Karen Twiselton

Karen Twiselton
The Open University (UK)

PhD CPsychol FHEA


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My general research interests include, but are not limited to, psychological flexibility, close relationship processes and their impact on health and well-being.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow
September 2017 - October 2021
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Wellbeing and Relationships
September 2001 - June 2002
University of Leicester
Field of study
  • Forensic Psychology
September 1998 - June 1999
University of Stirling
Field of study
  • Health Psychology


Publications (5)
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The ability to engage flexibly with thoughts and behavior in line with the demands of a situation-termed psychological flexibility-has been linked to individual well-being. This registered report presents two studies that investigate the links between psychological flexibility, individual well-being, and relationship quality. Using structural equat...
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The Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) programme was introduced to assess, manage and treat severely personality disordered individuals who present a high risk of serious offending. We describe the clinical and risk characteristics of the first 241 patients admitted to the high-security DSPD service for assessment. Eighty-four perc...
Conference Paper
The Westgate Unit, one of four High Secure Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) pilot sites, opened at HMP Frankland in May 2004 in order to provide a dedicated service for the assessment and treatment of severe personality disorder and psychopathy. This has presented a new and internationally unprecedented working environment for all s...
Conference Paper
An overview of the Duluth Domestic Violence process evaluation.


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