Suggested PhD theses

PhD theses fully available on-line

  1. Karin Slotema (2011). Treatment of patients with therapy-resistant auditory verbal hallucinations. Utrecht University, Holland. Full thesis available here.
  2. Rochelle Suri (2010). Meaningful voices: A phenomenological exploration of auditory hallucinations in individuals with schizophrenia. California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco CA, USA. Full thesis available here.
  3. Ans Vercammen (2009): Cognitive and neural processes of auditory verbal-hallucinations in schizophrenia: Evidence from behavioral and neuroimaging experiments. University of Groningen, Holland. Full thesis available here.
  4. Florian Bootsman (2008). Auditory verbal hallucinations and cognition: Neuropsychological measurement in a non-clinical sample. Utrecht University, Holland. Full thesis available here.
  5. Vanessa Beavan (2007): Angels at our tables: New Zealanders’ experiences of hearing voices. University of Auckland, New Zealand. Full thesis available here.


PhD theses not fully available on-line

  1. Lucia Monserrat Alba-Ferrara (2011). Emotional Prosody Processing in the Schizophrenia Spectrum. Durham University, UK.
  2. Heather Morag Laithwaite (2010). Recovery after psychosis: a compassion focused recovery approach to psychosis in a forensic mental health setting. University of Glasgow, UK.
  3. Gemma Ruth Gray (2010). The interaction between auditory imagery vividness and auditory perception, and its application to hallucination proneness. University of Birmingham, UK.
  4. Simon Jones (2009). Cognitive mechanisms associated with clinical and non-clinical psychotic experiences. Durham University, UK.
  5. T Lyon (2009). Exploring the Role of Metacognitive Beliefs in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Voices: their relationship to symptoms and symptomatic distress. University of Warwick and University of Coventry, UK.
  6. Katy Thornton (2009). Clinical and non-clinical auditory verbal hallucinations: a psychological and functional imaging study of the psychosis continuum. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
  7. Rajinder Dhanjal (2008). A study investigating the relationship between early experiences, social development and voice content. Sheffield University, UK.
  8. Sarah Fairbank (2006). Is a susceptibility to experiencing auditory hallucinations in childhood associated with reality monitoring biases? University of Sheffield, UK.
  9. Barbara Mann (2004). Coping with auditory hallucinations. University of Queensland, Australia. Link to summary here.
  10. Sonja Nichole Paul (2004). Interpretations of auditory hallucinations in psychotic and Christian comparison groups. University of Hertfordshire, UK.
  11. Victoria Watkins (2004). Auditory Hallucinations : beliefs about voices and perceptions of threat. University of Leicester, UK.
  12. Julie A. Baul (2003). The role of traumatic life events in the onset and content of auditory hallucinations : a qualitative case study approach. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
  13. John Witham Casson (2002). Dramatherapy and psychodrama as psychotherapeutic interventions with people who hear voices (auditory hallucinations). Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
  14. Allan Charles Smith (2002). Mindfulness, metacognition and the treatment of auditory hallucinations (voices): single case studies design. University of East Anglia, UK.
  15. Kim Ehntholt (2001). Evaluation of a group CBT treatment for in-patients with auditory hallucinations. King’s College London, UK.
  16. Sarah Flury (2001). Auditory hallucination in normal populations of adults and children. University of Southampton , UK.
  17. Sukhwinder Singh Shergill (2001). Studies of auditory hallucinations using functional magnetic resonance.  King’s College London, UK.
  18. Sarah Kramer (2000). Language and auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia. University College London, UK.
  19. Sarah Brothwell (1999). Voices, abuse and dissociation. University of Southampton , UK.
  20. Ian Ensum (1999). An investigation of the effects of attentional focus and metacognitive beliefs on source monitoring in people experiencing auditory hallucinations. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
  21. Philip Kevin Mcguire (1998). Functional neuroimaging of auditory hallucinations. King’s College London, UK.
  22. Bridgette O’Neill (1998). Hearing voices: a psychological perspective. University of Southampton, UK.
  23. Katherine Newman Taylor (1998). Examination of the role of agency in individuals responses to auditory hallucinations. University of East Anglia, UK.
  24. Caroline Baker (1997). An investigation into the cognitive processes involved in auditory hallucinations, and the validity of a cognitive bias model. University of Wales, Bangor, UK.
  25. Helen Close (1996). Developing a theory of the emotional impact of auditory hallucinations: an exploratory study. Open University, UK.
  26. Saeed H. Wahass (1996). A cross-cultural study of auditory hallucinations of schizophrenic patients: phenomenology and treatment. University of Sheffield, UK.
  27. Jill Anne Ackland (1995). Justifying voices – the discussive basis of attributions in auditory hallucinations. University of East London, UK.
  28. Mark Conway Estacott (1995). An investigation of psychological factors underlying auditory hallucinations. University of East Anglia, UK.
  29. Claire E. Lamplugh (1995). An investigation into levels of self-esteem, depression and attributional style in individuals who experience auditory hallucinations that they believe to be malevolent. University of Southampton, UK.
  30. Gillian Haddock (1994). Auditory hallucinations : cognitive processes, phenomenology and psychological treatment. University of Liverpool, UK.
  31. P.D. Slade (1975). An Experimental Approach to the Study of Auditory Hallucinations. King’s College London, UK.