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Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges (2023)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Blumer, Y., Gee, S., Waugh, L., & Weaver, Z. (2023). Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges. Psicologia di Comunità / Journal of Community Psychology, 1, 13-33. https://doi.org/10.3280/PSC2023-001002

Climate and ecological emergencies are already adversely affecting individuals and communities globally. In this UK based study, both academics and young people contributed examples of environmental and wider social challenges. The final lists captur... Read More about Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges.

Critical perspectives on art on prescription (2023)
Journal Article
Jensen, A., Bungay, H., & Holt, N. (in press). Critical perspectives on art on prescription. Perspectives in Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913923117077

The positive outcomes of engaging in the arts are increasingly reported in the research literature, supporting the use of the arts to enhance individual and community health and wellbeing. However, little attention is given to the less positive aspec... Read More about Critical perspectives on art on prescription.

The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change (2023)
Journal Article
Holt, N. (2023). The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change. Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health, 5(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.18261/njach.5.1.1

Purpose: To assess the impact of art workshops delivered remotely, during the coronavirus pandemic, on the wellbeing of participants. To measure the impact of participating in art workshops on immediate experience (mood, attention and loneliness). To... Read More about The impact of remote arts on prescription: Changes in mood, attention and loneliness during art workshops as mechanisms for wellbeing change.

Refugee identity and integration in Germany during the European “migration crisis”: Why local community support matters, and why policy gets it wrong (2022)
Journal Article
Lienen, C., & LeRoux-Rutledge, E. (in press). Refugee identity and integration in Germany during the European “migration crisis”: Why local community support matters, and why policy gets it wrong. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 17. https://doi.org/10.1080/15562948.2022.2098445

Although the 2015 “refugee crisis” dominated Europe’s policy-making agenda, little research was actually conducted with refugees. Using focus groups, interviews and photovoice, this study explores the identity and integration processes of 20 refugees... Read More about Refugee identity and integration in Germany during the European “migration crisis”: Why local community support matters, and why policy gets it wrong.

Am I a Community Psychologist? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Hadjiosif, M., & Thompson, M. (2022, October). Am I a Community Psychologist?. Paper presented at Community Psychology Festival, Southampton, UK

In recent years, one of the most visible forms of UK Community Psychology is the Section that sits within the British Psychological Society (BPS). The Section has resisted calls from the BPS to develop specific competencies against which one’s use of... Read More about Am I a Community Psychologist?.

Learning from collective lived experience: A case study of an experts by experience group (2022)
Journal Article
Pawson, C., Bolden, R., Isaac, B., Joseph, F., Hannah, M., & Sandai, S. (2022). Learning from collective lived experience: A case study of an experts by experience group. Housing, Care and Support, 25(3/4), 223-235. https://doi.org/10.1108/HCS-12-2021-0048

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a case study tracking the development and engagement of a group of experts by experience (The Independent Futures (IF) Group) who provided a lived experience voice to the Bristol Golden Key (GK) partne... Read More about Learning from collective lived experience: A case study of an experts by experience group.

Surviving to thriving: Impact of art interventions on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence (2022)
Report
Holt, N., Grace, P., & Halliwell, E. (2022). Surviving to thriving: Impact of art interventions on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence. One Story

This evaluation report describes a series of art workshops designed to support the wellbeing of people who have experienced sexual violence, run through Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS; www.sarsas.org.uk), led by socially enga... Read More about Surviving to thriving: Impact of art interventions on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence.

No increased inbreeding avoidance during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle (2022)
Journal Article
Holzleitner, I. J., Driebe, J. C., Arslan, R. C., Hahn, A. C., Lee, A. J., O'Shea, K. J., …DeBruine, L. M. (2022). No increased inbreeding avoidance during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 4, Article e47. https://doi.org/10.1017/ehs.2022.41

Mate preferences and mating-related behaviours are hypothesised to change over the menstrual cycle to increase reproductive fitness. Recent large-scale studies suggest that previously reported hormone-linked behavioural changes are not robust. The pr... Read More about No increased inbreeding avoidance during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle.

An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol (2022)
Journal Article
Fouracre, B., Fisher, J., Bolden, R., Coombs, B., Isaac, B., & Pawson, C. (2022). An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol. Housing, Care and Support, 25(3/4), 250-261. https://doi.org/10.1108/HCS-12-2021-0039

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present insights into the way in which system change can be activated around the provision of services and support for people experiencing multiple disadvantages in an urban setting. Design/methodology/approac... Read More about An emergent process for activating system change: Insights from Golden Key Bristol.

Alpha oscillations and stimulus-evoked activity dissociate metacognitive reports of attention, visibility, and confidence in a rapid visual detection task (2022)
Journal Article
Davidson, M. J., Macdonald, J. S. P., & Yeung, N. (2022). Alpha oscillations and stimulus-evoked activity dissociate metacognitive reports of attention, visibility, and confidence in a rapid visual detection task. Journal of Vision, 22(10), 20. https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.22.10.20

Variability in the detection and discrimination of weak visual stimuli has been linked to oscillatory neural activity. In particular, the amplitude of activity in the alpha-band (8–12 Hz) has been shown to impact the objective likelihood of stimulus... Read More about Alpha oscillations and stimulus-evoked activity dissociate metacognitive reports of attention, visibility, and confidence in a rapid visual detection task.

Art on referral: Remote delivery in primary and secondary care during the coronavirus pandemic (2022)
Report
Holt, N., Baber, D., Matthews, J., Lines, R., & Disney, B. (2022). Art on referral: Remote delivery in primary and secondary care during the coronavirus pandemic. Fresh Arts, Southmead Hospital and CreativeShift, Bristol

Between July 2020 and February 2021 Fresh Arts at Southmead Hospital and CreativeShift delivered remote arts on referral programmes to over 100 participants during the coronavirus pandemic. A referral pathway was developed with cultural organisations... Read More about Art on referral: Remote delivery in primary and secondary care during the coronavirus pandemic.

Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science (2022)
Journal Article
Clark, K., Birch-Hurst, K., Pennington, C. R., Petrie, A. C. P., Lee, J. T., & Hedge, C. (2022). Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science. Journal of Vision, 22(8), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.22.8.18

Research in perception and attention has typically sought to evaluate cognitive mechanisms according to the average response to a manipulation. Recently, there has been a shift toward appreciating the value of individual differences and the insight g... Read More about Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science.

Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool (2022)
Report
Bolden, R., Isaac, B., Pawson, C., & Gasper, R. (2022). Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool. Bristol: Golden Key

This tool is intended to be used by anyone who is developing or running a systems change activity or project for people with multiple complex needs. We encourage you to use the tool to identify practical actions in seven key areas which can improve t... Read More about Systems change for multiple complex needs: A practical tool.

Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report (2022)
Report
Isaac, B., Pawson, C., Bolden, R., Warren, S., Buser, M., & Anning, A. (2022). Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report. Bristol: Golden Key

This final local evaluation report marks the culmination of an intensive eight-years following the work of Golden Key (GK) to transform services for people in Bristol with severe and multiple disadvantage. Previous phases of the local evaluation hav... Read More about Golden key local evaluation - Phase 5 final report.

No more baby sharks! Climate change messages from Bristol children (2022)
Book Chapter
Thompson, M. (2022). No more baby sharks! Climate change messages from Bristol children. In M. Ruth (Ed.), No More Baby Sharks (78). Bristol: Tangent Books

Led by Bristol children, No More Baby Sharks is a delightful collection of their responses to our changing environment. Charmingly misspelt and illustrated, we hear the views and concerns they have for the world around them and the home we all share... Read More about No more baby sharks! Climate change messages from Bristol children.

Women saving the world: Narratives of gender and development on global radio (2022)
Book Chapter
LeRoux-Rutledge, E. (2022). Women saving the world: Narratives of gender and development on global radio. In New mediums, better messages? How innovations in translation, engagement, and advocacy are changing international development. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198858751.001.0001

Radio has long been used as a tool for development – particularly when promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment – but far more attention has been paid to local community radio than to radio with a global reach. This chapter seeks to understa... Read More about Women saving the world: Narratives of gender and development on global radio.

Narratives (2022)
Book Chapter
LeRoux-Rutledge, E. (2022). Narratives. In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible (1-7). Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98390-5_182-1

While many definitions of narrative exist, at its most basic, a narrative is a temporal sequence of events with a plot connecting those events. When we express our identity -- who we are -- we often do so in narrative form, telling a life story that... Read More about Narratives.

An open invitation to productive conversations about feminism and the spectrum of eating disorders (part 2): Potential contributions to the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention (2022)
Journal Article
LaMarre, A., Levine, M. P., Holmes, S., & Malson, H. (2022). An open invitation to productive conversations about feminism and the spectrum of eating disorders (part 2): Potential contributions to the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Journal of Eating Disorders, 10(1), Article 55. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00572-3

The role of feminism in eating disorders research, treatment, and advocacy continues to be debated, with little agreement in sight about the role—or lack thereof—of feminist eating disorders work. In these debates, the opportunity to open fruitful co... Read More about An open invitation to productive conversations about feminism and the spectrum of eating disorders (part 2): Potential contributions to the science of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Etude Neuropsychologique dans la Caraibe (2022)
Book Chapter
Ward, T. (2022). Etude Neuropsychologique dans la Caraibe.

This article is based on an invited keynote presentation to the conference of Caribbean psychologists in Martinique.

Colouring for wellbeing: Evidence and applications (2022)
Book Chapter
Holt, N. (in press). Colouring for wellbeing: Evidence and applications. In Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Health Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature)

Colouring has been increasingly used by adults as a tool to reduce stress and anxiety and to increase mindful attention in recent years. Its popularity has been reflected in the production and sales of colouring books, downloadable colouring pages an... Read More about Colouring for wellbeing: Evidence and applications.