Skip to main content

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

Email me

Contact by phone
01392 725921

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Social Identity, health interventions, behaviour change

Projects

Healthy Parent Carers

Group Singing for Aphasia

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

Alcohol consumption among university students is in the night-time economy in the UK: a three-wave longitudinal study

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

How group-based interventions can improve services for people with severe obesity.

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

Eating well in care homes: Testing the feasibility of a staff training programme aimed at improving social interaction and choice at mealtimes

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

Healthy Parent Carers peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children: protocol for a feasibility study using a parallel group randomised controlled trial design

Upcoming Events

Dec
09

Seminar: What does Personalised Care...

Online via Zoom

This seminar will examine what ‘Personalised Care’ means for care homes. It will bring together...
More information

Dec
15

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
More information

Calendar

News

'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
Read more

Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

13 October 2020

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help...
Read more

October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
Read more

News

Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
Read more

Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
Read more

Research Projects