Speakers and Schedule

A list of symposium presenters and schedule is forthcoming.

The opening keynote speaker for the event will be Dr Sandra Bucci, who has written prominently on this newly emerging topic.

Lunch will be provided.

The day will close with a panel discussion, with panel members Dr Simon D’Alfonso, Dr Katherine Berry, Professor John Gleeson and Professor Mario Alvarez-Jimenez.


Dr Sandra Bucci is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Bucci has nearly 20 years experience in clinical research investigating the psychological processes involved in the development of psychosis and in the delivery and evaluation of complex psychological interventions to improve outcomes for people with severe mental health problems. Dr Bucci’s academic activity is focused on two main themes: i) innovations in healthcare delivery for severe mental health problems, with a focus on developing digital health interventions and examining their interface with clinician-delivered care; and ii) understanding the putative psychological mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of psychotic experiences, including the therapeutic relationship.