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Emmanuelle Peters has specilaised in the area of psychological approaches to psychosis for over 20 years, and published over 100 academic articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has a long history of collaborative research and supervision, training, and implementation of clinical services. She is the Director of the Psychological Interventions Clinic for Outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP) service, an award-winning specialist psychological therapies clinic for psychosis, which she set up in collaboration with Prof Elizabeth Kuipers 20 years ago. 

Emmanuelle has had the privilege of receiving awards in each of her roles of clinician, researcher and trainer:

  • May Davidson, British Psychological Society, for "outstanding contribution to the development of clinical psychology within the first 10 years of qualification" (2003)
  • Supervisory Excellence Award, joint IoPPN winner & overall KCL winner (2017)
  • British Psychological Society “Award for Distinguished Contributions to Professional Practice” (2017)
  • Schizophrenia International Research Society "Research Excellence Award"; (2020)

Research Interests: 

  • Continuum view of psychosis and psychotic experiences in the general population 
  • Psychological processes in delusions and hallucinations  
  • Psychological interventions for psychosis 


  • Emmanuelle is the Chair of the Psychology Department PhD Committee. 
  • Emmanuelle coordinates the Psychosis teaching on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She also provides workshops and lectures regularly for other mental health professionals both nationally and internationally.

Expertise and Public Engagement: 

  • Emmanuelle has been a contributor to radio 4 programmes such as All in the Mind and A History of Delusions, and has contributed to podcasts on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis (CBTp): Listen to the programme here.
  • Read her article in The Psychologist, where she talks about the history of CBTp here
  • Emmanuelle is also a regular advisor to local film festivals and theater plays on mental health.