Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman BSc PhD DClinPsy

University position

Visiting Scientist

Dr Richard Meiser-Stedman BSc PhD DClinPsy is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

r.meiser-stedman@uea.ac.uk

Home page

https://rmeiserstedman.wordpress.com/ (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My main research interest is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. I mainly utilise prospective longitudinal, case control and clinical trial study designs. My research looks at:

- the natural course of post-traumatic stress

- early identification of youth at high risk of chronic difficulties

- the cognitive psychological mechanisms shaping responses to trauma in this age group

- the effects of genetic and psychophysiological factors in moderating responses to trauma

- psychological therapies for this disorder

- PTSD in children and adolescents exposed to multiple traumatic stressors

- PTSD in preschool children

Research Focus

Keywords

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Clinical conditions

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Adrian Boyle

Tim Dalgleish

Ian Goodyer

Anna McKinnon

United Kingdom

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Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Meiser-Stedman R, McKinnon A, Dixon C, Boyle A, Smith P, Dalgleish T (in press), “Acute stress disorder and the transition to posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: Prevalence, course, prognosis, diagnostic suitability, and risk markers.” Depress Anxiety PDF

    Hiller RM, Meiser-Stedman R, Fearon P, Lobo S, McKinnon A, Fraser A, Halligan SL (2016), “Changes in the prevalence and symptom severity of child PTSD in the year following trauma: A meta-analytic study. ” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 57(8) 884–898 PDF

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, McKinnon A, Dixon C, Trickey D, Ehlers A, Clark DM, Boyle A, Watson P, Goodyer I, Dalgleish, T (in press), “Cognitive Therapy as an early treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: a randomized controlled trial addressing preliminary efficacy and mechanisms of action. ” J Child Psychol Psychiatry PDF

    Publications

    in press

    Iyadurai L, Blackwell SE, Meiser-Stedman R, Watson PC, Bonsall MB, Geddes JR, Nobre AC, Holmes EA (in press), “Preventing intrusive memories after trauma via a brief intervention involving Tetris computer game play in the emergency department: a proof-of-concept randomized controlled trial.” Mol Psychiatry

    2017

    McKinnon A, Brewer N, Meiser-Stedman R, Nixon RDV (2017), “Trauma memory characteristics and the development of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in youth.” J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 54: 112-119

    Meiser-Stedman R, Allen L (2017), “Start as you mean to carry on: the emerging evidence base for the treatment of conflict-related mental health difficulties in children and adolescents.” Brit J Psychiat 210: 243-244

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, Yule W, Glucksman E, Dalgleish T (2017), “Posttraumatic stress disorder in young children three years post-trauma: prevalence and longitudinal predictors.” J Clin Psychiat 78: 334-339

    2016

    Amone-P’Olak K, Lekhutlile TM, Ovuga E, Abbott RA, Meiser-Stedman R, Stewart DG, Jones PB (2016), “Sexual violence and general functioning among formerly abducted girls in Northern Uganda: the mediating roles of stigma and community relations - the WAYS study. ” BMC Public Health 16:64

    Brown HM, Meiser-Stedman R, Woods H, Lester KJ (2016), “Cognitive vulnerabilities for depression and anxiety in childhood: specificity of anxiety sensitivity and rumination.” Behav Cog Psychother 44: 30–42

    Coleman JRI, Lester KJ, Keers R, Roberts S, Curtis C, Arendt, K, Bögels S, Cooper P, Creswell C, Dalgleish T, Hartman CA, Heiervang ER, Hötzel K, Hudson JL, In-Albon T, Lavallee K, Lyneham HJ, Marin CE, Meiser-Stedman R, Morris T, Nauta MH, Rapee RM, Schneider S, Silverman WK, Thastum M, Thirlwall K, Waite P, Wergeland GJ, Breen G, Eley TC (2016), “Genome-wide association study of response to cognitive behavioral therapy in children with anxiety disorders. ” Br J Psychiatry 209(3): 236-243 PDF

    Hiller R, Halligan S, Ariyanayagam R, Dalgleish T, Smith P, Yule W, Glucksman E, Watson P, Meiser-Stedman R (2016), “Predictors of posttraumatic stress symptom trajectories in parents of children exposed to motor vehicle collisions.” J Pediatr Psychol 41(1): 108-116

    Keers R, Coleman JRI, Lester KJ, Roberts S, Breen G, Thastum M, Bögels S, Schneider S, Heiervang E, Meiser-Stedman R, Nauta MH, Creswell C, Thirlwall K, Rapee RM, Hudson JL, Lewis C, Plomin R, Eley TC (2016), “A genome-wide test of the differential susceptibility hypothesis reveals a genetic predictor of differential response to psychological treatments for child anxiety disorders” Psychother. Psychosom. 85: 146-158

    McKinnon A, Meiser-Stedman R, Watson P, Dixon C, Kassam-Adams N, Ehlers A, Winston F, Smith P, Yule W, Dalgleish T (2016), “The latent structure of Acute Stress Disorder symptoms in trauma-exposed children and adolescents.” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 57: 1308-1316

    McKinnon A, Smith P, Bryant R, Salmon K, Yule W, Dalgleish T, Dixon C, Nixon RDV, Meiser-Stedman R (2016), “An update on the clinical utility of the Children’s Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory.” J Trauma Stress 29(3): 253-258

    Meiser-Stedman R (2016), “Commentary: The doctor will not see you now: therapist-light therapy for PTSD in children as the way ahead? Reflections on Salloum et al. (2016)” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 57(5): 623–624

    2015

    Amone-P’Olak K, Otim BN, Opio G, Ovuga E, Meiser-Stedman R (2015), “War experiences and psychotic symptoms among former child soldiers in Northern Uganda: the mediating role of post-war hardships – the WAYS Study.” S Afr J Psychol 45: 155–167

    Dalgleish T, Goodall B, Chadwick I, Werner-Seidler A, McKinnon A, Morant N, Schweizer S, Panesar I, Humphrey A, Watson P, Lafortune L, Smith P, Meiser-Stedman R (2015), “Trauma-focused cognitive behaviour therapy versus treatment as usual for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young children aged 3 to 8 years: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.” Trials 16(1):116 PDF Details

    de Haan A, Petermann F, Meiser-Stedman R, Goldbeck L (2015), “Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory (CPTCI-GER).” Child Psychiatry Hum Dev Details

    Diehle J, de Roos C, Meiser-Stedman R, Boer F, Lindauer RJ (2015), “The Dutch version of the Child Posttraumatic Cognitions Inventory: validation in a clinical sample and a school sample.” Eur J Psychotraumatol 6:26362 PDF Details

    Hudson JL, Keers R, Roberts S, Coleman JR, Breen G, Arendt K, Bögels S, Cooper P, Creswell C, Hartman C, Heiervang ER, Hötzel K, In-Albon T, Lavallee K, Lyneham HJ, Marin CE, McKinnon A, Meiser-Stedman R, Morris T, Nauta M, Rapee RM, Schneider S, Schneider SC, Silverman WK, Thastum M, Thirlwall K, Waite P, Wergeland GJ, Lester KJ, Eley TC (2015), “Clinical Predictors of Response to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: The Genes for Treatment (GxT) Study.” J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 54(6):454-63 Details

    Morris L, Salkovskis P, Adams J, Lister A, Meiser-Stedman R (2015), “Screening for post-traumatic stress symptoms in looked after children” J Child Services 10: 365-375

    2014

    Amone-P Olak K, Lekhutlile T, Meiser-Stedman R, Ovuga E (2014), “Mediators of the relation between war experiences and suicidal ideation among former child soldiers in Northern Uganda: the WAYS study.” BMC Psychiatry 14(1):271 Details

    Amone-P'olak K, Jones P, Meiser-Stedman R, Abbott R, Ayella-Ataro PS, Amone J, Ovuga E (2014), “War experiences, general functioning and barriers to care among former child soldiers in Northern Uganda: the WAYS study.” J Public Health (Oxf) Details

    Amone-P'Olak K, Stochl J, Ovuga E, Abbott R, Meiser-Stedman R, Croudace TJ, Jones PB (2014), “Postwar environment and long-term mental health problems in former child soldiers in Northern Uganda: the WAYS study.” J Epidemiol Community Health 68(5):425-30 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Shepperd A, Glucksman E, Dalgleish T, Yule W, Smith P (2014), “Thought control strategies and rumination in youth with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder following single-event trauma.” J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 24(1):47-51 PDF Details

    2013

    Amone-P'olak K, Jones PB, Abbott R, Meiser-Stedman R, Ovuga E, Croudace TJ (2013), “Cohort profile: mental health following extreme trauma in a northern Ugandan cohort of War-Affected Youth Study (The WAYS Study).” Springerplus 2(1):300 Details

    Nixon RD, Meiser-Stedman R, Dalgleish T, Yule W, Clark DM, Perrin S, Smith P (2013), “The child PTSD symptom scale: an update and replication of its psychometric properties.” Psychol Assess 25(3):1025-31 Details

    Smith P, Perrin S, Dalgleish T, Meiser-Stedman R, Clark DM, Yule W (2013), “Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents.” Curr Opin Psychiatry 26(1):66-72 Details

    2012

    Kassam-Adams N, Palmieri PA, Rork K, Delahanty DL, Kenardy J, Kohser KL, Landolt MA, Le Brocque R, Marsac ML, Meiser-Stedman R, Nixon RD, Bui E, McGrath C (2012), “Acute stress symptoms in children: results from an international data archive.” J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51(8):812-20 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Dalgleish T, Yule W, Smith P (2012), “Intrusive memories and depression following recent non-traumatic negative life events in adolescents.” J Affect Disord 137(1-3):70-8 Details

    Trickey D, Siddaway AP, Meiser-Stedman R, Serpell L, Field AP (2012), “A meta-analysis of risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents.” Clin Psychol Rev 32(2):122-38 Details

    2011

    Salmond CH, Meiser-Stedman R, Glucksman E, Thompson P, Dalgleish T, Smith P (2011), “The nature of trauma memories in acute stress disorder in children and adolescents.” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52(5):560-70 Details

    2009

    Meiser-Stedman R, Dalgleish T, Glucksman E, Yule W, Smith P (2009), “Maladaptive cognitive appraisals mediate the evolution of posttraumatic stress reactions: A 6-month follow-up of child and adolescent assault and motor vehicle accident survivors.” J Abnorm Psychol 118(4):778-87 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, Bryant R, Salmon K, Yule W, Dalgleish T, Nixon RD (2009), “Development and validation of the Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory (CPTCI).” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50(4):432-40 Details

    2008

    Dalgleish T, Meiser-Stedman R, Kassam-Adams N, Ehlers A, Winston F, Smith P, Bryant B, Mayou RA, Yule W (2008), “Predictive validity of acute stress disorder in children and adolescents.” Br J Psychiatry 192(5):392-3 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, Glucksman E, Yule W, Dalgleish T (2008), “The posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis in preschool- and elementary school-age children exposed to motor vehicle accidents.” Am J Psychiatry 165(10):1326-37 Details

    2007

    Meiser-Stedman R, Dalgleish T, Smith P, Yule W, Bryant B, Ehlers A, Mayou RA, Kassam-Adams N, Winston F (2007), “Dissociative symptoms and the acute stress disorder diagnosis in children and adolescents: a replication of the Harvey and Bryant (1999) study.” J Trauma Stress 20(3):359-64 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Dalgleish T, Smith P, Yule W, Glucksman E (2007), “Diagnostic, demographic, memory quality, and cognitive variables associated with acute stress disorder in children and adolescents.” J Abnorm Psychol 116(1):65-79 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, Glucksman E, Yule W, Dalgleish T (2007), “Parent and child agreement for acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychopathology in a prospective study of children and adolescents exposed to single-event trauma.” J Abnorm Child Psychol 35(2):191-201 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, Yule W, Dalgleish T (2007), “The Trauma Memory Quality Questionnaire: preliminary development and validation of a measure of trauma memory characteristics for children and adolescents.” Memory 15(3):271-9 Details

    Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P, Yule W, Dalgleish T (2007), “The Trauma Memory Quality Questionnaire: preliminary development and validation of a measure of trauma memory characteristics for children and adolescents.” Memory 15: 271-279

    2006

    Meiser-Stedman RA, Yule W, Dalgleish T, Smith P, Glucksman E (2006), “The role of the family in child and adolescent posttraumatic stress following attendance at an emergency department.” J Pediatr Psychol 31(4):397-402 Details

    2005

    Meiser-Stedman R, Yule W, Smith P, Glucksman E, Dalgleish T (2005), “Acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents involved in assaults or motor vehicle accidents.” Am J Psychiatry 162(7):1381-3 Details

    Perrin S, Meiser-Stedman R, Smith P (2005), “ The Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES): Validity as a screening instrument for PTSD.” Behav Cogn Psychother 33: 487-498

    2002

    Meiser-Stedman R (2002), “Towards a cognitive-behavioral model of PTSD in children and adolescents.” Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 5(4):217-32 Details