Dr Chris HarropBA (Hons) Oxon, PhD, ClinPsyD, CPSychol, AFBPsS

  • Areas Covered:
  • Richmond
  • Slough
  • Staines
  • Woking
  • Personal Injury Assessment (Psychological)
  • Medical Negligence

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Typical areas of involvement

  • Personal Injury (Adults and Children)
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Road Accident
  • Effects of Automatism in Traffic Situations
  • Work Accident
  • Housing Stress Chronic Pain
  • Reliability of Witness
  • Employment Cases

Employment History

2007 - Current

West London Mental Health NHS Trust

  • 2005 - 2007

    Royal Holloway University of London

    2002 - 2005

    Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, University of Birmingham              

    1998 - 2001

    University of Birmingham                                                                                                 


Why does schizophrenia develop at late adolescence? Wiley, Chichester, UK

Authored book: Harrop, C.E. & Trower, P. (2003)

Friends Interventions in Psychosis: a narrative review and call to action. Early Intervention in Psychiatry

Peer-Reviewed journal articles: Harrop, C.E., Ellett, L., Brand, R. & Lobban, F. (in press)

  • Factors promoting resilience following childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse Review, 23(1), 7–34

    Marriott, C. Hamilton-Giachritsis, C. & Harrop, C. (2014)

    Perception of peer group rank of individuals with early psychosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 1-11

    Allison, G. Harrop, C. & Ellett, L. (2013)

    Understanding cannabis use in first-episode psychosis: an application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 6(1), 38–44

    Hames, A., Evangeli, M., Harrop, C., & di Forti, M. (2012)

    Quality of life and illness beliefs in individuals with early psychosis. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epiemiology, 47, 545-551

    Theodore, K., Johnson, S., Chalmers-Brown, A., Doherty, R., Harrop, C., & Ellett, L. (2012)

    What is it like to be friends with a young person with psychosis? A qualitative study. Psychosis, 3(3), 205-215

    Brand, R. M., Harrop, C., & Ellett, L. (2011)

    The personal meaning of romantic relationships for young people with psychosis. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 15:2, 151-170

    Redmond, C., Larkin, M., Harrop, C. (2010)

    Cognitive Processes during Acute Psychosis: The Role of Heightened Responsibility and Catastrophic Misinterpretations. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

    Luzon, O., Harrop, C. & Nolan, F. (2009)

    A consideration of developmental egocentrism in anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors 10, 10–15

    Fox, A., Harrop, C., Trower, P., & Leung, N. (2009)

    The development of schizophrenia at late adolescence. Current Psychiatry Reports 4, 293-298 (invited expert commentary)

    Harrop, C.E. (2002)

    Why does schizophrenia develop at late adolescence? Clinical Psychology Review 21 (2) 241-265

    Harrop, C.E. & Trower, P. (2001)

    The socially anxious perspective in face-to-face interaction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1194-1202

    Sherling, G., Trower, P., Harrop, C. & Gilbert, P. (1998)

    Does the biology go around the symptoms?: A Copernican shift in schizophrenia paradigms. Clinical Psychology Review, 16, 6, 496-512

    Harrop, C.E., Trower P. & Mitchell, I. (1996)

Recent Training Courses

Completed Expert Witness Training Seminars (The Role and Duty of the Expert Witness; Skills in Report Writing; Skills in preparing Joint Statements; Cross-examination and Courtroom Skills)

Professional Qualifications

2009 – Current

Chairman, BPS Division of Clinical Psychology, Early Intervention for Psychosis national network; member National Committee, Psychosis & Complex Mental Health.

2011 - 2012

Birmingham University

  • 2005-2008

    External Examiner: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University College London


    External Examiner: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Birmingham City University


  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council registered
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
  • Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society
  • Member of British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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