Dimitri Gavriloff

BA (Hons.), PGCE, PGDip. (Psych.)

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

 I am currently in my final year at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training working at the Department of Psychiatry with the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis (O-CAP) research group. 

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Professional Interests

My work prior to clinical training was mainly in clinical health psychology and particularly in the field of chronic pain. I also have a background in third wave cognitive behavioural therapies including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and hold a PGCE in secondary education. Before studying psychology I spent 5 years as a Buddhist monk living in Thailand and Oxford training in traditional mindfulness based techniques.   

Working in clinical health settings with a diverse range of individuals and mental health conditions has led me to develop a particular interest in sleep and the degree to which sleep problems can impact on an individual's physical and psychological wellbeing. My doctoral research is in the field of sleep disorders and focuses on insomnia and its relation to severe mental health conditions. I also have a particular interest in Clinical Neuropsychology. 


Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., Gavriloff, D., & Brooks, P. (2016). Benzodiazepies may be worse than opioids: Negative medication effects in severe chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 32, 285-91

Gavriloff, D., & Lusher, J. (2015). Social anxiety and mindfulness in online gamers. The Computer Games Journal, 4, 123-132

Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., Rogers, V. J., & Gavriloff, D. (2014). Quality of life in adolescents with severe chronic pain. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 99, A:148 

Beinart, N. A., Norton, S., Dowling, D., Gavriloff, D., Vari, C., Weinman, J. A., & Godfrey, E. L. The development and initial psychometric evaluation of a measure assessing adherence to prescribed exercise: The exercise adherence rating scale (EARS). (In Press)

Posters and conference presentations

Morris, L., Gavriloff, D., Vitterso, A., & Tarrant, L. (2014). Assessment of pain-related catastrophic cognitions, fusion, and behaviour change in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy Conference, Birmingham, UK.

Gauntlett-Gilbert, J., Gavriloff, D., & Rimes, K. (2014). Embarrassment and self consciousness in severe chronic pain. British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK.