Emily Blackshaw

Emily Blackshaw
University of Roehampton | RU · Department of Psychology

BSc Psychology

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Introduction
I am a PhD research student at the University of Roehampton, exploring the psychometric properties of the YP-CORE; a brief measure of psychological distress for 11-17 year olds.

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We compared two Coram Beanstalk volunteer reading helper programmes delivered in English primary schools during the academic year 2018/19 to see whether twice a week (compared to once a week) work with children brought greater improvements, pre to post programme, in volunteer-assessed reading attainment, confidence, enjoyment, and emotional well-be...
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We carried out an evaluation of Coram’s Activity Days for Fostering (AdFs) reporting on the five full-scale AdFs delivered since 2018. Our evaluation aimed to explore whether AdFs have improved the matching process for children in care with a plan for long term fostering, particularly those who are harder to place, by looking at whether placements...
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There is growing interest in the study of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, as an effective intervention to improve memory. In order to evaluate the relative efficacy of tDCS based on the location of anodal electrode sites, we conducted a systematic review examining the effect of stimulation...
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Introduction: Schools may provide a convenient intervention setting for young people with mental health problems generally, as well as for those who are unwilling or unable to access traditional clinic-based mental health services. However, few studies focus on older adolescents, or those from ethnic minority groups. This study aims to assess the...
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Background: Life events are recognised to link low socio-economic status (SES) with impaired mental health. Despite attention to patients’ historical environmental circumstances in psychotherapeutic practice, events that occur over the course of counselling and psychotherapy (‘intercurrent’ events) seem to have received little attention in research...
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The mandated public availability of individual hospital's audit data for children's heart surgery in the UK creates a challenging scenario for communicating these complex and sensitive data to diverse audiences. On the basis of this scenario, we conducted three experiments with the aim of understanding how best to help lay people understand these d...
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Background Adolescents with emotional difficulties need accessible, acceptable and evidence‐based mental health interventions. Self‐referral workshops (DISCOVER workshops) were offered to stressed 16‐ to 19‐year olds in 10 Inner London schools. Method Semistructured interviews were conducted with three groups of participants: students who attended...
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Background In 2011, we developed a risk model for 30-day mortality after children’s heart surgery. The PRAiS (Partial Risk Adjustment in Surgery) model uses data on the procedure performed, diagnosis, age, weight and comorbidity. Our treatment of comorbidity was simplistic because of data quality. Software that implements PRAiS is used by the Natio...
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Risk-adjusted survival statistics after children’s heart surgery are published annually in the United Kingdom. Interpreting these statistics is difficult, and better resources about how to interpret survival data are needed. Here we describe how a multidisciplinary team of mathematicians, psychologists, and a charity worked with parents of heart su...

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My name is Emily and I am a PhD research student at University of Roehampton, Department of Psychology working with Chris Evans and Mick Cooper.
As one part of my PhD, I am conducting a systematic review about life events over the course of psychotherapy for depression and/or anxiety in young people (children and adolescents). This refers to life events (stressful, or positive) that occur for the young person over the course of a psychotherapeutic intervention. Examples may include, moving house, the death of a friend, the pregnancy of the psychotherapist, or returning to school following sick leave. Our interest is in how these impact on therapy, on change in therapy and in how therapists work with such events impinging during the therapy.
If you have published any work (trials, case studies, reports, particularly work we may miss from my systematic searching with the main indexes of publications) then I would very much like to have a copy of your work.
If you haven’t published in this area but are interested in it and have found any particular resource helpful, I would also like to know the reference.
Please get in touch with me by 07/07/2017 when I will be concluding my search. My email address is blackshe@roehampton.ac.uk. I am also very happy to address any questions you may have about this.
Thank you for your time,
Emily (Blackshaw)

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The overarching aim of this research is to provide firm psychometric evidence for the YP-CORE. I intend to replicate and extend knowledge of the psychometric properties of the YP-CORE in UK community samples. I will also look at patterns of change over time and apply modern psychometric methods, such as nearest neighbour modelling. For more information on the YP-CORE, please go to https://www.coresystemtrust.org.uk/instruments/yp-core-information/
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