Josephine Booth

Josephine Booth

Lecturer

  • Tel: (+44) (0)1382 384187
  • Email: j.booth@dundee.ac.uk
  • School of Psychology The University of Dundee Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland, UK

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Research Outputs

Booth, JN , Boyle, JME & Kelly, SW 2014, ' The relationship between inhibition and working memory in predicting children’s reading difficulties ' Journal of Research in Reading , vol 37, no. 1, pp. 84-101., 10.1111/1467-9817.12011

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, JN , Tomporowski, PD, Boyle, JME, Ness, AR, Joinson, C, Leary, SD & Reilly, JJ 2014, ' Obesity impairs academic attainment in adolescence:: findings from ALSPAC, a UK cohort ' International Journal of Obesity , vol 38, no. 10, pp. 1335-1342., 10.1038/ijo.2014.40

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Hunter, SC, Durkin, K, Boyle, JME , Booth, JN & Rasmussen, S 2014, ' Adolescent bullying and sleep difficulties ' vol 10, no. 4, pp. 740-755., 10.5964/ejop.v10i4.815

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Rhodes, SM , Booth, JN , Campbell, LE, Blythe, RA, Wheate, NJ & Delibegovic, M 2013, ' Evidence for a role of executive functions in learning Biology ' Infant and Child Development ., 10.1002/icd.1823

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, JN , Tomporowski, PD, Boyle, JM, Ness, AR, Joinson, C, Leary, SD & Reilly, JJ 2013, ' Associations between executive attention and objectively measured physical activity in adolescence:: findings from ALSPAC, a UK cohort ' Mental Health and Physical Activity , vol 6, no. 3, pp. 212-219., 10.1016/j.mhpa.2013.09.002

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, JN , Leary, SD, Joinson, C, Ness, AR, Tomporowski, PD, Boyle, JM & Reilly, JJ 2013, ' Associations between objectively measured physical activity and academic attainment in adolescents from a UK cohort. ' British Journal of Sports Medicine ., 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092334

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Woolfson, LM, Geddes, R, McNicol, S , Booth, JN & Frank, J 2013, ' A cross-sectional pilot study of the Scottish early development instrument: a tool for addressing inequality ' BMC Public Health , vol 13, 1187., 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1187

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, JN , Ness, AR, Tomporowski, PD, Leary, SD, Joinson, C, Boyle, JME & Reilly, JJ 2012, ' Is objectively measured physical activity related to behavioural and emotional difficulties in adolescents?: evidence from ALSPAC '. in 2012 Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology Annual Conference Proceedings. British Psychological Society, London, 2012 British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom, 18-20 April.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Booth, JN , Ness, AR, Tomporowski, PD, Leary, SD, Joinson, C, Boyle, JME & Reilly, JJ 2012, ' Associations between objectively measured physical activity and cognition in adolescents: evidence from the ALSPAC Cohort ' Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise , vol 44, no. 5S (Supple. 2), 2845, pp. 739-739., 10.1249/01.mss.0000417529.22755.ed

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, JN , Ness, AR, Tomporowski, PD, Leary, SD, Joinson, C, Boyle, JME & Reilly, JJ 2012, ' Is objectively measured physical activity related to behavioural and emotional difficulties in adolescents?: evidence from ALSPAC ' 2012 British Psychological Society Annual Conference, London, United Kingdom, 18/04/12 - 20/04/12 , .

Research output: ContributionToConference

Hefferon, K & Booth, JN 2011, ' A quantitative evaluation of the impact of two outreach workers within a special school environment '. in K Hefferon (ed.), A small-scale evaluation of the Newham TaHMS project: a multi-method perspective. Newham Council Government report, Newham Council , London.

Research output: ContributionToBookAnthology

Booth, JN , Boyle, JME & Kelly, SW 2010, ' Do tasks make a difference?: Accounting for heterogeneity of performance of children with reading difficulties on tasks of executive function: Findings from a meta-analysis ' British Journal of Developmental Psychology , vol 28, no. 1, pp. 133-176., 10.1348/026151009X485432

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, JN & Boyle, JME 2009, ' The role of inhibitory functioning in children’s reading skills ' Educational Psychology in Practice , vol 25, no. 4, pp. 339-350., 10.1080/02667360903315164

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Booth, J & Vitkovitch, M 2008, ' Perseverant responding in children's picture naming ' Journal of Child Language , vol 35, no. 1, pp. 235-246., 10.1017/S030500090700832X

Research output: ContributionToJournal

Press

OBESITY ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT IN TEENAGE GIRLS, SAYS NEW STUDY

  • Published: 11/03/2014
  • Press clipping: Research

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown.   The research conducted by the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out into the association between obesity and academic attainment in adolescence. The results are publ…

Moderate to vigorous exercise boosts teens' academic performance

  • Published: 22/10/2013
  • Press clipping: Research

Improvements over long term. Particularly noticeable for girls' science results Regular moderate to vigorous exercise improves teens' academic performance, and particularly seems to help girls do better in science, indicates research led by the Universities of Strathclyde and Dundee. The study, undertaken in collaboration with the Universities of Georgia and Bristol,…

Activities

Youth Sport Trust Annual Conference

Role: Invited speaker, Activity: Participation in conference

Mini-keynote speaker

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Discussing the Psychological Impact of Physical Health

Role: Speaker, Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

Cafe Science Dundee - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: Could Keeping Active Improve Mental Ability and Exam Results?

Role: Speaker, Activity: Public lecture/debate/seminar

The ancient Greeks believed that the development of the mind and body were inextricably linked. In our current time, we are suffering from a worldwide pandemic of physical inactivity and obesity with recent figures suggesting that over 20% of five year olds are overweight in Scotland.Healthy Body Healthy Mind The physical benefits of a balanced diet and regular physical activity are commonly reported however more recent work suggests that there are wide ranging psychological benefits from adopting a healthy lifestyle, evident at all ages across the lifespan. This talk will discuss contemporary research looking at mental ability and physical activity.

2012 British Psychological Society Annual Conference

Role: Participant, Activity: Participation in conference