Professor Reg Morris

Professor Reg Morris

Emeritus Professor

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)



Clinical Director


Exeter University, BA Psychology, 1972.

Exeter University, PhD Psychlogy, 1977.

BPS, DipPsych, 1986.

Cardiff University, Cert HE Spanish, 2018.

Professional membership

HCPC, Registered Clinical Psychologist

BPS, Chartered Psychologist

Roles on external bodies

Group of Trainers in Clinical Psychology, Member (Former Chair)

Organisation for Psychological Research in Stroke (OPSYRIS) (Founder Member)





Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Keenan E, Morris R, Vasiliou VS & Thompson AR (2023) 'A qualitative feasibility and acceptability study of an acceptance and commitment-based bibliotherapy intervention for people with cancer' Journal of Health Psychology , DOI
Gladwyn-Khan M & Morris R (2022) 'The efficacy of therapist-supported acceptance and commitment therapy-based bibliotherapy for psychological distress after stroke: a single-case multiple-baseline study' Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy , DOI Open access
McCrory M, Murphy DF, Morris RC & Noad RF (2022) 'Evaluating the GAD-2 to screen for post-stroke anxiety on an acute stroke unit' Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 1-17 , DOI Open access
Summers EMA, Morris RC, Bhutani GE, Rao AS & Clarke JC (2020) 'A survey of psychological practitioner workplace wellbeing' Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy , DOI Open access
Summers EMA, Morris RC & Bhutani GE (2019) 'A measure to assess the workplace well‐being of psychological practitioners' Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy 27, (1) 11-23 , DOI Open access
Large R, Samuel V & Morris R (2019) 'A changed reality: Experience of an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) group after stroke' Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 1-20 , DOI Open access
O'Connor G & Morris R (2018) 'The CORE-10 in screening for current mental health problems and severe mental illness in prisoners' Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 29, (1) 43-46 , DOI Open access
Majumdar S & Morris R (2018) 'Brief group‐based acceptance and commitment therapy for stroke survivors' British Journal of Clinical Psychology 58, (1) 70-90 , DOI Open access
Kelly G, Morris R & Shetty H (2017) 'Predictors of post-traumatic growth in stroke survivors' Disability and Rehabilitation 40, (24) 2916-2924 , DOI Open access
Morris R, Eccles A, Ryan B & Kneebone II (2017) 'Prevalence of anxiety in people with aphasia after stroke' Aphasiology 31, (12) 1410-1415 , DOI Open access
Lapadatu I & Morris R (2017) 'The relationship between stroke survivors’ perceived identity and mood, self-esteem and quality of life' Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 29, (2) 199-213 , DOI Open access
Eccles A, Morris R & Kneebone I (2016) 'Psychometric properties of the Behavioural Outcomes of Anxiety questionnaire in stroke patients with aphasia' Clinical Rehabilitation 31, (3) 369-378 , DOI Open access
Morris R (2015) 'Meeting the psychological needs of community-living stroke patients and carers: a study of third sector provision' Disability and Rehabilitation 38, (1) 52-61 , DOI Open access
Morris R, Valinejad C, Braham L, Hare D, Knowles S & Sanger C (2015) 'Establishment of the DCP Research Support Unit' Clinical Psychology Forum 2015, (272)
Linley-Adams B, Morris R & Kneebone I (2014) 'The Behavioural Outcomes of Anxiety scale (<scp>BOA</scp>): A preliminary validation in stroke survivors' British Journal of Clinical Psychology 53, (4) 451-467 , DOI
Hallam W & Morris R (2013) 'Post‐traumatic growth in stroke carers: A comparison of theories' British Journal of Health Psychology 19, (3) 619-635 , DOI
Jones L & Morris R (2012) 'Experiences of adult stroke survivors and their parent carers: a qualitative study' Clinical Rehabilitation 27, (3) 272-280 , DOI
Howells A, Morris R & Darwin C (2012) 'A Questionnaire to Assess Carers’ Experience of Stroke Rehabilitation' Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 19, (3) 256-267 , DOI
Morris R, Jones J, Wilcox J & Cole S (2011) 'Depression and anxiety screening after stroke: adherence to guidelines and future directions' Disability and Rehabilitation 34, (9) 733-739 , DOI
Morris R & Morris P (2011) 'Participants’ experiences of hospital-based peer support groups for stroke patients and carers' Disability and Rehabilitation 34, (4) 347-354 , DOI
Morris R (2011) 'The Psychology of Stroke in Young Adults: The Roles of Service Provision and Return to Work' Stroke Research and Treatment 2011, 1-10 , DOI Open access
Strudwick A & Morris R (2010) 'A qualitative study exploring the experiences of African-Caribbean informal stroke carers in the UK' Clinical Rehabilitation 24, (2) 159-167 , DOI
Buschenfeld K, Morris R & Lockwood S (2009) 'The experience of partners of young stroke survivors' Disability and Rehabilitation 31, (20) 1643-1651 , DOI
Hart S & Morris R (2007) 'Screening for depression after stroke: an exploration of professionals' compliancewith guidelines' Clinical Rehabilitation 22, (1) 60-70 , DOI
Morris R, Payne O & Lambert A (2007) 'Patient, carer and staff experience of a hospital-based stroke service' International Journal for Quality in Health Care 19, (2) 105-112
Morris R & Turpin G (2004) 'Employment of clinical psychology training staff' Clinical Psychology (38) 55-59
Morris RC (1997) 'Intentions, self‐monitoring and abnormal experiences' Philosophical Psychology 10, (1) 77-83 , DOI
Morris RC (1996) 'Shadows and Depth Illusions' Perception 25, (8) 927-929 , DOI
Morris RC (1993) 'Mirror Image Reversal: Is what we See what we Present?' Perception 22, (7) 869-876 , DOI
STRAND SC & MORRIS RC (1988) 'Criterion‐related versus non‐criterion‐related prompt training with severely mentally handicapped children' Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 32, (2) 137-151 , DOI
Wilson A, McCullough JA & Morris RC (1987) 'WAIS scores for a non‐clinical British sample' British Journal of Clinical Psychology 26, (1) 57-58 , DOI
Strand SC & Morris RC (1986) 'Programmed training of visual discriminations: A comparison of techniques' Applied Research in Mental Retardation 7, (2) 165-181 , DOI
Kenyon P, Malinek V & Morris R (1984) 'SB380Z: A package of programs to record the sexual behavior of male rats' Current Psychological Research &amp; Reviews 3, (2) 62-76 , DOI
Morris RC, Wookey PE & Kirby RM (1979) 'Effects of Signalling Reinforcement Which Maintains Variable Ratio Performance of Rats and Pigeons' Psychological Reports 44, (3) 843-852 , DOI
Wookey PE, Morris RC & Kirby RM (1978) 'Animal Learning of Independent and Correlated Events' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 30, (1) 105-111 , DOI
Morris RC (1977) 'Spatial variables and the feature-positive effect' Learning and Motivation 8, (2) 194-212 , DOI
Morris R 'Addressing the emotional impact of stroke' Health Service Jornal
Morris R 'Establishment of the Division of Clinical Psychology Research Support Unit' Clinical Psychology Forum 27-27
Morris R 'How to be an external examiner on DClinPsy programmes: GTiCP 2014 conference workshop' Clinical Psychology Forum 27, 28-32
Johnson A, Group TF, Delduca C & Morris R (2021) Living Your Life with Cancer: An ACT Approach Flying Over Thunderstorms. Routledge
Morris R, Falck M, Miles T, Wilcox J & Fisher-Hicks S (2017) Rebuilding Your Life After Stroke Positive Steps to Wellbeing.
Lincoln NB, Kneebone II, Macniven JAB & Morris RC (2011) Psychological Management of Stroke. Wiley , DOI
Morris R (2020) 'Mental Capacity Past, Present and Future: An overview' Assessing Mental Capacity A Handbook to Guide Professionals from Basic to Advanced Practice Routledge Open access
Morris R (2020) 'Psychological and emotional issues after stroke' Stroke in the Older Person Oxford University Press, USA Open access
Conference Papers
Morris R, Amore C, Knight E, Stedmon J, Laidlaw K, Callanan M, Kennedy P, Nel PW, Jones R & Prescott T (2015) 'How to be an external examiner on DClinPsy programmes: GTiCP 2014 conference workshop' 44-48