Emma Cernis


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PhD projects

Psychological approaches (cognitive, cognitive-behavioural and third-wave) to understanding dissociation and depersonalisation.

Deeper exploration of constructs that may be mechanisms of dissociation (for example: self-efficacy; affect intolerance, alexithymia).

I am happy to supervise research on the above topics across the lifespan, and in any clinical context.


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Research interests

Primary: Dissociation and depersonalisation.

Also: Cognitive approaches to psychosis, including First Episode Psychosis and At Risk Mental State.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Mental Health Studies, King’s College London

Bachelor of Arts, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford

Doctor of Philosophy, Biomedical & Clinical Sciences, University of Oxford


  • BF Psychology
  • dissociation
  • depersonalisation
  • psychosis
  • schizophrenia
  • at risk mental state
  • Cognitive behavioural interventions
  • CBT
  • youth mental health


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