I am a Social Psychologist with expertise in relationships, mental health, and the use of technology to promote well-being. I conduct research using mainly quantitative methodologies. The theories that underpin my work include attachment theory and theories of behaviour change. Some of the topics I research include how our close relationships affect coping, resilience, and mental health, what works best in digital interventions for well-being, and how best to support families undergoing transitions, such as new babies and parental separation.
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 awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-9) 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), supervising a team of 40 Research Assistants on a Randomised Controlled Trial of group-based CBT to prevent adolescent depression. From 2010-2012 I worked for an online CBT company for 2 years, 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). There, I continued to research close relationships, mental health, and technologies for well-being, and supervised 10 postgraduate research students to completion. I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology in 2020. In total, I have secured £3m in research and PGR funding as PI or Co-I (£355k apportioned to me), and written over 50 publications.
Social Sciences and Arts
- 2019: Millings, A. (PI) Emotional Readiness in Cafcass Clients. ESRC Impact Acceleration Account and HEIF (via University of Sheffield) Knowledge Exchange Sabbatical. £14k.
- 2019: Millings, A. (PI) OnePlusOne Consultancy: Advising on digital behaviour change interventions. £500 2018: Sirois, F. (PI), Millings, A., et al. Developing an AI Empathy Agent part 2. EPSRC NewMind Network. £30k.
- 2018: Sirois, F. (PI), Millings, A., et al. Developing an AI Empathy Agent part 1. EPSRC NewMind Network. £15k.
- 2018: Millings, A. (PI) Emotional Readiness in Separating Parents. University of Sheffield Women’s Academic Returner Programme. £10k.
- 2016: Norman, P. (PI) Webb, T., Millings, A. Enhancing a brief online intervention to reduce alcohol consumption. Alcohol Research UK. £7k.
- 2016: Kellett, S. (PI) Millings, A., Easton, K. Developing an app to support Cognitive Analytic Therapy. Catalyst Biomedica Innovation Voucher. £15k.
- 2016: Millings, A. (PI) OnePlusOne Consultancy: Developing a measure of Emotional Readiness in separated parents Part 2 £2k
- 2015: Webb, T. (PI), Norman, P., Martin, J., Millings, A., & Benn Y. Rapid research review: Behaviour change techniques in interventions to designed to promote healthy weight and support parents. Sax Institute. £10k.
- 2015: Millings, A. (PI) OnePlusOne Consultancy: Developing a measure of Emotional Readiness in separated parents Part 1 £2k
- 2014: Millings, A. (PI) OnePlusOne Consultancy: Advising on digital behaviour change interventions. £4k 2014: Astell, A., (PI), Millings, A., et al. Technology for Healthy Ageing and Wellbeing (THAW) University of Sheffield Cross-Cutting Studentship Network. £165k.
- 2013: Lavda, A. (PI), Millings, A., Thompson, A. Can attachment style predict coping and success of a coping intervention in people with skin conditions? British Skin Foundation. £9,757.
- 2013: Thompson, A. (PI), Millings., A., Lavda, S. Understanding the psychosocial impact of skin conditions and developing learning and teaching resources for dermatology healthcare professionals. METRC The N8 Molecular Engineering Centre. £40k.
- 2013: Prescott, T. (Sheffield PI), Millings, A., Sharkey, A., Moore, R. Expressive Agents for Symbiotic Education and Learning (EASEL). EU F7. €2.9m.
- 2013: Millings, A. (PI), Walsh, J., Cavanagh, K., Rowe, A., Carnelley, K. Applying Relationships Science to Contemporary Interventions. ESRC Seminar Series. £27k.
- 2013: Mountain, G. (PI), Millings, A., Sharkey, A. Service evaluation of the PARO seal robot. Sheffield Health & Social Care Trust. £10k.
- 2013: Millings, A. (PI) & Epton, T. Can I or my relationships help me to be healthier? A comparison of the effects of self-affirmation and attachment security primes on responses to a health-related message. University of Sheffield. £1k.
- 2009: Hall, N. (PI) & Millings, A. Implicit behavioural mimicry and adult attachment. Nuffield Foundation. £7.5k.
- 2008: Millings, A. (PI) Adult attachment, partner caregiving and parenting. ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. £95k.
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). Erratum: Evaluation of a mobile app to enhance relational awareness and change during cognitive analytic Therapy: Mixed methods case series (JMIR Research Protocols (2020) 7:12 (e19888) DOI: 10.2196/19888). JMIR Mental Health, 8 (1). 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
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
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. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21 (8), e14318. http://doi.org/10.2196/14318
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
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
Shearman, N., Millings, A., Carroll, D., & Rowe, A. (2019). A preliminary exploration of the links between attachment disorganisation and schizotypy dimensions in adulthood. Schizophrenia Research, 208, 493-495. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2019.01.004
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), e100027. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjhci-2019-100027
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
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, 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
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 and 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. British Journal of Dermatology, 178 (6), 1396-1403. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16268
Norman, P., Cameron, D., Epton, T., Webb, T.L., Harris, P.R., Millings, A., & Sheeran, P. (2018). 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
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. 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. British Journal of Dermatology, 178 (1), 154-160. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15780
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
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). The Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS-62): Acceptance, feasibility, and initial psychometric properties in a UK student population. Clinical Psychology and 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), e014844. 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
Millings, A., Hepper, E.G., Hart, C.M., Swift, L., & Rowe, A.C. (2016). Holding back the tears: Individual differences in adult crying proneness reflect attachment orientation and attitudes to crying. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (JUL). http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01003
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
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
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
Morris, J., Firkins, A., Millings, A., Mohr, C., Redford, P., & Rowe, A. (2015). 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
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, 17 (47). 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 (1). 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 and 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 (Online), 345 (7878). 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. 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
Easton, K., Kellett, S., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Varela, J., & Parry, G. (n.d.). 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
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
Kellett, S., Easton, K., Cooper, M., Millings, A., Simmonds-Buckley, M., & Parry, G. (n.d.). Correction: Evaluation of a Mobile App to Enhance Relational Awareness and Change During Cognitive Analytic Therapy: Mixed Methods Case Series (Preprint). . http://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.27159
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. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10384 LNAI, 73-85. 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. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10454 LNAI, 290-299. 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. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9716, 33-39. 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. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9793, 413-417. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42417-0_39
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. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9222, 348-353. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22979-9_34
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.
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. In Living Machines: A Handbook of Research in Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. (pp. 569-577). 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
Wilkinson, L.L., Rowe, A.C., & Millings, A. (n.d.). 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.