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A qualitative exploration of postoperative bariatric patients’ psychosocial support for long-term weight loss and psychological wellbeing (2024)
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Van Zyl, N., Lusher, J., & Meyrick, J. (2024). A qualitative exploration of postoperative bariatric patients’ psychosocial support for long-term weight loss and psychological wellbeing. Behavioral Sciences, 14(2), Article 122. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs14020122

Background: There is a paucity of research exploring postoperative psychosocial interventions for bariatric surgery patients exceeding 2 years, and therefore, an interdisciplinary postoperative approach is warranted. This qualitative study explored t... Read More about A qualitative exploration of postoperative bariatric patients’ psychosocial support for long-term weight loss and psychological wellbeing.

In/secure childhoods: Children and conflict in Kashmir (2024)
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Brännlund, E., Buser, M., Holt, N., Mytton, J., Fazli, A., Leeson, L., …Sinha, V. (2024). In/secure childhoods: Children and conflict in Kashmir. Childhood, 31(1), 48-66. https://doi.org/10.1177/09075682241226521

This paper focuses on art productions by children participating in an art-based wellbeing intervention project in Kashmir. Drawing on feminist security studies, we conducted narrative analysis to explore how children represent in/security. The locati... Read More about In/secure childhoods: Children and conflict in Kashmir.

Critical community psychology: The perceptions of UK undergraduate psychology students (2023)
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Thompson, M., & Thomas, Z. (2023). Critical community psychology: The perceptions of UK undergraduate psychology students. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 9(2), 125-146. https://doi.org/10.1285/i24212113v9i2p125

Psychology undergraduates represent the future workforce of the applied psychology professions. As such, this study explores UK psychology undergraduates’ views of critical community psychology and its relevance to applied psychology related to well-... Read More about Critical community psychology: The perceptions of UK undergraduate psychology students.

Trends in admissions and outcomes at a British Wildlife rehabilitation centre over a ten-year period (2012–2022) (2023)
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Mullineaux, E., & Pawson, C. (2023). Trends in admissions and outcomes at a British Wildlife rehabilitation centre over a ten-year period (2012–2022). Animals, 14(1), Article 86. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14010086

Millions of animals pass through wildlife rehabilitation centres (WRCs) globally each year, some dying in captivity, others euthanised, and some released into the wild. Those caring for these animals are generally well-intentioned, but skills, knowle... Read More about Trends in admissions and outcomes at a British Wildlife rehabilitation centre over a ten-year period (2012–2022).

‘So they hit each other’: Gendered constructions of domestic abuse in the YouTube commentary of the Depp v Heard trial (2023)
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Reidy, K., Abbott, K., & Parker, S. (in press). ‘So they hit each other’: Gendered constructions of domestic abuse in the YouTube commentary of the Depp v Heard trial. Critical Discourse Studies, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2023.2291130

This study presents a critical discourse analysis of YouTube comments below five videos of the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard trial, which was live streamed by the platform in April and May 2022. The analysis examines the discursive resources used by comm... Read More about ‘So they hit each other’: Gendered constructions of domestic abuse in the YouTube commentary of the Depp v Heard trial.

The Basis of Patient Resistance to Opportunistic Discussions About Weight in Primary Care (2023)
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Tremblett, M., Webb, H., Ziebland, S., Stokoe, E., Aveyard, P., & Albury, C. (in press). The Basis of Patient Resistance to Opportunistic Discussions About Weight in Primary Care. Health Communication, https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2023.2266622

Clinicians expect that talking to patients with obesity about potential/future weight loss will be a difficult conversation, especially if it is not the reason that a patient is seeking medical help. Despite this expectation, many governments ask cli... Read More about The Basis of Patient Resistance to Opportunistic Discussions About Weight in Primary Care.

Ontological insecurity of inattentiveness: Conceptualizing how risk management practices impact on patient recovery when admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital (2023)
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Deering, K., Wagstaff, C., Williams, J., Bermingham, I., & Pawson, C. (2024). Ontological insecurity of inattentiveness: Conceptualizing how risk management practices impact on patient recovery when admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 33(2), 420-430. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.13245

Risk management which assesses and mitigates risks such as suicide and violence is under scrutiny, particularly within psychiatric inpatient settings. Restrictive practices, which result from risk assessment, such as observations, physical restraint... Read More about Ontological insecurity of inattentiveness: Conceptualizing how risk management practices impact on patient recovery when admitted to an acute psychiatric hospital.

Developing a sense of belonging among biracial individuals: A case study exploring the social context (2023)
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Eid, F. M. A., & Parker, S. (2023). Developing a sense of belonging among biracial individuals: A case study exploring the social context. SN Social Sciences, 3(10), Article 180. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43545-023-00770-z

Previous research highlights that biracial people may struggle to fit into their racial groups due to their dual identities. However, much of this research focuses on identity development and a sense of belonging within an educational context. This s... Read More about Developing a sense of belonging among biracial individuals: A case study exploring the social context.

Learning from pandemic precarity: The future of early career researchers in qualitative health research (2023)
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Tremblett, M., Tremblett, M., Douglass, T., Joyce, J., Anderson, A., Flint, N., & Spratt, T. (2023). Learning from pandemic precarity: The future of early career researchers in qualitative health research. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 4, 100335. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100335

This commentary is a critical reflection by early career researchers (ECRs) working in qualitative health research (QHR) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The consequences of the pandemic have been acutely felt by ECRs working in QHR. M... Read More about Learning from pandemic precarity: The future of early career researchers in qualitative health research.

“Just say hi”: Forced migrants’ constructions of local neighbourhoods as spaces of inclusion and exclusion in South Wales (2023)
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Parker, S., & Cornell, J. (2023). “Just say hi”: Forced migrants’ constructions of local neighbourhoods as spaces of inclusion and exclusion in South Wales. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 5, Article 100147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2023.100147

Integration is often assumed to be a public good and both UK and devolved governments have developed refugee integration strategies to address this aspiration. Within these strategies the development of social bridges with members of the host society... Read More about “Just say hi”: Forced migrants’ constructions of local neighbourhoods as spaces of inclusion and exclusion in South Wales.

Let there be chaos (2023)
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Hadjiosif, M., Thomson, C., Ince, A., Martin, J., & McManus, P. (2023). Let there be chaos. Psychologist, 36(7), 28-39

Miltos Hadjiosif makes the case for autoethnography, in its image, and introduces a set of pieces from his students.

Climate change and community psychology: Exploring environmental and wider social challenges (2023)
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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.

Uncertain futures: Perceptions of refugees in a story completion task (2023)
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Parker, S., Earnshaw, D., Penn, E., & Kumari, R. (2023). Uncertain futures: Perceptions of refugees in a story completion task. Qualitative Research Journal, 23(5), 545-556. https://doi.org/10.1108/QRJ-11-2022-0145

Purpose: In recent years the movement of refugees has led to increasing negative media and political discourse about migration in the United Kingdom, particularly as the number of refugees crossing the English Channel has increased. Despite this host... Read More about Uncertain futures: Perceptions of refugees in a story completion task.

Critical perspectives on art on prescription (2023)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Learning from collective lived experience: A case study of an experts by experience group (2022)
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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.

No increased inbreeding avoidance during the ovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle (2022)
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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)
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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)
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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.