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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Motivational Interviewing
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Physical disability
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently hold a post in NHS Education for Scotland responsible for delivering training and supervision across Scotland in a variety of psychological interventions.
Until recently I was the clinical psychologist in the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit of the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. I worked therapeutically with individuals with a range of conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME.
I have research interests and experience in the following:
1) Psychological adjustment to chronic physical health conditions;
2) The effect of mental and physcial health problems on cognitive funcitoning;
2) The influence of expecations of therapy on engagement with therapy and outcome:
3) The role of self-efficacy in outcome from self help interventions
I enjoy sports such as mountain biking, springboard diving and hockey, and like to travel when work permits.
Cosway, R. (2016). Introducing the ethics co-ordinator: Further reflections upon responsibility. Clinical Psychology Forum, 286, 11-14.
Koch HCH, Newns K. Cosway R. (2016). Managing Uncertainty in Experts. What are the Key Issues? The Expert Witness, 15 (1), 64-66.
Managing Uncertainty in Experts. What are the Key Issues?
Cosway R, Koch HCH. (2015). Assessing Psychological Trauma: Current Issues in 2015. Scottish Legal News, March.
Cosway R, Byrne M, Clafferty R, Hodges A, Grant E, Abukmeil SS, Lawrie SM, Miller P, Johnstone EC. (2000) Neuropsychological change in young people at high risk for schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 30(5), 1111-1121.
Miller P, Lawrie SM, Hodges A, Clafferty R, Grant E, Cosway R, Johnstone EC. (2001) Genetic liability, illicit drug use, life stress and psychotic symptoms: preliminary findings from the Edinburgh study of people at high risk for schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 36, 338-342.
Cosway R, Byrne M, Clafferty R, Hodges A, Grant E, Morris J, Abukmeil SS, Lawrie SM, Miller P, Owens DGC, Johnstone EC. (2002) Sustained attention in young people at high risk for schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 32(2), 277-86.
Johnstone EC, Cosway R, Lawrie SM. (2002) Distinguishing characteristics of subjects of good and poor outcome in the Edinburgh High Risk Study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181 (s43), s26-29.
Johnstone EC, Lawrie SM, Cosway R. (2002) What do high risk studies tell us about schizophrenia? American Journal of Medical Genetics, 114, 906-12.
Kingshott RN, Cosway R, Deary IJ, Douglas N. (2000) The effect of sleep fragmentation on cognitive processing using computerised topographic brain mapping. Journal of Sleep Research, 9, 353-357.
Cosway R, Strachan MWS, Dougall A, Frier BM, Deary IJ. (2001) Cognitive function and information processing in type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 18, 803-810
Cosway R, Endler NS, Sadler AJ, Deary IJ. (2001) The coping inventory for stressful situations (CISS): factorial structure and associations with personality traits and psychological health. The Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research, 5, 121-143.
Courses offered to GPs
I have a specific interest in training healthcare staff in managing complex and challenging patients with comorbid physical and mental health conditions. I have delivered training to different staff teams including those in infectious diseases, sexual health and cystic fibrosis.
I deliver training/presentations and workshops in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Supervision skills.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Edinburgh 2006