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Dr Francis Ryan
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Clinical Psychology


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Dr Francis Ryan is a clinical psychologist and cognitive behavioural therapist working for Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests include the role of cognition in impulse control, especially in the context of addiction. 

Currently, Dr Ryan is developing clinical applications of recent findings in cognitive psychology pointing to an influential role of implicit cognitive processes and behaviour, while also being a guest associate editor on Frontiers in Psychology. He is keen to share behaviour change technologies more widely, especially in transitional or developing countries where there are negative health implications linked to illicit drug use and other impulsive behaviours. 

Dr Francis has written a number of books on certain aspects of cognitive therapy, his first entitled; 'Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change', which was published In February 2013. His most recent book 'Willpower for Dummies', was published in July 2014, by Wiley. This is a self-help book based on cognitive behaviour therapy aimed at fostering self-control in overcoming unwanted habits and goal pursuit.

Dr Ryan's extensive work in his field in both research and clinical practice ensures he is now able to provide the highest standards of care and cognitive based therapy to many patients with an array of clinical needs. 

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Special Interests

  • Eating disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders


  • BSc Clinical Psychology 
  • M Phil In Clinical Psychology University of Edinburgh 1985
  • Doctorate In Clinical Psychology (D Psychol) University of Edinburgh 1998
  • Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 1988
  • Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society, 1991