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Staff Profile

Dr Mark Tarrant

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Health

Kath Maguire

My research interests are in social identity and self-categorization processes and their impact on health and well-being. My research examines the idea that the way in which people make sense of and engage with health (broadly defined) is shaped by, and impacts upon, their social identities. I have previously conducted studies into the effects of self-categorization on health, examining the way in which social identity draws people towards certain lifestyles. With colleagues and students at the University of Exeter Medical School, I am extending on these ideas in clinical contexts, where there is frequently a need for interventions to promote better health (e.g., weight-management; rehabilitation). Within PenCLAHRC, I am involved in the Group Singing for Aphasia project and teach on the Making Sense of Evidence workshops

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Contact by phone
01392 725921

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Social Identity, health interventions, behaviour change

Projects

Group Singing for Aphasia

Healthy Parent Carers

Publications

Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health

Social identity and perceptions of torture: It's moral when we do it

Social identity structures the effects of perspective taking

The Consequences of Meta-stereotyping for Members of Disadvantaged Groups

Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia

Effects of norm referent salience on young people’s dietary orientation

Patient experiences of a bariatric group programme for managing obesity: A qualitative interview study

Relationship between perceptions of ageing and frailty in English older adults

The association between children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review

Older adults’ perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies

Rasch analysis of the Chedoke-McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale

"Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: A systematic review and meta-analysis"

Group-Based Diet and Physical Activity Weight-Loss Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study

A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions

Exploring residents’ experiences of mealtimes in care homes: A qualitative interview study

Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: A systematic review of the qualitative literature

“Thinking you’re old and frail”: A qualitative study of a frailty in older adults

Upcoming Events

Mar
26

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 1.47, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Mar
28

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room CH 1.13 College House, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher you can book an appointment to speak...
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News

Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning

18 March 2019

A study of more than 800 patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx has found...
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Child anxiety could be factor in school absences, research concludes

28 February 2019

New Exeter Medical School research, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Wellcome Trust, has found a...
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Partner in focus – Livewell Southwest

22 February 2019

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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Research Projects