Dr Ciara Masterson


Current and Previous Roles

I am responsible for the academic components of the Clinical Psychology programme and oversee the curriculum and assignments.  My teaching responsibilities include organising and teaching on the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My previous roles have been within the NHS, specialising in using CBT with adult clients within adult mental health and physical health services.

Current research interests

My main interest is in complex interventions (primarily psychological therapies); the training and supervision of practitioners to deliver them; and evaluation of adherence to protocols and treatment integrity. I am interested in supervising projects on therapy process and in particular the experience of delivering or receiving therapy with "unsuccessful" outcomes.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>