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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 558 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
1989 …2019
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Biography

Melanie Giles is a Professor of Psychology and Head of School. She is also a Chartered Psychologist and a registered health practitioner with the HCPC. Her main research interests are in the area of attitudes, specifically the attitude-behaviour relationship and attitude change. She is particularly interested in how social psychological theory can be applied to predict and increase our understanding of health-related behaviours including for example, blood donation, smoking, condom use, oral health and breastfeeding. She has received significant external funding for this work and has presented her findings at over 100 national and international conferences.Melanie also has a keen interest in the scholarship of learning and teaching and has led a number of research projects focused on student engagement, employability and peer mentoring. She is a trained PASS/SI Supervisor affiliated to the UK National PASS Network and is responsible for the introduction of the PASS peer-mentoring scheme at Ulster. She is also a member of the Academic Peer Learning Leadership Forum and is currently chair of a special interest group focused on research and evaluation. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Centre for Higher Education Research Practice.

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Research Output 1989 2019

  • 558 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 42 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Commissioned report
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schoolchild
primary school
self-efficacy
regression
questionnaire
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Child Development
Focus Groups
Obesity
Interviews
Child Health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Professional Judgement about Reoffending: Factorial survey

Mullineux, J., Taylor, B. & Giles, M., 13 May 2019, In : Journal of Social Work.

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Social Work
social work
Criminal Law
social worker
justice

PREDICTING ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF PSYCHOSOCIAL AND FAMILY FACTORS

Gamble, R., CASSIDY, T., McLaughlin, M. & Giles, M., 28 Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Recent Scientific Research. 9, 9, p. 28847 - 28853 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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optimism
achievement motivation
family education
intrinsic motivation
self-efficacy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Probation Officers’ judgements: A study using Personal Construct Theory

Mullineux, J., Taylor, B. & Giles, M., 21 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Social Work. N/A, p. 1-19

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Personal Construct Theory
probation officer
decision making
self awareness
risk assessment

Thesis

Exploring the factors which influence and support the development of academic growth in Higher Education

Author: Gamble, R., Oct 2019

Supervisor: Giles, M. (Supervisor), CASSIDY, T. (Supervisor) & McLaughlin, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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