Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 54 2158
BSc (Hons) Psychology (First class), University of Worcester (2008)
MSc Issues in Applied Psychology (Distinction), University of Worcester (2010)
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
I mainly teach research methods and health psychology.
My research interests are varied however mainly fall within the remit of health psychology. Current research projects involve the use of qualitative methods to explore the psychological experience of anaphylaxis in adulthood, in conjunction with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and a collaborative research project with Worcestershire Health and Care Trust which aims to explore the meaning of recovery for service users, carers and mental health professionals.
I am particularly interested in child health and have worked on a number of funded projects within this area, including the effectiveness of child weight management programmes and the modification of children’s eating behaviours. My PhD research examines the effectiveness of a school-based healthy eating programme for primary school children and the wider implications for the design and implementation of school-based interventions.
I am also interested in the application of psychology to learning and teaching, specifically assessment and feedback and employability.
- Professional Bodies
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
Member of the Division of Health Psychology
Member of the Midlands Health Psychology Network
Publications in peer reviewed journals:
Taylor, C., Upton, P., & Upton, D. (2015). Increasing primary school children's fruit and vegetable consumption: a review of the Food Dudes programme. Health Education, 115(2), 178-196. doi 10.1108/he-02-2014-0005
Upton, D., & Taylor, C. (2015). What Are the Support Needs of Men with Multiple Sclerosis, and Are They Being Met? International Journal of MS Care, 17(1),9-12. doi: 10.7224/1537-2073.2013-044
Upton, P., Taylor, C., Erol, R. & Upton, D. (2014). Family-based childhood obesity interventions in the UK: a systematic review of published studies. Community Practitioner, 87(5), 25-29.
Upton, D., Upton, P., & Taylor, C.E. (2014). The effects of the Food Dudes programme on children’s intake of unhealthy foods at lunchtime. Perspectives in Public Health. doi:10.1177/1757913914526163
Upton, D., Taylor C., & Upton P. (2014). Parental provision and children’s consumption of fruit and vegetables did not increase following the Food Dudes programme. Health Education, 114(1), 58-66.
Taylor, C., Darby, H., Upton, P., & Upton, D. (2013). Can a school-based intervention increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption in the home setting? Perspectives in Public Health, 133(6), 330-336.
Taylor. C., Upton, P., & Upton, D. (2013). Can a school-based intervention increase fruit and vegetable consumption for children with Autism? Education and Health, 31(3), 95-97.
Upton, P., & Taylor, C. (2013). Is on-line Patchwork Text Assessment a panacea for assessment practices in Higher Education? Psychology Teaching Review, 19(1), 41-46.
Upton, P., Upton, D., and Taylor, C. (2013). Reply to “Evaluation to the Food Dudes programme by Upton et al.” Public Health Nutrition, 16(8), 1523.
South, F., Taylor, C., Darby, H., Upton, P. & Upton, D. (2012). What do lunchtime staff think about children’s eating habits following a healthy eating intervention? Education and Health, 30(4),108-112.
Upton, D., Upton, D, & Taylor, C. (2013). Increasing children’s lunchtime consumption of fruit and vegetables: an evaluation of the Food Dudes programme. Public Health Nutrition, 6(6), 1066-1072. DOI:10.1017/S1368980012004612
Upton, P., Taylor, C., & Upton, D. (2012). Exploring primary school teachers' experiences of implementing a healthy eating intervention. Education and Health, 30(2), 27-31.
Upton, P., Taylor, C. E., Peters, D. M., Erol, R. and Upton, D. (2013). The effectiveness of local child weight management programmes: an audit study. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39(1), 125-133. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2012.01378.x
Upton, D., Upton, P., & Taylor, C. (2012). Fruit and vegetable intake of primary school children: a study of school meals. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 25(6), 557-562 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01270.x
Dodd, J., Taylor, C.E., Bunyan, P., White, P.M., Thomas, S.M., & Upton, D. (2010). A service model for delivering care closer to home. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 12(2), 95-111.
Upton, D., & Taylor, C. (2010). Methods in Health Psychology. Psychology Review, 16(2), 22-25.
Upton, P., Taylor, C., Beddows, S., & Upton, D. (2010). Weighing up the SEF: An assessment of the use of the NOO Standard Evaluation Framework across family-based weight management interventions in one region. Community Practitioner, 83(7), 34-35.
Upton, P., Taylor, C. E., & Upton, D. (2009). Psychology in Action: An innovative approach to induction. Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching, 3, 20-25.
Upton, D., Taylor, C., Penn, F., & Andrews, A. (2015). The Science of Psychology. In G. Davey (Ed.), Psychology 1e.
Upton, P., & Taylor C. E. (2014). Psychology Express: Educational Psychology. Harlow: Pearson.
Upton, D., & Taylor C. (2012). Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. In G.Davey (Ed.), Applied Psychology (chapter 6). Retrieved from http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=mininav&bcsId=6483&itemId=1444331213&assetId=297221&resourceId=29364&newwindow=true
Upton, D., Upton, P. (2011) Test Yourself: Developmental Psychology. Learning Matters.
Contributor to text, including development of multiple choice questions, essay questions, concept maps for each chapter and essay writing guidance.
- External Responsibilities
July 2013 to present - PsyPAG representative for the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P)
BPS West Midlands Branch Secretary – 2012-2014
Reviewer for the Journal of Health Psychology