Current PhD Students





Mona El-Kohen MSc.

Topic: Stressor controllability and extinction of avoidance





Glen Dighton MSc.

Topic: Impact of gambling among UK Armed Forces veterans’ families (funded by GambleAware)


Roberts, E., Dighton, G., Fossey, M., Hogan, L., Kitchiner, N., Rogers, R.D., & Dymond, S. (2019). Gambling problems and military- and health-related behaviour in UK Armed Forces veterans. Military Behavioral Health. doi: 10.1080/21635781.2019.1644263

Dighton, G., Roberts, E., Hoon, A. E., & Dymond. S. (2018). Gambling problems and the impact of family in UK armed forces veterans. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. doi: 10.1556/2006.7.2018.25


Weike Xia MSc.

Topic: Safety behaviour and overgeneralisation


Xia, W., Eyolfson, E., Lloyd, K., Vervliet, B., & Dymond, S. (2019). Living in fear: Low-cost avoidance maintains low-level threat. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 62, 57-64doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2018.09.001

Xia, W., Dymond, S., Lloyd, K., & Vervliet. B. (2017). Partial reinforcement of avoidance and resistance to extinction in humans. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 96, 79-89. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.04.002


Gemma Cameron MSc.

Topic: Behavioural processes of fear and avoidance generalization in humans


Schlund, M. W., Treacher, K., Preston, O., Magee, S. K., Richman, D.M., Brewer, A. T., Cameron, G., & Dymond, S. (2017). “Watch out”!: Effects of instructed threat on human free-operant  approach-avoidance behavior. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 107, 101-122. doi: 10.1002/jeab.238

Cameron, G., Roche, B., Schlund, M.W., & Dymond, S. (2016). Learned, instructed and observed pathways to fear and avoidance. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 50, 106-112. doi: 10.1016/j.btep.201506.003.

Cameron, G., Schlund, M. W. & Dymond, S. (2015). Generalization of socially transmitted and instructed avoidance. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9:159. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.0015