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Surviving to thriving: The impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Grace, P., Holt, N., & Halliwell, E. (2021, November). Surviving to thriving: The impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence. Poster presented at Sexual Violence and Health Research Day, Engineers House, Bristol

The study evaluated the impact of a programme of creative workshop on the well-being and mood of 25 women (average age = 41, range = 20-57) who had experienced sexual violence, run through SARSAS (www.sarsas.org.uk). A pre-post evaluation was conduct... Read More about Surviving to thriving: The impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence.

Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison” (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Pawson, C., Delfino, A., Saunders, A., & Parker, H. (2022). Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison”. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(2), Article e12461. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12461

Background: The mental health of students in UK higher education (HE) is receiving increased attention, and support services for students are under increased pressure. Aims: Drawing on ecological systems theory (EST), this study sought to explore pos... Read More about Student mental health in higher education: The contextual influence of “cuts, competition & comparison”.

Inhibiting integration and strengthening inequality? The effects of UK policy making on refugees and asylum seekers in Wales (2021)
Journal Article
Parker, S. (2021). Inhibiting integration and strengthening inequality? The effects of UK policy making on refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. People, Place and Policy, 15(2), 72-84. https://doi.org/10.3351/ppp.2021.2773253299

In 2001, following the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, four towns and cities in Wales became asylum dispersal locations. Whilst immigration and asylum remain matters reserved to the Westminster government, the Welsh Government has devolved responsib... Read More about Inhibiting integration and strengthening inequality? The effects of UK policy making on refugees and asylum seekers in Wales.

Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence? (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, B. C., Holzleitner, I. J., & Shiramizu, V. (2021). Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence?. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 25(12), 1018-1020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2021.09.003

The dominant theory of facial attractiveness judgments is that they evolved to identify healthy individuals with strong immune systems. Here, we summarize results of recent tests of this hypothesis, concluding that it has little compelling empirical... Read More about Does facial attractiveness really signal immunocompetence?.

Dual careers and athlete wellbeing (2021)
Book Chapter
Woodford, L., & Roberts, C. (2021). Dual careers and athlete wellbeing. In N. Campbell, A. Brady, & A. Tincknell-Smith (Eds.), Developing and Supporting Athlete Wellbeing. Person First, Athlete Second. Routledge

Which resources help young people to prevent and overcome mental distress in deprived urban areas in Latin America? A protocol for a prospective cohort study (2021)
Journal Article
Priebe, S., Catherine, F., Brusco, L. I., Carbonetti, F., Gómez-Restrepo, C., Uribe, M., …Bird, V. (2021). Which resources help young people to prevent and overcome mental distress in deprived urban areas in Latin America? A protocol for a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 11(9), Article e052339. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052339

Introduction Improving the mental health of young people is a global public health priority. In Latin America, young people living in deprived urban areas face various risk factors for mental distress. However, most either do not develop mental distr... Read More about Which resources help young people to prevent and overcome mental distress in deprived urban areas in Latin America? A protocol for a prospective cohort study.

Tackling ageism in the workplace (2021)
Book Chapter
Swift, H. J., Steeden, B., & Randsley de Moura, G. (2021). Tackling ageism in the workplace. In The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook on Aging and Work (211-227). Lanham, US: Rowman and Littlefield

Many countries have encouraged policies to promote the labor market participation of older workers, who tend to be defined as those aged 50 and over . Yet despite the existence of equality legislation which outlaws age discrimination in employment, a... Read More about Tackling ageism in the workplace.

Do 3D face images capture cues of strength, weight, and height better than 2D face images do? (2021)
Journal Article
Holzleitner, I. J., Jones, A. L., O’Shea, K. J., Cassar, R., Fasolt, V., Shiramizu, V., …DeBruine, L. M. (2021). Do 3D face images capture cues of strength, weight, and height better than 2D face images do?. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 7(3), 209-219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40750-021-00170-8

Objectives: A large literature exists investigating the extent to which physical characteristics (e.g., strength, weight, and height) can be accurately assessed from face images. While most of these studies have employed two-dimensional (2D) face ima... Read More about Do 3D face images capture cues of strength, weight, and height better than 2D face images do?.

Golden Key local evaluation: Review of phase 4 system change case studies (2021)
Report
Bolden, R., Isaac, B., Pawson, C., Griffin, E., & Gasper, R. (2021). Golden Key local evaluation: Review of phase 4 system change case studies. Golden Key Bristol

This report summarises findings, insights and recommendations from Phase 4 of the local evaluation of Golden Key, a partnership of statutory and not-for-profit agencies across Bristol who are piloting new approaches to service delivery and mobilising... Read More about Golden Key local evaluation: Review of phase 4 system change case studies.

Educators of Healthcare Professionals: Agreeing a Shared Purpose (2021)
Book
Browne, J., Bullock, A., Parker, S., Poletti, C., Jenkins, J., & Gallen, D. (2021). Educators of Healthcare Professionals: Agreeing a Shared Purpose. Cardiff University Press. https://doi.org/10.18573/book6

What do all healthcare educators have in common: what do they do, know and value? This monograph reports on research to establish the views of health professions educators, regulators, learned societies and professional bodies on the shared values an... Read More about Educators of Healthcare Professionals: Agreeing a Shared Purpose.

Using the experience sampling method to examine the impact of the arts for health (2021)
Digital Artefact
Holt, N. (2021). Using the experience sampling method to examine the impact of the arts for health. [Video]

Dr. Nicola Holt, Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, discusses using the experience sampling method to examine the impact of the arts for health, including study design, ethical considerations, data collection and analysis, and... Read More about Using the experience sampling method to examine the impact of the arts for health.

A cross-cultural comparison of the effects of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED) consumption on overall alcohol consumption and related consequences (2021)
Journal Article
Benson, S., Johnson, S. J., Alford, C., Scholey, A., & Verster, J. C. (2021). A cross-cultural comparison of the effects of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED) consumption on overall alcohol consumption and related consequences. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), Article 7579. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147579

There is a growing body of scientific literature examining the effects of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED) on alcohol consumption and related negative consequences, such as risky behavior or negative health effects. It is unknown whether differ... Read More about A cross-cultural comparison of the effects of alcohol mixed with energy drink (AMED) consumption on overall alcohol consumption and related consequences.

Exploring the perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing measures on athlete wellbeing: A qualitative study utilising photo-elicitation (2021)
Journal Article
Woodford, L., & Bussey, L. (2021). Exploring the perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing measures on athlete wellbeing: A qualitative study utilising photo-elicitation. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 624023. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.624023

Countries all over the globe have implemented mandatory social distancing measures in an attempt to suppress and control the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This enforced period of isolation, disruption to normal training routines and c... Read More about Exploring the perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic social distancing measures on athlete wellbeing: A qualitative study utilising photo-elicitation.

Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Nwaosu, U., Raymond-Williams, R., & Meyrick, J. (2021). Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 32(12), 1088-1105. https://doi.org/10.1177/09564624211024785

Black men experience a disproportionate burden of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United Kingdom (UK). STIs can seriously affect the health and well-being of affected individuals. With condoms effective at preventing STI transmission, t... Read More about Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review.

Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Pawson, C., & Evans, B. (2021). Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 45(10), 1398-1410. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2021.1933400

Student transition into higher education can set the foundation for success at university. However, some students, perhaps in increasing numbers, find this transition difficult. This study explores contemporary students’ experiences when transitionin... Read More about Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living.

Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study (2021)
Journal Article
Thompson, M., Parker, H., & Cave, J. (2022). Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 22(2), 279-291. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12433

The broad area of psychotherapy research is sometimes subdivided into that which focuses on outcome and that which focuses on process. Research into the active processes of psychotherapy can sometimes be occupied with debates around common versus spe... Read More about Exploring which aspects of a low‐intensity CBT intervention were found to contribute to a successful outcome from the service user point of view: A mixed methods study.

The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia (2021)
Journal Article
Ismail, S., Dodd, E., Christopher, G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., & Cheston, R. (2022). The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 94(4), 436-458. https://doi.org/10.1177/00914150211024185

Although dementia may affect the reliability of autobiographical memories, the psychological properties of nostalgic memories may be preserved. We compared the content of nostalgic (n = 36) and ordinary (n = 31) narratives of 67 participants living w... Read More about The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia.

A mixed-methods evaluation of the longitudinal impact of arts on prescription (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Zalantai, B., Holt, . . N., Chase, M., & Jenkinson, E. (2021). A mixed-methods evaluation of the longitudinal impact of arts on prescription. In N. Daykin, & A. Coulter (Eds.), Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021 CHW21 Research Proceedings (153-155)

Introduction Art on prescription is one pathway in social prescribing schemes that involves referral by health workers to visual arts programmes, for individuals experiencing social isolation and low to moderate levels of stress, anxiety and depres... Read More about A mixed-methods evaluation of the longitudinal impact of arts on prescription.

“Nobody can fail at it, everybody succeeds”: Perceived processes of change following attendance at an arts on prescription programme (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Holt, N., Elliot, C., & Jenkinson, E. (2021). “Nobody can fail at it, everybody succeeds”: Perceived processes of change following attendance at an arts on prescription programme. In N. Daykin, & A. Coulter (Eds.), Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021 CHW21 Research Proceedings (66-68)

Introduction As the delivery of social prescribing schemes is increasing nationally (NHS England, 2019; Fixsen & Polley, 2019), evaluation of their impact and efficacy is pressing: quantitative, qualitative and econometric (Public Health England, 20... Read More about “Nobody can fail at it, everybody succeeds”: Perceived processes of change following attendance at an arts on prescription programme.

An evaluation of the impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Grace, P., Holt, N., & Halliwell, E. (2021). An evaluation of the impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence. In N. Daykin, & A. Coulter (Eds.), Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021 CHW21 Research Proceedings (48-50)

Introduction The study evaluated the impact of a four-session creative workshop on well-being and mood among women who had experienced sexual violence, run through Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS; https://www.sarsas.org.uk/).... Read More about An evaluation of the impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence.