Tamara completed her BSc in Psychology at University College London in 1996. Her thesis topic was an exploration of theory of mind in psychosis.
Following this, she obtained a Masters in Neuroscience from Kings College London (1997). Her thesis topic explored theory of mind in psychosis using funcational magnetic resonance imaging.
This was followed by a PhD in the Psychology Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London (completed in 2001). Her work looked at the precursors of the theory of mind deficits seen in psychosis including the perception of intention, reflexive orienting, visual attention difficulties and shared attention mechanisms.
After a number of postdoctoral academic positions, including a Goldsmith Fellowship, Royal Society Travel Scholarship and a Schizophrenia Research Institute grant, Tamara began her Clinical Psychology Training at University College London (completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2009). Her post doctoral and clinical thesis work explored the remediation of visual scan path (attentional) deficits to social cognitive stimuli in psychosis.
Academic and Teaching
Tamara continues with her academic and teaching work via honorary contracts with a number of organizations.
King's College London - Visiting Lecturer, Neuroimaging Department, The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - Tamara provides teaching on the topic of mindfulness to graduate students and trainee psychiatrists on the Maudsley MRCPsych rotation.
Alef Trust - Tutor and Lecturer -Tamara is a Tutor on the Learning through Integral Practice and Lectures on Meditation and Mindfulness for the Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies.
NAOS Institute - Tamara teaches therapists in training on the use of the Neurocognitive Model of Mindfulness. This transdiagnostic and transtherepeutic approach allows therapists to develop their own embodied mindfulness in session as well as use mindful modes of being to support their clients.
Russell, T.A (2015) Mindfulness in Motion. Watkins, London, UK
Russell TA (2017) #whatismindfulness. Watkins. London
Russell TA & Lhullier, R. (2020) What Colour is Your Dragon (Portuguese and English).
Senior, C., Russell, T.A., & Gazzaniga, M. (2006) Methods in Mind, MIT Press
Fu, C., Senior, C., Russell, T.A.., Weinberger, D. & Murray, R. (2003) Neuroimaging in Psychiatry. Dunitz Publishers
Fleetham, M (with contributions by TA Russell) (2003) How to Create and Develop a Thinking Classroom McGraw-‐
Russell, TA. & Tatton-Ramos, T. (2015) The Compassionate Brain and Mind in Towards the Compassionate School.
Institute of Education Press.
Russell, TA. & Green, MJ (2009) Social cognition in psychiatric disorders. In The Handbook of Neuropsychology of
Mental Illness Eds S Wood, N Allen & C Pantelis. Cambridge University Press.
Russell, T.A. Sharma, T.S. (2003) Social cognition at the neural level: investigations in autism, schizophrenia and
psychopathy. In The Social Brain: Evolution and Pathology, Eds M. Brüne, H. Ribbert, & Schiefenhövel, W. John
Wiley & Sons, London.
Russell, T.A., Zelaya F., Bressan, RA & Bandebni, PA (2003) Functional Neuroimaging: An introduction to the
technology, methodology, interpretation, and applications. In Neuroimaging in Psychiatry. Fu, C., Senior, C., Russell,
TA., Weinberger, D. & Murray, R (Eds).
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Chiodelli, R., Mello, L., Jesus, S. N., Beneton, E. R., Russell, T., & Andretta, I. (2022). Mindfulness-based interventions in undergraduate students: a systematic review. Journal of American college health : J of ACH, 70(3), 791–800.
Adamoli, A.N., Razzera, B.N., Ranheiri, M.F. et al. (2020) Mindfulness-Based Intervention Performed During Hemodialysis: an Experience Report. Trends in Psychol. 29, 320–340.
Russell, TA & Arcuri, S (2015) A Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Consideration of Mindful Movement:
Clinical and Research Implications. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 282.
Russell, TA, King, E., Wong, M. & Renieres, M (in preparation) A Mindfulness Toolkit for those living and working
with bipolar illness: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study.
Russell, TA & Tatton-‐Ramos, T (2014) Body In Mind Training: Mindful movement for the Clinical Setting. Journal of
Neuro‐disability and psychotherapy. 2(1/2), 108-‐136.
Kumari, V., Peters, E., Guinn, A., Fannon, D. Russell, TA., Sumich, A., Kuipers, E., Williams, S. & ffytch, D. (2016) Mapping Depression in Schizophrenia: A funcation magnetic resonance imaging study. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42(3), 802–813.
Gil, V., Meléndez-‐Pérez, I.,
Russell, T.A., Surguladze, S., Radua, J., Soriano-‐Mas, C., Fuste, M., Otta, C & Harol, J. (2013) Functional similarity of facial emotion processing between people with a first episode of psychosis and healthy subjects.
Sato, J., Kozasa, E., Radvany, R., Mello, L. Russell, T.A., & Amaro, E. (2012) Brain imaging analysis can identify participants under regular mental training. Public Library of Science One.
Marsh, PJ, Luckett, G. Russell, T. Coltheart, M. & Green, MJ. (2012) Effects of facial emotion recognition remediation on visual scanning of novel face stimuli. Schizophrenia Research, 141 (2-3) 234-40.
Kozasa, E., Sato, J., Lacerada, S., Barreiros, M., Radvany, J., Russell, TA., Sanches, L., Mello, L., & Amaro, Jr., E (2012)
Meditation Training increased brain efficiency in an attention task. Neuroimage, 59, 745‐749.
Russell, T.A. (2011) Body in mind training: mindful movement for severe and enduring mental illness. British Journal of Wellbeing, 2 (3), 13-16
Radua, J., Phillips, ML, Russell, TA., Lawrence, N., Marshall, N., Kalindindi, S., El-‐Hage, W., McDonald, C., Giampietro, V., Brammer, M., David, AS., Surguladze, S. (2010) Neural response to specific components of fearful faces in healthy and schizophrenic adults. NeuroImage; 49(1):939-46.
Marsh, P., Green, MJ., Russell, TA, McGuire, J., Harris, A. & Coltheart, M. (2010) Remediation of facial emotion
recognition in schizophrenia: Functional predictors, generalisability, and durability. American Journal of Psychiatric
Rehabilitation, 13(2), 143-170.
Russell, TA., Schmidt U, Doherty L, Young V, Tchanturia, K. (2009) Aspects of Social Cognition in Anorexia Nervosa:
Affective and cognitive theory of mind. Psychiatry Research, 168, 181-185.
Filbey, F., Russell, T.A., Morris, R., Murray, R. & McDonald, C (2008) Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
of attention processes in presumed obligate carriers of schizophrenia. Annals of General Psychiatry 2008, 7:18
Surguladze, S., Elkina, A., Ecker, C. Kalindinis, S.Corsica, A., Giampietro, V., Lawrence, N., Deeley, Q., Murphy, DG.,
Kucharska-Piertura, K., Russell, T.A., McGuffin, P., Murray, R., & Phillips, ML. (2008) Genetic variation in the
serotonin transporter modulates neural system-‐wide response to fearful faces. Genes, Brain and Behaviour. 7(5):
Russell, T.A., Green, M, & Coltheart, M (2008) Remediation of facial emotion perception: concomitant changes in
visual attention. Schizophrenia Research, 103(1-‐3):248‐256.
Hambrook, D., Tchanturia, K., Schmidt, U., Russell, TA. & Treasure, J. (2008) Empathy, systemizing, and autistic traits
in anorexia nervosa: A pilot study. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47(3), 335‐9.
Herba, C., Benson, P., Landau, S., Russell, TA, Goodwin, C., Lemche, E., Santosh, P. & Phillips, M (2008) Impact of
familiarity upon children’s developing facial expression recognition. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 49
Russell, T.A., Tchanturia, K., Rahman, Q. & Schmidt, U. (2007) Sex differences in theory of mind: a male advantage
on Happé’s “Cartoon” task. Cognition and Emotion, 21(7), 1554-1565.
Herba, C., Landau, S., Russell, T.A. Ecker, C., Phillips, ML (2006) The development of emotion-‐processing in children:
Effects of age, emotion, and intensity. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, 47, 1098-1106.
Russell, T.A., Chu, E., & Phillips, ML (2006) An investigation of the effectiveness of emotion recognition remediation
in schizophrenia using the Micro-‐Expression Training Tool. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 (4), 579‐583.
Russell, T.A., Kucharska-‐Pietrua, K., Reynaud, E., C. Ecker, Benson, P., Giampietro, V., Zelaya, F., Brammer, M., David,
A. & Phillips, M. (2006) Neural responses to dynamic expressions of fear in schizophrenia. Neuropsychologia, 45(1):
Surguladze, S., Russell, TA, Kucharska-‐Pietura, K, Travis, M., Giampietro, V., David, AS, Phillips, ML. (2006) A reversal
of the normal pattern of parahippocampal response to neutral and fearful faces is associated with reality distortion
in schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 60, 423‐431.
Russell, TA., Herba, C., Reynaud, E., Morris, R. & Corcoran, R. (2006) Do you see what I see? Inference from
movement in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 81 (1) 101-111.
Lemche, E, Giampietro, V., Surguladze, S., Amaro, E., Andrew, C, Williams, S., Brammer., MJ., Lawrence, N.,
Maier, M., Russell, T.A. Simmons, A., Ecker, C., Joraschky, P., Phillips, ML. (2006) Human attachment security is
mediated by the amygdala: Evidence from combined fMRI and psychophysiological measures. Human Brain
Mapping, 27, 623‐635.
Farrant, A., Morris, RG., Russell, T.A., Elwes, R., Akanuma, N., Alarcon, G. & Koutroumanidis, M. (2005) Social
Cognition in Frontal Lobe Epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 7 (3) 506‐516.
Phillips, M., Williams, L., Heining, M., Herba, C., Russell, TA., Andrew, C., Bullmore, ET., Brammer, MJ, Williams, S.,
Morgan, M., Young., AW, & Gray, J. (2004) Differential neural responses to overt and covert presentations of facial
expressions of fear and disgust. Neuroimage, 21, 1484-1496.
Rushe, T., Temple, C., Ritin, L., Woodruff, P., Bullmore, E., Simmons, A., Russell, T.A. & Murray, R. (2004)
Lateralisation of language function in young adults born very pre-‐term. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal
Neonatal Ed, 89, F112 – F118.
Kucharska-‐Pietura K, Russell T.A, & Masiak M. (2003) Perception of negative affect in schizophrenia--functional and
structural changes in the amygdala. Review. Ann Univ Mariae Curie Sklodowska 58(2):453-8.
Rubia, K, Russell, T.A., Taylor, E., Bullmore, E, Brammer, M., Williams, S., Andrew, C., & Sharma, T. (2001) Reduced
frontal activation in schizophrenia during normal inhibitory function. Schizophrenia Research, 52 (1-‐2) 47-‐55.
Russell, T.A., Rubia, K., Bullmore, E., Soni, W., Suckling, J., Brammer, M., Simmons, A., Williams, S., & Sharma, T.
(2000) Exploring the social brain in schizophrenia: lev prefrontal underactivation during mental state attribution.
American Journal of Psychiatry 157, 2040-‐2042.
Rubia, K., Russell, T.A., Overmeyer, S., Brammer, M.J., Bullmore, E.T., Sharma, T., Simmons, A., Williams, S.C.R.,
Giampietro, V., Andrew, C. & Taylor, E. (2000) Mapping motor inhibition: Generic brain activations across different
versions of go-‐no-‐go and stop tasks. NeuroImage 13, 250-261.