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Gillanders, David
I graduated from City University in London and trained in clinical psychology at the University of Glasgow, qualifying in 2000. My major research thesis was an experimental study investigating repetitive information processing in depression.
After qualifying I worked for NHS Ayrshire, spending part of the time in a community mental health team and part of the time in a district general hospital treating individuals who had been referred from a wide range of medical specialties and in particular chronic pain services.
I joined the University of Edinburgh in October 2004 and until August 2012 spent half the week working for the University and the other part of the week working for NHS Lothian Chronic Pain Service. From 2011 to 2018 I was Academic Director for the Doctorate Programme in Clinical Psychology, where I lead the teaching, assessment and curriculum aspects of the programme. Since September 2019 I have been Head of Clinical & Health Psychology.

My main theoretical interest is in contextual behavioural science, both the theory, measurement and application. This includes approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word, rather than three letters). My research and training programme has focussed on basic measurement, and on living well with persistent health conditions. More recently my focus has turned to cancer. I have collaborated with others on studies of survivorship, fears of recurrence, and also transition to end of life.
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11-Apr-2017An Implementation Trial of ACT-Based Bibliotherapy for Irritable Bowel SyndromeGillanders, David ; Ferreira, Nuno Bravo ; Angioni, Eugenia ; Carvalho, Sérgio ; Eugenicos, Maria articleopenAccess
22017Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire: exploring measurement invariance across three groups of Brazilian women and the role of cognitive fusion as a mediator in the relationship between rumination and depressionLucena-Santos, Paola ; Carvalho, Sérgio ; Pinto-Gouveia, José ; Gillanders, David ; Oliveira, Margareth da Silva articleopenAccess
34-Jan-2021Of Pain and Suffering: exploring the role of psychological processes in chronic pain, and development of a compassionate acceptance program for pain management (COMP.ACT)Carvalho, Sérgio Andrade doctoralThesisopenAccess