Nicole Gridley

Nicole Gridley
Leeds Beckett University | LEEDS MET · School of Education and Childhood

BSc, MSc Psychology, PhD

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Introduction
Key research interests include measuring the effectiveness of behaviour based parenting programmes and how they improve a range of parent and child outcomes.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - August 2021
Leeds Beckett University
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Overseeing multiple courses within the subject area of Interdisciplinary Studies: BA (Hons) Educational Psychology; MA Creative Learning: Innovation & Inclusion for Social Change; MA Education, Ethics & Leadership; MA Leadership of School Mental Health and Wellbeing
November 2015 - September 2018
The University of York
Position
  • Research Associate
January 2015 - November 2015
The University of York
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2010 - September 2013
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Child and Parent Language/Early Intervention
October 2008 - June 2010
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Foundations of Clinical Psychology
October 2004 - June 2007
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (25)
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Many sports programmes designed for children under five claim improvements in physical, social, and psychological outcomes. However, few have been subject to any form of inquiry. This paper reports an initial exploratory study of parental perceptions of an indoor bouldering programme designed for children younger than 6 when delivered in England. S...
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Social emotional development in infancy is a predictor of outcomes in later life, yet there is little evidence of effectiveness for parenting interventions designed to enhance social emotional wellbeing in infancy. An 18-month two-arm randomized controlled pilot trial evaluated the feasibility of a definitive trial of Incredible Years (IY) Infant a...
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The findings from evaluations of parenting programmes can help inform policy and practice decisions, including how best to allocate scarce resources designed to support families. However, studies often fail to consider the extent to which the findings can be generalised to other settings or populations. One, yet unexplored solution, is to compare s...
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Parenting programs are effective in the early intervention and treatment of children’s social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. However, inconsistency in the use of outcome measures limits the comparability of programs and creates challenges for practitioners seeking to monitor progress of families in their care. A systematic review was cond...
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This systematic review is one of the three which sought to identify measures commonly implemented in parenting program research, and to assess the level of psychometric evidence available for their use with this age group. This review focuses specifically on measures of child social–emotional and behavioral outcomes. Two separate searches of the sa...
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This systematic review sought to identify observational measures of parent–child interactions commonly implemented in parenting program research, and to assess the level of psychometric evidence available for their use with this age group. Two separate searches of the same databases were conducted; firstly, to identify eligible instruments, and sec...
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Introduction: Behavioural and mental disorders have become a public health crisis and by 2020 may surpass physical illness as a major cause of disability. Early prevention is key. Two Incredible Years (IY) parent programmes that aim to enhance child well-being and development, IY Infant and IY Toddler, will be delivered and evaluated in a proporti...
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Observation is the ‘gold standard’ for assessing parent-child behavior, however few studies have compared coding live, in real time, versus coding from videotapes in terms of their achievable levels of coder reliability within the field of parent programme research. This is important for practitioners and researchers for whom decisions might be inf...
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Background: Group-based parent programmes demonstrate positive benefits for adult and child mental health, and child behaviour outcomes. Greater fidelity to the programme delivery model equates to better outcomes for families attending, however, fidelity is typically self-monitored using programme specific checklists. Self-completed measures are op...
Conference Paper
Research indicates the importance of the home learning environment (HLE) on language development and later educational success. Socio-economically deprived children can benefit from good quality HLE which can act as partial protection against the effects of disadvantage. Consequently, there is a recognised need to support families from disadvantage...
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Action For Children and three local authorities delivered a one year programme for adolescents on the edge of care or custody. The partnership aimed to improve long-term outcomes for young people and reduce the need for care or custody by: decreasing risk-taking behaviours increasing engagement in education, employment and training (EET) improving...
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A large proportion of children and young people entering care in the UK are aged 10-15 years. Research reveals that this group are likely to experience poor outcomes and highlights the need for innovative support for adolescents and their families to prevent family breakdown and reduce the risk of entry to state care. A number of evidence-based th...
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Prevention and early intervention in the first five years of life is of significant public health importance as children with impaired social and emotional health and development are at risk of poor outcomes in later life. Research highlights the effectiveness of parenting programmes to promote child and parent well-being. Despite this, a lack of c...
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The About Me Questionnaire (AMQ; Maras, 2002) has been used to measure components of social identity, academic self-concept and selfworth in children and adolescents in the UK and abroad. Studies have reported simple reliability statistics but a comprehensive assessment of thescale's psychometric properties has not been conducted. Confirmatory fact...
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Poor language skills can have a negative effect on a developing child if not identified early. Current strategies to identify families with children who may need additional support are limited, and may not detect child language problems before they become entrenched. The present study explores observed indices of parental language as a means of ide...
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The relationship between materialism and social-emotional behavioural difficulties (SEBDs) was assessed by comparing a sample of adolescents receiving in-school behavioural support with adolescents not receiving any support. All participants completed the Youth Materialism Scale and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Binary logistic regr...
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Background Parental language is associated with children's later language development. Parenting programmes, based on social learning theory, enhance a range of parenting behaviours, yet there is limited evidence for their effect on parental language. AimTo assess the benefits of a behavioural-based parenting programme, which features components of...
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The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between attribution style and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBDs), and to explore differences in attribution tendencies between adolescents with and without SEBDs. In total, 72 adolescents attending a school in London were recruited; 27 were receiving support for SEBDs fro...
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Purpose – Socio-economic disadvantage is linked to poor parenting skills and subsequently poorer child development. The most deprived geographical areas in Wales have been targeted under the Welsh Government Flying Start scheme to receive additional resources. Unfortunately, many in-need families either lived outside these areas or required further...
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The Incredible Years (IY) universal child Classroom Dinosaur and Teacher Classroom Management programmes are delivered in all 102 primary schools in Gwynedd County, Wales. This article describes a pilot study of the IY Therapeutic (small group) Dinosaur School social and emotional coaching programme, developed as a treatment programme, in one such...
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Parenting programmes are effective interventions for preventing and treating conduct problems in young children. Up to 20% of children in disadvantaged areas have conduct disorder. Recent government initiatives such as targeting early years services to designated disadvantaged Flying Start areas in Wales have resulted in increased nursery-care prov...

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The paper is entitled 'Immediate and Sustained Effects of Maternal Mediating Behaviors on Young Children' and provides detail for the parent codes but very little for the child categories. I have tried to locate details on the OMI but everything is either unobtainable without a fee or vague in its description. Any help gratefully received. 
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I am looking for an observational tool that can be applied to video-taped observations of parents and their infants (2 to 24 months) interacting during free-play in the home.
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Whilst there is currently a good source of literature documenting parent-based language interventions for children there is little, that I can find, discussing the positive effects of early behavioural parent training for enhancing parenting skills and thus child language outcomes. I am looking particularly for parent-taught programmes, such as the Incredible Years series, that were designed specifically for enhancing the parent-child relationship that have also been shown to improve outcomes for children's developing language.

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Project
We are using a multi-site RCT to test the effectiveness of Incredible Years Baby and Toddler programmes, delivered in a universal proportionate model.