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Dr. Siobhan Mitchell

Dr. Siobhan Mitchell

Research Fellow in Child Health

 +44 (0) 1392 72 6969

 South Cloisters 2.05

 

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

Overview

Siobhan’s background is in dance, training vocationally in ballet she developed an interest in health and wellbeing. Siobhan completed her MRes in Health and Wellbeing and was awarded an ESRC studentship in 2014 to complete her PhD exploring the psychosocial implications of maturity timing for children growing up in an elite dance training context.

Siobhan has worked in the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration since 2018 and currently works as a Research Fellow on two projects:

  • The Children & Young People Social Prescribing for Mental Health Project which aims to extend the growing evidence base around social prescribing in the primary care and public health arenas by focussing on its use for children and young people.
  • The GuiDANCE project (Growing up in dance: Enhancing education and creating sustainable practices in growth and maturation in the dance sector). An ESRC funded Impact Acceleration Co-creation project which aims to address the challenges associated with the pubertal transition in dance for young people.

Qualifications

  • PhD Health and Wellbeing (University of Bath)
  • MRes Health and Wellbeing (University of Bath)
  • MSc Dance Science (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)

Links

Research

Research interests

Siobhan's research interests are in child and adolescent health and development. More specifically, exploring child and adolescent development and health risk behaviours from a biocultural perspective using qualitative or mixed methods approaches. Siobhan also continues to be involved in research exploring youth development in sport and physical activity contexts.

Research projects

Current Projects:

  • The Children & Young People Social Prescribing for Mental Health Project which aims to extend the growing evidence base around social prescribing in the primary care and public health arenas by focussing on its use for children and young people.
  • The GuiDANCE project (Growing up in dance: Enhancing education and creating sustainable practices in growth and maturation in the dance sector). An ESRC funded Impact Acceleration Co-creation project which aims to address the challenges associated with the pubertal transition in dance for young people.

 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Price A, Mitchell S, Janssens A, Eke H, Ford T, Newlove-Delgado T (In Press). In transition with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): children’s services clinicians’ perspectives on the role of information in healthcare transitions for young people with ADHD. BMC Psychiatry Abstract.
Mitchell S (In Press). On-time maturation in female adolescent ballet dancers: Learning from lived experiences. Journal of Early Adolescence
Benham-Clarke S, Ford T, Mitchell S, Price A, Newlove-Delgado T, Blake S, Eke H, Moore D, Russell A, Janssens A, et al (In Press). Role of Education Settings in Transition from Child to Adult Health Services for Young People with ADHD. Journal of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Bywater T, Berry V, Blower S, Bursnall M, Cox E, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, Mitchell S, Pickett K, et al (2022). A proportionate, universal parenting programme to enhance social-emotional well-being in infants and toddlers in England: the E-SEE Steps RCT. Public Health Research, 10(8), 1-162. Abstract.
Bywater T, Berry V, Blower S, Bursnall M, Cox E, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, Mitchell S, Pickett K, et al (2022). A randomized controlled trial of a proportionate universal parenting program delivery model (E-SEE Steps) to enhance child social-emotional wellbeing. PLoS One, 17(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Berry V, Mitchell SB, Blower S, Whittaker K, Wilkinson K, McGilloway S, Mason-Jones A, Carr RM, Bywater T (2022). Barriers and facilitators in the delivery of a proportionate universal parenting program model (E-SEE Steps) in community family services. PLOS ONE, 17(6), e0265946-e0265946. Abstract.
Mitchell S, Campbell R, MacArthur GJ (2022). Parent/caregiver attitudes, motivations and behaviours in relation to alcohol use among offspring aged 13–18 years: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 22(1). Abstract.
Blower SL, Berry VL, Bursnall MC, Cohen J, Gridley N, Loban A, Mandefield L, Mason-Jones AJ, McGilloway S, McKendrick KL, et al (2021). Enhancing Social-Emotional Outcomes in Early Years (E-SEE): Randomized Pilot Study of Incredible Years Infant and Toddler Programs. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(8), 1933-1949. Abstract.
Lloyd J, Bjornstad G, Borek A, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fredlund M, McDonald A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Wilkinson K, Mitchell S, et al (2021). Healthy Parent Carers programme: mixed methods process evaluation and refinement of a health promotion intervention. BMJ Open, 11(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Cumming SP (2021). Of Grit and Grace: Negotiating Puberty, Surviving, and Succeeding in Professional Ballet. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 29(2), 127-138. Abstract.
Wilkinson K, Ball S, Mitchell S, Ukoumunne O, O'Mahen H, Tejerina-Arreal M, Hayes R, Berry V, Petrie I, Ford T, et al (2021). The longitudinal relationship between child emotional disorder and parental mental health in the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health surveys 1999 and 2004. Journal of Affective Disorders, 288, 58-67.
Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Cumming SP (2020). Experiences of delayed maturation in female vocational ballet students: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 80, 233-241. Abstract.
Tinner LE, Kaner E, Garnett C, Mitchell S, Hickman M, Campbell R, MacArthur G (2020). Qualitative Evaluation of Web-Based Digital Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use and Harm Among Young People Aged 14-15 Years: a "Think-Aloud" Study. JMIR Pediatr Parent, 3(2). Abstract.  Author URL.
Cumming SP, Searle C, Hemsley JK, Haswell F, Edwards H, Scott S, Gross A, Ryan D, Lewis J, White P, et al (2018). Biological maturation, relative age and self-regulation in male professional academy soccer players: a test of the underdog hypothesis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 39, 147-153. Abstract.
Cumming SP, Brown DJ, Mitchell S, Bunce J, Hunt D, Hedges C, Crane G, Gross A, Scott S, Franklin E, et al (2018). Premier League academy soccer players’ experiences of competing in a tournament bio-banded for biological maturation. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(7), 757-765. Abstract.
Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Cumming SP, Malina RM (2017). Understanding growth and maturation in the context of ballet: a biocultural approach. Research in Dance Education, 18(3), 291-300. Abstract.
Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Malina RM, Cumming SP (2016). The role of puberty in the making and breaking of young ballet dancers: Perspectives of dance teachers. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 81-89. Abstract.

Chapters

Mitchell S, Clements L (2021). Psychosocial, physical and cognitive perspectives on the adolescent dancer. In Pessali-Marques B (Ed) Scientific perspectives and emerging developments in dance and the Performing Arts, IGI Global.

Publications by year


In Press

Price A, Mitchell S, Janssens A, Eke H, Ford T, Newlove-Delgado T (In Press). In transition with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): children’s services clinicians’ perspectives on the role of information in healthcare transitions for young people with ADHD. BMC Psychiatry Abstract.
Mitchell S (In Press). On-time maturation in female adolescent ballet dancers: Learning from lived experiences. Journal of Early Adolescence
Benham-Clarke S, Ford T, Mitchell S, Price A, Newlove-Delgado T, Blake S, Eke H, Moore D, Russell A, Janssens A, et al (In Press). Role of Education Settings in Transition from Child to Adult Health Services for Young People with ADHD. Journal of Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

2022

Bywater T, Berry V, Blower S, Bursnall M, Cox E, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, Mitchell S, Pickett K, et al (2022). A proportionate, universal parenting programme to enhance social-emotional well-being in infants and toddlers in England: the E-SEE Steps RCT. Public Health Research, 10(8), 1-162. Abstract.
Bywater T, Berry V, Blower S, Bursnall M, Cox E, Mason-Jones A, McGilloway S, McKendrick K, Mitchell S, Pickett K, et al (2022). A randomized controlled trial of a proportionate universal parenting program delivery model (E-SEE Steps) to enhance child social-emotional wellbeing. PLoS One, 17(4). Abstract.  Author URL.
Berry V, Mitchell SB, Blower S, Whittaker K, Wilkinson K, McGilloway S, Mason-Jones A, Carr RM, Bywater T (2022). Barriers and facilitators in the delivery of a proportionate universal parenting program model (E-SEE Steps) in community family services. PLOS ONE, 17(6), e0265946-e0265946. Abstract.
Mitchell S, Campbell R, MacArthur GJ (2022). Parent/caregiver attitudes, motivations and behaviours in relation to alcohol use among offspring aged 13–18 years: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 22(1). Abstract.

2021

Blower SL, Berry VL, Bursnall MC, Cohen J, Gridley N, Loban A, Mandefield L, Mason-Jones AJ, McGilloway S, McKendrick KL, et al (2021). Enhancing Social-Emotional Outcomes in Early Years (E-SEE): Randomized Pilot Study of Incredible Years Infant and Toddler Programs. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30(8), 1933-1949. Abstract.
Lloyd J, Bjornstad G, Borek A, Cuffe-Fuller B, Fredlund M, McDonald A, Tarrant M, Berry V, Wilkinson K, Mitchell S, et al (2021). Healthy Parent Carers programme: mixed methods process evaluation and refinement of a health promotion intervention. BMJ Open, 11(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Cumming SP (2021). Of Grit and Grace: Negotiating Puberty, Surviving, and Succeeding in Professional Ballet. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 29(2), 127-138. Abstract.
Mitchell S, Clements L (2021). Psychosocial, physical and cognitive perspectives on the adolescent dancer. In Pessali-Marques B (Ed) Scientific perspectives and emerging developments in dance and the Performing Arts, IGI Global.
Wilkinson K, Ball S, Mitchell S, Ukoumunne O, O'Mahen H, Tejerina-Arreal M, Hayes R, Berry V, Petrie I, Ford T, et al (2021). The longitudinal relationship between child emotional disorder and parental mental health in the British Child and Adolescent Mental Health surveys 1999 and 2004. Journal of Affective Disorders, 288, 58-67.

2020

Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Cumming SP (2020). Experiences of delayed maturation in female vocational ballet students: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 80, 233-241. Abstract.
Tinner LE, Kaner E, Garnett C, Mitchell S, Hickman M, Campbell R, MacArthur G (2020). Qualitative Evaluation of Web-Based Digital Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use and Harm Among Young People Aged 14-15 Years: a "Think-Aloud" Study. JMIR Pediatr Parent, 3(2). Abstract.  Author URL.
Tinner LE, Kaner E, Garnett C, Mitchell S, Hickman M, Campbell R, MacArthur G (2020). Qualitative Evaluation of Web-Based Digital Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Excessive Alcohol Use and Harm Among Young People Aged 14-15 Years: a “Think-Aloud” Study (Preprint).

2018

Cumming SP, Searle C, Hemsley JK, Haswell F, Edwards H, Scott S, Gross A, Ryan D, Lewis J, White P, et al (2018). Biological maturation, relative age and self-regulation in male professional academy soccer players: a test of the underdog hypothesis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 39, 147-153. Abstract.
Cumming SP, Brown DJ, Mitchell S, Bunce J, Hunt D, Hedges C, Crane G, Gross A, Scott S, Franklin E, et al (2018). Premier League academy soccer players’ experiences of competing in a tournament bio-banded for biological maturation. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(7), 757-765. Abstract.

2017

Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Cumming SP, Malina RM (2017). Understanding growth and maturation in the context of ballet: a biocultural approach. Research in Dance Education, 18(3), 291-300. Abstract.

2016

Mitchell SB, Haase AM, Malina RM, Cumming SP (2016). The role of puberty in the making and breaking of young ballet dancers: Perspectives of dance teachers. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 81-89. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards

Nominated for the One Dance UK Research in Dance Impact Award (2019)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD Studentship (2014-2018)

Recipient of the Healthy Dancer Canada Annual Research Award (2017)

Finalist, Ede and Ravenscroft prize, University of Bath (2017)

 


Media Coverage

Coverage of a paper on the implications of maturity timing in dance (April 2016), including:

Local radio interviews (including The Breeze, BBC Radio Somerset)

Online and print coverage in The Stage, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Yorkshire Post, Western Daily Press, The Herald, The Scotsman and The Press and Journal.

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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