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Dr Mark Tarrant

Dr Mark Tarrant

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Health

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College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I received my PhD in 2000 from University of Leicester. After two years as a lecturer in psychology at Leicester, I moved to Keele University where I was lecturer, then senior lecturer, in psychology. I moved to UEMS in September 2011 where I am a member of the Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) group. 

Qualifications

PhD Psychology, University of Leicester, 2000

BA (hons) Applied Social Science, Coventry University, 1996

Career

I am a social/health psychologist with interests and expertise in social identity processes. I lead a programme of funded research which focuses on the development and evaluation of group-based behaviour change interventions for improving health. I currently work in the fields of obesity and stroke rehabilitation, but I am interested in the range of health conditions for which groups are often employed in the delivery of care.

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Research

Research interests

My research is focused on how group processes can be systematically managed within health intervention settings. In essence, my research concerns the manualisation of social identity and, through this, aims to develop effective group-based behaviour change interventions across a range of health conditions. 

 

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Research grants

  • 2017 The Stroke Association
    Singing for people with aphasia (SPA): A pilot randomised controlled trial of a group singing intervention to improve wellbeing
  • 2016 Medical Research Council
    Identifying and understanding mechanisms of action in group-based health behaviour change interventions
  • 2015 Drinkaware
    The Drinkaware Club Hosts intervention aims to reduce harms associated with excessive drinking in the night time economy by changing the prevailing culture of “drunkenness”. A mixed-methods programme of research, involving customer surveys, venue observations, customer interviews, and focus group with intervention deliverers (Club Hosts) is being conducted to assess the intervention. Project objectives: 1. To appraise effects of the Club Hosts intervention in two venues on customers’ experience of the venue, including on beliefs about the venue’s normative alcohol culture and other behavioural objectives as stated in the Intervention Manual; 2. To document the complexity and likely mechanisms of actions of the intervention; 3. To explore whether the intervention is acceptable both to customers who are exposed to it, venues that host it, and the personnel (“Club Hosts”) who deliver it; 4. To document contextual influences on the delivery of the intervention (e.g., due to geographical location of venues); 5. Ahead of wider implementation, to explore key barriers and facilitators to multi-site delivery of the intervention, including any variability in adherence across venues and club hosts to the intervention manual;
  • 2015 Drinkaware
    Mixed methods assessment of a new intervention for encouraging responsible alcohol behaviour in the night time economy: the "Club Host" intervention.
  • 2015 Drinkaware
    Mixed methods assessment of a new intervention for encouraging responsible alcohol behaviour in the night time economy: the "Club Host" intervention.
  • 2013 Leverhulme Trust
    Using social identity to promote psychological well-being and reduce maladaptive eating amongst morbidly obese people
  • 2007 ESRC
    Effects of perspective taking on attitudes towards outgroups: The moderating role of social identification
  • 0 The Stroke Association
    £69,940 Evaluating the Stroke Association’s peer support programme

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Haggar MS, Farrow CV (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In Jetten J, Haslam SA, Haslam C (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Branscombe NR, Warner RH, Weston D (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: its moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Tarrant M, Butler K (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. Br J Soc Psychol, 50(Pt 1), 121-139. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Hadert A (2010). Empathic Experience and Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups: Evidence for Attitude Generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(7), 1635-1656. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Tarrant M, Smith JR, Ball S, Winlove C, Gul S, Charles N (In Press). Alcohol consumption among university students in the night-time economy in the UK: a three-wave longitudinal study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence Full text.
Tarrant M, Khan S, Farrow C, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (In Press). Creating and nurturing social identities in the delivery of healthcare: Patient experiences of a group-based weight-management programme for people with morbid obesity. British Journal of Health Psychology Full text.
Watkins R, Goodwin V, Abbott R, Tarrant M (In Press). Eating well in care homes: Testing the feasibility of a staff training programme aimed at improving social interaction, choice, and independence at mealtimes. International Journal of Older People Nursing Full text.
Tarrant M, Kos K (In Press). Making Connections: Social identification with New Treatment Groups for Lifestyle Management of Severe Obesity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Full text.
Adarves-Yorno I, Mahdon M, Schueltke L, Koschate-Reis M, Tarrant M (In Press). Mindfulness and Social Identity: Predicting Wellbeing in a High Stress Environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.
Tarrant M, Carter M, Dean S, Taylor R, Warren F, Spencer A, Adamson J, Landa P, Code C, Calitri RA, et al (In Press). Singing for People with Aphasia (SPA): a Protocol for a Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Group Singing Intervention to Improve Wellbeing. BMJ Open Full text.
Tarrant M, Haslam C, Haslam S (In Press). Social identification-building interventions to improve health:. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review Full text.
Khan SS, Tarrant M, Kos K, Daly M, Gimbuta C, Farrow CV (2020). Making connections: Social identification with new treatment groups for lifestyle management of severe obesity. Clin Psychol Psychother, 27(5), 686-696. Abstract.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M, Garner N, Pascale M (2019). 'We're all in the same boat': a qualitative study on how groups work in a diabetes prevention and management programme. Br J Health Psychol, 24(4), 787-805. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Abraham SCS (2019). Developing and applying a framework to understand mechanisms of action in group-based, behaviour change interventions: the MAGI mixed-methods study. Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, 6(3), 1-162. Abstract.  Full text.
Bjornstad G, Wilkinson K, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fitzpatrick K, Borek A, Ukoumunne OC, Hawton A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Lloyd J, et al (2019). Healthy Parent Carers peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children: protocol for a feasibility study using a parallel group randomised controlled trial design. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1). Full text.
Swancutt D, Tarrant M, Pinkney J (2019). How Group-Based Interventions can Improve Services for People with Severe Obesity. Current Obesity Reports Full text.
Borek AJ, Abraham SCS, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Smith JR (2019). Identifying change processes in group-based health behaviour-change interventions: development of the mechanisms of action in group-based interventions (MAGI) framework. Health Psychology Review Abstract.  Full text.
Khan SS, Tarrant M, Weston D, Shah P, Farrow C (2018). Can Raising Awareness about the Psychological Causes of Obesity Reduce Obesity Stigma?. Health Communication, 33(5), 585-592. Abstract.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2018). Group-Based Diet and Physical Activity Weight-Loss Interventions: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Appl Psychol Health Well Being, 10(1), 62-86. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs, 38(4), 325-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Hall A, Tarrant M (2017). Exploring residents' experiences of mealtimes in care homes: a qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Tarrant M (2017). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Health J, 10(1), 11-22. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Farrow CV, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (2017). Patient experiences of a bariatric group programme for managing obesity: a qualitative interview study. Br J Health Psychol, 22(1), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Warmoth KM, Tarrant M, Abraham, Lang (2017). Relationship between perceptions of ageing and frailty in English older adults. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 23(4), 465-474. Full text.
Warmoth K, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2016). 'Thinking you're old and frail': a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing and Society, 36(7), 1483-1500. Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Code C, Dean S, Goodwin V, Stein, Sugavanam T (2016). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia. BMJ Open, 6, e009652-e009652. Abstract.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Lang IA (2016). Older adults' perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychol Health Med, 21(5), 531-550. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions Biostatistics and methods. BMC Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Qin Q (2015). Effects of norm referent salience on young people's dietary orientation. Appetite, 85, 160-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
Macmillan M, Abraham C, Morris C, Tarrant M (2013). Determinants of children's attitudes towards disabled people. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 257-257. Author URL.
Owuamalam CK, Tarrant M, Farrow CV, Zagefka H (2013). The Effect of Metastereotyping on Judgements of Higher-Status Outgroups When Reciprocity and Social Image Improvement Motives Collide. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DU COMPORTEMENT, 45(1), 12-23. Author URL.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Branscombe NR, Warner RH, Weston D (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: its moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Tarrant M, Butler K (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. Br J Soc Psychol, 50(Pt 1), 121-139. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Hadert A (2010). Empathic Experience and Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups: Evidence for Attitude Generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(7), 1635-1656. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Dazeley S, Cottom T (2009). Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members. Br J Soc Psychol, 48(Pt 3), 427-446. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farrow CV, Tarrant M (2009). Weight-based discrimination, body dissatisfaction and emotional eating: the role of perceived social consensus. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24(9), 1021-1034. Author URL.
Hagger MS, Aşçi FH, Lindwall M, Hein V, Mülazimoǧlu-Balli O, Tarrant M, Ruiz YP, Sell V (2007). Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 17(6), 703-719. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Campbell E (2007). Responses to within-group criticism: Does past adherence to group norms matter?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37(6), 1187-1202. Abstract.
Bakagiannis S, Tarrant M (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared musical preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scand J Psychol, 47(2), 129-136. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, MacKenzie L, Hewitt LA (2006). Friendship group identification, multidimensional self-concept, and experience of developmental tasks in adolescence. J Adolesc, 29(4), 627-640. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Jordan N (2006). Social identity and young people's attitudes towards health. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 151-151. Author URL.
Tarrant M (2005). Normative status effects in responses to within-group communication. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 100-100. Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2004). Adolescents' intergroup attributions: a comparison of two social identities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(3), 177-185. Abstract.
Tarrant M, North AC (2004). Explanations for positive and negative behavior: the intergroup attribution bias in achieved groups. Current Psychology, 23(2), 161-172. Abstract.
North AC, Tarrant M, Hargreaves DJ (2004). The effects of music on helping behavior: a field study. Environment and Behavior, 36(2), 266-275. Abstract.
Tarrant M (2002). Adolescent peer groups and social identity. Social Development, 11(1), 110-123. Abstract.
Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2001). Social categorization, self-esteem, and the estimated musical preferences of male adolescents. J Soc Psychol, 141(5), 565-581. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Edridge MD, Kirk LE, Smith EA, Turner RE (2001). Social identity in adolescence. J Adolesc, 24(5), 597-609. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2000). English and American adolescents' reasons for listening to music. Psychology of Music, 28(2), 166-173. Abstract.

Chapters

Tarrant M, Smith J, Louis W (2017). University students’ social identity and health behaviour. In Mavor K, Platow M, Bizumic B (Eds.) Self, Social Identity and Education, London: Routledge.
Tarrant M, Farrow C, Khan S (2017). Using social identity to promote health: the impact of group memberships on health in the context of obesity. In Buckingham S, Frings D, Albery IP (Eds.) Addiction, Behavioural Change and Social Identity, Routledge.
Smith JR, Louis WR, Tarrant M (2016). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In Mavor KI, Platow M, Bizumic B (Eds.) The self, social identity, and education, Psychology Press. Full text.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing interventions to change health-related behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an overview of research methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Hargreaves DJ, North AC, Tarrant M (2012). Musical Preference and Taste in Childhood and Adolescence. In  (Ed) The Child as Musician: a Handbook of Musical Development.  Abstract.
Tarrant M, Haggar MS, Farrow CV (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In Jetten J, Haslam SA, Haslam C (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being.

Conferences

Tarrant M, Carter M, Adamson J, Warren F, Taylor R, Spencer A, Landa P, Code C, Dean S, Calitri R, et al (2018). Singing for People with Aphasia (SPA): results of a pilot randomised controlled trial of a group singing intervention to improve wellbeing.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Tarrant M, McCabe R (2017). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: a FRAMEWORK OF CHANGE PROCESSES IN GROUP-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2016). CHANGE PROCESSES AND EFFECTIVENESS IN GROUP-BASED WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M, Smith JR (2016). HOW DO DIABETES PREVENTION GROUPS GENERATE INDIVIDUAL CHANGE?.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Dean S, Stein K, Code C, Goodwin V, Sugavanam T (2015). Singing for people with aphasia: a template for a new group intervention.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham S, Smith JR, Tarrant M, Greaves C (2014). Reporting of group-based behavioural interventions: a checklist and tool for assessing the quality of descriptions (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). Group-based weight-loss programmes: a systematic review.  Author URL.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Lang I, Abraham C (2013). THINKING YOU'RE OLD AND FRAIL: a QUALITATIVE STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS' BELIEFS REGARDING FRAILTY.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). The role of group processes in facilitating change in group-based health interventions.  Author URL.
Warmoth KM, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: a qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. the 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Tarrant M, Smith JR, Ball S, Winlove C, Gul S, Charles N (In Press). Alcohol consumption among university students in the night-time economy in the UK: a three-wave longitudinal study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence Full text.
Tarrant M, Khan S, Farrow C, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (In Press). Creating and nurturing social identities in the delivery of healthcare: Patient experiences of a group-based weight-management programme for people with morbid obesity. British Journal of Health Psychology Full text.
Watkins R, Goodwin V, Abbott R, Tarrant M (In Press). Eating well in care homes: Testing the feasibility of a staff training programme aimed at improving social interaction, choice, and independence at mealtimes. International Journal of Older People Nursing Full text.
Tarrant M, Kos K (In Press). Making Connections: Social identification with New Treatment Groups for Lifestyle Management of Severe Obesity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Full text.
Adarves-Yorno I, Mahdon M, Schueltke L, Koschate-Reis M, Tarrant M (In Press). Mindfulness and Social Identity: Predicting Wellbeing in a High Stress Environment. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.
Tarrant M, Carter M, Dean S, Taylor R, Warren F, Spencer A, Adamson J, Landa P, Code C, Calitri RA, et al (In Press). Singing for People with Aphasia (SPA): a Protocol for a Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of a Group Singing Intervention to Improve Wellbeing. BMJ Open Full text.
Tarrant M, Haslam C, Haslam S (In Press). Social identification-building interventions to improve health:. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review Full text.

2020

Khan SS, Tarrant M, Kos K, Daly M, Gimbuta C, Farrow CV (2020). Making connections: Social identification with new treatment groups for lifestyle management of severe obesity. Clin Psychol Psychother, 27(5), 686-696. Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

Borek AJ, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M, Garner N, Pascale M (2019). 'We're all in the same boat': a qualitative study on how groups work in a diabetes prevention and management programme. Br J Health Psychol, 24(4), 787-805. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Abraham SCS (2019). Developing and applying a framework to understand mechanisms of action in group-based, behaviour change interventions: the MAGI mixed-methods study. Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, 6(3), 1-162. Abstract.  Full text.
Bjornstad G, Wilkinson K, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fitzpatrick K, Borek A, Ukoumunne OC, Hawton A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Lloyd J, et al (2019). Healthy Parent Carers peer-led group-based health promotion intervention for parent carers of disabled children: protocol for a feasibility study using a parallel group randomised controlled trial design. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5(1). Full text.
Swancutt D, Tarrant M, Pinkney J (2019). How Group-Based Interventions can Improve Services for People with Severe Obesity. Current Obesity Reports Full text.
Borek AJ, Abraham SCS, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Smith JR (2019). Identifying change processes in group-based health behaviour-change interventions: development of the mechanisms of action in group-based interventions (MAGI) framework. Health Psychology Review Abstract.  Full text.

2018

Khan SS, Tarrant M, Weston D, Shah P, Farrow C (2018). Can Raising Awareness about the Psychological Causes of Obesity Reduce Obesity Stigma?. Health Communication, 33(5), 585-592. Abstract.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2018). Group-Based Diet and Physical Activity Weight-Loss Interventions: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Appl Psychol Health Well Being, 10(1), 62-86. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Tarrant M, Carter M, Adamson J, Warren F, Taylor R, Spencer A, Landa P, Code C, Dean S, Calitri R, et al (2018). Singing for People with Aphasia (SPA): results of a pilot randomised controlled trial of a group singing intervention to improve wellbeing.  Author URL.

2017

Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs, 38(4), 325-333. Abstract.  Author URL.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Hall A, Tarrant M (2017). Exploring residents' experiences of mealtimes in care homes: a qualitative interview study. BMC Geriatr, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Tarrant M (2017). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Health J, 10(1), 11-22. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Tarrant M, McCabe R (2017). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: a FRAMEWORK OF CHANGE PROCESSES IN GROUP-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Farrow CV, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (2017). Patient experiences of a bariatric group programme for managing obesity: a qualitative interview study. Br J Health Psychol, 22(1), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Warmoth KM, Tarrant M, Abraham, Lang (2017). Relationship between perceptions of ageing and frailty in English older adults. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 23(4), 465-474. Full text.
Tarrant M, Smith J, Louis W (2017). University students’ social identity and health behaviour. In Mavor K, Platow M, Bizumic B (Eds.) Self, Social Identity and Education, London: Routledge.
Tarrant M, Farrow C, Khan S (2017). Using social identity to promote health: the impact of group memberships on health in the context of obesity. In Buckingham S, Frings D, Albery IP (Eds.) Addiction, Behavioural Change and Social Identity, Routledge.

2016

Warmoth K, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2016). 'Thinking you're old and frail': a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing and Society, 36(7), 1483-1500. Abstract.  Full text.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2016). CHANGE PROCESSES AND EFFECTIVENESS IN GROUP-BASED WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Code C, Dean S, Goodwin V, Stein, Sugavanam T (2016). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia. BMJ Open, 6, e009652-e009652. Abstract.  Full text.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M, Smith JR (2016). HOW DO DIABETES PREVENTION GROUPS GENERATE INDIVIDUAL CHANGE?.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Lang IA (2016). Older adults' perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychol Health Med, 21(5), 531-550. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Smith JR, Louis WR, Tarrant M (2016). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In Mavor KI, Platow M, Bizumic B (Eds.) The self, social identity, and education, Psychology Press. Full text.

2015

Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions Biostatistics and methods. BMC Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing interventions to change health-related behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an overview of research methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Qin Q (2015). Effects of norm referent salience on young people's dietary orientation. Appetite, 85, 160-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Dean S, Stein K, Code C, Goodwin V, Sugavanam T (2015). Singing for people with aphasia: a template for a new group intervention.  Author URL.

2014

Borek A, Abraham S, Smith JR, Tarrant M, Greaves C (2014). Reporting of group-based behavioural interventions: a checklist and tool for assessing the quality of descriptions (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.

2013

Macmillan M, Abraham C, Morris C, Tarrant M (2013). Determinants of children's attitudes towards disabled people. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 257-257. Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). Group-based weight-loss programmes: a systematic review.  Author URL.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Lang I, Abraham C (2013). THINKING YOU'RE OLD AND FRAIL: a QUALITATIVE STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS' BELIEFS REGARDING FRAILTY.  Author URL.
Owuamalam CK, Tarrant M, Farrow CV, Zagefka H (2013). The Effect of Metastereotyping on Judgements of Higher-Status Outgroups When Reciprocity and Social Image Improvement Motives Collide. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DU COMPORTEMENT, 45(1), 12-23. Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). The role of group processes in facilitating change in group-based health interventions.  Author URL.
Warmoth KM, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: a qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. the 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.  Abstract.

2012

Hargreaves DJ, North AC, Tarrant M (2012). Musical Preference and Taste in Childhood and Adolescence. In  (Ed) The Child as Musician: a Handbook of Musical Development.  Abstract.
Tarrant M, Haggar MS, Farrow CV (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In Jetten J, Haslam SA, Haslam C (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Branscombe NR, Warner RH, Weston D (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: its moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

2011

Tarrant M, Butler K (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. Br J Soc Psychol, 50(Pt 1), 121-139. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Tarrant M, Hadert A (2010). Empathic Experience and Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups: Evidence for Attitude Generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(7), 1635-1656. Abstract.

2009

Tarrant M, Dazeley S, Cottom T (2009). Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members. Br J Soc Psychol, 48(Pt 3), 427-446. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farrow CV, Tarrant M (2009). Weight-based discrimination, body dissatisfaction and emotional eating: the role of perceived social consensus. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24(9), 1021-1034. Author URL.

2007

Hagger MS, Aşçi FH, Lindwall M, Hein V, Mülazimoǧlu-Balli O, Tarrant M, Ruiz YP, Sell V (2007). Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 17(6), 703-719. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Campbell E (2007). Responses to within-group criticism: Does past adherence to group norms matter?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37(6), 1187-1202. Abstract.

2006

Bakagiannis S, Tarrant M (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared musical preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scand J Psychol, 47(2), 129-136. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, MacKenzie L, Hewitt LA (2006). Friendship group identification, multidimensional self-concept, and experience of developmental tasks in adolescence. J Adolesc, 29(4), 627-640. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Jordan N (2006). Social identity and young people's attitudes towards health. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 151-151. Author URL.

2005

Tarrant M (2005). Normative status effects in responses to within-group communication. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 100-100. Author URL.

2004

Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2004). Adolescents' intergroup attributions: a comparison of two social identities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(3), 177-185. Abstract.
Tarrant M, North AC (2004). Explanations for positive and negative behavior: the intergroup attribution bias in achieved groups. Current Psychology, 23(2), 161-172. Abstract.
North AC, Tarrant M, Hargreaves DJ (2004). The effects of music on helping behavior: a field study. Environment and Behavior, 36(2), 266-275. Abstract.

2002

Tarrant M (2002). Adolescent peer groups and social identity. Social Development, 11(1), 110-123. Abstract.

2001

Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2001). Social categorization, self-esteem, and the estimated musical preferences of male adolescents. J Soc Psychol, 141(5), 565-581. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Edridge MD, Kirk LE, Smith EA, Turner RE (2001). Social identity in adolescence. J Adolesc, 24(5), 597-609. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2000). English and American adolescents' reasons for listening to music. Psychology of Music, 28(2), 166-173. Abstract.

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External Examiner Positions

External Examiner positions:

University of Durham, Department of Psychology, Behavioural Science BSc/MSc (2020-)

Keele University Medical School, Medicine MBChB (2020-)

Strathclyde University, School of Psychological Sciences, Psychology BA

 

Editorial Duties

Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2012-)

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Research Fellows

  • Ruth Lamont

Postgraduate researchers

  • Alex Burns
  • Laura Hollands
  • Megan MacMillan Awarded 2015
  • Krystal Warmoth Awarded 2015
  • Ross Watkins Awarded 2018

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