Prof Nigel Holt

BSc (Anhrydedd, Reading); PhD (Efrog); CPsychol

Prof Nigel Holt

Chair

Head of Department (Psychology)

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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

DepressionIrons, C., Holt, N. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2014 Springer Nature. 244 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
Obsessive Compulsive DisorderDavey, G., Dash, S., Meeten, F., Holt, N. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2014 Springer Nature. 224 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
Targeted Mental Health in Schools Project Self-Harm: Supporting Students at Risk from Self-Harming BehavioursParker, R., Pritchard, V. & Holt, N. 2014
SchizophreniaHolt, N. J. (ed.), Silber, K. & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2013 Springer Nature. 216 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
L'environnement sonore au travail.Beaman, P. & Holt, N. J. 2013 Le confort au travail : Que nous apprend la psychologie environnementale ?. Rioux, L., Le Roy, J., Rubens, L. & Le Conte, J. (eds.). Presses de l'Université Laval
AQA GCSE Psychology 4th Edition Understanding PsychologyWoods, B., Carrington, V., Holt, N. & Lewis, R. 2012 4 ed.Hodder Education. 224 p.
Psychology: The science of Mind and BehaviourHolt, N. J., Bremner, A., Sutherland, E., Vliek, M., Passer, M. I. & Smith, R. 2012 2 ed.McGraw-Hill Education. 800 p.
Issues, Debates and Approaches in PsychologyHolt, N. J. (ed.), Fairholm, I. & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2012 Springer Nature. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology series)
Adolescence and Adulthood: Transitions and TransformationsHolt, N. J. (ed.) 2012 Springer Nature. 216 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
Anomalistic PsychologyHolt, N., Simmonds-Moore, C., Luke, D., French, C., Holt, N. J. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2012 Springer Nature. 264 p. (Insights in Psychology)
Noise in the workplaceBeaman, C. P. & Holt, N. 2012 Comfort in the workplace. Pierette, M. (ed.). Éditions L'Harmattan
Aeroacoustic sources of motorcycle helmet noiseKennedy, J., Adetifa, O., Carley, M., Holt, N. J. & Walker, I. 2011 In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.130, 3, p. 1164-11729 p.
A2 Psychology: The Study GuideHolt, N. & Lewis, R. 2011 Crown House Publishing. 272 p.
Spectral filtering characteristics of a Motorcycle HelmetKennedy, J., Holt, N. J., Carley, M. & Walker, I. 2011 161st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle 2011, Procedings.11 p.
The experimental measurement of motorcycle noiseCarley, M., Kennedy, J., Walker, I. & Holt, N. J. 2011 13 p.
Motorcycle helmets and the frequency dependence of temporary hearing threshold shiftHolt, N. J., Kennedy, J., Carley, M. I. & Walker, I. 2011
Biological RhythmsHolt, N. J. (ed.), Green, S. & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2011 Springer Nature. (Insights in Psychology)
The effects of windscreen flow on noise in motorcycle helmetsKennedy, J., Carley, M., Holt, N. J. & Walker, I. 2011 Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics.Vol. 12, 13 p.
Know your enemy: Psychology teaching and the art of warHolt, N. 2011
The sources and effects of noise exposure in motorcylingCarley, M., Kennedy, J., Holt, N. J. & Walker, I. 2011 p. 2651-26511 p.
Psychology of the MediaGiles, D., Holt, N. J. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 Springer Nature. (Insights in Psychology)
Intelligence and LearningLund, N., Holt, N. J. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 Springer Nature. 192 p. (Insights in Psychology)
Health PsychologyRodham, K., Holt, N. J. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 Springer Nature. 232 p.
Forensic PsychologyScott, A., Holt, N. J. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 1 ed.Springer Nature. 256 p. (Insights in Psychology)
The Psychology of RelationshipsWillerton, J., Holt, N. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 Springer Nature. 208 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
Research Methods and StatisticsWalker, I., Holt, N. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 Springer Nature. 251 p. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology)
Psychology of Addictive BehaviourMoss, A. C., Dyer, K. R., Holt, N. J. (ed.) & Lewis, R. (ed.) 2010 Basingstoke: Springer Nature. (Palgrave Insights in Psychology series)
A2 Psychology 2008 AQA A Specification: The Student's TextbookHolt, N. & Lewis, R. 2009 Crown House Publishing. 512 p.
Research with People: Theory, Plans, and PracticalsHolt, N. J. & Walker, I. 2009 Springer Nature. 400 p.
Psychology: The Science of Mind and BehaviourPasser, M. I., Smith, R., Holt, N. J. & Sutherland, E. 2008 1 ed.McGraw-Hill Education. 700 p.
AS Level Psychology: The Study GuideHolt, N. & Lewis, R. 2008 Crown House Publishing. 150 p.
AS Psychology: Student's Textbook AQA 'A' SpecificationHolt, N. & Lewis, R. 2008 Crown House Publishing. 256 p.
Using podcasts to enhance learning and teachingHolt, N., Walker, I. & Crawley, J. 2008
Reverberant auditory environments: The effects of multiple echoes on distraction by "irrelevant" speechBeaman, C. P. & Holt, N. J. 2007 In : Applied Cognitive Psychology.21, 8, p. 1077-109014 p.
Podcasting in higher education: Evaluation pointers for the use of electronic media as supplementary learningHolt, N., Walker, I. & Crawley, J. 2007
The Problem with People: Faces, figures and vulnerable road usersWalker, I., Brosnan, M. & Holt, N. 2006
Perception of Reverberant Speech: Experiments in Virtual Auditory ConditionsHolt, N. & Watkins, A. J. 2001 In : British Journal of Audiology.
Effects of a Complex Reflection on Vowel IdentificationWatkins, A. J. & Holt, N. 2000 In : Acta Acustica united with Acustica.86, 3, p. 532-54211 p.
Lateralization of nonspeech audio-visual stimulus combinations.Holt, N. J. 1996 In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.99, 4, 2597