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Oliver Mason

Reader in Clinical Psychology



After completing a PhD. in experimental psychopathology at the University of Oxford supervised by Professor Gordon Claridge, I trained clinically at the University of Wales, Bangor. Since that time I have taught at the University of Birmingham and University College London with part-time roles in the NHS as a clinical psychologist.

Research interests

My research interests include risk factors for psychopathology and in particular psychotic disorders; the causes and nature of unusual experiences such as hallucinations; Voice hearing; stigma and media representation of mental illness; psychosocial interventions in severe mental illness.

Research collaborations

I collaborate with colleagues at both University College London, Kings College London and others internationally.


7. I teach the Classics in Personality Theory module and contribute to the modules on Personality, Intelligence and Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology.


8. I am a chartered clinical psychologist within the British Psychological Society.