Dr Peter Scragg
Dr Peter Scragg BSc MSc PsychD DClinHyp CPsychol
is a British Psychological Society Chartered
Psychologist. He qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1992 and is registered to practice as
a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council. He has worked in a variety of
settings including psychological medicine, forensic, general adult and specialist traumatic
stress services. Following the July 7th 2005 bombings in London he managed the screening
programme for the survivors. This role involved him in extensive psychological
assessments and providing psychological treatment to a large number of individuals who had
been exposed to the bombings.
Dr Scragg is a skilled cognitive-behavioural therapist (CBT) who has worked with a wide
range of psychological problems. He has also worked in
University College London, since 1995,
as a part-time member of academic staff (Principal Teaching Fellow). His main areas of
teaching include anxiety disorders, psychological assessment, and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
Scragg, P. and Shah, A. (1994). Prevalence of Asperger's Syndrome in a Secure Hospital. British Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 679-682.
Scragg, P. (1995). A critical analysis of morbid fear of HIV/AIDS. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2 (4), 278-284.
Scragg, P. (1996). An initial functional analysis of compulsive "cottaging" based on five cases. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 3 (4), 277-287.
Scragg, P., Bor, R and Watts, M. (1999). The influence of personality and theoretical models on applicants to a counselling psychology course: results of a preliminary study. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 12 (3), 263-270
Scragg, P., Bor, R. and Mendham, M. (2000). Feigning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on the PAI. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 7, 155-160
Scragg, P., Jones, A. and Fauvel, N. (2001). Psychological problems following ICU treatment. Anaesthesia, 56, 9-14
Scragg, P., Grey, N., Lee, D. Young, K., and Turner, S (2001). A brief report on the Penn Inventory for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 605-611
Lee, D., Scragg, P., and Turner, S. (2001). The role of shame, guilt and fear in the development of chronic and entrenched PTSD: A clinical model. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 74, 451-466
Scragg, P. and Alcorn, R. (2002). Personality disorder and sexual health. In D. Miller & J. Green (eds.) Psychology of Sexual Health. Blackwell Science.
Herlihy, J., Scragg, P., and Turner, S. (2002). Discrepancies in autobiographical memories - implications for the assessment of asylum seekers: repeat interview study. BMJ, 324(9 Feb), 324-327
Bor, R., Field, G. and Scragg, P. (2002). The mental health of pilots: an overview. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 15, 239-256
Mountford, V., Waller, G., Watson, D., and Scragg, P. (2004). An experimental analysis of the role of schema compensation in anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors, 5, 223-230
Hallings-Pott, C., Waller, G., Watson, D. and Scragg, P. (2005). State dissociation in Bulimic Eating Disorders: An Experimental Study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38, 37-41
Smith, B, Mackenzie-Ross, S and Scragg, P (2007). Prevalence of poor psychological morbidity following a minor road traffic accident (RTA): The clinical implications of a prospective longitudinal study. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 20(2): 149–155
Brewin, C.R., Scragg, P., Robertson, M., et al (2008). Promoting mental health following the London bombings: A screen and treat approach. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21 (1), 3-8
Reynolds, N. and Scragg, P. (2009). Compliance with command hallucinations: the role of power in relation to the voice, and social rank in relation to the voice and others. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 1-18
Handley, R. V., Salkovskis, P.M., Scragg, P., and Ehlers, A. (2009). Clinically significant avoidance of public transport following the London bombings: Travel phobia or sub-threshold posttraumatic stress disorder? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 1170-1176
Brewin, C.R., Fuchkan, N., Huntley, Z., Robertson, M., M. Thompson, M., Scragg, P., Ardenne P., Ehlers, A. (2010). Outreach and screening following the 2005 London bombings: usage and outcomes. Psychological Medicine, 40 (12), 2049-2057
Brewin, C.R., Fuchkan, N., Huntley, Z and Scragg, P. (2010). Diagnostic Accuracy of the Trauma Screening Questionnaire After the 2005 London Bombings, Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 3, 393–398
Beadman, M., Ravi, K.D., Freeman, T., Scragg P., West, R., and Kamboj, S.K. (2015). A comparison of emotional regulation strategies in response to craving cognitions: Effects on smoking behaviour, craving and affect in dependent smokers. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 69, 29-39