Professor Jenny Yiend
Professor of Cognitive Psychopathology
Jenny is an alumnus of Cambridge University, where she obtained her first degree in Psychology and her PhD, in anxiety and attention. She is now a Professor working in the Psychosis Studies Department at King’s College London. She has previously worked in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University and at the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.
Jenny's research interests centre around emotion processing biases in psychopathology and she is currently working on novel digital therapies to alleviate the symptoms of mental distress. She has published over 80 peer reviewed papers mostly in the areas of cognition and mental health. Her work has ranged across a wide range of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders and psychopathy. Jenny has served as an associate editor on two academic journals, been a Panel member on the 2020 RAE (Hong Kong) Kong RAE Member, has been a Fellow of the American Psychological Society since 2014. She has received major grant awards from the UKRI, including ESRC, NIHR and MRC.
Jenny also has considerable experience in educational leadership roles and has a number of pedagogical publications. From 2009 she directed the Institute of Psychiatry’s Master’s Programme in Mental Health Studies, moving on to act as Head of Graduate Studies (Taught) for the Faculty. Most recently she set up and now directs the University of London’s online BSc Psychology. She spent some time as interim Dean of Education and has been a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2017.
Currently active research interests include:
- interpretation bias modification
- attentional processing in psychosis
- emotion processing in psychopathy
Editorial board member - 2005 → …
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