Dr Gemma Reynolds


Dr Gemma Reynolds
NameDr Gemma Reynolds
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Psychology
Research institute
Primary appointmentPsychology
Email addressg.reynolds@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2893-6380
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Following a post-doctoral research position at Kingston University (2012-2014), Dr Reynolds joined Middlesex in 2014 as a lecturer, completing the PgCert HE in 2015, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2016 and becoming SFHEA in 2022.

Teaching

Programme Leader: MSc Developmental Psychology in Action

PSY1013 Psychology: Practice and Context

PSY2007 Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology Developmental Psychology Module Leader

PSY3042 Psychology in Education Co-Module Leader

PSY3330/PSY3331 Dissertation/Extended Dissertation Module Leader

PSY4042 Social, Personality and Developmental Psychology Developmental Psychology Module Leader

PSY4158 Topics and Applied Issues in Developmental Psychology and Education 

PSY4159 Developmental Disorders and Psychopathology Module Leader

PGR Supervision:

Tali Sayers (dProf)

Tatiana Sobolewska (PhD)

Maria Chifa (MRes - Completed)

Karen Manville (PhD - Completed)

Education and qualifications

PhD Psychology
01 Mar 2012
Swansea University

Grants

Projects

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

Prizes and Awards

External activities

Member of the Editorial Board for Learning and Motivation
External peer-reviewer
NA

External Examiner - University of Hertfordshire
External examiner
University of Hertfordshire

External Examiner - University of Derby
External examiner
University of Derby

Research outputs

The effectiveness of individual and group canine assisted interventions in improving mental health in higher education students

Manville, K., Coulson, M. and Reynolds, G. 2024. The effectiveness of individual and group canine assisted interventions in improving mental health in higher education students. People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice. 7 (1).

An exploratory randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of different duration of canine-assisted interventions in higher education students

Manville, K, Coulson, M and Reynolds, G. 2023. An exploratory randomised controlled trial comparing the effectiveness of different duration of canine-assisted interventions in higher education students. Human-Animal Interactions. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1079/hai.2023.0038

Effects of canine-assisted intervention on the mental health of higher education students: a systematic review

Manville, K., Coulson, M., Mulqueen, M., Neller, K., Searing, C., Welland, S. and Reynolds, G. 2022. Effects of canine-assisted intervention on the mental health of higher education students: a systematic review. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin. 13 (1), pp. 111-145. https://doi.org/10.1079/hai.2022.0012

Canine-assisted intervention reduces anxiety and stress in higher education students: a randomized controlled trial

Manville, K., Coulson, M. and Reynolds, G. 2022. Canine-assisted intervention reduces anxiety and stress in higher education students: a randomized controlled trial. Society & Animals: Journal of Human-Animal Studies. 32 (2), pp. 156-177. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-bja10101

Paranoid and misidentification subtypes of psychosis in dementia

Pearce, D., Gould, R., Roughley, M., Reynolds, G., Ward, E., Bhome, R. and Reeves, S. 2022. Paranoid and misidentification subtypes of psychosis in dementia. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 134, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104529

The soundscape of neonatal intensive care: a mixed-methods study of the parents' experience

Chifa, M., Hadar, T., Politimou, N., Reynolds, G. and Franco, F. 2021. The soundscape of neonatal intensive care: a mixed-methods study of the parents' experience. Children. 8 (8). https://doi.org/10.3390/children8080644

Children's sleepiness facilitates the effect of vicarious learning on the development of fear

Reynolds, G. and Ewing, D. 2021. Children's sleepiness facilitates the effect of vicarious learning on the development of fear. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105129

Effects of vicarious disgust learning on the development of fear, disgust, and attentional biases in children

Reynolds, G. and Askew, C. 2019. Effects of vicarious disgust learning on the development of fear, disgust, and attentional biases in children. Emotion. 19 (7), p. 1268–1283. https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000511

The effect of stimulus duration on over-selectivity: evidence for the role of within-compound associations

Reynolds, G. and Reed, P. 2018. The effect of stimulus duration on over-selectivity: evidence for the role of within-compound associations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. 44 (3), pp. 293-308. https://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000175

The effects of exposure to images of others’ suffering and vulnerability on altruistic, trust-based, and reciprocated economic decision-making

Powell, P., Wills, O., Reynolds, G., Puustinen-Hopper, K. and Roberts, J. 2018. The effects of exposure to images of others’ suffering and vulnerability on altruistic, trust-based, and reciprocated economic decision-making. PLoS ONE. 13 (3), p. e0194569. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194569

TNF alpha inhibitors in Alzheimer's disease: A systematic review

Ekert, J., Gould, R., Reynolds, G. and Howard, R. 2018. TNF alpha inhibitors in Alzheimer's disease: A systematic review. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 33 (5), pp. 688-694. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4871

A comparison of positive vicarious learning and verbal information for reducing vicariously learned fear

Reynolds, G., Wasely, D., Dunne, G. and Askew, C. 2018. A comparison of positive vicarious learning and verbal information for reducing vicariously learned fear. Cognition and Emotion. 32 (6), pp. 1166-1177. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2017.1389695

Predictors of treatment outcome in depression in later life: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Tunvirachaisakul, C., Gould, R., Coulson, M., Ward, E., Reynolds, G., Gathercole, R., Grocott, H., Supasitthumrong, T., Tunvirachaisakul, A., Kimona, K. and Howard, R. 2018. Predictors of treatment outcome in depression in later life: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders. 227, pp. 164-182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.10.008

Stimulus fear relevance and the speed, magnitude, and robustness of vicariously learned fear

Dunne, G., Reynolds, G. and Askew, C. 2017. Stimulus fear relevance and the speed, magnitude, and robustness of vicariously learned fear. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 95, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.05.002

Reductions in children’s vicariously learnt avoidance and heart rate responses using positive modeling

Reynolds, G., Field, A. and Askew, C. 2018. Reductions in children’s vicariously learnt avoidance and heart rate responses using positive modeling. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. 47 (4), pp. 555-568. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2016.1138410

Inhibition of vicariously learned fear in children using positive modeling and prior exposure

Askew, C., Reynolds, G., Fielding-Smith, S. and Field, A. 2016. Inhibition of vicariously learned fear in children using positive modeling and prior exposure. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 125 (2), pp. 279-291. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000131

Learning to fear a second-order stimulus following vicarious learning

Reynolds, G., Field, A. and Askew, C. 2017. Learning to fear a second-order stimulus following vicarious learning. Cognition and Emotion. 31 (3), pp. 572-579. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2015.1116978

Preventing the development of observationally learnt fears in children by devaluing the model's negative response

Reynolds, G., Field, A. and Askew, C. 2015. Preventing the development of observationally learnt fears in children by devaluing the model's negative response. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 43 (7), pp. 1355-1367. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-015-0004-0

Effect of vicarious fear learning on children's heart rate responses and attentional bias for novel animals

Reynolds, G., Field, A. and Askew, C. 2014. Effect of vicarious fear learning on children's heart rate responses and attentional bias for novel animals. Emotion. 14 (5), pp. 995-1006. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037225

The effect of disgust and fear modeling on children’s disgust and fear for animals

Askew, C., Çakır, K., Põldsam, L. and Reynolds, G. 2014. The effect of disgust and fear modeling on children’s disgust and fear for animals. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 123 (3), pp. 566-577. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0037228

Stimulus fear-relevance and the vicarious learning pathway to childhood fears

Askew, C., Dunne, G., Ozdil, Z., Reynolds, G. and Field, A. 2013. Stimulus fear-relevance and the vicarious learning pathway to childhood fears. Emotion. 13 (5), pp. 915-925. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0032714

Effect of a surprising downward shift in reinforcer value on stimulus over-selectivity in a simultaneous discrimination procedure

Reynolds, G. and Reed, P. 2013. Effect of a surprising downward shift in reinforcer value on stimulus over-selectivity in a simultaneous discrimination procedure. Learning and Motivation. 44 (1), pp. 31-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2012.05.007

Lack of evidence for inhibitory processes in over-selectivity

Reynolds, G., Watts, J. and Reed, P. 2012. Lack of evidence for inhibitory processes in over-selectivity. Behavioural Processes. 89 (1), pp. 14-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2011.09.008

Revaluation manipulations produce emergence of underselected stimuli following simultaneous discrimination in humans

Reed, P., Reynolds, G. and Fermandel, L. 2012. Revaluation manipulations produce emergence of underselected stimuli following simultaneous discrimination in humans. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 65 (7), pp. 1345-1360. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2012.656663

Effects of schedule of reinforcement on over-selectivity

Reynolds, G. and Reed, P. 2011. Effects of schedule of reinforcement on over-selectivity. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 32 (6), pp. 2489-2501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.011

The strength and generality of stimulus over-selectivity in simultaneous discrimination procedures

Reynolds, G. and Reed, P. 2011. The strength and generality of stimulus over-selectivity in simultaneous discrimination procedures. Learning and Motivation. 42 (2), pp. 113-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2010.12.001
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