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.

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

For more information, contact Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir at or Dr Jane Scott at


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

Academic staff

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PhD researchers

Recent publications

Morein-Zamir, S., Kasese, M., Chamberlain, SR., Trachtenberg, E. (2022), Elevated levels of hoarding in ADHD: a special link with inattention. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 145, 167-174.

Fox, J., Smith, A.-M., Driver, P., & Vasconcelos e Sa, D. (2022). Teaching Family Carers about the Recovery Concept in Mental Health: An Exploration of the Potential Impact of Utilizing an Online Program. Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 5(1), 45–65.

Zhukovsky, P, Morein-Zamir, S., Ziauddeen, H., Fernandez-Egea, E., ...Ersche, K.D. (2021) Prefrontal cortex activation and stopping performance underlie the beneficial effects of atomoxetine on response inhibition in healthy and cocaine use disorder volunteers.

Belcher, H., Morein-Zamir, S., Mandy, W., Ford, R. (2021) Camouflaging intent, first impressions, and age of ASC diagnosis in autistic men and women. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Zhukovsky, P., Morein-Zamir, S., Ziauddeen, H., Fernandez-Egea, E., Meng, C., Regenthal, R., Sahakian, B.J., Bullmore, E.T., Robbins, T.W., Dalley, J.W. & Ersche, K.D., 2021. Prefrontal cortex activation and stopping performance underlie the beneficial effects of atomoxetine on response inhibition in healthy and cocaine use disorder volunteers. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. doi: 10.1016/j.bpsc.2021.08.010

Belcher, H.L., Morein-Zamir, S., Mandy, W. & Ford, R.M., 2021. Camouflaging Intent, First Impressions, and Age of ASC Diagnosis in Autistic Men and Women. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp.1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05221-3

Morein-Zamir, S., & Anholt, G., 2021. Stopping a Response When You Really Care about the Action: Considerations from a Clinical Perspective. Brain Sciences, 11(8), 979. doi: 10.3390/brainsci11080979

Bogosian, A., Hurt, C. S., Hindle, J. V., McCracken, L. M., Vasconcelos e Sa, D. A., Axell, S., Tapper, K., Stevens, J., Hirani, P. S., Salhab, M., Ye, W. & Cubi-Molla, P., 2021. Acceptability and Feasibility of a Mindfulness Intervention Delivered via Videoconferencing for People With Parkinson’s. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.

Lambie, J. A., Lambie, H. J. & Sadek, S., 2020. “My child will actually say ‘I am upset’… Before all they would do was scream”: Teaching parents emotion validation in a social care setting. Child: care, health and development, 46(5), pp.627-636.

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