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Richard Meiser-Stedman
Visiting Scientist, Emotion Group

richard.meiser-stedman@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
01223 273624

I am a clinical psychologist (Health Professions Council Registration PYL24665). I am also a visiting scientist at the MRC CBU, a Reader within the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of East Anglia, and a College Research Associate of Wolfson College.

My main research interest is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents.

You can find a list of my publications and copies of the measures my colleagues and I have produced further down this page.

Publications

Do email me if there's anything you cannot access and I will try to get a reprint to you ASAP.

  • Amone-P’Olak, K., Stochl, J.,  Ovuga, E., Abbott, R., Meiser-Stedman, R., Croudace, T.J., & Jones, P.B. (in press). Post-war Environment and Long-Term Mental Health Problems in Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda: The WAYS Study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
  • Amone-P’Olak, K., Jones, P.B., Meiser-Stedman, R., Abbott, R., Ayella-ataro, P., & Ovuga, E. (in press) War experiences, General Functioning, and Barriers to Care among Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda: The WAYS Study. Journal of Public Health.
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Shepperd, A., Glucksman, E., Dalgleish, T., Yule, W., & Smith, P. (2014). Thought control strategies and rumination in youth with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder following single-event trauma. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 24, 47-51.   Open Access pdf
  • Amone-P’Olak, K., Jones, P.B., Abbott, R., Meiser-Stedman, R., Ovuga, E., & Croudace, T.J. (2013). Cohort profile: mental health following extreme trauma in a northern Ugandan cohort of War-Affected Youth Study (The WAYS Study). SpringerPlus, 2, 1-11.   pdf
  • Nixon, R.D.V., Meiser-Stedman, R., Dalgleish, T., Yule, W., Clark, D.M., Perrin, S., & Smith, P. (2013). The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: An update and replication of its psychometric properties. Psychological Assessment, 25, 1025-1031.
  • Smith, P., Perrin, S., Dalgleish, T., Meiser-Stedman, R., Clark, D.M., & Yule, W. (2013). Treatment of PTSD in Children and Adolescents. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 26, 66-72. pdf
  • Kassam-Adams, N., Palmieri, P. A., Rork, K., Delahanty, D. L., Kenardy, J., Kohser, K. L., Landolt, M. A., Le Brocque, R., Marsac, M. L., Meiser-Stedman, R., Nixon, R. D. V., Bui, E., & McGrath, C. (2012). Acute stress symptoms in children: Results from an international data archive. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 812-820.
  • Trickey, D., Siddaway, A.P. Meiser-Stedman, R., Serpell, L., & Field, A.P. (2012). A meta-analysis of risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents. Clinical Psychology Review, 32, 122-138.    pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Dalgleish, T., Yule, W., & Smith, P. (2012). Intrusive memories and depression following recent non-traumatic negative life events in adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 137, 70-78.   pdf
  • Salmond, C.H., Meiser-Stedman, R., Glucksman, E., Thompson, P., Dalgleish, T., & Smith, P. (2011). The nature of trauma memories in acute stress disorder in children and adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 560–570. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Dalgleish, T., Glucksman, E., Yule, W., & Smith, P. (2009). Maladaptive cognitive appraisals mediate the evolution of posttraumatic stress reactions: A 6-month follow up of child and adolescent assault and motor vehicle accident survivors. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 118, 778-787. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Smith, P., Bryant, R., Salmon, K., Yule, W., Dalgleish, T., & Nixon, R.D.V. (2009). Development and validation of the Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory (CPTCI). Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 432–440.  Measure    Paper
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Smith, P., Glucksman, E., Yule, W., & Dalgleish, T. (2008). The post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis in pre-school and elementary school-aged children exposed to motor vehicle accidents. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 1326-1337.   media pdf
  • Dalgleish, T., Meiser-Stedman, R., Kassam-Adams, N., Ehlers, A., Winston, F., Smith, P., Bryant, B., Mayou, R.A., & Yule, W. (2008). Is Acute Stress Disorder the optimal means to identify child and adolescent trauma survivors at risk for later PTSD? British Journal of Psychiatry, 192, 392-393. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Dalgleish, T., Smith, P., Yule, W., & Glucksman, E. (2007). Diagnostic, demographic, memory quality, and cognitive variables associated with acute stress disorder in children and adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 65-79. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Smith, P., Glucksman, E., Yule, W., & Dalgleish, T. (2007). Parent and child report of posttraumatic psychopathology in a prospective study of children and adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 35, 191-201. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Smith, P., Yule, W., & Dalgleish, T. (2007). The Trauma Memory Quality Questionnaire: preliminary development and validation of a measure of trauma memory characteristics for children and adolescents. Memory, 15, 271-279.    Measure    Paper
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Dalgleish, T., Smith, P., Yule, W., Bryant, B., Ehlers, A., Mayou, R.A., Kassam-Adams, N., & Winston, F. (2007). Dissociative symptoms and the Acute Stress Disorder diagnosis in children and adolescents: A replication of Harvey & Bryant (1999). Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 359-364. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman R. A., Yule, W., Dalgleish, T., Smith, P., & Glucksman, E. (2006). The Role of the Family in Child and Adolescent Posttraumatic Stress Following Attendance at an Emergency Department. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31, 397-402. pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R., Yule, W., Smith, P., Glucksman, E., & Dalgleish, T. (2005). Acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents involved in assaults and motor vehicle accidents. American Journal of Psychiatry, 162, 1381-1383.  pdf
  • Dalgleish, T., Meiser-Stedman, R., & Smith, P. (2005). Cognitive aspects of posttraumatic stress reactions and their treatment in children and adolescents: An empirical review and some recommendations. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 459-486.  
  • Perrin, S., Meiser-Stedman, R., Smith, P. (2005). The Childrens Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES): Validity as a Screening Instrument for PTSD. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 33, 487-498.  pdf
  • Meiser-Stedman, R. (2002). Towards a cognitive–behavioral model of PTSD in children and adolescents. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 5, 217-232. pdf
   

Measures

Copies of measures that my colleagues and I have produced are provided below, together with the relevant papers. You might also want to visit the Children and War Foundation website, as they publish a lot of great materials suitable for work with trauma-exposed youth on their site, including the "Child Revised Impact of Events Scale".  

Child Post-Traumatic Cognitions Inventory (CPTCI)

 

Trauma Memory Quality Questionnaire (TMQQ)

 
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