Monthly Archives: June 2016

I’m Cherie Armour, Lecturer in Psychology, and This is How I Work

I am a lecturer in Psychology at Ulster University. I lead the ‘Psychotraumatology, mental health and suicidal behaviour’ research group within the Psychology research institute (see here). I am also the director of the Northern Ireland Veterans Health and Well-being study (NIVHWS). This study will assess the services and supports currently available to military veterans […]

I’m Brian Hall, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Work

I am Director of the Global and Community Mental Health Research Group, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Macau, Macau (SAR), China. I’m also a Visiting Professor at the Sun Yat-sen University School of Public Health, Center for Migrant Health Policy, in Guangzhou, China, and a Research Associate, at the Johns […]

I’m Jon Elhai (Again), Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Write a Research Manuscript

In this post, mainly geared toward young/early career academic scientists and students, I write about how I get a manuscript written – from start to finish. I’ve done a lot of writing (mostly journal articles) in my career so far, and this post is about how I get it done.

I’m Bethany Teachman, Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Work

I am a Professor of clinical psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University of Virginia in the Department of Psychology. Our lab investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of psychopathology, especially anxiety disorders. I am also Director of Project Implicit Mental Health (, a public web site that allows visitors […]

I’m B. Christopher Frueh (aka Christopher Bartley), Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Work

I write crime novels, direct a clinical and neuroscience research program at The Menninger Clinic, teach at the University of Hawaii, and work quietly with special operations personnel, both retired and active duty. Location: Hilo, Hawaii and Houston, Texas (via a monthly commute). Current Gigs: Crime writer (under the pen name “Christopher Bartley”); Professor of […]

I’m Sir Simon Wessely, Professor of Psychological Medicine, and This is How I Work

I am Simon Wessely, and I am Chair of Psychological Medicine at at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, King’s College London, a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College and Maudsley Hospitals, and am the current President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. So as I sat down to write this piece, I was […]

I’m Gordon Asmundson, Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Work

  Gordon J. G. Asmundson, is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina and Registered Doctoral Psychologist. He received his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 1991 and in 2005-2006 trained as a Beck Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia. He holds several […]

I’m Richard McNally, Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Work

I conduct and supervise research on anxiety disorders, broadly defined (e.g., social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder), network analytic approaches to psychopathology, and exercise and mood regulation, among other topics. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and my administrative duties include serving as Director of Clinical Training in our clinical science Ph.D. program. […]

I’m Ken Ruggiero, Professor of Nursing and Psychiatry, and This is How I Work

I am Professor of Nursing and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Research Health Scientist at the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. On the MUSC side, I am Co-Director of the Technology Applications Center for Healthful Lifestyles and Director of the Telehealth Resilience and Recovery Program. On the VA […]

I’m Jasper Smits, Professor of Psychology, and This is How I Work

  I am a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin (UT). As a member of the Institute for Mental Health Research, my research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions for anxiety and related problems. I also direct the Anxiety & Stress Clinic at UT, see patients and am heavily […]