Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 54 2158
BSc (Hons) Psychology (First class)
MSc Issues in Applied Psychology (Distinction)
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
My research interests are varied however I am particularly interested in child health and have worked on a number of evaluations in this area. My PhD research focuses on the development of children’s health literacy within an educational context. The aims of my research are to establish how health literacy develops throughout childhood and identify ways in which health literacy can be embedded in the primary school curriculum.
I am also interested in developing student’s employability and assessment practices in Higher Education.
- Professional Experience
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
Member of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
Taylor, C., Darby, H., Upton, D., & Upton, P. (In Press). Can a school-based intervention increase children’s fruit and vegetable consumption in the home setting?
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.
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., & Taylor C. (2013). Reply to ‘Evaluation of 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. (2012). 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.
Upton, D., Taylor, C., Penn, S., & Andrews, A. (In prep). The Science of Psychology. In G. Davey (Ed.), Psychology 1e.
Upton, P., & Taylor C. (In press). Psychology Express: Educational Psychology. Pearson.
Upton, D., & Taylor C. (2012). Teaching Psychology in Higher Education. In G.Davey (Ed.), Applied Psychology (chapter 6).
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
Honorary Secretary of the British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch
PsyPAG representative for the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P)