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Dr Mark Hayward

Post:Director (Mental Health Practice Uni)
Other posts:Honorary (Psychology)
 Honorary Senior Lecturer (Psychology)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 5B8

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877240
International:+44 1273 877240
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I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist within NHS mental health services for the past 20 years. My roles combine clinical (Lead for the Sussex Voices Clinic - , research (Director of Research for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and academic (Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sussex) activity. I am committed to increasing access to effective psychological therapies for people distressed by hearing voices. 

Key Publications:

Maijer, K., Hayward. M., Fernyhough, C., Calkins, M.E., Debbané, M.,, Jardri, R., et al. (2019). Hallucinations in Children and Adolescents: An Updated Review and Practical Recommendations for Clinicians. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45 (suppl. no. 1), S5–S23.

Hayward, M., Strauss, C. & Kingdon, D. (2018). Overcoming Distressing Voices (2nd Edition). London: Robinson.

Hazell, C.M., Hayward, M., Cavanagh, K., Jones, Anna-Marie. & Strauss, C. (2018). Guided self-help cognitive-behaviour Intervention for VoicEs (GiVE): Results from a pilot randomised controlled trial in a
transdiagnostic sample. Schizophrenia Research, 195, 441-447.

Hayward, M., Jones, A-M., Bogen-Johnston, L., Thomas, N. & Strauss, C. (2017). Relating Therapy for distressing auditory hallucinations: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 183, 137-142.

Chadwick, P., Strauss, C., Jones, A-M., Kingdon, D., Ellet, L., Dannahy, L. & Hayward, M. (2016). Group mindfulness-based intervention for distressing voices: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 175, 168-173.

Hayward, M., Strauss, C. & McCarthy-Jones, S. (Eds.) (2015). Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations: From theory to therapy. Hove: Routledge.

Thomas, N., HaywardM., PetersE., van der GaagM., BentallR.P., JennerJ. et al (2014). Psychological Therapies for Auditory Hallucinations (Voices): Current Status and Key Directions for Future Research. Schizophrenia Bulletin40 (suppl. 4), S202-S212. 


My roles include Director of Research at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. I specialize in the development of understandings and treatments for distressing voices (auditory hallucinations). I am a practicing Clinical Psychologist and am committed to translating what I learn into practice for the benefit of patients.