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Trudie Chalder

Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy

Area of expertise
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Symptom management in long term conditions

Trudie Chalder is Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She has worked as a clinician and a researcher in the area of long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms for about 30 years. She develops specific cognitive behavioural models for understanding and treating symptoms and disability associated with these conditions. She evaluates the approaches within the context of randomised controlled trials in primary and secondary care. Her research involves investigating not only whether treatment works but how and for whom. Her work spans adolescents and adults. She was the President of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

Education and training
  • 1987 - Behavioural psychotherapist, (Maudsley Hospital)
  • 1984 - Registered nurse - Mental Health (St Thomas Hospital)
  • 1982 - Registered nurse – Adult (Grimsby General Hospital)
  • 1992 to 1998 - PhD (Psychology), Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London
  • 1988 to 1990 - MSc (Health Psychology) (part-time), City University, London

Hughes A, Suleman S, Rimes K, Marsden J, Chalder T. Cancer-related fatigue and functional impairment: towards an understanding of cognitive and behavioural factors. J Psychosom Res. 2020 Jul:134;110127.

Goldstein L, Robinson EJ, Mellers J, Stone J, Carson A, Chalder T et al. Psychological and demographic characteristics of 368 patients with dissociative seizures: data from the CODES cohort. Psychol Med. 2020 May 11. [Epub]

Loades M, Rimes K, Chalder T. Sleep problems in adolescents with CFS: a case control study nested within a prospective clinical cohort. Clini Child Psychol Psychiatr. 2020 Mar 20. [In press]

Goldstein L, Robinson EJ, Mellers J, Stone J, Carson A, Reuber M et al. Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults with dissociative seizures: the CODES randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatr. 2020 Mar 11.[In press]

Loades ME, Vitoratou S, Rimes KA, Chalder T. Assessing functioning in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome: psychometric properties and factor structure of the School and Social Adjustment Scale and the Physical Functioning Subscale of the SF36. Behav Cogn Psychother. 2020 April 1.[Epub]

Pick S, Anderson DG, Asadi-Pooya AA, Aybek S, Baslet G, Bloem BR, Bradley-Westguard A, Brown RJ, Carson AJ, Chalder T, Damianova M, David AS, Edwards MJ, Epstein SA, Espay AJ, Garcin B, Goldstein LH, Hallett M, Jankovic J, Joyce EM, Kanaan RA, Keynejad RC, Kozlowska K, LaFaver K, Curt LaFrance Jr. W, Lang AE, Lehn A, Lidstone S, Maurer CW, Mildon B, Morgante F, Myers L, Nicholson C, Nielsen G, Perez DL, Popkirov S, Markus Reuber M, Rommelfanger KS, Schwingenshuh P, Serranova T, Shotbolt P, Stebbins GT, Stone J, Tijssen MAJ, Tinazzi M, Nicholson TR. Outcome measurement in functional neurological disorder: a systematic review and recommendations. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2020;

Hughes AM, Campbell LJ, Graham H, Post F, Chalder T. A biopsychosocial approach to HIV fatigue: A cross-sectional and prospective analysis to identify key modifiable factors. Behav Med. 2020 Feb 20;1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Stone J, Callaghan H, Robinson EJ, Carson A, Reuber M, Chalder T, Perdue I, Goldstein LH. Predicting first attendance at psychiatry appointments in patients with dissociative disorders. Seizure. 2020 Jan;74:93-98.

For more publications visit Trudie's profile on the Kings College London website.