Dr Paul Wilkinson

Dr Paul Wilkinson


Paul Wilkinson is University Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge.  He leads undergraduate teaching of psychiatry at the university.  His research interests include the intermediate biology and cognitions of adolescent depression and self-harm, in particular how such intermediate variables mediate associations between genotype, environment and disorder.  He also investigates the treatment and prognosis of adolescent depression and self-harm, including how genes and hormones moderate response to treatment.


Wilkinson P, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Dubicka B, Goodyer I (2011), “Clinical and psychosocial predictors of suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in the Adolescent Depression Antidepressants and Psychotherapy Trial (ADAPT).” Am J Psychiatry 168(5):495-501 Details

Wilkinson P, Dubicka B, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Goodyer I (2009), “Treated depression in adolescents: predictors of outcome at 28 weeks.” Br J Psychiatry 194(4):334-41 Details

Goodyer I, Dubicka B, Wilkinson P, Kelvin R, Roberts C, Byford S, et al (2007), “Adolescent Depression Antidepressant and Psychotherapy Trial (ADAPT). A Randomised Controlled Trial of SSRIs with and without cognitive behaviour therapy in adolescents with major depression” BMJ 335:142


Hagan CC, Graham JM, Widmer B, Holt RJ, Ooi C, van Nieuwenhuizen AO, Fonagy P, Reynolds S, Target M, Kelvin R, Wilkinson PO, Bullmore ET, Lennox BR, Sahakian BJ, Goodyer I, Suckling J (2013), “Magnetic resonance imaging of a randomized controlled trial investigating predictors of recovery following psychological treatment in adolescents with moderate to severe unipolar depression: study protocol for Magnetic Resonance-Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (MR-IMPACT).” BMC Psychiatry 13:247 Details

Wilkinson PO, Croudace TJ, Goodyer IM (2013), “Rumination, anxiety, depressive symptoms and subsequent depression in adolescents at risk for psychopathology: a longitudinal cohort study.” BMC Psychiatry 13:250 Details

Wilkinson PO, Harris C, Kelvin R, Dubicka B, Goodyer IM (2013), “Associations between adolescent depression and parental mental health, before and after treatment of adolescent depression.” Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 22(1):3-11 Details

Wilkinson PO, Trzaskowski M, Haworth CM, Eley TC (2013), “The role of gene-environment correlations and interactions in middle childhood depressive symptoms.” Dev Psychopathol 25(1):93-104 Details

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