Dr Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson

University position

Lecturer

Dr Paul Wilkinson is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Developmental Psychiatry

Email

pow12@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.psychiatry.cam.ac.uk/

Research Themes

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

Paul Wilkinson is University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests are the epidemiology and treatment of self-harm and depression. He investigates clinical, biological and cognitive moderators and mediators of response to treatment.

He is also teaching lead for psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and Undergraduate Medical Education Research Lead. His educational research includes testing the effectiveness of novel teaching methods and investigating how students seek help for mental health and wellbeing problems.

Research Focus

Keywords

Depression

Neuropsychology

Cortisol

Serotonin

Medical Education

Clinical conditions

Depressive disorders

Self-harm

Equipment

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Neuropsychological testing

Randomised control trials

Collaborators

Cambridge

Stephen Barclay

Kirsten Corder

Sadaf Farooqi

Ian Goodyer

United Kingdom

Thalia Eley

David Gunnell

David Nutt

International

Robert Kumsta

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Wilkinson P, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Dubicka B, Goodyer I (2011), “Clinical and psychosocial predictors of suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in the Adolescent Depression Antidepressants and Psychotherapy Trial (ADAPT).” Am J Psychiatry 168(5):495-501 Details

    Wilkinson P, Dubicka B, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Goodyer I (2009), “Treated depression in adolescents: predictors of outcome at 28 weeks.” Br J Psychiatry 194(4):334-41 Details

    Goodyer I, Dubicka B, Wilkinson P, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Byford S, et al (2007), “Adolescent Depression Antidepressant and Psychotherapy Trial (ADAPT). A Randomised Controlled Trial of SSRIs with and without cognitive behaviour therapy in adolescents with major depression” BMJ 335:142

    Publications

    2013

    Hagan CC, Graham JM, Widmer B, Holt RJ, Ooi C, van Nieuwenhuizen AO, Fonagy P, Reynolds S, Target M, Kelvin R, Wilkinson PO, Bullmore ET, Lennox BR, Sahakian BJ, Goodyer I, Suckling J (2013), “Magnetic resonance imaging of a randomized controlled trial investigating predictors of recovery following psychological treatment in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression: study protocol for Magnetic Resonance-Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (MR-IMPACT).” BMC Psychiatry 13:247 Details

    Wilkinson PO, Croudace TJ, Goodyer IM (2013), “Rumination, anxiety, depressive symptoms and subsequent depression in adolescents at risk for psychopathology: a longitudinal cohort study.” BMC Psychiatry 13:250 Details

    Wilkinson PO, Harris C, Kelvin R, Dubicka B, Goodyer IM (2013), “Associations between adolescent depression and parental mental health, before and after treatment of adolescent depression.” Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 22(1):3-11 Details

    Wilkinson PO, Trzaskowski M, Haworth CM, Eley TC (2013), “The role of gene-environment correlations and interactions in middle childhood depressive symptoms.” Dev Psychopathol 25(1):93-104 Details

    2011

    Dunn VJ, Abbott RA, Croudace TJ, Wilkinson P, Jones PB, Herbert J, Goodyer IM (2011), “Profiles of family-focused adverse experiences through childhood and early adolescence: the ROOTS project a community investigation of adolescent mental health.” BMC Psychiatry 11:109 Details

    Gardner J Wilkinson P (2011), “Is family therapy the most effective treatment for anorexia nervosa? ” Psychiatria Danubina 23(SUPPL. 1):S175-S177

    Goodyer IM, Tsancheva S, Byford S, Dubicka B, Hill J, Kelvin R, Reynolds S, Roberts C, Senior R, Suckling J, Wilkinson P, Target M, Fonagy P (2011), “Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT): a pragmatic effectiveness superiority trial to investigate whether specialised psychological treatment reduces the risk for relapse in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.” Trials 12:175 Details

    Wilkinson P, Goodyer I (2011), “Non-suicidal self-injury.” Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 20(2):103-8 Details

    Wilkinson PO, Goodyer IM (2011), “Childhood adversity and allostatic overload of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis: a vulnerability model for depressive disorders.” Dev Psychopathol 23(4):1017-37 Details

    Wilkinson, P (2011), “Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: a Clear Marker for Suicide Risk” JAACAP 50: 71-72

    2010

    Bhardwaj A, Wilkinson P, Srivastava C, Sharma M (2010), “Cognitive deficits in euthymic patients with recurrent depression.” J Nerv Ment Dis 198(7):513-5 Details

    Dubicka B Wilkinson P Kelvin R Goodyer I (2010), “Pharmacological treatment of depression and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents” Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 16:402-412

    Dubicka B, Elvins R, Roberts C, Chick G, Wilkinson P, Goodyer IM (2010), “Combined treatment with cognitive-behavioural therapy in adolescent depression: meta-analysis.” Br J Psychiatry 197:433-40 Details

    Goodyer IM, Wilkinson P, Dubicka B, Kelvin R (2010), “Forum: the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in depressed children and adolescents: commentary on the meta-analysis by Hetrick et al.” Curr Opin Psychiatry 23(1):58-61 Details

    Laura M Wilkinson P (2010), “Perinatally Acquired HIV and Emotional Disorders in Children” Acta Paediatrica 99 (Suppl 462): 89

    Wilkinson, P (2010), “Diagnosing and treating depression in adolescents” European Paediatrics 4:77-80

    Wilkinson, P (2010), “Predictors of Outcome of Treated Depression in Adolescents” Mind & Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry 1(1): 49-53

    2009

    Tomlinson D Wilkinson H Wilkinson P (2009), “Diet and Mental Health in Children and Adolescents” Child and Adolescent Mental Health 14(3): 148-155

    Wilkinson P (2009), “In adolescents with SSRI resistant depression, CBT/combined treatment is most effective in those with comorbid disorders.” Evid Based Ment Health 12(4):108 Details

    Wilkinson P (2009), “Conceptualization about internalizing problems in children and adolescents.” Cien Saude Colet 14(2):373-81 Details

    Wilkinson, P (2009), “Which Risk Factors at Baseline and During Treatment Predict Short-Term Persistence of Major Depression in Adolescents? ” European Psychiatric Review 2(2): 21-24

    Wilkinson, P (2009), “Depression in Childhood and Adolescence” London Journal of Primary Care 2(1): 15-20

    2008

    Goodyer IM, Dubicka B, Wilkinson P, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Byford S, Breen S, Ford C, Barrett B, Leech A, Rothwell J, White L, Harrington R (2008), “A randomised controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy in adolescents with major depression treated by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The ADAPT trial.” Health Technol Assess 12(14):iii-iv, ix-60 Details

    Wilkinson PO, Goodyer IM (2008), “The effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy on mood-related ruminative response style in depressed adolescents.” Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 2(1):3 Details

    Wilkinson, P Goodyer, I (2008), “Attention in Adolescents Recovered from Major Depression” European Neuropsychopharmacology 18S1:S43-S44

    2007

    Byford S Barrett B Roberts C Wilkinson P Dubicka B Kelvin R White L Ford C Breen S Goodyer I (2007), “Cost-effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and routine specialist care with and without cognitive behavioural therapy in adolescents with major depression” B J Psych 191:521-527

    Byford S, Barrett B, Roberts C, Wilkinson P, Dubicka B, Kelvin RG, White L, Ford C, Breen S, Goodyer I (2007), “Cost-effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and routine specialist care with and without cognitive behavioural therapy in adolescents with major depression.” Br J Psychiatry 191:521-7 Details

    Dubicka B, Wilkinson P (2007), “Evidence-based treatment of adolescent major depression.” Evid Based Ment Health 10(4):100-2 Details

    Goodyer I, Dubicka B, Wilkinson P, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Byford S, Breen S, Ford C, Barrett B, Leech A, Rothwell J, White L, Harrington R (2007), “Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and routine specialist care with and without cognitive behaviour therapy in adolescents with major depression: randomised controlled trial.” BMJ 335(7611):142 Details

    2006

    Wilkinson PO, Goodyer IM (2006), “Attention difficulties and mood-related ruminative response style in adolescents with unipolar depression.” J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47(12):1284-91 Details

    2005

    Wilkinson P (2005), “Continuing fluoxetine treatment may delay relapse in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder.” Evid Based Ment Health 8(2):37 Details

    2004

    Wilkinson P (2004), “A controversy too far?” BMJ 329(7479):1397 Details