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Since 2012, theses have been available electronically via our secure virtual learning environment but can no longer be accessed on this website. However thesis topics for our 10-13 cohort are listed below:

Surname First name Cohort Thesis title
Casey Claire 2010-2013 Investigating the Effectiveness of an Analogical Reasoning Intervention for Improving Children’s Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematical Problem Solving Skills
Corbett Chantal 2010-2013 Teachers’ Attributions, Efficacy and Management of School Refusal: Exploring the Effects of Awareness and Strategies Training.
D'Arcy Maeve 2010-2013 An exploration of the relationship between spelling attainment and psychological wellbeing.
Gore Langton Emma 2010-2013 "See it as a Positive Challenge": Towards Better Educational Journeys for Children with Extreme Demand Avoidance
Harding Isabelle 2010-2013 Callous-Unemotional (CU) Traits: What types of Intervention are Effective and is there a Link between CU and Executive Functioning?
Hirsch Ama 2010-2013 Intervening to Raise Attainment and Reduce Anxiety in Mathematics at Key Stage Two
Roberts Elizabeth 2010-2013 Self Regulated Strategy Development: Effects of Writing Outcomes and Affective Factors
Roberts Joanne 2010-2013 Attending School and College: The Perspective of Teenage Mothers
Sarwar Amna 2010-2013 The Social Inclusion of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Satariano Stephanie 2010-2013 Academic Achievement in Intellectually Gifted pupils
Stott Michelle 2010-2013 An Exploration of the Relationship between Young People’s Coping Skills and their Psychological Wellbeing
Whitelock Denita 2010-2013 Theories of Intelligence: Young People’s Views on what Intelligence is, and what Influences Their Beliefs about Intelligence.
Woodhouse Helen 2010-2013 The relationship between feelings of school belongingness and being withdrawn to receive out-of-class support. How do perceptions of belonging impact on views of withdrawal groups, and does this change with age?

You can view a selection of thesis posters produced by our graduates below (click on the links to enlarge):

Motivational Interviewing: effectiveness in promoting protective factors with young offenders
Dr Roberto Blasco-Alcala


The Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities Parenting Programme: Its impact upon parental competence, factors contributing to stress, children's behaviour, self-esteem and reading self-concept
Dr Gemma Castleman


An evaluation of a short-term, cognitive-behavioural intervention for primary age children with anger-related difficulties
Dr Rachel Cole


Evaluation of a group intervention to enhance the social competence of adolescents with Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism
Dr Carol Hall


Bullying: The Effectiveness of a Direct Emotional Literacy Intervention in the Primary Phase
Dr Clare Knowler


The Effectiveness of Social Stories with Visual Cues for the Successful Social Inclusion of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Primary Schools
Dr Sonia Shah


The Effectiveness of Method of Shared Concern in Tackling Bullying
Dr Jennifer Singleton


Anger management related needs of pupils in key stage 3: Effectiveness of group CBT intervention
Dr Rebecca Williamson



An Exploration of Teacher Constructs Through a Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy Framework
Dr Caroline Robertson

Social cognition and resilience:
A study of the role of cognitive attributional style in the transition to secondary school

Dr Jennifer Wills



Does providing descriptive and/or explanatory information affect peer attitudes and behaviour intentions towards children with High Functioning Autism?
Dr Ciara Close

ciara close thesis poster

Pupils' Causal Attributions for School Exclusion
Dr Louise Field

louise field thesis poster

Using the theory of Planned Behaviour to explore the social inclusion of children with ASD in mainstream primary schools
Dr Sara Freitag

Sara Freitag Thesis Poster

The Cognitive and Psychological School Engagement of Young Offenders
Dr Kate Hambleton

kate hambleton thesis poster

An Unwanted Gift? The Social Acceptability of being Gifted and Talented - Differences between Genders and across Ages
Dr Timothy Jones

Timothy Jones thesis poster

Hard to reach?What factors impact service use among 'hard to reach' familiesand how can these be used to support early intervention?
Dr Julia Parsonson

julia parsonson thesis poster

An Investigation of Trait Emotional Intelligence and Theory of Mind in Schoolchildren with ADHD
Dr Joe Wilson

joe wilson thesis poster

Emotions and learning: investigating the oral narrative skills of Looked After Children (LAC)
Dr Sarah Woods

Sarah Woods thesis poster

Not just a reading difficulty: social, emotional and behavioural outcomes of children with dyslexia
Dr Vivien Yang

Vivien Yang thesis poster

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