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Research projects

BAME in health and social care research

Exploring researchers’ viewpoints and learning of a toolkit designed to increase Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in health and social care research.

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Brexit and mental wellbeing

Investigating the psychological factors relating to England's imminent exit from the EU.

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Exploring the proximity effect

Research suggests that this simple yet promising intervention may contribute to decreasing obesity and snacking behavi...

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The Impact of Game Mechanic Preference, Gaming Motivation and Personality on Video Game Engagement

This project investigates which game mechanics are best suited to increasing engagement, using several participants fr...

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Exploring the effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention on weight and eating behaviours in clinical populations

Testing the effectiveness of the Mindful Construal Diary (MCD; a novel mindfulness-based intervention) on weight loss ...

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Improving BAME Student Achievement in the School of Law

Working to boost the achievements of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) students within the University's School o...

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The impact of LEGOLAND on Mindfulness, Stress and Wellbeing

This knowledge transfer partnership with Birmingham-based LEGOLAND Discovery Centre (LDC) assesses how the centre's ad...

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Mindful construal diaries and healthy eating

When forced between picking healthy and unhealthy foods, we often make the wrong choice. This project assesses whether...

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Mindful construal diaries to reduce portion size effect

 In this research, it was hypothesised that the use of a mindful eating-specific intervention, namely Mindful Construa...

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Autobiographical memory specificity and restrained eating

Determining  if priming memory retrieval with images of healthy/unhealthy foods would influence memory specificity an...

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The Effect of Mindfulness App Use in Complex Needs Students

Examining   the effect of a mindfulness application on social emotional development and cognitive development.

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Using Nudges to Promote Healthful Eating

This research aims to identify which nudges implemented in the school cafeteria yield an increase in fruit and vegetab...

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Mindfulness-based interventions for healthier eating

Exploring the utility of mindfullness and associated techniques to aid positive eating behaviours and provide an evide...

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