Christopher Taylor

Christopher Taylor, BSc (Hons), PG Cert., MSc, ClinPsyD, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS


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Dr Christopher Taylor is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and part of the Senior Management Team in Bury. He is also an Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. He has degrees in Psychology from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester, including a Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree (ClinPsyD) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology degree (PhD). His research interests are in the understanding and development of new psychological therapies for people with severe mental health experiences, including psychosis, with a focus on schemas and mental imagery.

Dr Taylor is the recipient of the British Psychological Society's (BPS) 2021 May Davidson Award, a major research prize, for "an outstanding contribution to the development of British Clinical Psychology within the first ten years of qualifying". Since 1985, only 40 clinical psychologists in the UK have been recipients of this award from the BPS. 

Chris was the first clinical psychologist in the UK to be awarded a Doctoral Research Fellowship in Psychosis from the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR). He is currently Chief Investigator for the NIHR funded iMAgery focused therapy for PSychosis (iMAPS-2), a feasibility randomised controlled clinical trial. He is also a principal investigator for the DEC:IDES clinical trial (DEcision-making Capacity: Intervention Development and Evaluation in Schizophrenia-spectrum disorder) funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) Scotland. This is first Umbrella design clinical trial to be conducted in mental health internationally.

Dr Taylor is also a member of the National Scientific Committee (CPAG) of the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the lead organisation for CBT in the UK. He is also a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Dr Taylor currently co-supervises a number of doctoral students and postgraduates. He regularly presents his work at National and International Conferences, including clinical workshops.

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

External positions

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust


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