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 Henrietta Roberts

Henrietta Roberts

Research Fellow and DClinPsy Research Tutor

 

Overview

I am a Research Fellow on the RuMeChange Trial, and a Research Tutor on the DClinPsy.

Keywords

Rumination

Cognitive control

Depression

Goals

Experimental Psychopathology

 

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Research

Research interests

I am interested in the cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms by which young people learn to ruminate, and the factors that maintain this response style in adulthood. I undertake experimental research to elucidate the causes and consequences of rumination, thereby furthering our understanding of how to reduce vulnerability to psychopathology. I am especially interested in developing novel approaches to measuring uninstructed ruminative thinking, and the causes and consequences of this.

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

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Roberts H, Ford TJ, Karl A, Reynolds S, Limond J, Adlam A-LR (2022). Mood Disorders in Young People with Acquired Brain Injury: an Integrated Model. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16
Dillahunt A, Feldman D, Thomas L, Farstead B, Frandsen S, Lee S, Pazdera M, Galloway J, Bessette K, Roberts H, et al (2022). P266. The Balloon Analogue Risk Task and Adolescent Self-Injurious Behaviors. Biological Psychiatry, 91(9).
Dillahunt AK, Feldman DA, Thomas LR, Farstead BW, Frandsen SB, Lee S, Pazdera M, Galloway J, Bessette KL, Roberts H, et al (2022). Self-Injury in Adolescence is Associated with Greater Behavioral Risk Avoidance, Not Risk-Taking. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5). Abstract.
Roberts H, Jacobs RH, Bessette KL, Crowell SE, Westlund-Schreiner M, Thomas L, Easter RE, Pocius SL, Dillahunt A, Frandsen S, et al (2021). Mechanisms of rumination change in adolescent depression (RuMeChange): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of rumination-focused cognitive behavioural therapy to reduce ruminative habit and risk of depressive relapse in high-ruminating adolescents. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Roberts H, Mostazir M, Moberly NJ, Watkins ER, Adlam A-L (2021). Working memory updating training reduces state repetitive negative thinking: Proof-of-concept for a novel cognitive control training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 142, 103871-103871.
Watkins ER, Roberts H (2020). Reflecting on rumination: Consequences, causes, mechanisms and treatment of rumination. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 127, 103573-103573.
Roberts H, Moberly NJ, Cull T, Gow H, Honeysett M, Dunn B (2019). Short-term affective consequences of specificity of rumination about unresolved personal goals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
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.
Roberts H, Watkins ER, Wills AJ (2016). Does Rumination Cause “Inhibitory” Deficits?. Psychopathology Review, a4(3), 341-376. Abstract.
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.

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.

Conferences

Schreiner MW, Dillahunt A, Bessette K, Frandsen S, Farstead B, Lee S, Feldman D, Thomas L, Pocius S, Roberts H, et al (2022). Variability of Rumination and Distraction-Related Brain Activation Associated with Lifetime Self-Injury in Adolescents.  Author URL.
Langenecker S, Roberts H, Jacobs R, Bessette K, Jago D, Thomas L, Pocius S, Dillahunt A, Frandsen S, Schubert B, et al (2021). Mechanisms of Rumination Change in Adolescent Depression (RuMeChange).  Author URL.

Publications by year


2022

Roberts H, Ford TJ, Karl A, Reynolds S, Limond J, Adlam A-LR (2022). Mood Disorders in Young People with Acquired Brain Injury: an Integrated Model. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16
Dillahunt A, Feldman D, Thomas L, Farstead B, Frandsen S, Lee S, Pazdera M, Galloway J, Bessette K, Roberts H, et al (2022). P266. The Balloon Analogue Risk Task and Adolescent Self-Injurious Behaviors. Biological Psychiatry, 91(9).
Dillahunt AK, Feldman DA, Thomas LR, Farstead BW, Frandsen SB, Lee S, Pazdera M, Galloway J, Bessette KL, Roberts H, et al (2022). Self-Injury in Adolescence is Associated with Greater Behavioral Risk Avoidance, Not Risk-Taking. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(5). Abstract.
Schreiner MW, Dillahunt A, Bessette K, Frandsen S, Farstead B, Lee S, Feldman D, Thomas L, Pocius S, Roberts H, et al (2022). Variability of Rumination and Distraction-Related Brain Activation Associated with Lifetime Self-Injury in Adolescents.  Author URL.

2021

Langenecker S, Roberts H, Jacobs R, Bessette K, Jago D, Thomas L, Pocius S, Dillahunt A, Frandsen S, Schubert B, et al (2021). Mechanisms of Rumination Change in Adolescent Depression (RuMeChange).  Author URL.
Roberts H, Jacobs RH, Bessette KL, Crowell SE, Westlund-Schreiner M, Thomas L, Easter RE, Pocius SL, Dillahunt A, Frandsen S, et al (2021). Mechanisms of rumination change in adolescent depression (RuMeChange): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of rumination-focused cognitive behavioural therapy to reduce ruminative habit and risk of depressive relapse in high-ruminating adolescents. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Roberts H (2021). Working memory updating training reduce state repetitive negative thinking: proof of concept for a novel cognitive control training (dataset).
Roberts H, Mostazir M, Moberly NJ, Watkins ER, Adlam A-L (2021). Working memory updating training reduces state repetitive negative thinking: Proof-of-concept for a novel cognitive control training. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 142, 103871-103871.

2020

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

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.
Roberts H, Moberly NJ, Cull T, Gow H, Honeysett M, Dunn B (2019). Short-term affective consequences of specificity of rumination about unresolved personal goals. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
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.

2016

Roberts H, Watkins ER, Wills AJ (2016). Does Rumination Cause “Inhibitory” Deficits?. Psychopathology Review, a4(3), 341-376. Abstract.
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.

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