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Robin Bailey

Robin Bailey

Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychological Therapy

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB235

+44 (0) 1772 89 3418

RBailey@uclan.ac.uk

Robin is a qualified Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. He has spent the past ten years practicing, teaching and researching psychological therapies, in a variety of settings. Robin is currently a Senior Lecturer in the division of Counselling and Psychological therapies where he specialises in teaching evidence based approaches in particular the Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies.

Full Profile

Robin qualified as a Counsellor in 2002 and has since worked in a variety of settings including private, public and voluntary. 

During 2004, he undertook Masters level training in cognitive and behavioural therapies at the University of Liverpool and consolidated this experience by working in organisations such as The NHS, Anxiety UK, & The Priory Hospital Altrincham offering CBT for clients with a variety of anxiety disorders, somatoform disorders and depression. During this time he has supervised a variety of trainee and qualified therapists.  

Robin has been in his role as Senior Lecturer at UCLan for 7 years and is a guest lecturer on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester.

Since 2010, he has undertaken a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, whereby he is investigating the role of metacognition in health anxiety and developing a new treatment approach. Robin is being supervised by Professor Adrian Wells a world expert and authority in cognitive and metacognitive therapies. As well Robin has collaborated on a number of projects with other European research teams.

Through extensive research and current clinical practice Robin is able to offer teaching which is both intellectually stimulating and passionate in its delivery.

Qualifications:

 

  • BA (Hons) Humanities (Manchester), 
  • Dip Counselling (Salford) 
  • AdvCert CBT (University of Manchester) 
  • MSc Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (University of Liverpool), 
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Manchester; Ongoing)
  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

    Publications

    Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2015). Metacognitive beliefs moderate the relationship between catastrophic misinterpretation and health anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 34, 8-14.

    Solem, S., Borgejordet, S., Haseth, S., Hansen, B., Håland, Å., & Bailey, R. (2015). Symptoms of health anxiety in obsessive–compulsive disorder: Relationship with treatment outcome and metacognition. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 5, 76-81.

    Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2014). Metacognitive therapy in the treatment of hypochondriasis: a systematic case series. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38(5), 541-550.

    Bailey, R., & Wells, A. (2013). Does Metacognition Make a Unique Contribution to Health Anxiety When Controlling for Neuroticism, Illness Cognition, and Somatosensory Amplification? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 27(4), 327-337.

    More Publications

    Current research projects

    • Metacognitive Therapy for Health Anxiety: A Randomised Control Trial
    • Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Metacognitive Beliefs in Health Anxiety: The MCQ-HA.
    • Metacognition as a predictor and moderator of health anxiety: A prospective study.
    • The Role of Metacognitive Beliefs in Health Anxiety (In collaboration with the University of Pisa)

    Memberships

    • Member of: British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP)
    • British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy. (BABCP)
    • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Robin is a peer reviewer for the following journals:

    • Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
    • Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly
    • Psychiatry Review

    Awards

    • Shortlisted for UCLan Student Union Staff Awards 2012: "Best Personal Tutor"
    • Joint Winner in UCLan Student Union Staff Awards 2012: "Best Course Team"
    • Winner UCLan Student Union Staff Awards 2013: "Best Personal Tutor"

    Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

    • CG1002: Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Module Leader)
    • CG2081: Developments in CBT Interventions (Module Leader)
    • CG3003: Metacognitive Therapy and Theory (Module Leader)
    • CG3020: Dissertation Project (Cohort lead)
    • NU3070: Advanced Cert in Cognitive and behavioural Interventions for anxiety and depression (Course Leader)
    • NU2335: The Research Process (Cohort Lead)
    • NU4018: Enhanced Guided Self Help for Anxiety and Depression (Module Leader)
    External Affiliations and Roles

    • Peer reviewer for: Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy & Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly.
    • Guest lecturer on the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester.
    • Member of Metacognitive Therapy research team.


    Conferences

    Does metacognition make a unique contribution to health anxiety in addition to neuroticism, illness cognition and somatosensory amplification? International Metacognitive Therapy Conference, Manchester 2013. Open Paper

    Metacognitive Therapy for Health Anxiety: A Case Series. European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT), Marrakech 2013. Open Paper

    Working with anxiety in relation to Health: Low Intensity Interventions. IAPT Northwest Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Masterclass. UCLAN Preston, 2013. Skills Workshop

    The Role of Metacognition in Health Anxiety. International Conference of Cognitive Therapy, Hong Kong, 2014. Open paper.

    Metacognitive Therapy in Health Anxiety. European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT), The Hague, 2014. Symposium.

    Metacognitive Beliefs Moderate the Relationship between Catastrophic Misinterpretation and Health Anxiety, European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT), Jerusalem, Sept 2015. Symposium.

    Metacognitive Therapy in the treatment of health anxiety, International Metacognitive Therapy Conference, Milan 2016. Pre-Conference Workshop.