Prof Nigel Holt BSc (Anhrydedd, Reading); PhD (Efrog); CPsychol

Prof Nigel Holt

Head of Department (Psychology)

Chair

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Profile

Nigel Holt joined the psychology department as a senior lecturer in psychology in September, 2012. He was awarded his PhD from University of York after which he worked in industry for a short spell before returning to academia as a research fellow in auditory psychology at University of Reading.His interests have developed and changed considerably since becoming Head of Psychology and have a focus on both recruitment of students as well as raising awareness of psychology as a subject in the UK and further afield. His interests in personal tutoring, student support, mental health of students, transition from school and college to University and how international students integrate and can be supported are central to his role and are becoming a much more central component of his work.

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Head of Psychology

Teaching

Additional Lecturer
Lecturer

Cognitive Psychology Applications of Psychology Introduction to Psychology

Research

Nigel's main research topics are in the relationship between sound and different aspects of cognition including memory, attention and performance. He has many other research interests including most recently, the perception of time and the psychology of cycling and transport.

Publications

2014

Irons, C.Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2014. Depression. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Davey, G., Dash, S., Meeten, F.Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2014. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Parker, R., Pritchard, V., Holt, N. 2014. Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project Self-Harm: Supporting Students at Risk from Self-Harming Behaviours. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology. Other Cadair

2013

Holt, N.J., Lewis, R.Silber, K. 2013. Schizophrenia. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Beaman, P., Holt, N.J. 2013. L'environnement sonore au travail. In L. Rioux., J. Le Roy., L. Rubens., J. Le Conte. (eds) Le confort au travail : Que nous apprend la psychologie environnementale ? Presses de l'Université Laval Cadair

2012

Woods, B., Carrington, V., Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2012. AQA GCSE Psychology 4th Edition Understanding Psychology. 4th edn, Hodder Education Cadair

Holt, N.J., Bremner, A., Sutherland, E., Vliek, M., Passer, M., Smith, R. 2012. Psychology: The science of Mind and Behaviour. 2nd edn, McGraw-Hill Education Cadair

Holt, N.J., Lewis, R.Fairholm, I. 2012. Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology. Palgrave Insights in Psychology series Springer Nature Cadair

Holt, N.J. 2012. Adolescence and Adulthood: Transitions and Transformations. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Holt, N., Simmonds-Moore, C., Luke, D., French, C.Holt, N.J., Lewis, R. 2012. Anomalistic Psychology. Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Beaman, C.P., Holt, N. 2012. Noise in the workplace. In M. Pierette. (ed) Comfort in the workplace. Éditions L'Harmattan Cadair

2011

Kennedy, J., Adetifa, O., Carley, M., Holt, N.J., Walker, I. 2011. Aeroacoustic sources of motorcycle helmet noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 130 (3) pp. 1164-1172. 10.1121/1.3621097 Cadair

Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2011. A2 Psychology: The Study Guide. Crown House Publishing Cadair

Kennedy, J., Holt, N.J., Carley, M., Walker, I. 2011. Spectral filtering characteristics of a Motorcycle Helmet. 161st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle 2011, Procedings. 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. 10.1121/1.3595512 Cadair

Carley, M., Kennedy, J., Walker, I., Holt, N.J. 2011. The experimental measurement of motorcycle noise. 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Cadair

Holt, N.J., Kennedy, J., Carley, M., Walker, I. 2011. Motorcycle helmets and the frequency dependence of temporary hearing threshold shift. 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Cadair

Holt, N.J., Lewis, R.Green, S. 2011. Biological Rhythms. Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Kennedy, J., Carley, M., Holt, N.J., Walker, I. 2011. The effects of windscreen flow on noise in motorcycle helmets. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics. POMA - 161st Meeting Acoustical Society of America. Cadair

Holt, N. 2011. Know your enemy: Psychology teaching and the art of war. 2011 Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Cadair

Carley, M., Kennedy, J., Holt, N.J., Walker, I. 2011. The sources and effects of noise exposure in motorcyling. 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Cadair

2010

Giles, D.Holt, N.J., Lewis, R. 2010. Psychology of the Media. Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Lund, N.Holt, N.J., Lewis, R. 2010. Intelligence and Learning. Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Rodham, K.Holt, N.J., Lewis, R. 2010. Health Psychology. Springer Nature Cadair

Scott, A.Holt, N.J., Lewis, R. 2010. Forensic Psychology. Insights in Psychology 1st edn, Springer Nature Cadair

Willerton, J.Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2010. The Psychology of Relationships. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Walker, I.Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2010. Research Methods and Statistics. Palgrave Insights in Psychology Springer Nature Cadair

Moss, A.C., Dyer, K.R.Holt, N.J., Lewis, R. 2010. Psychology of Addictive Behaviour. Palgrave Insights in Psychology series Springer Nature, Basingstoke Cadair

2009

Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2009. A2 Psychology 2008 AQA A Specification: The Student's Textbook. Crown House Publishing Cadair

Holt, N.J., Walker, I. 2009. Research with People: Theory, Plans, and Practicals. Springer Nature Cadair

2008

Passer, M., Smith, R., Holt, N.J., Sutherland, E. 2008. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour. 1st edn, McGraw-Hill Education Cadair

Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2008. AS Level Psychology: The Study Guide. Crown House Publishing Cadair

Holt, N., Lewis, R. 2008. AS Psychology: Student's Textbook AQA 'A' Specification. Crown House Publishing Cadair

Holt, N., Walker, I., Crawley, J. 2008. Using podcasts to enhance learning and teaching. PLAT 2008. Cadair

2007

Beaman, C.P., Holt, N.J. 2007. Reverberant auditory environments: The effects of multiple echoes on distraction by "irrelevant" speech. Applied Cognitive Psychology 21 (8) pp. 1077-1090. 10.1002/acp.1315 Cadair

Holt, N., Walker, I., Crawley, J. 2007. Podcasting in higher education: Evaluation pointers for the use of electronic media as supplementary learning. 2nd International Conference on Virtual Learning. Cadair

2006

Walker, I., Brosnan, M., Holt, N. 2006. The Problem with People: Faces, figures and vulnerable road users. 71st RoSPA Road Safety Congress. Cadair

2001

Holt, N., Watkins, A.J. 2001. Perception of Reverberant Speech: Experiments in Virtual Auditory Conditions. Cadair

2000

Watkins, A.J., Holt, N. 2000. Effects of a Complex Reflection on Vowel Identification. Acta Acustica united with Acustica 86 (3) pp. 532-542. Other Cadair

1996

Holt, N.J. 1996. Lateralization of nonspeech audio-visual stimulus combinations. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 99 (4) 2597 10.1121/1.415292 Other Cadair