawka, P., Raboch, J.,  Schutzwohl, M. & Kallert, T. (2011). Patients’ subjective initial response and the outcome of inpatient and day hospital treatment. European Psychiatry 26(7), 403-418.