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UK Fellow, Psychology, elected in 2010

Professor Anke Ehlers FBA

Psychopathology and psychological treatment of anxiety disorders and psychosomatic disorders; posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, atopic dermatitis
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About this Fellow

Anke Ehlers is Professor of Experimental Psychopathology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK. She is a co-founder of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and co-directs the Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma. Anke Ehlers is a Fellow of the British Academy, Academy of Medical Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and Academia Europaea. Her main research interests are the anxiety disorders, in particular posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. In her experimental work, she has established cognitive and psychophysiological factors that maintain these disorders. With her colleagues, she has developed and evaluated an effective psychological treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. She co-chaired the NICE Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Guideline (2005) Development Group. Anke Ehlers has received several awards for her work, including the German Psychology Prize (2013), Oswald-Külpe-Prize for the Experimental Study of Higher Mental Processes (2013), American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Psychology (2014), and Wilhelm Wundt- William James Award (2015).

Website: http://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/team/principal-investigators/anke-ehlers

Appointments

Current post

  • Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Experimental Psychopathology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, 2012

Publications

A one-year prospective study of panic attacks. Clinical course and factors associated with maintenance. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1995, 104, 164-172

A cognitive model of posttraumatic stress disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2000, 38, 319-345

Psychological predictors of chronic PTSD after motor vehicle accidents Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1998, 107, 508-519

A randomized controlled trial of intensive and weekly Cognitive Therapy for PTSD and emotion-focused supportive psychotherapy American Journal of Psychiatry 2014, 171, 294-304

A randomized controlled trial of cognitive therapy, self-help booklet, and repeated assessment as early interventions for PTSD Archives of General Psychiatry 2003, 60, 1024-1032

Increased cardiac awareness in panic disorder Journal of Abnormal Psychology 1992, 101, 371-382

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