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Paul Salkovskis
Paul Salkovskis

At this webinar two leading experts in their respective fields will be speaking about current thinking on hoarding behaviour.

Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford and at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Paul's main area of research and clinical work is in the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders in general, and more specifically in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic and Agoraphobia, and health anxiety. He has contributed to psychological understanding and treatment in all of these areas. Paul has been working on the understanding and treating of hoarding from the perspective of it being a “final common pathway” rather than a specific psychiatric disorder.

Tim Spencer-Lane
Tim Spencer-Lane

Tim Spencer-Lane is a lawyer specialising in mental capacity, mental health and social care law. At the Law Commission, Tim led the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and adult social care law. He currently works for the Government Legal Department (DHSC) where he advises on mental health and mental capacity law and lectures at Kingston University on the best interests assessor and adult safeguarding courses.

This event is organised by the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, King's College London, with Making Research Count.

To book for this webinar

This event is online-only and will be on MS Teams. Book via Eventbrite.

Recent case at the Court of Protection

We were prompted to arrange this webinar by the recent judgment at the Court of Protection, AC and GC (Capacity: Hoarding: Best Interests) [2022] EWCOP 39 (see our summary on the Health & Social Care Workforce blog).

Related studies at the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce

Both of these studies were funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research. The earlier one incorporated an evidence review (May 2022) by Nicole Steils and colleagues: What do we know about hoarding behaviour and treatment approaches for older people?


At this webinar

Over 320 people attended this webinar on current thinking on hoarding behaviour, hosted by the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce Unit, King's College London. Many thanks to Prof Salkovskis and Tim Spencer-Lane for their hugely informative and interesting talks.

Downloads from this meeting

Slides from the two talks given at this webinar, by Prof Paul Salkovskis (clinical psychology) and Tim Spencer-Lane (mental capacity law). Unfortunately, we are unable to publish a recording of this webinar.