Home  Dr Kim Dent-Brown Curriculum vitae


2010 Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner (Sheffield Hallam/ACAT)

2004 PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Hull)

2004 Postgraduate Diploma in Research Training (University of Hull)

1998 Postgraduate Certificate in Psychotherapy (University of Lincoln)

1995 Advanced Diploma in Dramatherapy (College of York St John)

1992 BSc (Hons) Health Studies (College of York St John)

1989 Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (College of York St John)


Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner (Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy)

Arts Therapist (Health Professions Council)


2004 onwards (ongoing): Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychological Therapies, University of Sheffield

2011-2013, Clinical Lead Therapist, Dept of Psychological Medicine, Humber NHS Trust

2004- 2011, Clinical Researcher, Humber Mental Health NHS Teaching Trust (part-time)

2001-2004, Research Training Fellow  in Dramatherapy (PhD studentship), University of Hull

1997-2001, Dramatherapist, NHS Personality Disorder Service, Hull

1993-97, Clinical Team Manager, NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Humberside.

1992-93, Acting Head Occupational Therapist, NHS Adult Mental Health Services, Hull

1990-92, Senior Occupational Therapist, NHS Community mental health team, Hull

1989-90, Occupational Therapist, NHS In-patient psychiatric unit, Bradford


Adults (and older adolescents) with common mental health problems

Personality disorder

Patients with histories of adverse early experiences (eg sexual or other abuse)

Psychological medicine (eg Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, medically unexplained symptoms, mental health consequences of long term physical conditions)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (or CLICK HERE for complete list, including links to full text where available)

Dent-Brown, K., Parry, G. and Kerr, I. (2009). Personality disorder in community settings. Mental Health: From Policy to Practice. C. Brooker and J. Repper. Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone: 96-107.

Ruddy, R. A. and Dent-Brown, K. (2007). "Drama therapy for schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illnesses." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(1).

Kerr, I. B., Dent-Brown, K. and Parry, G. D. (2007). "Psychotherapy and mental health teams." International Review of Psychiatry 19(1): 63-80.

Brazier, J., Tumur, I., Holmes, M., Ferriter, M., Dent-Brown, K., Paisley, S. and Parry, G. (2007). "Psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder: A systematic review." Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 10: S5-S6.

Dent-Brown, K. and Wang, M. (2006). "The mechanism of storymaking: A Grounded Theory study of the 6-Part Story Method." Arts in Psychotherapy 33(4): 316-330.

Dent-Brown, K. and Wang, M. (2004). "Developing a rating scale for projected stories." Psychology and Psychotherapy-Theory Research and Practice 77: 325-333.

Dent-Brown, K. (2000). A split in the mirror: Using psychotherapeutic concepts to understand team conflict. Changing practice in health and social care. C. Davies, L. Finlay and A. Bullman. London, Sage: 172-180.

Dent-Brown, K. (1993). "Child sexual abuse:  Problems for adult survivors." Journal of Mental Health 2(4): 329-338.

Dent-Brown, K. (1990). "Numbers and distribution of men entering Occupational Therapy training." British Journal of Occupational Therapy 53(6): 229-232.


2008 Ministry of Defence funded study (value £120,000): An evaluation of community veterans’ mental health pilot projects. Co-investigator.

2006 Advanced Research Workshop (value €37,500) from NATO as principal applicant for a conference held in Israel in 2007 entitled “The social stress of the immigrant/member of a minority group as a factor in terrorist behaviour”

2006 Research contract (value £498,000) from the NHS Service Delivery & Organisation R&D programme as co-investigator on project to evaluate a new model Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

2001 Research Training Fellowship (value £81,000) awarded by the NHS Regional Executive (Northern and Yorkshire) towards a PhD project to validate the 6-Part Story Method.

1999 Travelling Fellowship (value £5,000) awarded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to observe the 6-Part Story Method during a four-week visit to Israel.