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Professor Tim Gale


I am the Trust R&D Lead and have worked in Research at HPFT since 2001. I am responsible for the Trust’s research portfolio, which includes all ongoing research studies, the R&D Team, and the R&D Finances. My background is in psychology (BSc) and I have a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology from The University of Hertfordshire (UoH). I have held a visiting Professorship with UoH since 2008 and have supervised 8 PhD students in this time. I represent HPFT on the UoH Advisory Group for Research Governance of Clinical Studies. I am an academic member of the NIHR and review grant applications for them.

I have research interests in several areas including cognitive neuropsychology of dementia and brain injury, object recognition and conceptual representation in the brain, abnormal psychology (depression, OCD, schizophrenia), risk assessment and scale development. I have published more than 100 research papers across all these areas.


Recent Publications and Grants

  • Gale, T. M., Woodward, J., Meredith-Windle, G., Balakumar, T., Littlechild, B., & Hawley, C. J. (2022). Whole Life: a feasibility study of a recovery-focussed intervention in patients with stabilised schizophrenia [version 2; peer review: 2 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. NIHR open research1(9).


  • Toutountzidis, D., Gale, T. M., Irvine, K., Sharma, S., & Laws, K. R. (2022). Childhood trauma and schizotypy in non-clinical samples: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Plos one17(6), e0270494.


  • Gale, T. M., & Boland, B. (2021). COVID-19 deaths in a secondary mental health service. Comprehensive psychiatry111, 152277.


  • Boland, B., & Gale, T.M. (2020). Mental and behavioural disorders and COVID-19-associated death in older people. BJPsych Open, 6(5), E101. doi:10.1192/bjo.2020.87


  • Gale, T. M., & Boland, B. (2019). A model for predicting missing items on the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS), Comprehensive Psychiatry, 93, 61-64.



Category Specificity: Evidence of Modularity of Mind (ISBN 978-1608766437) Authors: Laws, K.R., Adlington, R.L., Moreno-Martinez, F, J., Gale T.M. (2011) NOVA

Recent Book Chapter: Gale, T.M., Larner, A.J. (2017). Six-Item Cognitive Impairment Test (6CIT). In: Larner, A.J. (eds) Cognitive Screening Instruments. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44775-9_11



I have held grants from The British Academy and National Institute of Health Research over the last two decades.


Contact Details:

t.gale@herts.ac.uk  or  tim.gale@nhs.net


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