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Gillian Colville

Honorary Research Fellow
Gillian is Head of the Paediatric Psychology Service at St George’s Hospital in London.

Gillian is Head of the Paediatric Psychology Service at St George’s Hospital in London. Her main research interest is the psychological impact of a child’s admission to PICU on families and on staff. She has completed projects investigating children’s memories of PICU; evaluating the impact of a follow-up clinic on parental distress; examining the prevalence of post-traumatic stress and burnout in ICU staff and has recently published on the associations between different coping strategies and the prevalence of work-related distress in staff on adult and paediatric ICUs. 

Read Gillian's CV.

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PubMed Bibliography

Downloadable leaflets

A screenshot of the recovery journey after picu admission document.

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A screenshot of the recovery journey after picu admission (Espanol) document

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A screenshot of the should children visit document.

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A screenshot of the childrens memories of picu document

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STRESSCHECKERICU

Self-rating app and excel sheet for tracking symptoms of staff burnout and post-traumatic stress.

Access the app.

stresscheckericu mobile

Download the spreadsheet (Excel)

stresscheckericu spreadsheet

Map of PICU psychologists

Access the map here.

picu psychologist map

 

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2020

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WFPICCS Virtual Meeting

 

2019

a)      Managing and understanding the child’s anxiety on PICU and beyond

b)      The chid is ‘fine’. What about the parent?

BCCA, Newcastle upon Tyne UK

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2019

Prevention of PTSD in children and families after PICU – Promoting psychological adaptation

SRLF Annual Meeting, Paris, France

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2018

Psychology and the seriously injured child

Paediatric Trauma Day, St George’s Hospital, London UK

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2018

Should counselling be mandatory for all PICU staff?

PICS Meeting, Bristol UK

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2018

Managing end of life care in the critically ill child – Impact on staff and staff resilience

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital UK

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2018

Fatigue in children after intensive care

 

WFPICCS Singapore

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2018

Treating traumatised parents in the longer term

WFPICCS Singapore

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2018

Moral distress, trauma and burnout in staff

Ethics symposium, RCPCH Meeting, Glasgow UK

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2018

Promoting psychological adaptation in children and families in the PICU

BPS Launch Event on Paediatric Psychology Competencies, Glasgow UK

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2017

Assessing psychological outcomes in children following critical illness

PICS Meeting, Nottingham UK

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2017

Use of Narrative Exposure Therapy in a case series of parents traumatised in paediatric settings

ESTSS Meeting, Odense, Denmark

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2017

Children visiting relatives on ICU

EfCCNA Meeting, Belfast UK

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2017

Coping with staff burnout and post-traumatic stress in intensive care

46th SCCM Congress, Hawaii USA

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2017

Promoting psychological adaptation in children and families in PICU

46th SCCM Congress, Hawaii USA

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2016

The psychological impact of paediatric critical illness

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Washington USA

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2016

The application of clinical psychology in an acute paediatric setting:

 

1)      Paediatric Psychology

 

2)      PICU: The child’s experience

 

3)      PICU: The parent’s experience

 

4)      PICU: Staff stress

 

5)      Assessment and intervention with families affected by PICU admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of East Anglia, Norwich UK

 

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2016

The psychological impact of critical illness – implications for research

WFPICCS Toronto, Canada

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Video

2016

Psychological recovery after PICU

American Delirium Society, Nashville TN, USA

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2015

The impact of delirium on children and families

European Delirium Association, London

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2015

Case report: Use of therapeutic drawings in the management of dissociation

ESTSS Meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania

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2015

Screening parents for risk of PTSD after a child’s admission to PICU

ESTSS Meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania

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2014

Psychological research: Measuring outcomes in PICU and NNU

EAPS/ESNIC Barcelona, Spain

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2014

The psychological impact of PICU admission on the child and parent

EAPS/ESPNIC Barcelona, Spain

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2014

Strategies for managing stress and burnout in your team

EAPS/ESPNIC Barcelona, Spain

Pdf

Video

2014

Recollections of children after PICU admission

7th WFPICCS Istanbul, Turkey

To be added

2014

A biopsychosocial model for recovery of families after PICU admission

7th WFPICCS Istanbul, Turkey

To be added

2014

Family-centred approaches for decreasing distress during and after PICU stay

43rd SCCM, San Francisco CA, USA

To be added

2013

Paediatric Psychology Network: Judith Houghton Award address

PPN Annual Meeting, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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2013

Traumatic stress in PICU staff: associations with burnout and coping

ESTSS Meeting, Bologna, Italy

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2013

The Big Spot – Example of PICU storybook

Youtube video

Video

2012

Promoting resilience in children and trauma and maltreatment

Faculty for Forensic and Legal Medicine, London UK

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2012

Psychological impact of admission to PICU

BPS Division of Neuropsychology, London YK

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2011

Supporting families on and after PICU

Paediatric High Dependency Meeting, Hull UK

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2011

Psychological impact of admission to PICU

Paediatric High Dependency Meeting, Hull UK

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2011

Evaluation of a PICU follow up clinic

ESTSS, Vienna, Austria

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2010

The psychological impact on children and parents of admission to PICU

RCPCH Meeting, Warwick UK

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2010

Evaluation of a PICU Follow-up Clinic: It’s good to talk!

BPS Meeting, Stratford upon Avon, UK

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2009

Psychological aspects of PICU research

PICS-SG Meeting, Lords, London UK

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2009

Post-traumatic stress in the year following PICU treatment

ESTSS 11th Meeting, Oslo, Norway

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2009

The psychological impact on children of admission to PICU

EACLPP Meeting, Nordwijkerhout, Netherlands

Pdf

2009

High stress during admission predicts impact of PICU follow-up clinic on parental’ psychological outcome

PICS Meeting, Cambridge UK

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2009

Evaluation of a PICU Follow-up Clinic: It’s good to talk!

BPS FCYP Meeting, Royal Holloway, Surrey UK

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2009

Delusional memories reported by children following PICU: Is this delirium?

European Delirium Association 4th Meeting, Leeds UK

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2008

 

Paediatric Intensive Care (Interview)

 All in the Mind, Radio 4

Audio

2007

Children’s factual and delusional memories

SCCM 36th Meeting, Orlando FL, USA

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2007

Psychological research

PICS-SG Cambridge, UK

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2007

Predictors of post-traumatic stress in children after PICU admission

WFPICCS 5th Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland

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2007

Predictors of long term post-traumatic stress in mothers and fathers after a child’s admission to PICU

PICS Meeting, Nottingham UK

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2007

Patterns of post-traumatic stress in child-parent pairs after Pediatric Intensive Care treatment

ISTSS 23rd Meeting, Baltimore MD, USA

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2007

Clinical work with children on PICU

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, USA

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2007

The psychological impact on children and parents of PICU admission

Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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2006

Think positive! Reflections on the implications of the concept of post-traumatic growth for clinical practice

PPN Meeting, Oxford UK

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2006

Hallucinatory experiences reported by children following an intensive care admission

ESPNIC Meeting, Barcelona, Spain

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2005

Post traumatic growth in mothers after intensive care

ESTSS Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

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2005

The relationship between memory and PTSD symptoms in children after admission to PICU

ESTSS Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

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2005

RCT evaluation of a PICU follow up clinic

ESTSS Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

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2005

RCT evaluation of a PICU follow up clinic

PICS Meeting, Oxford UK

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2005

Screening for post-traumatic stress in parents after their child’s admission to PICU

PICS Meeting, Oxford UK

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