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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

Sep
25

Person-centred coordinated care theory building...

Bircham room ITTC building , Plymouth Science Park

On 25th September Debra Westlake and Dr. Helen Lloyd are running a Person-centred coordinated care (P3C) theory...
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Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth

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

Research shows weight loss can be boosted fivefold thanks to novel mental imagery technique

24 September 2018

Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an...
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PenCHORD teach at international summer school focused on economical modelling in healthcare

20 September 2018

This August saw the first International Summer School Riga (ISSR), which was hosted and organised...
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Stroke doubles dementia risk, concludes large-scale study

31 August 2018

People who have had a stroke are around twice as likely to develop dementia, according...
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News

Research Projects

Nature on prescription

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

This project aims to provide evidence to better understand the impact of nature-based group activities...
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Adapting the Chance UK mentoring programme

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The Chance UK mentoring programme is for children in London aged 5-11 years who are...
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Research Projects