I trained under a scientist-practitioner model. This means I keep up-to-date with relevant research and use this information to inform my practice. I am also an active researcher who makes regular contributions to the field of psychology and mental health. I have several research interests including men's mental health, well-being in young people, and psychological issues in people diagnosed with medical conditions/disabilities.

Research participation

Males 18 and over- take part in a short online questionnaire about masculinity and well-being here.

If you are a male aged 18 and older and would like to be kept informed of research participation opportunities (mostly online questionnaires), click here.

If you are a carer for someone with cancer and would like to be kept informed about a research project looking at coping amongst this group, click here

If you are diagnosed with cancer, and would like to be kept informed about a research project looking at relationship changes with friends and family, click here.

Recent publications

Spendelow, J. S., Simonds, L. M., & Avery, R. E. (In Press). The relationship between co-rumination and internalising problems: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.

Spendelow, J. S., Adam, L., & Fairhurst, B. (In Press). Coping and adjustment in informal male carers: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Spendelow, J. S., & Butler, L. J. (2015). Reported positive and negative outcomes associated with a self-practice/self-reflection cognitive-behavioural therapy exercise for CBT trainees. Psychotherapy Research, 10, 1-10.

Cole, S., Wood, K., & Spendelow, J. (2015). Team formulation: A critical evaluation of current literature and future research directions. Clinical Psychology Forum, 275, 13-18.

Spendelow, J. S. (2015). Men's self-reported coping strategies for depression: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Psychology of Men and Masculinities, 16(4), 439-447.

Spendelow, J. S. (2015). Cognitive-behavioural treatment of depression in men: Tailoring treatment & directions for future research, American Journal of Men’s Health, 9(2), 94-102.

Jose, P. E., Wilkins, H., & Spendelow, J. S. (2012). Does social anxiety predict rumination and co-rumination among adolescents? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41(1), 86-91.

Spendelow, J. S., & Jose, P. E. (2011). Adolescent rumination: An overview. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Springer.

Spendelow, J. S. (2011). Assessment of mental health problems in people with Down syndrome: Key Considerations. British Journal of Learning Disabilities,39(4), 306-313.

Spendelow, J. S. (2011). Psychological Assessment of Behavioural and Psychiatric Problems in People with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8(2), 104-112.

Spendelow, J. S., & Jose, P., E. (2010). Does the optimism bias affect help-seeking intentions in young people? The Journal of General Psychology, 137(10), 190-209.