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Dr Victoria Hallett

Job title Senior Clinical Psychologist


Dr Victoria Hallett has worked in the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Service since 2015, providing specialist assessment and evidence-based treatment to children and young people with OCD across the country. This includes clinic-based CBT treatment as well as intensive and home-based packages and consultation to clinicians across the UK.

Tori is the lead for teaching and training in the service and has been developing a programme to disseminate specialist expertise at a national level. She has a strong interest in clinical academic research, working with colleagues Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience and previously at Yale University. She is particularly enthusiastic about developing and delivering tailored psychological interventions for young people with ASD and their families.


Area of Expertise, Specialism or Research Interests

OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), anxiety disorders, parenting interventions


Education and Training

  • MA Experimental Psychology, Cambridge University (2002-2005)
  • MSc Social and Developmental Psychiatry, IoPPN (2006-2007)
  • PhD Social and Developmental Psychiatry, IoPPN (2007-2010)
  • Postdoctoral study at Yale University (2010-2012)
  • DClinPsy (Clinical Psychology Doctorate), IoPPN (2012-2015)


Publication List

Charman, T., Palmer, M., Stringer, D., Hallett, V., Mueller, J., Romeo, R., et al. (2021) Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Novel Group Parenting Intervention for Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties in Young Autistic Children: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes. Journal and the America Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 60, 11

Hallett, V., Mueller, J., Breese, L. et al. (2020) Introducing ‘Predictive Parenting’: A Feasibility Study of a New Group Parenting Intervention Targeting Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Bearss, K., Johnson, C., Smith, T., Lecavalier, L., Swiezy, N., Aman, M., et al. (2015). Effect of parent training vs parent education on behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorder: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 313(15), 1524-1533.

Scahill, L., Dimitropoulos, A., McDougle, C. J., Aman, M. G., Feurer, I. D., McCracken, J. T., et al. (2014). Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale in autism spectrum disorder: component structure and correlates of symptom checklist. Journal of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(1), 97-107 e101.

Hallett, V., Lecavalier, L., Sukhodolsky, D. G., Cipriano, N., Aman, M. G., McCracken, J. T., et al. (2013). Exploring the manifestations of anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(10), 2341-2352.



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