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“It’s not therapy; I’m not a therapist”: Exploring the perspectives of Arts Health Practitioners on how arts on referral can improve psychosocial outcomes in adults with health conditions (2021)
Conference Proceeding
White, E., Holt, N., & Jenkinson, E. (2021). “It’s not therapy; I’m not a therapist”: Exploring the perspectives of Arts Health Practitioners on how arts on referral can improve psychosocial outcomes in adults with health conditions. In . N. Daykin, & A. Coulter (Eds.), Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference 2021 CHW21 Research Proceedings (143-146)

Introduction The rationale for this research was to explore the perspectives of art for health practitioners about how art interventions can improve psychosocial outcomes for adults with physical health conditions. Existing literature tends to foc... Read More about “It’s not therapy; I’m not a therapist”: Exploring the perspectives of Arts Health Practitioners on how arts on referral can improve psychosocial outcomes in adults with health conditions.

Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Raymond-Williams, R., Meyrick, J., & Nwaosu, U. (in press). Are psychosocial interventions effective at increasing condom use among Black men? A systematic review. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 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. (in press). Navigating entry into higher education: The transition to independent learning and living. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 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. (in press). 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, 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. (in press). The content of nostalgic memories among people living with dementia. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 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.

The ethos of the nourished wounded healer: A narrative inquiry (2021)
Journal Article
Hadjiosif, M. (2021). The ethos of the nourished wounded healer: A narrative inquiry. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 23(1), 43-69. https://doi.org/10.1080/13642537.2021.1881137

Despite a plethora of texts on the 'wounded healer', little systematic research has been conducted on unpacking the implications and embedded assumptions of this concept. This paper takes the 'wounded healer' into the research arena by approaching it... Read More about The ethos of the nourished wounded healer: A narrative inquiry.

Applied and laboratory-based autonomic and neurophysiological monitoring during sustained attention tasks (2021)
Thesis
Stephenson, A. Applied and laboratory-based autonomic and neurophysiological monitoring during sustained attention tasks. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6822634

Fluctuations during sustained attention can cause momentary lapses in performance which can have a significant impact on safety and wellbeing. However, it is less clear how unrelated tasks impact current task processes, and whether potential disturba... Read More about Applied and laboratory-based autonomic and neurophysiological monitoring during sustained attention tasks.

The impact of collectivism orientation and gender identity on work-life balance and life satisfaction relationship: A UK –Spain comparison (2021)
Journal Article
Valero Pizarro, I., & Arman, G. (2021). The impact of collectivism orientation and gender identity on work-life balance and life satisfaction relationship: A UK –Spain comparison. Journal of Management and Business Education, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.35564/jmbe.2021.0004

Difficulties in balancing work and non-work roles have a negative impact on an individual’s life satisfaction. This study investigates the relationship between work-life balance and life satisfaction across the United Kingdom and Spain. It also expl... Read More about The impact of collectivism orientation and gender identity on work-life balance and life satisfaction relationship: A UK –Spain comparison.

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. (in press). An evaluation of the impact of an arts intervention on the wellbeing of women who have experienced sexual violence

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.

“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. (in press). “Nobody can fail at it, everybody succeeds”: Perceived processes of change following attendance at an arts on prescription programme

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.

A mixed-methods evaluation of the longitudinal impact of arts on prescription (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Zalantai, B., Holt, . . N., Chase, M., & Jenkinson, E. (in press). A mixed-methods evaluation of the longitudinal impact of arts on prescription

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.

Does latent inhibition underpin creativity, positive schizotypy and anomalous cognition? (2020)
Journal Article
Holt, N., Simmonds-Moore, C., & Moore, S. (2020). Does latent inhibition underpin creativity, positive schizotypy and anomalous cognition?. Journal of Parapsychology, 84(2), 156-178. https://doi.org/10.30891/jopar.2020.02.02

This paper presents two experiments in which an experimental paradigm developed to examine the efficacy of filtering mechanisms of attention, Latent Inhibition (LI), was adapted to include a psi component. LI assesses the processing of irrelevant sti... Read More about Does latent inhibition underpin creativity, positive schizotypy and anomalous cognition?.

Acceptability and feasibility of early identification of mental health difficulties in primary schools: A qualitative exploration of UK school staff and parents’ perceptions (2020)
Journal Article
Childs-Fegredo, J., Burn, A., Duschinsky, R., Humphrey, A., Ford, T., Jones, P. B., & Howarth, E. (2021). Acceptability and feasibility of early identification of mental health difficulties in primary schools: A qualitative exploration of UK school staff and parents’ perceptions. School Mental Health, 13, 143–159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12310-020-09398-3

© 2020, The Author(s). One in eight children aged 5–19years in the UK suffer from a psychiatric disorder, while fewer than 35% are identified and only 25% of children access mental health services. Whilst government policy states that primary schools... Read More about Acceptability and feasibility of early identification of mental health difficulties in primary schools: A qualitative exploration of UK school staff and parents’ perceptions.

A PhD FAQ [Blog] (2020)
Other
Thompson, M., & Saunders, A. (2020). A PhD FAQ [Blog]

Embarking on a PhD can be one of the most rewarding, frustrating, liberating, challenging and exciting adventures of your professional life. However, it isn’t for everyone and should not be undertaken lightly. If it works for you, it can be incredibl... Read More about A PhD FAQ [Blog].

Amplifying recall after delays via initial interviewing: Inoculating truth-tellers' memory as a function of encoding quality (2020)
Journal Article
Harvey, A. C., Vrij, A., Leal, S., Deeb, H., Hope, L., & Mann, S. (2020). Amplifying recall after delays via initial interviewing: Inoculating truth-tellers' memory as a function of encoding quality. Acta Psychologica, 209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2020.103130

Typically, truth-tellers report more detailed statements when interviewed immediately, compared to after delays (displaying forgetting), whereas liars report statements containing similar amounts of detail when interviewed immediately or after a dela... Read More about Amplifying recall after delays via initial interviewing: Inoculating truth-tellers' memory as a function of encoding quality.

Tracking momentary experience in the evaluation of arts-on-prescription services: Using mood changes during art workshops to predict global wellbeing change (2020)
Journal Article
Holt, N. J. (2020). Tracking momentary experience in the evaluation of arts-on-prescription services: Using mood changes during art workshops to predict global wellbeing change. Perspectives in Public Health, 140(5), 270-276. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913920913060

Aims: To measure the immediate impact of participating in arts-on-prescription workshops on multiple dimensions of mood and to evaluate whether improvement in mood is a mechanism for change, predicting improvements in global wellbeing before and afte... Read More about Tracking momentary experience in the evaluation of arts-on-prescription services: Using mood changes during art workshops to predict global wellbeing change.