ResFest 2017


The second ResFest was held at the University of Lincoln on Friday 7th July 2017 and it was a huge success! With inspiring talks, great posters from all, and excellent opportunities for networking, we received very positive feedback from all who attended. The event welcomed local clinicians, practitioners and researchers, as well as ex, current and the new cohort of Trent Trainees to showcase the great research conducted on the Trent DClinPsy programme.  It was lovely to see Trent DClinPsy alumni come along to show their support and hear about their life after training. Our current trainees presented some very high quality research and an engaging style which was a fantastic representation of what our current trainees are capable of. We also received great feedback from some of our new 2017 cohort who are due to start with us in September. We look forward to welcoming you onto the programme and we hope that we have inspired you to think about what research you can undertake during training.

In collaboration with the Forensic and Clinical Research Group (FCRG), the event also celebrated research completed by FCRG members (alongside an undergraduate student). The talks were relevant to clinical practice with useful implications for practitioners to take forwards. For more information on the FCRG please see the following link:

ResFest 2017 also welcomed Prof. Martin Tovee, soon to be our new Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln, to share his extensive research concerned with the perception of body image. The talk was very well received and his work on body image perception and disordered eating provided some useful insight for those clinicians who work with clients with eating disorders and issues with body-image.

During the networking lunch, delegates were invited to browse a number of research posters presented by DClinPsy and FCRG members. A vote later took place and prizes will be awarded for the talk and poster that received the most votes.

Congratulations to Ruth Charig for her talk on Net Neutrality and oSEM which won the most votes.

Further congratulations are due to Dr Michael Baliousis for the most voted for poster, which was on Interventions for stress during stem-cell transplantation

We owe a huge thank you Dr David Dawson for organising the event, all the DClinPsy team who helped him and our speakers for making the event such a success. THANK YOU!


Below is a list of the talks and speakers. Click on the title of the talk to download a PDF copy of the presentation.

 Title  Speaker
 Identifying developmental pathways of Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) using Multiple Sequential Functional Analysis (MSFA)

Dr Jenna Brough


 How do Clinical Psychologists best address the difficulties of care staff in supporting the sexual expression of individuals with intellectual disabilities? A Delphi Study

Brad English

(Current Trainee)

 An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) intervention for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A case series approach

 Dr Lauren Roche


 Age-related physical and psychological vulnerability as pathways to problem gambling in older adults

 Dr Adrian Parke

(FCRG lead)

 Keynote: The perception of body image in disordered eating

Prof. Martin Tovee

(keynote speaker)

 Net Neutrality: The lack of association between pornography exposure and sexual functioning and well-being

Ruth Charig

(Current Trainee)

 From Fantasy to Reality: Investigating the effect of mental contrasting on enacting a sexual fantasy Dr Ross Bartels (FCRG) & Libby-Rae Kendrick (undergraduate student)
 Shades of grey: Older adults’ perceptions about how transitioning to a care home might impact on experiences of sexuality

 Anna Hooper

(Current Trainee)

 Defining and measuring adaptive behaviour in deaf adults with suspected intellectual disability

Dr Kathryn Moore


Perceived barriers and facilitators to positive therapeutic change for people with Intellectual Disabilities: Client, carer, and Clinical Psychologist perspectives

Dr Sarah Ramsden


A mixed methods approach investigating cognitive changes in vicarious trauma within trainee and qualified therapists

Emma Millard

(Current Trainee)


ResFest 2017

As previously advertised, on Friday 7th July 2017 we will be hosting the next Research Festival (ResFest) of the Trent DClinPsy Programme, in partnership with the Forensic & Clinical Research Group at the University of Lincoln.

As much valued supporters of the programme, you are warmly invited to attend the conference, and we are pleased to announce that registration is now open!

The conference is free (but by ticket only), will include a free networking lunch, and is open to clinicians, practitioners, researchers, programme-affiliates, past and present trainees, and programme and university staff.

To view details of the full conference program, and to register for your ticket(s), please visit:

The conference will provide a great opportunity for researchers, clinicians, and academics to network, and to hear more about the latest developments in applied psychological research.

Please contact us via email or the conference website if you have any queries about the event.

We look forward to seeing you in July, with best wishes,

ResFest Team

ResFest 2017

7th July 2017 – The University of Lincoln

ResFest is returning this year for the first time since 2013. ResFest2017 is the second Research Festival of the Trent DClinPsy Programme. This event will showcase research undertaken by our trainees to an audience including past- and present-trainees, local clinicians and programme-affiliates, and invited members of the public. This time it is the University of Lincoln who will be taking their turn to host the event.

Sarah Swift Building


In June 2017, the School of Psychology and Health and Social Care at the University of Lincoln will be moving to our new building. Located on Brayford Wharf East to the north of the university’s David Chiddick Building, the £19m building will house the two largest schools at the University. The new building is named after Dame Sarah Swift GBE RRC, nurse and founder of the College of Nursing (now the Royal College of Nursing), born in Kirton Skeldyke in south Lincolnshire.