Clinical and Wellbeing Group

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The Clinical and Wellbeing Group within the ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour brings together an interdisciplinary group that leads biopsychosocial research focusing on psychological distress and its amelioration in both clinical and non-clinical populations.

Current research includes uncovering the psychological, cognitive and physiological mechanisms underlying stress, mental health problems (including anxiety, OCD and ADHD), as well as those resulting from the consequences of physical ill-health and neurological conditions (e.g., acquired brain injury).

We also develop and evaluate psychological interventions, and conduct feasibility assessments, with the aim of advancing psychological, physical and mental health and improving wellbeing.


Find out more about our group members on their profile pages.

PhD researchers

  • Tara Pauley

We offer a Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.


Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir has published a paper with colleagues from Cambridge University focused on whether or not patients with OCD and individuals high in anxiety or Obsessive Compulsive traits seek more information in conditions of uncertainty before making decisions.

New and recent publications

Morein-Zamir, S., Shapher, S., Gasull-Camos, J., Fineberg, N. A. & Robbins, T. W., 2020. Avoid jumping to conclusions under uncertainty in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. PLoS One. 2020;15(1):e0225970.