Dr. Hannah Darrell-Berry


School of Psychology

Subject Areas: Psychology

Dr Darrell-Berry is a Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer.

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Dr Hannah Darrell-Berry principally lectures on the MSc Applied Clinical Psychology and specialises in clinical and forensic psychology.  In addition to her academic post, she is a registered Clinical Psychologist and works within secure forensic mental health services.  Hannah also provides consultation to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service in relation to individuals who have offended and present a very high risk of violent and/or sexual harm to others and whose relational styles are directly linked to their offending behaviour.  She also acts as a visiting Lecturer to universities in the North West, delivering teaching on their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology courses.

  • DClinPsy, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, 2015
  • University Certificate, Enhancing Clinical Case Formulation Skills, University of Central Lancashire, 2012
  • MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2008
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, 2007


Darrell-Berry, H., Bucci, S., Palmier-Claus, J., Emsley, R., Drake, R, & Berry, K. (2017).  Predictors and mediators of trait anger across the psychosis continuum: The role of attachment style, paranoia and social cognition.  Psychiatry Research, 249, 132-138.

Darrell-Berry, H., Berry, K, & Bucci, S. (2016).  The relationship between paranoia and aggression in psychosis: A systematic review.  Schizophrenia Research, 172, 169-176.

Palmier-Claus, J., Berry, K., Darrell-Berry, H., Emsley, R., Parker, S., Drake R., Bucci, S. (2016) Childhood adversity and social functioning in psychosis: Exploring clinical and cognitive mediators.  Psychiatry Research, 238, 25-32.

Coyne, S.M., Nelson, D.A., Lawton, F., Haslam, S., Rooney, L., Titterington, L., Trainor, H., Remnant, J, & Ogunlaja, L. (2008). The effects of viewing physical and relational aggression in the media: Evidence for a cross-over effect.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44 (6), 1551-1554.


Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC)

Research Activities

Dr Darrell-Berry’s doctoral thesis was aligned with her general research interests and examined trait anger across the psychosis continuum, specifically the predictive and mediational roles of attachment, paranoia and social cognitive.  Hannah’s current research interests fall broadly into the categories of anger, self/other-directed violence, psychosis, trauma, attachment and ‘personality disorder’.  Hannah supervises postgraduate students’ research projects.  She also undertakes clinically relevant research within the clinical services she works.

Teaching activities and responsibilities


  • PS4650: Clinical Psychology across the lifespan
  • PS4651: Professional Issues and Practice in Clinical Psychology
  • PS4652: Clinical Research Design and Processes
  • PS4654: Clinical Skills
  • PS4655: Specialist Applications of Clinical Psychology


  • PS4656: Advanced Clinical Psychology Project

External Affiliations and Roles

  • Peer-reviews for international scientific journals