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The Moore Centre is dedicated to the mission of improving the lives of children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders by conducting cutting edge research to transform how we understand and treat these conditions.

For our clients of today, we examine how to combine and sequence current treatments to maximize outcome.

For our clients of tomorrow, we collaborate with experts in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, cognitive science, genetics, and basic science to examine what causes and/or maintains anxiety, OCD and related conditions. A better understanding of causes and maintaining factors can help us to better tailor and target the treatments that we develop.

Our blogs often provide summaries of research that may be of interest.

If you are interested in learning more about the research currently underway in the Centre, please ask one of our psychologists.


For those who are interested, a selection of some of our research papers are included below. If you would like a copy of any of these papers, please ask one of our staff.


Journal papers

Nair, A., Turner, C., Heyman, I., Mataix-Cols, D., Lovell, K., Krebs, G., Lang, K., Byford, S., & O’Kearney, R. (2018). Moderators and predictors of outcomes in telephone delivered compared to face-to-face cognitive behaviour therapy for paediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder: preliminary evidence from a non-inferiority RCT. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 1-16.

Turner, C., O’Gorman, B., Nair, A., & O’Kearney, R. (2018).  Moderators of response to cognitive behaviour therapy for paediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Psychiatry Review, 261, 50-60.

Turner, C., & Cadman, J. (2017).  When adolescents feel ugly: CBT Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Youth.  Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 31, 242-254.

Schneider, S. C., Turner, C. M., Mond, J., & Hudson, J. L. (2017). Prevalence and correlates of body dysmorphic disorder in a community sample of adolescents. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51(6), 595-603.

Mataix-Cols, D., de la Cruz, L. F., Isomura, K., Anson, M., Turner, C., Monzani, B., Cadman, J, Bowyer, L., Heyman, I., Veale, D., & Krebs, G. (2015). A pilot randomized controlled trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with body dysmorphic disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54, 895-904.

Krebs, G., Isomura, K., Lang, K., Jassi, A., Heyman, I., Diamond, H., Advani, J., Turner, C., & Mataix‐Cols, D. (2015). How resistant is ‘treatment‐resistant’ obsessive‐compulsive disorder in youth? British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54, 63-75.

Turner, C. M., Mataix-Cols, D., Lovell, K., Krebs, G., Lang, K., Byford, S., & Heyman, I. (2014). Telephone cognitive-behavioral therapy for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 1298-1307.

Mataix-Cols, D., Turner, C., Monzani, B., Isomura, K., Murphy, C., Krebs, G., & Heyman, I. (2014). Cognitive–behavioural therapy with post-session D-cycloserine augmentation for paediatric obsessive–compulsive disorder: pilot randomised controlled trial. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 204, 77-78.

Krebs, G., Turner, C., Heyman, I., & Mataix-Cols, D. (2012). Cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with body dysmorphic disorder: a case series. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40, 452-461.

Micali, N., Hilton, K., Natatani, E., Heyman, I., Turner, C., & Mataix-Cols, D. (2011). Is childhood OCD a risk factor for eating disorders later in life? A longitudinal study. Psychological Medicine, 41, 2507-2513.

Turner, C., Heyman, I., Futh, A., & Lovell, K. (2009). A pilot study of telephone cognitive-behavioural therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in young people. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 37, 469-474.

Nakatani, E., Mataix‐Cols, D., Micali, N., Turner, C., & Heyman, I. (2009). Outcomes of cognitive behaviour therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder in a clinical setting: A 10‐year experience from a specialist OCD service for children and adolescents. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14, 133-139.

Turner, C. M. (2006). Cognitive–behavioural theory and therapy for obsessive–compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: Current status and future directions. Clinical Psychology Review, 26(7), 912-938.


Book Chapters

Krebs, G., & Turner, C.  (2019).  Self-help treatment for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder including bibliotherapy.  In Farrell, L., Ollendick, T., & Muris, P. (Eds).  Innovations in CBT for Childhood Anxiety, OCD, and PTSD: Improving Access and Outcomes.

Oar, E. L., Johnco, C., & Turner, C. M. (2017). Diagnosing Childhood OCD. In Storch, E., Mcguire, J., & McKay, D. (Eds). The Clinician’s Guide to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Turner, C., Krebs, G., & Destro, J. (2017). Family-based conceptualisation and treatment of OCD. In Abramowitz, J., McKay, D., & Storch, E. (Eds). Handbook of OCD across the Lifespan.

Schneider, S. C., Farrell, L. J., Turner, C. M., & Webb, H. J. (2016). Body dysmorphic disorder in children and adolescents: Advances in theoretical and clinical research. Innovations and Future Directions in the Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.