Department of Psychology

Dr Kate Cooper


Research Associate

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3553


I am a Clinical Psychologist currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Psychology department. I completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015 at the University of Bath. My clinical work has predominantly been in mental health settings with children and young people and with adults with neurodevelopmental differences. I am particularly interested in the adaptation of cognitive behavioural interventions for these groups. I am also interested in differences in gender identity and social identity in people with autism and associated psychological well-being.

My current role is with ADEPT (Autism Depression Trial), an NIHR funded randomised controlled trial of a guided self-help treatment for depression in adults with autism.

Research interests

  • Gender identity in people with autism
  • Adapting cognitive behavioural approaches for people with neurodevelopmental differences
  • Social identity and strengths in people with autism
  • Patient and public involvement in service design and research



Russell, A., Cooper, K., Barton, S., Ensum, I., Gaunt, D., Horwood, J., Ingham, B., Kessler, D., Metcalfe, C., Rai, D., Parr, J. and Wiles, N., 2017. Forthcoming. Protocol for a feasibility study and randomised pilot trial of a low intensity psychological intervention for depression in adults with autism: The Autism Depression Trial (ADEPT). BMJ Open

Cooper, K., Gregory, J. D., Walker, I., Lambe, S. and Salkovskis, P. M., 2017. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Health Anxiety:A systematic review and meta-analysis. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 45 (2), pp. 110-123.

Cooper, K., Smith, L. and Russell, A., 2017. Forthcoming. Social Identity, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health in Autism. European Journal of Social Psychology

Cooper, K., Gillmore, C. and Hogg, L., 2016. Experience- based co-design in an adult psychological therapies service. Journal of Mental Health, 25 (1), pp. 36-45.

Cooper, K. and McElwee, J., 2015. Network training for a boy with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. British Journal Of Learning Disabilities

Jackson Brown, F., Cooper, K. and Diebel, T., 2012. Access to mainstream health services: a case study of the difficulties faced by a child with learning disabilities. British Journal Of Learning Disabilities

Conference or Workshop Items

Cooper, K., Smith, L. and Russell, A., 2017. Gender identity in People with Autism. In: IMFAR, 2017-05-11.

Moore, T., Field, D., Biewener, A. and Cooper, K., 2015. Quadrupedal to bipedal skeletal transformations inferred from a morphological and phylogenetic analysis of Dipodidae.

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