Professor Freeman's research focuses on improving our understanding of and treatments for delusions and hallucinations. Drawing on a variety of approaches, including epidemiological studies, psychological experiments, clinical trials, and a ground-breaking virtual reality laboratory, he aims to develop carefully tested psychological treatments that will truly make a difference.
He is committed to making knowledge of the best psychological research and treatments for mental health problems available to the general public. He has written a number of popular science books on mental health issues. The latest, The Stressed Sex: Uncovering the Truth about Men, Women, and Mental Health, sets out to answer a simple, but crucial, question: are rates of psychological disorder different for men and women?
- Mental health issues
- Sleep difficulties, anxiety and depression
- Psychological therapy
- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Professor Freeman has extensive media experience including national print and broadcast. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian.