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Dr Rachel Nesbit

Dr Rachel Nesbit

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 South Cloisters 2.05

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Dr Rachel Nesbit completed her BSc (2015) and Ph.D (2019) in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. During her Ph.D Rachel examined the role of social anxiety, depression and lateralisation for emotion processing in adolescent facial emotion recognition. Rachel has previously held the role as Teaching Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London where she primarily taught research methods and statistics.

In 2020, Rachel moved to the University of Reading to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow employed as part of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship examining adventurous play as a mechanism for reducing the risk of childhood anxiety. Rachel is continuing her work on this project in the ChYMe group in the College of Medicine and Health at the University of Exeter. Rachel’s role on the project is to gain an understanding of the barriers and facilitators that exist for adventurous play in schools, with the aim to inform school-based interventions.

Rachel sits on the Developmental Section committee of the British Psychological Society and is Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol). She is also the co-founder of the ECR Developmental Network.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D Psychology (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Research interests

Dr Rachel Nesbit has a broad interest in developmental psychology, childhood mental health and play. She has previously worked on a range of research projects in the areas of social cognition, statistics anxiety, language development and mental health.

Rachel is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (awarded to Professor Helen Dodd), examining the links between adventurous play and childhood anxiety. Rachel’s role on the project is to gain an understanding of the barriers and facilitators that exist for allowing children opportunities and engagement in adventurous play in schools. Rachel is currently carrying out qualitative research with parents, teachers and school staff, with the aim to inform school-based interventions.

Research projects

  • Adventurous play as a mechanism for reducing risk of childhood anxiety

Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Dodd HF, Nesbit RJ, FitzGibbon L (2022). Child's Play: Examining the Association Between Time Spent Playing and Child Mental Health. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodd HF, FitzGibbon L, Watson BE, Nesbit RJ (2022). Correction: Dodd et al. Children's Play and Independent Mobility in 2020: Results from the British Children's Play Survey. Int. J. Environ. Hum. Health 2021, 18, 4334. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(15). Abstract.  Author URL.
Oliver BE, Nesbit RJ, McCloy R, Harvey K, Dodd HF (2022). Parent perceived barriers and facilitators of children’s adventurous play in Britain: a framework analysis. BMC Public Health, 22(1). Abstract.
Dodd HF, Fitzgibbon L, Watson BE, Nesbit RJ (2021). Children’s play and independent mobility in 2020: Results from the british children’s play survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8). Abstract.
Dodd HF, Nesbit RJ, Maratchi LR (2021). Development and evaluation of a new measure of children’s play: the Children’s Play Scale (CPS). BMC Public Health, 21(1). Abstract.
Nesbit RJ, Bagnall CL, Harvey K, Dodd HF (2021). Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Adventurous Play in Schools: a Qualitative Systematic Review. CHILDREN-BASEL, 8(8). Author URL.
Nesbit RJ, Watling D (2019). The role of audience familiarity and activity outcome in children's understanding of disclaimers. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 37(2), 230-246. Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Nesbit RJ, Bagnall CL, Harvey K, Dodd HF (In Press). Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Adventurous Play in Schools: a qualitative systematic review.  Abstract.

2022

Dodd HF, Nesbit RJ, FitzGibbon L (2022). Child's Play: Examining the Association Between Time Spent Playing and Child Mental Health. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Dodd HF, FitzGibbon L, Watson BE, Nesbit RJ (2022). Correction: Dodd et al. Children's Play and Independent Mobility in 2020: Results from the British Children's Play Survey. Int. J. Environ. Hum. Health 2021, 18, 4334. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(15). Abstract.  Author URL.
Oliver BE, Nesbit RJ, McCloy R, Harvey K, Dodd HF (2022). Parent Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Children’s Adventurous Play in Britain: a Framework Analysis.
Oliver BE, Nesbit RJ, McCloy R, Harvey K, Dodd HF (2022). Parent perceived barriers and facilitators of children’s adventurous play in Britain: a framework analysis. BMC Public Health, 22(1). Abstract.

2021

Dodd HF, Fitzgibbon L, Watson BE, Nesbit RJ (2021). Children’s play and independent mobility in 2020: Results from the british children’s play survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8). Abstract.
Dodd HF, Nesbit RJ, Maratchi LR (2021). Development and evaluation of a new measure of children’s play: the Children’s Play Scale (CPS). BMC Public Health, 21(1). Abstract.
Nesbit RJ, Bagnall CL, Harvey K, Dodd HF (2021). Perceived Barriers and Facilitators of Adventurous Play in Schools: a Qualitative Systematic Review. CHILDREN-BASEL, 8(8). Author URL.

2020

Dodd H, Nesbit RJ, Maratchi L (2020). Development and Evaluation of a New Measure of Children’s Play: the Children’s Play Scale (CPS).

2019

Nesbit RJ, Watling D (2019). The role of audience familiarity and activity outcome in children's understanding of disclaimers. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 37(2), 230-246. Author URL.

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Committee/panel activities

British Psychological Society (BPS) Developmental Section Committee Member (2017 - present).

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