Bipolar Special Interest Group

Are you interested in working towards a better understanding of bipolar disorder? Then join our Special Interest Group!

Our aims are:

  1. To facilitate dissemination and awareness of developments in the psychological understanding of the experiences of individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and of those with related mood experiences in the wider community.

  2. To support co-operation of clinicians, researchers, and service users in research designed to develop and evaluate improved psychological approaches for individuals with experience of bipolar disorder.

  3. To support dissemination of evidence-based psychological approaches for individuals with experience of bipolar disorder, including enhancing training opportunities for clinicians.

A core principle of the Bipolar Disorder SIG is that the work we do should be directed towards improving service user valued outcomes and developing therapies in collaboration with service users.

Introducing the Committee

Chair Professor Steve Jones


Fiona Lobban


Graeme Reid
Treasurer Dr. Kim Wright
Liaison Officer Dr. Kim Wright
Liaison Officer Dr Alyson Dodd

Ordinary Members

Matthias Schwannaeur

Craig Steel

If you would like to join our SIG and be kept up-to-date with the latest news and CPD events relating to bipolar disorder, please email