Dr Steve Allan


Dr Steve Allan Research group: Social, Developmental & Applied Science
Email: sa172@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1647/1648
Fax: +44 (0)116 223 1650

Clinical Psychology
University of Leicester
Centre for Medicine
Lancaster Road

Personal details


Professional activities

NHS (Honorary) Clinical Psychologist.


The majority of my teaching activities are for the DClinPsy course.


  1. Holtom-Viesel, A. & Allan, S. (2014). A systematic review of the literature on family functioning across all eating disorder diagnoses in comparison to control families. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(1), 29-43.
  2. Campbell, R., Allan, S. & Sims P. (2014). The relative contributions of ward climate perceptions and attachment anxiety and avoidance in male inpatients with psychosis. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 24(1), 49-59.
  3. Galsworthy-Francis, L. & Allan, S. (2014).  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anorexia nervosa: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 34(1), 54-72.
  4. Allan, S. & Goss. K. (2014). Eating disorder beliefs and behaviours across eating disorder diagnoses.  Eating Behaviors, 15(1), 42-44.
  5. Troop, N.A., Allan, S., Treasure, J.L., & Katzman, M. (2003). Social comparison and submissive behaviour in eating disorder patients. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 76, 237-49.
  6. Allan, S. & Gilbert, P. (2002). Anger and anger expression in relation to perceptions of social rank, entrapment and depressive symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 551-565.
  7. McGonagle, I.M. & Allan, S. (2002). A comparison of behaviour in two differing psychiatric long-stay rehabilitation environments. Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 9, 493-499.
  8. Gilbert, P., Allan, S., Brough, S., Melley, S., & Miles, J.N.V. (2002). Relationship of anhedonia and anxiety to social rank, defeat and entrapment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 71, 141-151.


Interests and techniques

General adult mental health including:-

  • Various aspects of depression and anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorder
  • Adult attachment theory and social rank theory
  • Shame and anger expression.

I would be interested in supervising PhD study in any of the areas listed above. Learn more about how to apply here.

Research group and funding

Social, Developmental & Applied Science

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