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 Henrietta Roberts

Henrietta Roberts

Research Fellow

 

Overview

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).

I am interested in the basic cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms that cause young people to learn to ruminate, and the factors that maintain this in adulthood. I undertake experimental research to better understand the causes and consequences of rumination in response to unresolved personal goals.

Keywords

Rumination

Cognitive control

Depression

Goals

Experimental Psychopathology

 

Qualifications

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

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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

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Publications by category


Journal articles

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


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.
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 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.

2016

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