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Dr Jess Prior

Senior Lecturer

About

My research manly focuses on children and adolescents who look different and feel different, and I have a long standing research interest in the psychology of appearance.  I have published papers in a variety of different appearance related fields, including visible differences of the face, attitudes to face transplants, living with facial acne in emerging adulthood, and coping as a family construct when a child has a visible difference.

Areas of specialism

  • Qualitative research with children and families
  • The psychology of appearance, in particular children and adolescents who look and feel 'different'
  • Living with a visible difference, and in particular facial acne, during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.
  • Resilience in children and young people who look 'different'

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology. University of Westminster. Quintin Hogg Research Scholar. April 1996.
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology with Psychology. University of Bath. 2(i) degree awarded. June 1990
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (TLHE) Diploma. September 1999

Research

I am a qualitative researcher, and employ a variety of methods in my research including interviews with children, dyadic interviews with very young children and their parents, as well as focus groups with older children, adolescents and young adults.

Publications

Number of items: 17.

Article

Nikcevic, Ana V., Dodd, Zoe, Prior, Jess, O'Gorman, Neil, Poon, Liona C. and Nicolaides, Kypros H. (2019) Reasons for accepting or declining participation in the ASPRE trial : a qualitative study with women at high‐risk of preterm pre‐eclampsia. Prenatal Diagnosis, ISSN (print) 0197-3851 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Prior, Jess (2017) Qualitative study of online discussion forums about acne [Commentary]. British Journal of Dermatology, 177(3), p. 616. ISSN (print) 0007-0963

Prior, Jessica and Khadaroo, Ameerah (2015) 'I sort of balance it out'. Living with facial acne in emerging adulthood. Journal of health psychology, 20(9), pp. 1154-1165. ISSN (print) 1359-1053

Prior, Jessica J. and Klein, Orly (2011) A qualitative analysis of attitudes to face transplants: contrasting views of the general public and medical professionals. Psychology and Health, 26(12), pp. 1589-1605. ISSN (print) 0887-0446

Tenenbaum, Harriet R., Prior, Jess, Dowling, Catherine L. and Frost, Ruth E. (2010) Supporting parent-child conversations in a history museum. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 80(2), pp. 241-254. ISSN (print) 0007-0998

Prior, Jess and O'Dell, Lindsay (2009) 'Coping quite well with a few difficult bits': living with disfigurement in early adolescence. Journal of Health Psychology, 14(6), pp. 731-740. ISSN (print) 1359-1053

O'Dell, Lindsay and Prior, Jess (2005) Evaluating a schools service for children with a facial disfigurement: the views of teaching and support staff. Support For Learning, 20(1), pp. 35-40. ISSN (print) 0268-2141

O'Dell, Lindsay and Prior, Jess (2005) Evaluating a schools' service for children with a facial disfigurement: the views of teaching and support staff. Support For Learning, 20(1), pp. 35-40. ISSN (print) 0268-2141

Prior, Jess (2004) It's about face on transplants. The Psychologist, 17(1), p. 8. ISSN (print) 0952-8229

Prior, Jess and Price, Andrea J. (2003) Gender issues in facial disfigurement: a review of the literature concerning early adulthood. Psychology of Women Section Review, 5(2), pp. 43-52. ISSN (print) 1466-3724

Book

Prior, Jess and Van Herwegen, Jo, eds. (2016) Practical research with children. New York, U.S. : Routledge. 308p. (Research Methods in Developmental Psychology : A Handbook Series) ISBN 9781138937895

Book Section

Prior, Jess (2016) The use of semi-structured interviews with young children. In: Prior, Jess and Van Herwegen, Jo, (eds.) Practical research with children. New York, U.S. : Routledge. pp. 109-126. (Research Methods in Developmental Psychology : A Handbook Series) ISBN 9781138937895

Conference or Workshop Item

Prior, J., Damianova, V., Laskari, D. and Mann, V (2008) "She's got a face like a pizza": living with visible acne in early adulthood. In: Appearance Matters 3; 01 - 02 Jul 2008, Bristol, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Mcmanus, Emma G., Monks, Claire and Prior, Jess (2006) The relationship between social skills, and the roles taken by young chidren in peer-victimisation. In: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference; 7-9 Sep 2006, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Prior, J. (2006) A qualitative analysis of attitudes to face transplants: contrasting the views of people with a disfiguring condition, medical professionals and the general public. In: Appearance Matters 2 : 2006 South West Branch annual conference; 06 - 07 Jun 2006, Bath, U.K.. (Unpublished)

O'Dell, L., Prior, J. and Francis, J. (2002) An evaluation of a schools service provided by "Changing Faces" for children with a facial disfigurement. In: BPS Education Section Annual Conference; 1-3 Nov 2002, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Prior, Jessica (2001) Children and psychology. A history of ideas in developmental theory. In: BPS Developmental and Education Sections Joint Annual Conference; 06-09 Sep 2001, Worcester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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