• Arnold, C., Williams, A., & Thomas, N. (in press). Engaging with an online psychosocial intervention for psychosis: A qualitative study of users’ experiences. Journal of Medical Internet Research.  
  • Bell, I. H., Lim, M. H., & Thomas, N. (2020). The therapeutic use of digital technology in psychosis. J. Badcock & G. Paulik (Eds.), A clinical introduction to psychosis: Foundations for clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists. Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128150122. In press. 
  • Bell, I. H., Rossell, S. L., Farhall, J., Hayward, M., Lim, M. H., Fielding-Smith, S. & Thomas, N. (in press). Pilot randomised controlled trial of a brief coping-focused intervention for hearing voices blended with smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention (SAVVy): feasibility, acceptability and preliminary clinical outcomes. Schizophrenia Research. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2019.10.026  
  • Brand, R., Bendall, S., Hardy A., Rossell, S. L., Meyer, D., & Thomas, N.* (2020).  
  • Moment-to-moment associations between posttraumatic stress symptoms and auditory hallucinations in the flow of daily life. Psychiatry Research, 285, 112838. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112838  
  • Brand, R., Bendall, S., Hardy, A., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (in press). Trauma-focused imaginal exposure for auditory hallucinations: A case series. Psychology and Psychotherapy. doi:10.1111/papt.12284  
  • Brand, R., Hardy, A., Bendall, S., & Thomas, N. (in press). A tale of two outcomes: remission and exacerbation in the use of trauma-focussed imaginal exposure for trauma-related voice-hearing. Key learnings to guide future practice. Clinical Psychologist. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/cp.12202 
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  • Moore, E., Williams, A., Bell, I. H., & Thomas, N. (2020). Client experiences of blending a coping-focused therapy for auditory verbal hallucinations with smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention. Internet Interventions, 19, 100299. doi:10.1016/j.invent.2019.100299  
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  • Scott, M., Rossell, S. L., Toh, W. L., Meyer, D., & Thomas, N. (in press). Childhood trauma, attachment and negative schemas in relation to negative auditory verbal hallucination (AVH) content. Psychiatry Research. 
  • Scott, M., Rossell, S. L., Toh, W. L., & Thomas, N. (in press). Understanding the role of self in auditory verbal hallucinations using a self-discrepancy paradigm. Psychology and Psychotherapy.Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/papt.12276 
  • Toh, W. L., Thomas, N., Robertson, M., & Rossell, S. L. (in press). Characteristics of non-clinical hallucinations: A mixed-method analysis of auditory, visual, tactile and olfactory hallucinations in a primary voice-hearing cohort. Psychiatry Research.
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  • Louise, S., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2019). The acceptability, feasibility and preliminary outcomes of an individual mindfulness intervention for hearing voices. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 47, 200-216. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1352465818000425 
  • Bell, I. H., Fielding-Smith, S., Hayward, M., Rossell, S. L., Lim, M. H., Farhall, J., & Thomas, N. (2018). Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention in a coping-focused intervention for hearing voices (SAVVy): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19, 262. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2607-6 
  • Louise, S., Fitzpatrick, M., Strauss, C., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2018). Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions for psychosis: Our current understanding and a meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 192, 57-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.023 
  • Bell, I. H., Fielding-Smith, S., Rossell, S. L., Hayward, M., Farhall, J., Lim, M. H., Thomas, N. (2018). Smartphone-based ecological momentary assessment and intervention in a blended coping-focused therapy for distressing voices: Development and case illustration. Internet Interventions, 14, 18-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2018.11.001 
  • Brand, R., McEnery, C., Bendall, S., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2018). Do trauma-focused psychological interventions have an effect on psychotic symptoms? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 195, 13-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2017.08.037  
  • Louise, S., Rossell, S. L., Toh, W. L., Scott, M., & Thomas, N. (2018). Does mindfulness help people adapt to the experience of hearing voices? Psychiatry Research, 270, 329-334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.09.013 
  • Strauss, C., Hugdahl, K., Waters, F., Hayward, M., Bless, J. J., Falkenberg, L. E., … Thomas, N. (2018). The Beliefs About Voices Questionnaire—Revised: A factor structure from 450 participants. Psychiatry Research, 259, 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.09.089 
  • Bell, I. H., Lim, M. H., Rossell, S. L., & Thomas, N. (2017). Systematic review of ecological momentary assessment and intervention in the treatment of psychotic disorders. Psychiatric Services, 68, 1172-1181. https://doi.org/10/1176/appi.ps.201600523 
  • Brand, R., Rossell, S. L., Bendall, S., & Thomas, N. (2017). Can we use an interventionist-causal paradigm to untangle the relationship between trauma, PTSD and psychosis? Frontiers in Psychology, 8, e306. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00306 
  • Hayward, M., Jones, A. M., Bogen-Johnston, L., Thomas, N., & Strauss, C. (2017). Relating therapy for distressing voices: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research, 183, 137-142. https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.schres.2016.11.019 
  • Howes, O., McCutcheon, R., Agid, O., de Bartolomeis, A., van Beveren, N. J. M., Birnbaum, M. L., ... Correll, C. U. (2017). Treatment resistant schizophrenia: Treatment Response and Resistance in Psychosis (TRRIP) working group consensus guidelines on diagnosis and terminology. American Journal of Psychiatry, 174, 216-229. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16050503 
  • Shawyer, F., Farhall, J., Thomas, N., Hayes, S. C., Gallop, B., Copolov, D., & Castle, D. (2017). A randomised controlled trial of acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 210, 140-148. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.116.182865
  • McLeod, H. J., Thomas, N., Rossell, S. L., & Gumley, A. (2016). Emotional processes in understanding and treating psychosis. In R. Menzies, M. Kyrios, & N. Kazantzis (Eds.), Innovations and future directions in the behavioural and cognitive therapies. Stamford Valley, Australia: Australian Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1-922-11770-0 (paperback). 
  • Rossell, S. L., Thomas, N., & Waters, F. (2016). Advancing our understanding of hallucinations. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42, 1096-1097. https://doi.org/10.1093/schbul/sbw089 
  • Thomas, N., Farhall, J., Foley, F., Leitan, N., Villagonzalo, K. A., Ladd, E., ... Kyrios, M. (2016). Promoting personal recovery in people with persisting psychotic disorders: Development and pilot study of a novel digital intervention. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 7, e196 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00196 
  • Thomas, N., Farhall, J., Foley, F., Rossell, S. L., Castle, D., Ladd, E., … Kyrios, M. (2016). Randomised controlled trial of a digitally assisted low intensity intervention to promote personal recovery in persisting psychosis: SMART-Therapy study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 16, e312. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-016-1024-1 
  • Thomas, N., Rossell, S. L., & Waters, F. (2016). The changing face of hallucination research: The International Consortium on Hallucination Research (ICHR) 2015 meeting report. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42, 891–895. https://doi.org/10/1093/schbul/sbv183 
  • Toh, W. L., Castle, D., Thomas, N., Badcock, J., & Rossell, S. L. (2016). Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) in mood disorders: Analysis of the 2010 Survey of High Impact Psychosis (SHIP) data. Psychiatry Research, 243, 238–245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.035
  • Strauss, C., Thomas, N., & Hayward, M. (2015). Can we respond mindfully to distressing voices? A systematic review of the evidence for engagement, acceptability, effectiveness and mechanisms of change for mindfulness-based interventions for people distressed by hearing voices. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, e1154. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01154
  • Thomas, N., Paulik, G., Louise, S., Farhall, J., & Hayward, M. (2015). What have we learnt from behavioural and coping interventions for voices? In M. Hayward, C. Strauss, & S. McCarthy-Jones (Eds.), Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315753829 
  • Daya, I., & Thomas, N. (2015). Peace-mongering: Building collaboration between consumers, clinicians, families and the community sector at the 2013 World Hearing Voices Congress. In K. Kellehear, A. Lane, M. Cassaniti, B. Tooth, C. Chapman, S. Robertson ... R. Astbury (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th TheMHS Mental Health Services Conference 2014 (“What we share makes us strong”). Balmain: Australia: TheMHS. 
  • Dent-Pearce, L., Daya, I., Karagounis, J., & Thomas, N. (2015). Integrating peer work with a specific therapeutic target: Experiences from the Voice Exchange program. In K. Kellehear, A. Lane, M. Cassaniti, B. Tooth, C. Chapman, S. Robertson ... R. Astbury (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th TheMHS Mental Health Services Conference 2014 (“What we share makes us strong”). Balmain: Australia: TheMHS. 
  • Fielding-Smith, S., Hayward, M., Strauss, C., Fowler, D., Paulik, G., & Thomas, N. (2015). Bringing the “self” into focus: Conceptualising the role of self-experience for understanding and working with distressing voices. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, e1129. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01129 
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  • Thomas, N. (2015). What’s really wrong with cognitive behavioural therapy for psychosis? Frontiers in Psychology, 6, e323. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00323 
  • Thomas, N. (2015). A model for the development of acceptance and mindfulness–based therapies: Preoccupation with psychotic experiences as a treatment target. In B. Gaudiano (Ed.), Incorporating acceptance and mindfulness into the treatment of psychosis: Current trends and future directions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-199-99721-3 
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