Dr Kim Dent-Brown

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences


Kim is a chartered psychologist who previously trained as an occupational therapist, a dramatherapist and a practitioner of cognitive analytic therapy (CAT). He worked for 25 years in the NHS in Hull and the East Riding in areas such as common mental health problems, personality disorders and functional syndromes (medically unexplained symptoms). Kim's PhD in clinical psychology looked at the use of creative story making activity with people with borderline personality disorder. He maintains an interest in the intersection of the arts and mental health. Subsequent research used a health services research model to evaluate psychological services.


MSc - Health psychology/mental health in practice - Psychological interventions - Research project Level 5 - Research Skills 4 (Qualitative elements) Level 6 - Research project - Positive Psychology

Journal Article

Risk factors for negative experiences during psychotherapy

Hardy, G. E., Bishop-Edwards, L., Chambers, E., Connell, J., Dent-Brown, K., Kothari, G., …Parry, G. D. (2017). Risk factors for negative experiences during psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 29(3), 404-414.

Predictors of patient non-attendance at Improving Access to Psychological Therapy services demonstration sites

Di Bona, L., Saxon, D., Barkham, M., Dent-Brown, K., & Parry, G. (2014). Predictors of patient non-attendance at Improving Access to Psychological Therapy services demonstration sites. Journal of affective disorders, 169, 157-164.

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Dent-Brown welcomes applications in - Mental health - The arts in health - Psychotherapy and counselling - Psychological services evaluation - Military mental health - Please see areas of focus and completed PhDs for further ideas Completed PhDs - Lizzie Taylor Buck (Sheffield, 2009). A dyadic parent-child approach to art therapy - David Neto (Sheffield/Lisbon, 2011). Development and validation of a system of assimilation indices: A mixed method approach to understand change in psychotherapy Current PhD supervisions - Elise Lawrence (PsyD submitted). Stress management; a proposed framework drawn from current models of performance appraisal and in response to legislation regarding responsibility of employees and employers. - Katie Oxtoby (PhD started 2014). How do patients and their significant others experience their relationship in response to a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis? - Sophie Brown (PhD started 2017). An evaluation of the psychosocial impact of a new therapeutic framework (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality - CAMS)