Neil regularly lectures and runs workshops on the psychological effects of trauma and psychological therapy for medical and non-medical personnel. He has published over 30 papers, book chapters, and Cochrane Reviews published in peer reviewed medical and psychological press. 

Neil is an Accredited Member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist (BABCP).  The largest Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Group in the UK, and a past committee member of the South and West Wales BABCP branch and chairperson (2012), and current treasurer for South East Wales BABCP branch since 2016.

Neil is an accredited EMDR practitioner with the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

Neil was awarded the Armed Forces Covenant award Nov 2018 at St Fagans Museum.


Bisson, J. I. et al. 2020. Randomised controlled trial of multi-modular motion-assisted memory desensitization and reconsolidation (3MDR) for male military veterans with treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 142(2), pp. 141-151. (10.1111/acps.13200)

Lewis, C. et al. 2020. Sleep disturbance in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): a systematic review and meta-analysis of actigraphy studies. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 11(1), article number: 1767349. (10.1080/20008198.2020.1767349)

Roberts, N. P. et al. 2020. Early psychological intervention following recent trauma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology Supplement 10(1), article number: 1695486. (10.1080/20008198.2019.1695486)

Astill Wright, L. et al. 2020. The REconsolidaTion Using RewiNd Study (RETURN): trial protocol. European Journal of Psychotraumatology

Kitchiner, N. al. 2019. Active duty and ex-serving military personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder treated with psychological therapies: systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 10(1), article number: 1684226. (10.1080/20008198.2019.1684226)

Nollett, al. 2018. Pragmatic RAndomised controlled trial of a trauma-focused guided self-help Programme versus InDividual trauma-focused cognitive Behavioural therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (RAPID): trial protocolBMC Psychiatry 18(1), article number: 77. (10.1186/s12888-018-1665-3) pdf

Karatzias, T. et al. 2018. The role of negative cognitions, emotion regulation strategies, and attachment style in complex post-traumatic stress disorder: implications for new and existing therapiesBritish journal of clinical psychology  (10.1111/bjc.12172) pdf

Lewis, C. et al. 2017. Internet-based guided self-help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): randomised controlled trialDepression and Anxiety 34(6), pp. 555-565. (10.1002/da.22645) pdf

McFetridge, M., Hauenstein Swan, A., Heke, S., Karatzias, T., Greenberg, N., Kitchiner, N. J. and Morley, R. (2017) UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) Guideline for the treatment and planning of services for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults.  

Kitchiner, N. J. and Bisson, J. I. 2015. Phase I development of an optimal integrated care pathway for veterans discharged from the armed forcesMilitary Medicine 180(7), pp. 766-773. (10.7205/MILMED-D-14-00494)

Kitchiner, N. J. et al. 2012. Systematic review and meta-analyses of psychosocial interventions for veterans of the militaryEuropean Journal of Psychotraumatology 3, article number: 19267. (10.3402/ejpt.v3i0.19267)

Meewisse, M. et al. 2011. The course of mental health disorders after a disaster: Predictors and comorbidityJournal of Traumatic Stress 24(4), pp. 405-413. (10.1002/jts.20663)

Roberts, N. et al. 2010. Multiple session early psychological interventions for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorderCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 3, article number: CD006869. (10.1002/14651858.CD006869.pub2)

Roberts, N. et al. 2010. Early psychological interventions to treat acute traumatic stress symptomsCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 3, article number: CD007944. (10.1002/14651858.CD007944.pub2)

Roberts, N. et al. 2009. Systematic review and meta-analysis of multiple-session early interventions following traumatic eventsAmerican Journal of Psychiatry 166(3), pp. 293-301. (10.1176/appi.ajp.2008.08040590)

Kitchiner, N. J. et al. 2009. A randomized controlled trial comparing an adult education class using cognitive behavioural therapy ('stress control') anxiety management group treatment and a waiting list for anxiety disordersJournal of Mental Health 18(4), pp. 307-315. (10.1080/09638230802052153)

Roberts N.P., Kitchiner N. J., Kenardy J, Bisson J. I. (2008) Multiple session early psychological intervention to prevent and treat post-traumatic stress disorder. (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006869. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006869

Kitchiner, N. J. et al. 2006. Increasing access to trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy for post traumatic stress disorder through a pilot feasibility study of a group clinical supervision modelBehavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy 35(2), pp. 251-254. (10.1017/S1352465806003201) pdf

Davies, L. and Kitchiner N. J. (2006) A partnership approach to mental health at work: a joint fire-service-NHS initiative to provide nurse led mental healthcare. Occupational Health at Work, 2(5), 20-23

Kitchiner, N. J., Roberts, N. P. and Bisson, J. I. 2006. Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)Mental Health Practice 9, pp. 40-44.

Wood, S. D., Kitchiner, N. J. and Bisson, J. I. 2005. Experience of implementing an adult educational approach to treating anxiety disordersJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 12(1), pp. 95-99. (10.1111/j.1365-2850.2004.00799.x)

Kitchiner, N. J., Bisson, J. I. and Roberts, N. P. 2005. The use of EMDR in the treatment of PTSDProgress in Neurology and Psychiatry 

Kitchiner N. J. (2004) Psychological treatment of three urban fire fighters with post-traumatic stress disorder using eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Journal of Complimentary Therapy, 10, 186-193

Hitt D., Kitchiner N. J., and Bisson J. I. (2004) Clinical Supervision with Community Mental Health Nurses in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder using cognitive behavioural therapy model-a single case study design. Mental Health Practice, 8(1), 30-35

Short, N. P., Kitchiner, N. J. and Curran, J. 2004. Unreliable evidenceJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 11(1), pp. 106-111. (10.1111/j.1365-2850.2004.00695.x)

Bisson, J. I. and Kitchiner, N. J. 2003. Early psychosocial and pharmacological interventions after traumatic eventsJournal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 41(10), pp. 42-53

Short N.P. and Kitchiner N. J. (2003) Implementing cognitive behavioural therapy in routine clinical practice. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10(4) 486-493

Kitchiner N. J. and Aylard P. (2002) Psychological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: a single case study of a UK police officer. Mental Health Practice, 5(6), 34-38

Short N.P. and Kitchiner N. J. (2002) Panic disorder: Nature, assessment and treatment. Mental Health Practice, 5(7) 33-38

Kitchiner N. J. and Rogers P. (2001) Health anxiety: Nature, assessment and treatment. Mental Health Practice, 4(8), 32-37

Rogers, P. et al. 2000. Behavioral treatment of PTSD in a perpetrator of manslaughter: a single case studyJournal of Traumatic Stress 13(3), pp. 511-519. (10.1023/A:1007793510239)

Rogers P., Gray N., Williams T., and Kitchiner N. J. (2001) PTSD following manslaughter: the outcome of exposure therapy. Psychiatry Review Series, 3,(10), 22-23

Kitchiner, N. J. 2000. Using EMDR to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in a prison setting. British Journal of Community Nursing 5(1), pp. 26-31. (10.12968/bjcn.2000.5.1.7431)

Kitchiner N. J. (2000). The use of cognitive behavioural therapy to treat a patient with hypochondriasis: Using a single case study approach. Mental Health Practice, 3(7), 15-20

Kitchiner N. J. and Robinson T. (1992). Suicide policies in secure environments. Nursing Standard, 6(31), 37-40

Kitchiner N. J. and Rogers P. (1991). Gearing up to work in a secure unit. Nursing Times, 88 (24), 51.