Prof Nigel Holt

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

Prof Nigel Holt


Academic Dept - Head of Department

Head of Department (Psychology)

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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


Additional Lecturer

Cognitive Psychology Applications of Psychology Introduction to Psychology


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.


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
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