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Dr Leanne Trick

Dr Leanne Trick

Associate Research Fellow

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 01392 725947

 College House 1.02

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Leanne joined the Mental Health Research Group as a PhD student in 2013, having previously worked as a researcher in the field of alcohol addiction and in Phase IV clinical trials. Since completing her PhD Leanne has remained with the group, and is currently managing an observational prospective cohort study investigating predictors of depression in people with inflammatory bowel disease.

Qualifications

  • 2017  PhD Medical Studies (University of Exeter)
  • 1999  Msc Psychological Research Methods (Plymouth University)
  • 1996  BSc Psychology (University of Wales, Swansea)

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Research

Research interests

Leanne's research interests are in the broad areas of mental health, psychological medicine, health psychology and cognitive psychology. Her current research investigates factors that influence the development and maintenance of depression in people with chronic physical illnesses.

Research areas / keywords

  • Depression / anxiety
  • Repetitive thought / rumination / worry
  • Cognition
  • Inflammation
  • Long term conditions
  • Addiction / alcoholism

Research projects

Current -

       Predictors of depression in people with inflammatory bowel disease

  • Leanne currently works with Professor Chris Dickens and colleagues at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital gastroenterology department on a project investigating causes of depression in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The project also explores the links between depression and worse health outcomes, including relapse, in people with IBD
  • Fuding: CCUK 'Living with IBD' research grant
  • PI: Prof. Chris Dickens, University of Exeter

Past -

       Perseverative negative thinking and depression in people with coronary heart disease

  • Leanne's PhD investigated the role of perseverative negative thinking (such as worry and rumination) in predicting depression, anxiety and quality of life in adults with coronary heart disease. Her PhD research included: (i) a systematic review, and (ii) an observational prospective cohort study
  • Funding: University of Exeter Medical School studentship
  • Supervisors: Prof. Chris Dickens, Prof. Ed Watkins, Prof. William Henley

       GABAA receptors in accumbens neural circuits underlying drug abuse: a target for treatment

  • As part of this programme grant Leanne worked primarily on a project exploring changes in conditioned learning as a function of variations in a gene (GABRA2) associated with risk for addiction in healthy participants
  • Funding: MRC research grant
  • PI: Prof. Dai Stephens, University of Sussex

       Sensitisation to alcohol withdrawal: consequences and mechanisms

  • As a researcher working on this grant Leanne was involved in several studies exploring: (i) aspects of conditioned learning and cognition important for addiction in binge drinkers and detoxifying alcoholics, and (ii) alterations in brain structure and function in alcoholic patients
  • Funding: MRC research grant
  • PI: Prof. Dai Stephens, University of Sussex

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Bollen J, Trick L, Llewellyn D, Dickens C (2017). The effects of acute inflammation on cognitive functioning and emotional processing in humans: a systematic review of experimental studies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 94, 47-55. Abstract.
Trick L, Watkins E, Windeatt S, Dickens C (2016). The association of perseverative negative thinking with depression, anxiety and emotional distress in people with long term conditions: a systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 91, 89-101. Abstract.  Full text.
Duka T, Dixon CI, Trick L, Crombag HS, King SL, Stephens DN (2015). Motivational Effects of Methylphenidate are Associated with GABRA2 Variants Conferring Addiction Risk. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9
Sanchez-Roige S, Baro V, Trick L, Peña-Oliver Y, Stephens DN, Duka T (2014). Exaggerated Waiting Impulsivity Associated with Human Binge Drinking and High Alcohol Consumption in Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(13), 2919-2927.
Trick L, Kempton MJ, Williams SCR, Duka T (2014). Impaired fear recognition and attentional set-shifting is associated with brain structural changes in alcoholic patients. Addiction Biology, 19(6), 1041-1054.
Trick L, Watkins E, Dickens C (2014). The association between perseverative negative cognitive processes and negative affect in people with long term conditions: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
O'Daly OG, Trick L, Scaife J, Marshall J, Ball D, Phillips ML, Williams SS, Stephens DN, Duka T (2012). Withdrawal-Associated Increases and Decreases in Functional Neural Connectivity Associated with Altered Emotional Regulation in Alcoholism. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(10), 2267-2276.
Trick L, Hogarth L, Duka T (2011). Prediction and uncertainty in human Pavlovian to instrumental transfer. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 37(3), 757-765. Abstract.  Author URL.
Duka T, Trick L, Nikolaou K, Gray MA, Kempton MJ, Williams H, Williams SCR, Critchley HD, Stephens DN (2011). Unique brain areas associated with abstinence control are damaged in multiply detoxified alcoholics. Biol Psychiatry, 70(6), 545-552. Abstract.  Author URL.
Boyle J, Trick L, Johnsen S, Roach J, Rubens R (2008). Next‐day cognition, psychomotor function, and driving‐related skills following nighttime administration of eszopiclone. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 23(5), 385-397.
McDonald K, Trick L, Boyle J (2008). Sedation and antihistamines: an update. Review of inter-drug differences using proportional impairment ratios. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 23(7), 555-570.
Hindmarch I, Trick L, Ridout F (2005). A double-blind, placebo- and positive-internal-controlled (alprazolam) investigation of the cognitive and psychomotor profile of pregabalin in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 183(2), 133-143.
Trick L, Stanley N, Rigney U, Hindmarch I (2004). A double-blind, randomized, 26-week study comparing the cognitive and psychomotor effects and efficacy of 75 mg (37.5 mg b.i.d.) venlafaxine and 75 mg (25 mg mane, 50 mg nocte) dothiepin in elderly patients with moderate major depression being treated in general practice. J Psychopharmacol, 18(2), 205-214. Abstract.  Author URL.
Trick L, Boyle J, Hindmarch I (2004). The effects ofGinkgo biloba extract(LI 1370) supplementation and discontinuation on activities of daily living and mood in free living older volunteers. Phytotherapy Research, 18(7), 531-537.

Publications by year


2017

Bollen J, Trick L, Llewellyn D, Dickens C (2017). The effects of acute inflammation on cognitive functioning and emotional processing in humans: a systematic review of experimental studies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 94, 47-55. Abstract.

2016

Trick L, Watkins E, Windeatt S, Dickens C (2016). The association of perseverative negative thinking with depression, anxiety and emotional distress in people with long term conditions: a systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 91, 89-101. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Duka T, Dixon CI, Trick L, Crombag HS, King SL, Stephens DN (2015). Motivational Effects of Methylphenidate are Associated with GABRA2 Variants Conferring Addiction Risk. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9

2014

Sanchez-Roige S, Baro V, Trick L, Peña-Oliver Y, Stephens DN, Duka T (2014). Exaggerated Waiting Impulsivity Associated with Human Binge Drinking and High Alcohol Consumption in Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(13), 2919-2927.
Trick L, Kempton MJ, Williams SCR, Duka T (2014). Impaired fear recognition and attentional set-shifting is associated with brain structural changes in alcoholic patients. Addiction Biology, 19(6), 1041-1054.
Trick L, Watkins E, Dickens C (2014). The association between perseverative negative cognitive processes and negative affect in people with long term conditions: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev, 3 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

O'Daly OG, Trick L, Scaife J, Marshall J, Ball D, Phillips ML, Williams SS, Stephens DN, Duka T (2012). Withdrawal-Associated Increases and Decreases in Functional Neural Connectivity Associated with Altered Emotional Regulation in Alcoholism. Neuropsychopharmacology, 37(10), 2267-2276.

2011

Trick L, Hogarth L, Duka T (2011). Prediction and uncertainty in human Pavlovian to instrumental transfer. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn, 37(3), 757-765. Abstract.  Author URL.
Duka T, Trick L, Nikolaou K, Gray MA, Kempton MJ, Williams H, Williams SCR, Critchley HD, Stephens DN (2011). Unique brain areas associated with abstinence control are damaged in multiply detoxified alcoholics. Biol Psychiatry, 70(6), 545-552. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Boyle J, Trick L, Johnsen S, Roach J, Rubens R (2008). Next‐day cognition, psychomotor function, and driving‐related skills following nighttime administration of eszopiclone. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 23(5), 385-397.
McDonald K, Trick L, Boyle J (2008). Sedation and antihistamines: an update. Review of inter-drug differences using proportional impairment ratios. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 23(7), 555-570.

2005

Hindmarch I, Trick L, Ridout F (2005). A double-blind, placebo- and positive-internal-controlled (alprazolam) investigation of the cognitive and psychomotor profile of pregabalin in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 183(2), 133-143.

2004

Trick L, Stanley N, Rigney U, Hindmarch I (2004). A double-blind, randomized, 26-week study comparing the cognitive and psychomotor effects and efficacy of 75 mg (37.5 mg b.i.d.) venlafaxine and 75 mg (25 mg mane, 50 mg nocte) dothiepin in elderly patients with moderate major depression being treated in general practice. J Psychopharmacol, 18(2), 205-214. Abstract.  Author URL.
Trick L, Boyle J, Hindmarch I (2004). The effects ofGinkgo biloba extract(LI 1370) supplementation and discontinuation on activities of daily living and mood in free living older volunteers. Phytotherapy Research, 18(7), 531-537.

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Teaching

Teaching experience

  • Learning & Teaching in Higher Education Stage 1 (University of Exeter / Higher Education Academy)
  • Postgraduate facilitator for small group work ('Grand Challenges', ‘The Interview Experience’)
  • Supervision of undergraduate & postgraduate research projects

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