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 Henrietta Roberts

Henrietta Roberts

Research Fellow

 

Overview

I am a Research Fellow on an NIMH funded clinical trial: Developing rumination-focused treatment to reduce risk for depression recurrence in adolescence (RuMeChange).

The trial principal investigators are (equal co-PI) Scott Langenecker (University of Utah, Salt Lake City) and Edward Watkins, University of Exeter. This project takes the rumination-focused cognitive-behavioural therapy developed for adults by Ed Watkins at Exeter and extends it to adolescents with a history of recurrent depression, to test in consecutive clinical trials if it helps to prevent relapse in adolescence. The research also tests mechanistic hypotheses including assessment of behavioural indices of rumination and changes in functional brain connectivity (cognitive control network to default mode network) as a consequence of treatment and as a predictor of prognosis.

Qualifications

PhD Psychology (2013)
MSc Psychological Research Methods (2008)
BSc Psychology (2005)

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Research

Research interests

Rumination, cognitive control, experimental psychopathology, depression and anxiety, neurodevelopment and mental health, childhood brain injury

Research projects

Research fellow on the RuMe Change trial: Developing rumination-focused treatment to reduce risk for depression recurrence in adolescence (PIs Dr Ed Watkins and Dr Scott Langenecker).

Research grants:

September 2019-October 2020. Moberly, N. J., Roberts, H., & Karl, A. Promotion/prevention focus and rumination: A multimethod approach. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant. £9,990.00.

November 2018 Morpeth, L, Limond, J, & Roberts, H. Bid-writing funds to evaluate Brain-in-Hand as an adjunct to psychological therapy for young people following a brain tumour. Set-Squared Scale-Up Programme. £7,500.

June 2014- May 2015 Adlam, A. & Roberts, H. Does working memory training reduce repetitive thinking (rumination and worry)? Wellcome Trust University of Exeter Institutional Strategic Support Fund. £17,394.

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Roberts H, Moberly NJ, Cull T, Gow H, Honeysett M, Dunn B (In Press). Short-term affective consequences of specificity of rumination about unresolved personal goals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Full text.
Watkins ER, Roberts H (2020). Reflecting on rumination: Consequences, causes, mechanisms and treatment of rumination. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 127, 103573-103573. Full text.
Kirschner H, Kuyken W, Wright K, Roberts H, Brejcha C, Karl A (2019). Soothing Your Heart and Feeling Connected: a New Experimental Paradigm to Study the Benefits of Self-Compassion. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(3), 545-565. Abstract.  Full text.
Roberts H, Watkins ER, Wills AJ (2016). Does Rumination Cause “Inhibitory” Deficits?. Psychopathology Review, a4(3), 341-376. Full text.
Roberts H, Watkins ER, Wills AJ (2013). Cueing an unresolved personal goal causes persistent ruminative self-focus: an experimental evaluation of control theories of rumination. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 44(4), 449-455. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Chapters

Dunn BD, Roberts H (2016). Improving the capacity to treat depression using talking therapies: Setting a positive clinical psychology agenda. In Wood A, Johnson J (Eds.) Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology.

Publications by year


In Press

Roberts H, Moberly NJ, Cull T, Gow H, Honeysett M, Dunn B (In Press). Short-term affective consequences of specificity of rumination about unresolved personal goals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Full text.

2020

Watkins ER, Roberts H (2020). Reflecting on rumination: Consequences, causes, mechanisms and treatment of rumination. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 127, 103573-103573. Full text.

2019

Adlam A-LR, Roberts H, Telling AL, Morris K, Taylor J, Bell M, Wisniewski SR, Fabio A, Kurowski BG (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on recovery of severe paediatric brain injury: the UK study protocol.  Abstract.
Kirschner H, Kuyken W, Wright K, Roberts H, Brejcha C, Karl A (2019). Soothing Your Heart and Feeling Connected: a New Experimental Paradigm to Study the Benefits of Self-Compassion. Clinical Psychological Science, 7(3), 545-565. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Roberts H, Watkins ER, Wills AJ (2016). Does Rumination Cause “Inhibitory” Deficits?. Psychopathology Review, a4(3), 341-376. Full text.
Dunn BD, Roberts H (2016). Improving the capacity to treat depression using talking therapies: Setting a positive clinical psychology agenda. In Wood A, Johnson J (Eds.) Handbook of Positive Clinical Psychology.

2013

Roberts H, Watkins ER, Wills AJ (2013). Cueing an unresolved personal goal causes persistent ruminative self-focus: an experimental evaluation of control theories of rumination. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry, 44(4), 449-455. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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