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Ann-Mari Farsund Lilleløkken

Visiting phd candidate - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour


Oakley, David A.; Walsh, Eamonn, Lilleløkken, Ann-Mari Farsund, Halligan, Peter W., Mehta, Mitul A. & Deeley, Quinton (2020)


International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 68(1) Doi: 10.1080/00207144.2020.1682257 - Full text in research archive

The Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A (HGSHS:A), is widely used as a measure of suggestibility to screen participants for research purposes. To date, there have been a number of normative studies of the HGSHS:A, the majority of which originate from Western countries. The outcomes of these Western studies are summarized, and variations in methodologies are described and discussed. Also reported are the psychometric properties of the HGSHS:A in a large contemporary United Kingdom (UK) sample. Overall, these UK results are consistent with the earlier Western norms studies in terms of response distribution and item difficulty, with only minor differences. The continued use of HGSHS:A as a screening procedure is supported, particularly if corrected for response subjectivity/involuntariness and with revised amnesia scoring. The HGSHS:A is also important as a potential measure of the broader trait of direct verbal suggestibility.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2011 Kings College London MSc Mental Health Studies
2010 Kingston University Bachelor of Science
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2017 - 2021 BI Norwegian Business School PhD Candidate
2013 - 2017 BI Norwegian Business School Marketing Manager
2012 - 2013 Turning Point Assistant Clinical Psychologist
2011 - 2012 Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Researcher in Global Mental Health
2011 - 2011 South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Honourary Assistant Psychologist
2011 - 2010 Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London Research Assistant in Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences