Dr Ross White

  • Senior Lecturer (Mental Health & Wellbeing)
  • Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)

Research interests

Following the completion of an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Dr White completed a PhD at the same university.  The title of his PhD thesis was Understanding Hopelessness and Depression in Schizophrenia.  Dr White then undertook the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Glasgow.  On becoming a Clinical Psychologist, he worked for two years with an Early Intervention Service for people presenting with first episode psychosis in Scotland.  Dr White was then awarded a post as a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.  His research focused on evaluating the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for addressing emotional dysfunction occuring following psychosis.  Following the successful completion of this research, Dr White successfully secured additional funding from the Chief Scientists Office, Scotland to conduct a randomised controlled trial of ACT for post-psychotic depression.  Dr White has an honorary contract with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and his clinical work focuses on individuals presenting with psychosis.  Dr White coordinates the MSc Global Mental Health programme at the University of Glasgow which educates students about inequalities and inequities in mental health provision across the globe.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Other psychotherapies - across time, space, and cultures
    Wellcome Trust
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law, and the State
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
    2014 - 2017
     
  • A Parallel group Randomised Open Blinded Evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression After Psychosis: A Pilot Trial (ADAPT)
    Scottish Executive Health Department
    2013 - 2015
     
  • Prevalence and collelates of depression in Schizophrenia.
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    2012 - 2012
     
  • A pilot randomised controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Fear of Recurrence following psychosis.
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    2009 - 2010
     

Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2016

White, R. G., Imperiale, M. G., and Perera, E. (2016) The capabilities approach: fostering contexts for enhancing mental health and wellbeing across the globe. Globalization and Health, 12, 16. (doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0150-3) (PMID:27150600) (Accepted for Publication)

Sashidharan, S. P., White, R. g., Mezzina, R., and Jansen, S. (2016) Global mental health in high income countries. British Journal of Psychiatry, (Accepted for Publication)

Stewart, C., White, R. G., Ebert, B., Mays, I., Nardozzi, J., and Bockarie, H. (2016) A preliminary evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training in Sierra Leone. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5(1), pp. 16-22. (doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.01.001)

2015

Jansen, S., White, R., Hogwood, J., Jansen, A., Gishoma, D., Mukamana, D., and Richters, A. (2015) The “treatment gap” in global mental health reconsidered: sociotherapy for collective trauma in Rwanda. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6, 28706. (doi:10.3402/ejpt.v6.28706) (PMID:26589258) (PMCID:PMC4654767)

Gumley, A. et al. (2015) A parallel group randomised open blinded evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression After Psychosis: A Pilot Trial Protocol (ADAPT). Psychosis, pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1080/17522439.2015.1100669)

White, R.G., Gumley, A.I., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S., McLeod, H.J., and Mitchell, G. (2015) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression following psychosis: an examination of clinically significant change. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4(3), pp. 203-209. (doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.06.004)

Gumley, A. I., MacBeth, A., Reilly, J., O'Grady, M., White, R. G., McLeod, H., Schwannauer, M., and Power, K. G. (2015) Fear of recurrence: results of a randomized trial of relapse detection in schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(1), pp. 49-62. (doi:10.1111/bjc.12060)

White, R. G. (2015) Health and illness:mental representations in different cultures. In: Wright, J. D. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Series: 2nd Edition, 10. Elsevier: Oxford, pp. 567-570. ISBN 9780080970868

White, R. G. (2015) Treating depression in psychosis: self-compassion as a valued life direction. In: Gaudiano, B. A. (ed.) Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 81-107. ISBN 9780199997213

2014

White, R. G., Lysaker, P., Gumley, A. I., McLeod, H., McCleery, M., O’Neill, D., MacBeth, A., Giurgi-Oncu, C., and Mulholland, C. C. (2014) Plasma cortisol levels and illness appraisal in deficit syndrome schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 220(3), pp. 765-771. (doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.08.043)

White, R., Jain, S., and Giurgi-Oncu, C. (2014) Counterflows for mental well-being: What high-income countries can learn from Low and middle-income countries. International Review of Psychiatry, 26(5), pp. 602-606. (doi:10.3109/09540261.2014.939578)

White, R., and Ebert, B. (2014) Working globally, thinking locally: providing psychosocial intervention training in Sierra Leone. Clinical Psychology Forum, 258, pp. 41-45.

White, R. G., and Sashidharan, S. P. (2014) Towards a more nuanced global mental health. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204, pp. 415-417. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.139204)

White, R., and Sashidharan, S. P. (2014) A nuanced perspective? Reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205(4), pp. 329-330. (doi:10.1192/bjp.205.4.329a)

White, R., and Sashidharan, S.P. (2014) Reciprocity in global mental health policy. Disability and the Global South, 1(2), pp. 227-250.

2013

White, R.G. (2013) The globalisation of mental illness. Psychologist, 26(3), pp. 182-185.

White, R.G. (2013) Acceptance and commitment therapy for emotional dysfunction following psychosis. In: Johns, L.C., Morris, E.M.J. and Oliver, J.E. (eds.) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, pp. 129-145. ISBN 9781119950806 (doi:10.1002/9781118499184.ch9)

White, R.G., Laithwaite, H., and Gilbert, P. (2013) Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: the role of social defeat. In: Gumley, A., Gillham, A., Taylor, T. and Schwannauer, M. (eds.) Psychosis and Emotion: The Role of Emotions in Understanding Psychosis, Therapy and Recovery. Series: The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis book series. Routledge: Hove, East Sussex, pp. 177-190. ISBN 9780415570404

2012

White, R.G., Gumley, A.I., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S., and Mitchell, G. (2012) Depression and anxiety following psychosis: associations with mindfulness and psychological flexibility. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, (doi:10.1017/S1352465812000239)

2011

White, R.G., Gumley, A., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S., and Mitchell, G. (2011) A feasibility study of acceptance and commitment therapy for emotional dysfunction following psychosis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(12), pp. 901-907. (doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.09.003)

Morrison, A.P., Gumley, A., Ashcroft, K., Manousos, I.R., White, R.G., Gillan, K., Wells, A., and Kingdon, D. (2011) Metacognition and persecutory delusions: tests of a metacognitive model in a clinical population and comparisons with non-patients. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50(3), pp. 223-233. (doi:10.1348/014466510X511141)

Hanna, D., White, R.G., Lyons, K., McParland, M.J., Shannon, C., and Mulholland, C. (2011) The structure of the Beck Hopelessness Scale: a confirmatory factor analysis in UK students. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(1), pp. 17-22. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.001)

2010

White, R.G., and Gumley, A. (2010) Intolerance of uncertainty and distress associated with the experience of psychosis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 83(3), pp. 317-324. (doi:10.1348/147608309X477572)

2009

White, R.G., and Gumley, A.I. (2009) Postpsychotic posttraumatic stress disorder associations with fear of recurrence and intolerance of uncertainty. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(11), pp. 841-849. (doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181bea625)

White, R.G., Irving, S., and Clark, S. (2009) Progressing service involvement in early intervention in psychosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, 196, pp. 41-44.

This list was generated on Wed May 25 03:27:02 2016 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

White, R. G., Imperiale, M. G., and Perera, E. (2016) The capabilities approach: fostering contexts for enhancing mental health and wellbeing across the globe. Globalization and Health, 12, 16. (doi:10.1186/s12992-016-0150-3) (PMID:27150600) (Accepted for Publication)

Sashidharan, S. P., White, R. g., Mezzina, R., and Jansen, S. (2016) Global mental health in high income countries. British Journal of Psychiatry, (Accepted for Publication)

Stewart, C., White, R. G., Ebert, B., Mays, I., Nardozzi, J., and Bockarie, H. (2016) A preliminary evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) training in Sierra Leone. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5(1), pp. 16-22. (doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.01.001)

Jansen, S., White, R., Hogwood, J., Jansen, A., Gishoma, D., Mukamana, D., and Richters, A. (2015) The “treatment gap” in global mental health reconsidered: sociotherapy for collective trauma in Rwanda. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6, 28706. (doi:10.3402/ejpt.v6.28706) (PMID:26589258) (PMCID:PMC4654767)

Gumley, A. et al. (2015) A parallel group randomised open blinded evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression After Psychosis: A Pilot Trial Protocol (ADAPT). Psychosis, pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1080/17522439.2015.1100669)

White, R.G., Gumley, A.I., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S., McLeod, H.J., and Mitchell, G. (2015) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression following psychosis: an examination of clinically significant change. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4(3), pp. 203-209. (doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.06.004)

Gumley, A. I., MacBeth, A., Reilly, J., O'Grady, M., White, R. G., McLeod, H., Schwannauer, M., and Power, K. G. (2015) Fear of recurrence: results of a randomized trial of relapse detection in schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(1), pp. 49-62. (doi:10.1111/bjc.12060)

White, R. G., Lysaker, P., Gumley, A. I., McLeod, H., McCleery, M., O’Neill, D., MacBeth, A., Giurgi-Oncu, C., and Mulholland, C. C. (2014) Plasma cortisol levels and illness appraisal in deficit syndrome schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 220(3), pp. 765-771. (doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2014.08.043)

White, R., Jain, S., and Giurgi-Oncu, C. (2014) Counterflows for mental well-being: What high-income countries can learn from Low and middle-income countries. International Review of Psychiatry, 26(5), pp. 602-606. (doi:10.3109/09540261.2014.939578)

White, R., and Ebert, B. (2014) Working globally, thinking locally: providing psychosocial intervention training in Sierra Leone. Clinical Psychology Forum, 258, pp. 41-45.

White, R. G., and Sashidharan, S. P. (2014) Towards a more nuanced global mental health. British Journal of Psychiatry, 204, pp. 415-417. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.113.139204)

White, R., and Sashidharan, S. P. (2014) A nuanced perspective? Reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 205(4), pp. 329-330. (doi:10.1192/bjp.205.4.329a)

White, R., and Sashidharan, S.P. (2014) Reciprocity in global mental health policy. Disability and the Global South, 1(2), pp. 227-250.

White, R.G. (2013) The globalisation of mental illness. Psychologist, 26(3), pp. 182-185.

White, R.G., Gumley, A.I., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S., and Mitchell, G. (2012) Depression and anxiety following psychosis: associations with mindfulness and psychological flexibility. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, (doi:10.1017/S1352465812000239)

White, R.G., Gumley, A., McTaggart, J., Rattrie, L., McConville, D., Cleare, S., and Mitchell, G. (2011) A feasibility study of acceptance and commitment therapy for emotional dysfunction following psychosis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49(12), pp. 901-907. (doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.09.003)

Morrison, A.P., Gumley, A., Ashcroft, K., Manousos, I.R., White, R.G., Gillan, K., Wells, A., and Kingdon, D. (2011) Metacognition and persecutory delusions: tests of a metacognitive model in a clinical population and comparisons with non-patients. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50(3), pp. 223-233. (doi:10.1348/014466510X511141)

Hanna, D., White, R.G., Lyons, K., McParland, M.J., Shannon, C., and Mulholland, C. (2011) The structure of the Beck Hopelessness Scale: a confirmatory factor analysis in UK students. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(1), pp. 17-22. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.03.001)

White, R.G., and Gumley, A. (2010) Intolerance of uncertainty and distress associated with the experience of psychosis. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 83(3), pp. 317-324. (doi:10.1348/147608309X477572)

White, R.G., and Gumley, A.I. (2009) Postpsychotic posttraumatic stress disorder associations with fear of recurrence and intolerance of uncertainty. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197(11), pp. 841-849. (doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181bea625)

White, R.G., Irving, S., and Clark, S. (2009) Progressing service involvement in early intervention in psychosis. Clinical Psychology Forum, 196, pp. 41-44.

Book Sections

White, R. G. (2015) Health and illness:mental representations in different cultures. In: Wright, J. D. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Series: 2nd Edition, 10. Elsevier: Oxford, pp. 567-570. ISBN 9780080970868

White, R. G. (2015) Treating depression in psychosis: self-compassion as a valued life direction. In: Gaudiano, B. A. (ed.) Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 81-107. ISBN 9780199997213

White, R.G. (2013) Acceptance and commitment therapy for emotional dysfunction following psychosis. In: Johns, L.C., Morris, E.M.J. and Oliver, J.E. (eds.) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell: Chichester, pp. 129-145. ISBN 9781119950806 (doi:10.1002/9781118499184.ch9)

White, R.G., Laithwaite, H., and Gilbert, P. (2013) Negative symptoms in schizophrenia: the role of social defeat. In: Gumley, A., Gillham, A., Taylor, T. and Schwannauer, M. (eds.) Psychosis and Emotion: The Role of Emotions in Understanding Psychosis, Therapy and Recovery. Series: The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis book series. Routledge: Hove, East Sussex, pp. 177-190. ISBN 9780415570404

This list was generated on Wed May 25 03:27:02 2016 BST.