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Professor Thanos Karatzias, Associate Director

Professor Karatzias is Professor of Mental Health at Edinburgh Napier University and a Clinical & Health Psychologist in NHS Lothian's Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress.


Thanos is Director of Research in Edinburgh Napier's School of Health and Social Care, He is a former Chair of the British Psychological Society Scotland Working Party for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BPSSS) and is a current member of the Committee of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section and UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS).


Thanos has spent his entire clinical and academic career working in the field of psychological trauma. In collaboration with national and international research partners he has developed a special interest in the effects and treatment of psychological trauma on physical and mental health; on prison populations; and on people with learning disabilities, and has published widely in these areas.

Thanos is Director of ERICCA's Trauma and Complex Mental Health Problems Research Unit.

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