Dr Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez


Dr Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez
NameDr Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentPsychology
Email addressd.bailey-rodriguez@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9931-563X
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Programme Leader of the MSc in Psychological Therapies and Interventions at Middlesex University in London. 

Deborah has key interests in attachment theory, couple relationships and qualitative research methods. She completed her PhD exploring the transition to second-time parenthood in couple relationships, using qualitative mixed methods at Middlesex University. Her doctoral research drew and built upon her undergraduate qualitative exploration of the transition to second-time motherhood, where the second child has a disability.

Deborah graduated with a BSc Psychology with Counselling Skills with a First Class, followed by a PG Cert in Professional Practice in Research Methods and has also achieved a PG Cert in Teaching and Supporting Learning; also at Middlesex University.

Deborah is currently Editor-in-Chief of the BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin and is an Editorial Board member of The Qualitative Research journal. She has numerous publications.

Teaching

Deborah is module leader on several modules, and mainly teaches developmental psychology, psychology in education and research methods. She co-developed and co-leads on an MSc qualitative research methods module, and has helped to expand the teaching provision of qualitative approaches in the Psychology department. 

Deborah also co-leads on the Psychology Placement and Work-Based Project modules related to psychological therapies and interventions, where students can gain work experience, linking theory and evidence to their practice.

Deborah also supervises undergraduate and MSc dissertations, as well as doctoral candidates.

Deborah is passionate about supporting students to achieve their potential and helping them to succeed.

Student-led Teaching Awards (SLTA) at Middlesex University:

·         Awarded ‘Outstanding Feedback 2018’ 

·         Shortlisted for the Outstanding Wellbeing and Student Support 2022’ 

·         Nominated for ‘Postgraduate Research Supervisor of the Year 2021’; ‘Academic Staff Member of the Year 2021; 2020; 2017’; and ‘Best Support Staff 2015’ 

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2023
Lecturer in Psychology
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2018
31 Aug 2023
Associate Lecturer in Psychology
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2016
31 Aug 2018
Hourly Academic in Psychology
Middlesex University
01 Jan 2013
31 Aug 2016

Education and qualifications

PG Cert HE in Teaching and Supporting Learning
29 Nov 2018
Middlesex University
PhD Psychology

“We’re both in the trenches together”: A pluralistic exploration of attachment behaviour dynamics in a heterosexual couple relationship across the transition to second-time parenthood.

31 Jul 2018
Middlesex University
PG Cert in Professional Practice in Research Methods
07 Jul 2013
Middlesex University
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Skills
30 Jun 2012
Middlesex University

Grants

Gemma Reynolds (PI) and Deborah Bailey-Rodriguez (co-I)
10 Mar 2023
Strategic Research Knowledge Exchange Funding, Middlesex University.

Projects

  • Expressive Writing as a Brief Intervention Targeting Mental Health, Wellbeing and Academic Stress in MDX Students.

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

A Delphi study to strengthen research-methods training in undergraduate psychology programs

Robert, R., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Bartlett, J., Blazey, P., Green, R., Pownall, M. and Munafò, M. 2024. A Delphi study to strengthen research-methods training in undergraduate psychology programs. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. 7 (1), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/25152459231213808

A Delphi study to strengthen research methods training in undergraduate psychology programmes

Thibault, R., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Bartlett, J., Blazey, P., Green, R., Pownall, M. and Munafò, M. 2023. A Delphi study to strengthen research methods training in undergraduate psychology programmes. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/gp9aj

Research-active therapists and therapy trainees: The need for continuity and clinical significance in our research

Cooper, M., Bailey-Rodriguez, D. and Fragkiadaki, E. 2023. Research-active therapists and therapy trainees: The need for continuity and clinical significance in our research. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin. 35 (1), pp. 5-10. https://doi.org/10.53841/bpsqmip.2023.1.35.5

The applications of attachment theory to working therapeutically with families in the context of children and young people

Parra, R. and Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2022. The applications of attachment theory to working therapeutically with families in the context of children and young people. in: Fuenzalida, C., Sempere, J. and Gavrila-Ardelean, M. (ed.) Working with family and community resources in educational, social and mental health contexts PRESA UNIVERSITARĂ CLUJEANĂ. pp. 98-132

The moderation effect of secure attachment on the relationship between positive events and wellbeing

Spence, R., Kagan, L., Nunn, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Fisher, H., Hosang, G. and Bifulco, A. 2022. The moderation effect of secure attachment on the relationship between positive events and wellbeing. PsyCh Journal. 11 (4), pp. 541-549. https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.546

Qualitatively-driven mixed methods approaches to counselling and psychotherapy research

Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2021. Qualitatively-driven mixed methods approaches to counselling and psychotherapy research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. 21 (1), pp. 143-153. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12383

Doing qualitatively-driven mixed methods and pluralistic qualitative research

Frost, N. and Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2020. Doing qualitatively-driven mixed methods and pluralistic qualitative research. in: Bager-Charleson, S. and McBeath, A. (ed.) Enjoying Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research United States Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 13-35

Life events, depression and supportive relationships affect academic achievement in university students

Spence, R., Kagan, L., Nunn, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Fisher, H., Hosang, G. and Bifulco, A. 2022. Life events, depression and supportive relationships affect academic achievement in university students. Journal of American College Health. 70 (7), pp. 1931-1935. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2020.1841776

The impact of the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental-health services in Europe

Johannes, T., Jocelyn, D., Andrew, C., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Odete, d., Frank, F., Cathleen, G., Snaebjorn, G., Cecile, H., Martin, H., Jo, J., Ingegerd, K., Gabriela, K., Maria, K., Krzysztof, K., Boleslav, L., Konstantin, L., Donatella, M., Margarita, M., Serge, M., Merja, R., Shyhrete, R., Muhammet, S., Javier, S., Isabelle, T., Emilie, W., Christiaan, V., Marie-Clotilde, L. and Laurence, F. 2020. The impact of the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental-health services in Europe. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 22 (7), pp. 516-525. https://doi.org/10.1080/15622975.2020.1844290

Multimodality, visual methods and lived experience

Reavey, P., Langer, S. and Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2019. Multimodality, visual methods and lived experience. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin. 28, pp. 7-12.

Exploring trauma and attachment style over the lifespan using secondary data: a single case study of two sisters

Bailey-Rodriguez, D. and Frost, N. 2019. Exploring trauma and attachment style over the lifespan using secondary data: a single case study of two sisters. Maltrattamento E Abuso All’infanzia: Rivista Interdisciplinare. 21 (2), pp. 45-59. https://doi.org/10.3280/MAL2019-002004

Characteristics of severe life events, attachment style, and depression – Using a new online approach

Bifulco, A., Kagan, L., Spence, R., Nunn, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Hosang, G., Taylor, M. and Fisher, H. 2019. Characteristics of severe life events, attachment style, and depression – Using a new online approach. British Journal of Clinical Psychology. 58 (4), pp. 427-439. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12221

Web-based measure of life events using Computerized Life Events and Assessment Record (CLEAR): preliminary cross-sectional study of reliability, validity, and association with depression

Bifulco, A., Spence, R., Nunn, S., Kagan, L., Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Hosang, G., Taylor, M. and Fisher, H. 2019. Web-based measure of life events using Computerized Life Events and Assessment Record (CLEAR): preliminary cross-sectional study of reliability, validity, and association with depression. JMIR Mental Health. 6 (1). https://doi.org/10.2196/10675

Quality in qualitative research

Frost, N. and Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2018. Quality in qualitative research. in: Sullivan, C. and Forrester, M. (ed.) Doing qualitative research in psychology - a practical guide London, UK Sage. pp. 60-77

Narrative analysis

Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Frost, N. and Elichaoff, F. 2018. Narrative analysis. in: Sullivan, C. and Forrester, M. (ed.) Doing qualitative research in psychology - a practical guide London, UK SAGE Publications. pp. 209-232

“We’re both in the trenches together”: a pluralistic exploration of attachment behaviour dynamics in a heterosexual couple relationship across the transition to second-time parenthood

Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2018. “We’re both in the trenches together”: a pluralistic exploration of attachment behaviour dynamics in a heterosexual couple relationship across the transition to second-time parenthood. PhD thesis Middlesex University Psychology

The application of a qualitative approach to adult attachment research: a short report

Bailey-Rodriguez, D., Frost, N. and Oskis, A. 2016. The application of a qualitative approach to adult attachment research: a short report. Quarterly.

A qualitatively driven approach to multimethod and mixed methods research

Hesse-Biber, S., Bailey-Rodriguez, D. and Frost, N. 2015. A qualitatively driven approach to multimethod and mixed methods research. in: Hesse-Biber, S. and Johnson, R. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry Oxford; New York Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 3-20

A qualitative analysis of John Bowlby’s last interview

Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2015. A qualitative analysis of John Bowlby’s last interview. Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. 9 (2), pp. 158-164.

“And it was all my choice but it didn’t feel like a choice”: a re-examination of interpretation of data using a ‘rhetoric of choice’ lens

Frost, N. and Bailey-Rodriguez, D. 2015. “And it was all my choice but it didn’t feel like a choice”: a re-examination of interpretation of data using a ‘rhetoric of choice’ lens. Women's Studies International Forum. 53, pp. 192-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2014.12.003

More than just a method: doctoral students' perspectives on the place of qualitatively driven mixed methods

Elichaoff, F., Bailey-Rodriguez, D. and Murphy, A. 2014. More than just a method: doctoral students' perspectives on the place of qualitatively driven mixed methods. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin.
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