Understanding traumatic memories: Implications for treatment
University of Oxford & Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Anke Ehlers is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Experimental Psychopathology at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK. She is a co-founder of the Center for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and co-directs the Oxford Center for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.
She is a Fellow of the British Academy, Academy of Medical Sciences, the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and Academia Europaea. Her main research interests are posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. In her experimental work, she has established cognitive and psychophysiological factors that maintain these disorders. With her colleagues, she has developed and evaluated cognitive therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (CT-PTSD). She co-chaired the NICE Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Guideline (2005) Development Group.
Anke Ehlers has received several awards for her work on posttraumatic stress disorder, including the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology, American Psychological Association and the Wilhelm Wundt- William James Award, awarded jointly by the European Federation of Psychology Associations and the American Psychological Foundation, and NIHR Senior Fellowship.