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Cathie Porter
Trial Support Officer



Cathie joined the Trials Unit as a Trial Support Officer in May 2023. Previously she has worked as an Assistant Psychologist and Research Assistant on a variety of projects in mental health research.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Sussex
  • MSc, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, University of York



Cathie has an interest in mental health research, in particular research relating to the delivery of online interventions.


  • DIAMONDS - An RCT of the DIAMONDS Programme investigating the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the DIAMONDS intervention (diabetes self-management programme) for people with severe mental illnesses (SMI) and type 2 diabetes
  • MoreRespect

Research group(s)


Selected publications

Burbach, F., Lecce, F., Allen, V. M., & Porter, C. M. (2022). A Conversational, Virtual, Avatar-Led Cognitive Behavioral Therapy App Intervention for Improving the Quality of Life and Mental Health of People With Epilepsy: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(11) e40261.

Porter, C. M., Galloghly, E., & Burbach, F. R. (2022). The effective delivery of digital CBT: a service evaluation exploring the outcomes of young people who completed video conferencing therapy in 2020. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 15. 

Mc Kenny, R., Galloghly, E., Porter, C.M. & Burbach, F.R. (2021), ‘Living in a Zoom world’: Survey mapping how COVIDÔÇÉ19 is changing family therapy practice in the UK. Journal of Family Therapy.

Cathie Porter

Contact details

Cathie Porter
Trial Support Officer

Tel: 01904 32(5062)