Daniel Freeman (psychologist)

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Daniel Freeman
Prof Daniel Freeman - EdSciFest 2014 (25).JPG
Known forParanoia studies
AwardsMay Davidson Award (2008)
Scientific career
FieldsClinical psychology
InstitutionsInstitute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience; University of Oxford

Daniel Freeman is a British psychologist and paranoia expert at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London and professor of clinical psychology and National Institute for Health Research research professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Oxford.[1][2][3] His research indicates that paranoia affects a much wider population, not just those who suffer from schizophrenia, as previously thought.[3][4] One of his studies has also suggested that virtual reality can help treat paranoia.[5][6][non-primary source needed] He has written several books on paranoia and anxiety disorders.

In 2008, Freeman received the May Davidson Award from the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology.[7]

In December 2018 Freeman presented the BBC Radio 4 series A History of Delusions.[8]


  1. ^ "Daniel Freeman profile". University of Oxford. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  2. ^ "Daniel Freeman profile". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  3. ^ a b Durrant, Sabine (2009-03-10). "Suspicious minds". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  4. ^ "Are they out to get you? Paranoia on the rise". NBC News. 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  5. ^ "Oxford study finds virtual reality can help treat severe paranoia". University of Oxford. 2016-05-05. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  6. ^ Freeman, D; Bradley, J; Antley, A; Bourke, E; DeWeever, N; Evans, N; Černis, E; Sheaves, B; Waite, F; Dunn, G; Slater, M; Clark, D.M. (May 2016). "Virtual reality in the treatment of persecutory delusions: randomised controlled experimental study testing how to reduce delusional conviction". British Journal of Psychiatry. 211 (1): 62–7. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.115.176438. PMC 4929408. PMID 27151071.
  7. ^ "Dr Daniel Freeman wins clinical psychology award". King's College London. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  8. ^ "BBC Radio 4 - A History of Delusions". BBC. Retrieved 8 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

Daniel Freeman on the website of the Oxford Department of Psychiatry