Dr Abigail Millings BSc PhD
- Department of Psychology Sociology and Politics
- Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology
- Social and Economic Research Institute
I completed my PhD on family attachment relationships at the University of East Anglia in 2008, under the supervision of Dr Judi Walsh. I was then awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which allowed me to work at the University of Bristol under the mentorship of Dr Angela Rowe. During this time I co-founded the UK Attachment Network https://www.ukattachmentnetwork.co.uk/. I then spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bath (2009-10), working on a Randomised Controlled Trial of group-based CBT to prevent adolescent depression. I then spent some time working for an online CBT company, designing and evaluating digital mental health and well-being programs, and exploring the interface between relationships science and psychological therapies. I joined the University of Sheffield as a Lecturer in Psychology (2013-2020), where I continued to research close relationships, mental health, and technologies for well-being, and had the pleasure of supervising some wonderful PhD students. I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology in 2020, and became Associate Professor in 2022.
Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics
College of Social Sciences and Arts
Current research projects:
I am currently leading a project on the application of behavioural science to family hubs service uptake by disadvantaged and vulnerable families. This work is funded by the Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/behavioural-insights-increasing-uptake-of-family-hub-services.
Stevenson, J.C., Emerson, L.M., McKinnon, K., & Millings, A. (2022). Facets of mindfulness mediate the relationship between attachment orientation and emotion regulation in university students. Psychological Reports. http://doi.org/10.1177/00332941221119409
Broglia, E., Millings, A., & Barkham, M. (2021). Student mental health profiles and barriers to help seeking: When and why students seek help for a mental health concern. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 21 (4), 816-826. http://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12462
Millings, A., Abu-Akel, A., Mattar, T., & Rowe, A. (2021). Constraints to liberty of movement and attachment styles significantly account for well-being in three Palestinian samples. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12. http://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1968139
Stevenson, J., Millings, A., Emerson, L.M., Sirois, F., & Rowe, A. (2021). Adult attachment and mindfulness: examining directionality, causality, and theoretical implications. Journal of Research in Personality. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104043
Easton, K., Kellett, S., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Varela, J., & Parry, G. (2021). Blending cognitive analytic therapy with a digital support tool: Mixed methods study involving a user-centered design of a prototype app. JMIR Mental Health, 8 (2), e20213. http://doi.org/10.2196/20213
Kellett, S., Easton, K., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Simmonds-Buckley, M., & Parry, G. (2021). Correction: Evaluation of a Mobile App to Enhance Relational Awareness and Change During Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Mixed Methods Case Series. JMIR mental health, 8 (1), e27159. http://doi.org/10.2196/27159
Kellett, S., Easton, K., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Simmonds-Buckley, M., & Parry, G. (2020). Evaluation of a Mobile App to Enhance Relational Awareness and Change During Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Mixed Methods Case Series. JMIR Mental Health, 7 (12). http://doi.org/10.2196/19888
Kellett, S., Easton, K., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Simmonds-Buckley, M., & Parry, G. (2020). Evaluation of a Mobile App to Enhance Relational Awareness and Change During Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Mixed Methods Case Series. JMIR mental health, 7 (12), e19888. http://doi.org/10.2196/19888
Simmonds-Buckley, M., Bennion, M.R., Kellett, S., Millings, A., Hardy, G.E., & Moore, R.K. (2020). Acceptability and Effectiveness of NHS-Recommended e-Therapies for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress: Meta-Analysis. Journal of medical internet research, 22 (10), e17049. http://doi.org/10.2196/17049
Millings, A., Hirst, S.L., Sirois, F., & Houlston, C. (2020). Emotional adaptation to relationship dissolution in parents and non-parents: A new conceptual model and measure. PLOS ONE, 15 (10), e0239712. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239712
Bennion, M.R., Hardy, G.E., Moore, R.K., Kellett, S., & Millings, A. (2020). Usability, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of Web-Based Conversational Agents to Facilitate Problem Solving in Older Adults: Controlled Study. J Med Internet Res, 22 (5), e16794. http://doi.org/10.2196/16794
Kellett, S., Simmonds-Buckley, M., Limon, E., Hague, J., Hughes, L., Stride, C., & Millings, A. (2020). Defining the Assessment and Treatment Competencies to Deliver Low-Intensity Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Multi-Center Validation Study. Behavior Therapy. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2020.01.006
Easton, K., Kellett, S., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Varela, J., & Parry, G. (2020). Blending Cognitive Analytic Therapy With a Digital Support Tool: Mixed Methods Study Involving a User-Centered Design of a Prototype App (Preprint). . http://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.20213
Wilkinson, L.L., Rowe, A.C., & Millings, A. (2020). Disorganized attachment predicts body mass index via uncontrolled eating. International Journal of Obesity, 44 (2), 438-446. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-019-0378-0
Broglia, E., Millings, A., & Barkham, M. (2019). Counseling with guided use of a mobile well-being app for students experiencing anxiety or depression: Clinical outcomes of a feasibility trial embedded in a student counseling service. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7 (8), e14318. http://doi.org/10.2196/14318
Houlston, C., Millings, A., Mansfield, P., & Hirst, S.L. (2019). Development and Practical use of an Emotional Readiness Assessment for Support in Family Justice Processes. Family Court Review, 57 (3), 332-341. http://doi.org/10.1111/fcre.12426
Norman, P., Webb, T.L., Millings, A., & Pechey, L. (2019). Does the structure (tunneled vs. free-roam) and content (if-then plans vs. choosing strategies) of a brief online alcohol intervention effect engagement and effectiveness? A randomized controlled trial. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9 (6), 1122-1130. http://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz110
Bennion, M.R., Hardy, G.E., Moore, R.K., Kellett, S., & Millings, A. (2019). E-Therapies in England for stress, anxiety or depression: How are apps developed? A survey of NHS e-therapy developers. BMJ Health and Care Informatics, 26 (1). http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjhci-2019-100027
Millings, A., Carnelley, K.B., Cavanagh, K., Wilderspin, A., Wiseman, H., & Rowe, A.C. (2019). Priming attachment security improves attitudes towards a range of therapies. British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953), 110 (1), 15-39. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12334
Stevenson, J.C., Millings, A., & Emerson, L.-.M. (2019). Psychological Well-being and Coping: the Predictive Value of Adult Attachment, Dispositional Mindfulness, and Emotion Regulation. Mindfulness, 10 (2), 256-271. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-0970-8
Norman, P., Webb, T.L., & Millings, A. (2019). Using the theory of planned behaviour and implementation intentions to reduce binge drinking in new university students. Psychology and Health, 34 (4), 478-496. http://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2018.1544369
Shearman, N., Millings, A., Carroll, D., & Rowe, A. (2019). A preliminary exploration of the links between attachment disorganisation and schizotypy dimensions in adulthood (Letter to the editor). Schizophrenia Research, 208, 493-495. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2019.01.004
Cameron, D., Millings, A., Fernando, S., Collins, E.C., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., ... Prescott, T. (2018). The effects of robot facial emotional expressions and gender on child–robot interaction in a field study. Connection Science, 30 (4), 343-361. http://doi.org/10.1080/09540091.2018.1454889
Broglia, E., Millings, A., & Barkham, M. (2018). Challenges to addressing student mental health in embedded counselling services: a survey of UK higher and further education institutions. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 46 (4), 441-455. http://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2017.1370695
Krasuska, M., Lavda, A.C., Thompson, A.R., & Millings, A. (2018). The role of adult attachment orientation and coping in psychological adjustment to living with skin conditions. The British journal of dermatology, 178 (6), 1396-1403. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16268
Krasuska, M., Millings, A., Lavda, A.C., & Thompson, A.R. (2018). Compassion-focused self-help for skin conditions in individuals with insecure attachment: a pilot evaluation of acceptability and potential effectiveness. The British journal of dermatology, 178 (2), e122-e123. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15934
Johnston, S.A., Krasuska, M., Millings, A., Lavda, A.C., & Thompson, A.R. (2018). Experiences of rosacea and its treatment: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. The British journal of dermatology, 178 (1), 154-160. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15780
Stevenson, J.C., Emerson, L.-.M., & Millings, A. (2017). The Relationship Between Adult Attachment Orientation and Mindfulness: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Mindfulness, 8 (6), 1438-1455. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0733-y
Broglia, E., Millings, A., & Barkham, M. (2017). Comparing counselling alone versus counselling supplemented with guided use of a well-being app for university students experiencing anxiety or depression (CASELOAD): protocol for a feasibility trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3 (1). http://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-016-0119-2
Norman, P., Cameron, D., Epton, T., Webb, T.L., Harris, P.R., Millings, A., & Sheeran, P. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of a brief online intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in new university students: Combining self-affirmation, theory of planned behaviour messages, and implementation intentions. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23 (1), 108-127. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12277
Broglia, E., Millings, A., & Barkham, M. (2017). The Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS-62): Acceptance, feasibility, and initial psychometric properties in a UK student population. Clinical psychology & psychotherapy, 24 (5), 1178-1188. http://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2070
Bennion, M.R., Hardy, G., Moore, R.K., & Millings, A. (2017). E-therapies in England for stress, anxiety or depression: What is being used in the NHS A survey of mental health services. BMJ Open, 7 (1). http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014844
Krasuska, M., Millings, A., Lavda, A., & Thompson, A. (2016). Psychological needs and availability of psychological support for people with rosacea and psoriasis: findings from a brief survey of GPs. Dermatological Nursing.
Sirois, F.M., Millings, A., & Hirsch, J.K. (2016). Insecure attachment orientation and well-being in emerging adults: The roles of perceived social support and fatigue. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 318-321. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.026
Morris, J., Firkins, A., Millings, A., Mohr, C., Redford, P., & Rowe, A. (2016). Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety and insomnia in a higher education context. Anxiety, stress, and coping, 29 (4), 415-431. http://doi.org/10.1080/10615806.2015.1058924
Rowe, A.C., Shepstone, L., Carnelley, K.B., Cavanagh, K., & Millings, A. (2016). Attachment Security and Self-compassion Priming Increase the Likelihood that First-time Engagers in Mindfulness Meditation Will Continue with Mindfulness Training. Mindfulness, 7 (3), 642-650. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0499-7
Krasuska, M., Millings, A., Lavda, A., & Thompson, A. (2016). Dermatology patients need better access to psychological therapies - but GPs can help. Pulse – GPs magazine.
Millings, A., & Carnelley, K.B. (2015). Core belief content examined in a large sample of patients using online cognitive behaviour therapy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 186, 275-283. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.06.044
Millings, A., Morris, J., Rowe, A., Easton, S., Martin, J.K., Majoe, D., & Mohr, C. (2015). Can the effectiveness of an online stress management program be augmented by wearable sensor technology? Internet Interventions, 2 (3), 330-339. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2015.04.005
Anderson, R., Ukoumunne, O.C., Sayal, K., Phillips, R., Taylor, J.A., Spears, M., ... Stallard, P. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of classroom-based cognitive behaviour therapy in reducing symptoms of depression in adolescents: a trial-based analysis. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 55 (12), 1390-1397. http://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12248
Cavanagh, K., & Millings, A. (2013). (Inter)personal Computing: The Role of the Therapeutic Relationship in E-mental Health. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43 (4), 197-206. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-013-9242-z
Stallard, P., Phillips, R., Montgomery, A.A., Spears, M., Anderson, R., Taylor, J., ... Sayal, K. (2013). A cluster randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of classroom-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) in reducing symptoms of depression in high-risk adolescents. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 17 (47), vii-109. http://doi.org/10.3310/hta17470
Phillips, R., Spears, M.R., Montgomery, A.A., Millings, A., Sayal, K., & Stallard, P. (2013). Could a brief assessment of negative emotions and self-esteem identify adolescents at current and future risk of self-harm in the community? A prospective cohort analysis. BMC public health, 13, 604. http://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-604
Millings, A., Walsh, J., Hepper, E., & O'Brien, M. (2013). Good partner, good parent: responsiveness mediates the link between romantic attachment and parenting style. Personality & social psychology bulletin, 39 (2), 170-180. http://doi.org/10.1177/0146167212468333
Lockwood, P., Millings, A., Hepper, E., & Rowe, A.C. (2013). If I Cry, Do You Care? Journal of Individual Differences, 34 (1), 41-47. http://doi.org/10.1027/1614-0001/a000098
Hall, N.R., Millings, A., & Bouças, S.B. (2012). Adult Attachment Orientation and Implicit Behavioral Mimicry. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 36 (4), 235-247. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10919-012-0136-7
Stallard, P., Sayal, K., Phillips, R., Taylor, J.A., Spears, M., Anderson, R., ... Montgomery, A.A. (2012). Classroom based cognitive behavioural therapy in reducing symptoms of depression in high risk adolescents: pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 345, e6058. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6058
Rosenthal, H.E.S., Walsh, J., Crisp, R.J., Farrow, C.V., Waugh, M.J., Blissett, J., & Millings, A. (2012). Attachment anxiety and friendship group identification under attachment threat: The moderating role of priming support network expectations. Personality and Individual Differences, 53 (5), 562-567. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2012.04.035
Millings, A., Buck, R., Montgomery, A., Spears, M., & Stallard, P. (2012). School connectedness, peer attachment, and self-esteem as predictors of adolescent depression. Journal of adolescence, 35 (4), 1061-1067. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.02.015
Notley, C., Scaife, V., O'brien, M., Mceune, R., Biggart, L., & Millings, A. (2012). Vulnerable young people and substance-use information-seeking: perceived credibility of different information sources and implications for services. Journal of Substance Use, 17 (2), 163-175. http://doi.org/10.3109/14659891.2010.540297
Stallard, P., Montgomery, A.A., Araya, R., Anderson, R., Lewis, G., Sayal, K., ... Taylor, J.A. (2010). Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of a school based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) intervention to prevent depression in high risk adolescents (PROMISE). Trials, 11, 114. http://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-11-114
MILLINGS, A., & WALSH, J. (2009). A dyadic exploration of attachment and caregiving in long-term couples. Personal Relationships, 16 (3), 437-453. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2009.01232.x
Scaife, V., O'Brien, M., McEune, R., Notley, C., Millings, A., & Biggart, L. (2009). Vulnerable young people and substance misuse: expanding on the risk and protection-focused approach using social psychology. Child Abuse Review, 18 (4), 224-239. http://doi.org/10.1002/car.1058
Cavanagh, K., & Millings, A. (n.d.). Increasing engagement with computerised cognitive behavioural therapies. ICST Transactions on Ambient Systems, 13 (2), e3. http://doi.org/10.4108/trans.amsys.01-06.2013.e3
Millings, A., Hepper, E.G., Hart, C.M., Swift, L., & Rowe, A.C. (n.d.). Holding Back the Tears: Individual Differences in Adult Crying Proneness Reflect Attachment Orientation and Attitudes to Crying. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01003
(2018). Abstract 2018. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 25 (S1), 1-219. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Collins, E.C., Millings, A., Szollosy, M., Moore, R., ... Prescott, T. (2017). You Made Him Be Alive: Children’s Perceptions of Animacy in a Humanoid Robot. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, (pp. 73-85). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63537-8_7
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Cowles-Naja, E., Perkins, A., Collins, E., Millings, A., ... Prescott, T. (2017). Children’s Age Influences Their Use of Biological and Mechanical Questions Towards a Humanoid. In Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, (pp. 290-299). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64107-2_23
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Millings, A., Szollosy, M., Collins, E., Moore, R., ... Prescott, T. (2016). Congratulations, It’s a Boy! Bench-Marking Children’s Perceptions of the Robokind Zeno-R25. In Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, (pp. 33-39). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_4
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Millings, A., Szollosy, M., Collins, E., Moore, R., ... Prescott, T. (2016). Designing Robot Personalities for Human-Robot Symbiotic Interaction in an Educational Context. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, (pp. 413-417). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42417-0_39
Thompson, A., Krasuska, M., Millings, A., & Lavda, A. (2016). The effects of attachment style on coping with visible skin conditions and responsiveness to a compassion based self-help intervention. In British Association of Dermatologists.
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Collins, E., Millings, A., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., & Prescott, T. (2016). Impact of robot responsiveness and adult involvement on children's social behaviours in human-robot interaction. AISB Annual Convention 2016, AISB 2016.
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Millings, A., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., & Prescott, T. (2015). Children’s Age Influences Their Perceptions of a Humanoid Robot as Being Like a Person or Machine. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, (pp. 348-353). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22979-9_34
(2015). Psychodermatology U.K. British Journal of Dermatology, 173, 200-208. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.13821
Cameron, D., Fernando, S., Collins, E., Millings, A., Moore, R., Sharkey, A., ... Prescott, T. (2015). Presence of life-like robot expressions influences children's enjoyment of human-robot interactions in the field. AISB Convention 2015.
Wood, N., Sharkey, A., Mountain, G., & Millings, A. (2015). The paro robot seal as a social mediator for healthy users. AISB Convention 2015.
Easton, S., Mohr, C., Millings, A., Morris, J., & Rowe, A.C. (2014). Relationships between dispositional attachment orientation and trait schizotypy remain stable over a 4-week period of stress, with or without stress management intervention. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, S68. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.297
Collins, E.C., Millings, A., & Prescott, T.J. (2013). Attachment to assistive technology: A new conceptualisation. Assistive Technology Research Series, 33, 823-828. http://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-823
Millings, A., & Collins, E.C. (2018). Human relationships with living machines. Oxford University Press: http://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0060
Collins, E.C., & Prescott, T.J. (2014). Individual Differences and Biohybrid Societies. In Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. (pp. 374-376). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09435-9_34
Millings, A., Wilcockson, H., Clarke, E., Lamb, M., Humphreys, H., Paddock, D., ... Coldwell, M. (2022). Applying behavioural science to promoting uptake of family hubs services Research report. (1284). Department for Education. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1123977/Applying_behavioural_science_to_promoting_uptake_of_family_hubs_services.pdf
Millings, A., Wilcockson, H., Clarke, E., Lamb, M., Humphreys, H., Paddock, D., ... Coldwell, M. (2022). Applying behavioural science to promoting uptake of family hubs services Research report summary. Department for Education. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1123978/Summary_Applying_behavioural_science_to_promoting_uptake_of_family_hubs_services.pdf
Millings, A., Wilcockson, H., Harris-Evans, J., Thorneloe, R., Arden, M., & Coldwell, M. (2021). A Behavioural Insights Project: testing what works to increase the reach and take-up of family hub services by disadvantaged and vulnerable families - Logic Models and Linked Research Protocols.
Millings, A., Wilcockson, H., Harris-Evans, J., Thorneloe, R., Arden, M., & Coldwell, M. (2021). A Behavioural Insights Project: testing what works to increase the reach and take-up of family hub services by disadvantaged and vulnerable families - Recommendations Report.
Jordan, C., Millings, A., & Arden, M. (2021). Examining Barriers and Facilitators to Electric Car Purchase and Confidence in Charging Capabilities in Sheffield and Rotherham. Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology.
Millings, A., Clarke, E., Thorneloe, R., & Arden, M. (2021). Be Well DoncasterReport on final co-design workshop with community members.
Millings, A., Thorneloe, R., & Arden, M. (2021). Evaluation of Be Well Service for Doncaster CouncilProject Protocol.
Millings, A., Thorneloe, R., Brown, C., Lamb, M., Macaskill, A., & Arden, M. (2020). Be Well DoncasterInterim Report on co-design with stakeholders and community members.
Millings, A., Walsh, J., & Rowe, A. (2016). Do mothers really have stronger bonds with their children than fathers do? https://theconversation.com/do-mothers-really-have-stronger-bonds-with-their-children-than-fathers-do-57590#:~:text=Oxytocin%2C%20commonly%20heralded%20as%20the,of%20interacting%20with%20their%20infants
Millings, A. (2022). Online interventions for improving student mental health. Presented at: Applying Relationships Science to Contemporary Interventions Seminar Series, Norwich
Millings, A., Hirst, S., Sirois, F., & Houlston, C. (2021). Moving on to work together: measuring and supporting separating parents’ Emotional Adaptation to Relationship Dissolution. Presented at: Swansea University Department of Psychology Seminar Series
Millings, A., Hirst, S., Sirois, F., & Houlston, C. (2020). Emotional Adaptation to Relationship Dissolution: A new conceptual model and measure. Presented at: SHU PSP Research Conference
Millings, A. (2019). Behavioural outcomes of Emotional Readiness and future research agenda. Presented at: International Association for Relationships Research, Brighton
Millings, A., Wigglesworth, H., & Knowles, R. (2019). Carrying and maternal well-being. Presented at: UK Attachment Network, Bristol
Millings, A., Stevenson, J., & Emerson, L. (2016). Attachment and mindfulness: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented at: Applying Relationships Science to Contemporary Interventions Seminar Series, Bristol
Stevenson, J., Millings, A., & Emerson, L. (2016). The relationship between attachment security and mindfulness: a systematic review. Presented at: International Conference on Mindfulness, Rome
Millings, A. (2014). Will this Therapy Help Me or Harm Me? Attachment Orientation and Attitudes towards Different Kinds of Therapies. Presented at: Clinical Psychology Seminar Series, University of Sheffield, Sheffield
Millings, A. (2009). An Introduction to dyadic analysis: The APIM applied to family relationships. Presented at: ESRC-funded seminar: Contemporary Developments in Qualitative and Quantitative Social Work Research Methods, Birmingham
Millings, A. (2008). Does being a better partner mean being a better parent? Messages from across-sectional study of 125 families. Presented at: Seminar funded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families, London
Millings, A. (2008). Does being a better partner mean being a better parent? Messages from across-sectional study of 125 families.
Millings, A. (2007). The influence of the couple relationship on parenting: An adult attachment perspective. Presented at: NCH Regional Conference, Norwich
Wilkinson, L.L., Rowe, A.C., & Millings, A. (2019). Disorganized attachment predicts body mass index via uncontrolled eating.. http://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/edf65
Current PhD students:
- Laurynas Rutkauskas https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/people/phd/laurynas-rutkauskas
- Belle Cadena https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/people/phd/sandy-belle-rosales-cadena
- Sebastian O’dell
Completed PhD students as primary supervisor:
- 2019: Jodie Stevenson: The relationship between adult attachment orientation and mindfulness and their role in student psychological well-being. https://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/a2518867-0c35-4f63-991f-68d7e870b4a4
- 2018: Matthew Bennion: Technology for healthy aging and wellbeing. https://academia.matthewbennion.co.uk/
Completed PhD students as secondary supervisor:
- 2018: Aini Azeqa B Ma'rof: Intergroup contact and empathy. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aini_Azeqa_Marof
- 2018: Emma Broglia: A feasibility trial of the effectiveness and impact of counselling in universities and/or colleges of further education. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/psychology/people/research/emma-broglia
- 2017: Sally Easton: Building psychological resilience through bio-feedback psychoeducation and coping skill training.
- 2016: Christian Beyle: Learning with computers: key cognitive aspects to improve its effectiveness.
- 2016: Emily Collins: Towards robot-assisted therapy: identifying mechanisms of effect in human-biomimetic robot interaction. https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/computer-science/staff/emily-collins/
Completed Doctorate in Clinical Psychology trainees as primary supervisor:
- 2017: Nathan Shearman: Attachment, executive function, and schizotypy.
- 2015: Leanne Woodward: The relationship between adult attachment and psychological distress: An investigation into the role of attention to threat.
Completed Doctorate in Clinical Psychology trainees as second supervisor:
- 2021 Charlotte Heathcote: Exploring the effects of attachment security priming on factors relevant to mental health and wellbeing.
- 2020 Helen Wigglesworth: Mother-infant close body contact and maternal wellbeing: Exploring current literature and the feasibility of a sling study.
- 2017 Rebecca Barnes: Mindfulness in clinical psychology trainees.