Billie Lever Taylor, Senior Research Fellow

  • Biog.

    Billie is a senior research fellow within Child Attachment and Psychotherapies Research (ChAPTRe) at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Her research focuses primarily on developing and implementing a framework for evaluating the early years services for under-fives. Billie is a qualified clinical psychologist and, along with her research, has worked clinically in the NHS within specialist perinatal mental health services.

    Her wider research interests include perinatal mental health difficulties, the role of wider families in relation to perinatal mental health, and parent-infant relationships.

  • Publications

    Lever Taylor, B., Billings, J., Morant, N., & Johnson, S. (2018). How do women's partners view perinatal mental health services? A qualitative meta‐synthesis. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. doi:10.1002/cpp.2133

    Millett, L., Taylor, B. L., Howard, L. M., Bick, D., Stanley, N., & Johnson, S. (2017). Experiences of Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Services for Perinatal Mental Health Difficulties: a Qualitative Study of Women's and Therapists' Views. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy, 1-16. doi:10.1017/s1352465817000650

    Lever Taylor, B., Cavanagh, K., & Strauss, C. (2016). The Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Interventions in the Perinatal Period: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE, 11 (5), e0155720. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155720

    Strauss, C., Lever Taylor, B., Gu, J., Kuyken, W., Baer, R., Jones, F., & Cavanagh, K. (2016). What is compassion and how can we measure it? A review of definitions and measures. Clinical Psychology Review, 47, 15-27. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.05.004

    Lever Taylor, B., Strauss, C., Cavanagh, K., & Jones, F. (2014). The effectiveness of self-help mindfulness-based cognitive therapy in a student sample: A randomised controlled trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 63, 63-69. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2014.09.007

    Hale, L., Strauss, C., & Taylor, B. L. (2013). The Effectiveness and Acceptability of Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Review of the Literature. Mindfulness, 4 (4), 375-382. doi:10.1007/s12671-012-0137-y

    Lever Taylor, B. R., Shenoy, J., & Holmes, N. (2013). Barriers to attendance at first appointments with Community Mental Health Teams. Clinical Psychology Forum


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