Dr Frances Meeten
Clinical Psychologist Senior Lecturer
- Mental Health
Dr Frances Meeten joined King’s College London as Clinical Psychologist Senior Lecturer in 2022. Her research examines the mechanisms that underpin the development and maintenance of mood and anxiety disorders and explores how these mechanisms can be targeted in treatment. She employs a range of techniques (cognitive, behavioural, psychophysiological) in research that examines repetitive negative thinking in emotional disorders from a mind-body perspective. She is currently developing this area of research via a Medical Research Council New Investigator Research Grant where her team is examining heart rate variability biofeedback and its relation to symptoms of anxiety. She also works clinically at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Meeten previously completed a BSc in Psychology, Masters in Research Methods, and DPhil in experimental psychopathology at the University of Sussex, followed by four years of postdoctoral research in academic and NHS posts. She then completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at King's. After clinical training, she took up a clinical-academic post as a Clinical Psychologist Lecturer and gained further higher education teaching qualifications (PGCert in Higher Ed.) at the University of Sussex, before returning to King's to take up her current post.
She is a Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sussex
- Repetitive negative thinking (RNT) such as worry and rumination
- Experimental psychopathology
- Heart rate variability
- Digital mental health interventions for repetitive negative thought
- Intervention development
Dr Meeten has a clinical-academic role on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme, where she is also a Research Tutor and the Head of Selection.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Dr Meeten is an Action Editor for the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.
She has collaborated with Guerilla Science and Wellcome to take science out of the lab and into public places. Previous talks include: ‘Dirty Little Beasts: examining the role of disgust in phobias’ and ‘Fear and Loathing at the Secret Garden (talks presented at Secret Garden Party and Bestival festivals).