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Trefor joined the psychology department in Aberystwyth as a lecturer in 2019. His research, in the areas of health and clinical psychology, includes research on the framing of health promotion messages, and in the use of talking therapies for treating depression and anxiety.

Trefor obtained his PhD from Bangor University in 2010, looking at health related behaviours, message framing and motives. After obtaining his PhD he went on to work in Royal Holloway University as a research assistant and later as a trial manager. Prior to joining the psychology department here in Aberystwyth, Trefor worked in University College London for five years as a senior research associate. During his time in UCL, he managed two randomised controlled trials looking at the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression in patients with advanced cancer, and in older victims of crime. Whilst at UCL Trefor also gained experience lecturing on the Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc course.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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  • Body appreciation around the world: Measurement invariance of the Body Appreciation Scale-2 (BAS-2) across 65 nations, 40 languages, gender identities, and age

    Swami, V., Tran, U. S., Stieger, S., Aavik, T., Ranjbar, H. A., Adebayo, S. O., Afhami, R., Ahmed, O., Aimé, A., Akel, M., Halbusi, H. A., Alexias, G., Ali, K. F., Alp-Dal, N., Alsalhani, A. B., Álvares-Solas, S., Amaral, A. C. S., Andrianto, S., Aspden, T., Argyrides, M., & 233 othersAruta, J. J. B. R., Atkin, S., Ayandele, O., Baceviciene, M., Bahbouh, R., Ballesio, A., Barron, D., Bellard, A., Bender, S. S., Beydağ, K. D., Birovljević, G., Blackburn, M. È., Borja-Alvarez, T., Borowiec, J., Bozogáňová, M., Bratland-Sanda, S., Browning, M. H. E. M., Brytek-Matera, A., Burakova, M., Çakır-Koçak, Y., Camacho, P., Camilleri, V. E., Cazzato, V., Cerea, S., Chaiwutikornwanich, A., Chaleeraktrakoon, T., Chambers, T., Chen, Q. W., Chen, X., Chien, C. L., Chobthamkit, P., Choompunuch, B., Compte, E. J., Corrigan, J., Cosmas, G., Cowden, R. G., Czepczor-Bernat, K., Czub, M., da Silva, W. R., Dadfar, M., Dalley, S. E., Dany, L., Datu, J. A. D., Berbert de Carvalho, P. H., Coelho, G. L. D. H., De Jesus, A. O. S., Debbabi, S. H., Dhakal, S., Di Bernardo, F., Dimitrova, D. D., Dion, J., Dixson, B., Donofrio, S. M., Drysch, M., Du, H., Dzhambov, A. M., El-Jor, C., Enea, V., Eskin, M., Farbod, F., Farrugia, L., Fian, L., Fisher, M. L., Folwarczny, M., Frederick, D. A., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Furnham, A., García, A. A., Geller, S., Ghisi, M., Ghorbani, A., Martinez, M. A. G., Gradidge, S., Graf, S., Grano, C., Gyene, G., Hallit, S., Hamdan, M., Handelzalts, J. E., Hanel, P. H. P., Hawks, S. R., Hekmati, I., Helmy, M., Hill, T., Hina, F., Holenweger, G., Hřebíčková, M., Ijabadeniyi, O. A., Imam, A., İnce, B., Irrazabal, N., Jankauskiene, R., Jiang, D. Y., Jiménez-Borja, M., Jiménez-Borja, V., Johnson, E. M., Jovanović, V., Jović, M., Jović, M., Junqueira, A. C. P., Kahle, L. M., Kantanista, A., Karakiraz, A., Karkin, A. N., Kasten, E., Khatib, S., Khieowan, N., Kimong, P. J., Kiropoulos, L., Knittel, J., Kohli, N., Koprivnik, M., Kospakov, A., Król-Zielińska, M., Krug, I., Kuan, G., Kueh, Y. C., Kujan, O., Kukić, M., Kumar, S., Kumar, V., Lamba, N., Lauri, M. A., Laus, M. F., LeBlanc, L. A., Lee, H. J., Lipowska, M., Lipowski, M., Lombardo, C., Lukács, A., Maïano, C., Malik, S., Manjary, M., Baldó, L. M., Martinez-Banfi, M., Massar, K., Matera, C., McAnirlin, O., Mebarak, M. R., Mechri, A., Meireles, J. F. F., Mesko, N., Mills, J., Miyairi, M., Modi, R., Modrzejewska, A., Modrzejewska, J., Mulgrew, K. E., Myers, T. A., Namatame, H., Nassani, M. Z., Nerini, A., Neto, F., Neto, J., Neves, A. N., Ng, S. K., Nithiya, D., O, J., Obeid, S., Oda-Montecinos, C., Olapegba, P. O., Olonisakin, T. T., Omar, S. S., Örlygsdóttir, B., Özsoy, E., Otterbring, T., Pahl, S., Panasiti, M. S., Park, Y., Patwary, M. M., Pethö, T., Petrova, N., Pietschnig, J., Pourmahmoud, S., Prabhu, V. G., Poštuvan, V., Prokop, P., Ramseyer Winter, V. L., Razmus, M., Ru, T., Rupar, M., Sahlan, R. N., Hassan, M. S., Šalov, A., Sapkota, S., Sarfo, J. O., Sawamiya, Y., Schaefer, K., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Seekis, V., Selvi, K., Sharifi, M., Shrivastava, A., Siddique, R. F., Sigurdsson, V., Silkane, V., Šimunić, A., Singh, G., Slezáčková, A., Sundgot-Borgen, C., Ten Hoor, G., Tevichapong, P., Tipandjan, A., Todd, J., Togas, C., Tonini, F., Tovar-Castro, J. C., Trangsrud, L. K. J., Tripathi, P., Tudorel, O., Tylka, T. L., Uyzbayeva, A., Vally, Z., Vanags, E., Vega, L. D., Vicente-Arruebarrena, A., Vidal-Mollón, J., Vilar, R., Villegas, H., Vintilă, M., Wallner, C., White, M. P., Whitebridge, S., Windhager, S., Wong, K. Y., Yau, E. K., Yamamiya, Y., Yeung, V. W. L., Zanetti, M. C., Zawisza, M., Zeeni, N., Zvaríková, M. & Voracek, M., 01 Sept 2023, In: Body Image. 46, p. 449-466 18 p.

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  • Problem-Solving Treatment for People Recently Diagnosed with Visual Impairment: Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial

    Riazi, A., Aspden, T., Rubin, G., Ambler, G., Jichi, F., Mynors-Wallice, L., O'Driscoll, M. & Walters, K., 31 Aug 2022, In: Journal of Personalized Medicine. 12, 9, 11 p., 1431.

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  • Views of healthcare professionals on recruiting to a psychosocial randomised controlled trial: A qualitative study

    Aspden, T., Armstrong, M. & Serfaty, M., 18 Aug 2021, In: BMC Health Services Research. 21, 1, 10 p., 837.

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  • A pragmatic approach to measuring adherence in treatment delivery in psychotherapy

    Serfaty, M., Shafran, R., Vickerstaff, V. & Aspden, T., 02 Sept 2020, In: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 49, 5, p. 347-360 14 p.

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  • Effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression in advanced cancer: CanTalk randomised controlled trial

    Serfaty, M., King, M., Nazareth, I., Moorey, S., Aspden, T., Mannix, K., Davis, S., Wood, J. & Jones, L., 01 Apr 2020, In: British Journal of Psychiatry. 216, 4, p. 213-221 9 p.

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  • The clinical and cost effectiveness of a Victim Improvement Package (VIP) for the reduction of chronic symptoms of depression or anxiety in older victims of common crime (The VIP trial): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Serfaty, M., Aspden, T., Satchell, J., Kessel, A., Laycock, G., Brewin, C., Buszewicz, M., O'Keeffe, A., Hunter, R., Leavey, G., Cumming-Higgs, J., Drennan, V., Riveros, M., Andrew, D. & Blanchard, M., 16 Apr 2020, In: Trials. 21, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 333.

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  • Manualised cognitive behavioural therapy in treating depression in advanced cancer: The CanTalk RCT

    Serfaty, M., King, M., Nazareth, I., Moorey, S., Aspden, T., Tookman, A., Mannix, K., Gola, A., Davis, S., Wood, J. & Jones, L., 17 May 2019, In: Health Technology Assessment. 23, 19, p. 1-106 106 p.

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  • Tools Measuring Quality of Death, Dying and Care, Completed after Death: Systematic review of Psychometric Properties

    Kupeli, N., Candy, B., Tamura-Rose, G., Schofield, G., Webber, N., Hicks, S. E., Floyd, T., Vivat, B., Sampson, E. L., Stone, P. & Aspden, T., 12 Apr 2019, In: Patient. 12, 2, p. 183-197 15 p.

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  • Measuring arm function early after stroke: Is the DASH good enough?

    Baker, K., Barrett, L., Playford, E. D., Aspden, T., Riazi, A. & Hobart, J., 13 May 2016, In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 87, 6, p. 604-610 7 p.

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  • The clinical and cost effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy plus treatment as usual for the treatment of depression in advanced cancer (CanTalk): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    Serfaty, M., King, M., Nazareth, I., Tookman, A., Wood, J., Gola, A., Aspden, T., Mannix, K., Moorey, S. & Jones, L., 29 Feb 2016, In: Trials. 17, 1, 113.

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  • Effects of motives on reactions to safe sun messages

    Aspden, T., Ingledew, D. K. & Parkinson, J. A., 03 Apr 2015, In: Psychology, Health and Medicine. 20, 3, p. 274-286 13 p.

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