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Steven works with King’s as a researcher on the Urban Mind project, which investigates how city living affects mental wellbeing. 

He also works with the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology training course as an Academic Tutor, leading on the systemic family therapy teaching stream.

Steven is a Systemic Family Therapist and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and alongside his roles with King’s, he works with East London NHS Foundation Trust as Psychological Therapies Lead for Tower Hamlets.

His clinical background is primarily in working with people psychosis and complex mental health problems.

Research interests

  • Family therapies and interventions
  • Community psychology
  • Population health


  • Systemic Family Therapy

Expertise and public engagement

Member of the British Psychological Society’s Psychosis and Complex Mental Health Faculty Board.


Tribe, R., Freeman, A., Livingstone, S., Stott, J. & Pilling, S. (2019). A qualitative study of Open Dialogue in the UK. British Journal of Psychiatry. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2019.38

Sin, J., Livingstone, S., Gamble, K. & Griffiths, M. (2013). Family intervention for psychosis: Impact of training on clinicians’ attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches. doi: 10.1080/17522439.2013.806569

Ruddle, A., Livingstone, S., Huddy, V., Johns, L., Stahl, D. & Wykes, T. (2012). A case series exploring possible predictors and mechanisms of change in hearing voices groups. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Training Research and Practice, 85 (2). doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.2012.02074.x/pdf

Livingstone, S. & Wykes, T. (2011). Cognitive Behaviour Therapy groups for psychosis in acute inpatient settings. In J. Radcliffe (Ed.) Psychological groupwork with acute psychiatric patients.

Livingstone, S. & Csipke, E. (2009). Improving the provision of psychological therapies in inpatient care; the DOORWAYS project: preliminary results. Poster session presented at the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology Annual Conference, London, UK.

Davison, K., Livingstone, S., McArthur, K., Dickson, L. & Gumley, A. (2007) An integrative complexity analysis of cognitive behaviour therapy sessions for borderline personality disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 80,513–523. doi:10.1348/147608307X191535

Jones, B., Bruce, G., Livingstone, S. & Reed, E. (2006) Alcohol-related attentional bias in problem drinkers with the flicker change blindness paradigm. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 20 (2),171–177. doi: 10.1037/0893-164X.20.2.171