Books and Chapters

Heath, G., & Startup, H. (Eds.). (2020). Creative Methods in Schema Therapy: Advances and Innovation in Clinical Practice. Routledge.

Oldershaw, A., & Startup, H. (2020). Building the Healthy Adult in Eating Disorders: A Schema Mode and Emotion-Focused Therapy Approach for Anorexia Nervosa. In Creative Methods in Schema Therapy (pp. 287-300). Routledge.

Schmidt, U., Startup, H., & Treasure, J. (2018). A Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy Workbook for Treating Anorexia Nervosa: The Maudsley Model. Routledge.

Peer Reviewed Journals (I have around 70 journal publications and below are a selection)

Eating Disorders

Oldershaw, A., Lavender, T., Basra, R., & Startup, H. (2022). SPEAKS study: study protocol of a multisite feasibility trial of the Specialist Psychotherapy with Emotion for Anorexia in Kent and Sussex (SPEAKS) intervention for outpatients with anorexia nervosa or otherwise specified feeding and eating disorders, anorexia nervosa type. BMJ open12(2), e050350.

Drinkwater, D., Holttum, S., Lavender, T., Startup, H., & Oldershaw, A. (2022). Seeing Through the Façade of Anorexia: A Grounded Theory of Emotional Change Processes Associated With Recovery From Anorexia Nervosa. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 1316.

Startup, H., Franklin-Smith, M., Barber, W., Gilbert, N., Brown, Y., Glennon, D., ... & Schmidt, U. (2021). The Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA): a feasibility case series of an integrated group based approach. Journal of Eating Disorders9(1), 1-12.

Oldershaw, A., Startup, H., & Lavender, T. (2019). Anorexia nervosa and a lost emotional self: a psychological formulation of the development, maintenance, and treatment of anorexia nervosa. Frontiers in Psychology10, 219.

Startup, H., Mountford, V., & Lavender, A. (2015). Cognitive behavioural case formulation in complex eating disorder. In Case Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (pp. 257-282). Routledge.

Startup, H., Lavender, A., Oldershaw, A., Stott, R., Tchanturia, K., Treasure, J., & Schmidt, U. (2013). Worry and rumination in anorexia nervosa. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy41(3), 301-316.

Schmidt, U., Oldershaw, A., Jichi, F., Sternheim, L., Startup, H., McIntosh, V., ... & Treasure, J. (2012). Out-patient psychological therapies for adults with anorexia nervosa: randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry201(5), 392-399.

Personality Disorder 

Smith, E., Brooks, C. P., Clifford, E., Giles, E., Dring, J., & Startup, H. (2022). Enhancing member engagement in a Tier 3 personality disorder service during COVID-19: evaluation of a virtual group programme. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy50(6), 629-643.

Barber, W., Apps, F., Strauss, C., Startup, H., & Couche, J. (2021). Subthreshold personality disorder: how feasible is treatment in primary care? The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist14.

McCusker, L., Turner, M. L., Pike, G., & Startup, H. (2018). Meaningful ways of understanding and measuring change for people with borderline personality disorder: A thematic analysis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy46(5), 528-540.

Parenting and Mental Health

Dunn, A., Startup, H., & Cartwright‐Hatton, S. (2022). Adult mental health service engagement with patients who are parents: Evidence from 15 English mental health trusts. British Journal of Clinical Psychology61(2), 335-348.

Dunn, A., Cartwright-Hatton, S., Startup, H., & Papamichail, A. (2020). The parenting experience of those with borderline personality disorder traits: practitioner and parent perspectives. Frontiers in Psychology11, 1913.

Petfield, L., Startup, H., Droscher, H., & Cartwright-Hatton, S. (2015). Parenting in mothers with borderline personality disorder and impact on child outcomes. Evidence-Based Mental Health18(3), 67-75.


Freeman, D., Loe, B. S., Kingdon, D., Startup, H., Molodynski, A., Rosebrock, L., ... & Bird, J. C. (2021). The revised Green et al., Paranoid Thoughts Scale (R-GPTS): psychometric properties, severity ranges, and clinical cut-offs. Psychological Medicine51(2), 244-253.

Freeman, D., Dunn, G., Startup, H., Pugh, K., Cordwell, J., Mander, H., ... & Kingdon, D. (2015). Effects of cognitive behaviour therapy for worry on persecutory delusions in patients with psychosis (WIT): a parallel, single-blind, randomised controlled trial with a mediation analysis. The Lancet Psychiatry2(4), 305-313.

Freeman, D., Waite, F., Startup, H., Myers, E., Lister, R., McInerney, J., ... & Yu, L. M. (2015). Efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for sleep improvement in patients with persistent delusions and hallucinations (BEST): a prospective, assessor-blind, randomised controlled pilot trial. The Lancet Psychiatry2(11), 975-983.

Startup, H., Freeman, D., & Garety, P. A. (2007). Persecutory delusions and catastrophic worry in psychosis: developing the understanding of delusion distress and persistence. Behaviour Research and Therapy45(3), 523-537.







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