Department of Psychology

Dr Debbie Roy

Debbie Roy
Research associate

10West 2.08
Email: d.roy@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5289

Profile

Debbie Roy is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath and a member of the Social and Personality Psychology Research Group.

Her research interests include the mechanisms which underpin pro-social motivation and pro-social behaviour, including attitudes towards environmental conservation. She also has interests in self-perception, identity and ageing.

As a researcher she is experienced in mixed methods, having  conducted experiments both in the field, in laboratory settings and has also conducted extensive in-depth interviews and focus groups. Most recently Debbie has been working with Dr Andrew Weyman in a large multi-disciplinary project funded by the Medical Research Council, which is a large scale program of qualitative research spanning 6 large NHS Trusts. In particular, her work has been to examine individual beliefs and knowledge (mental models) about working beyond normal retirement age and their impact on employee decision-making about their working lives, and retirement planning. Recent work has included an analysis of how physiotherapists perceive their own ageing and the prospect of working longer.

Debbie spent one integral year at Queens College, City University of New York, U.S.A on the Learning Processes Doctoral Programme, while studying for her MSc in Applied Psychology. During her time at Queens College she was involved in concept formation research and its practical applications. Prior to her academic career, Debbie was a senior manager in the National Health Service and worked closely in cross-discipline and organizational collaborations with a range of health and social care professionals and information managers.

Research interests

  • Pro-social behaviour
  • Decision making in applied social settings
  • Motivation
  • Behaviour Change
  • Ageing and well-being
  • Identity
  • Habits

Publications

Book Sections

Verplanken, B. and Roy, D., 2015. Consumer habits and sustainable consumption. In: Reisch, L. and Thogersen, J., eds. Handbook of Research on Sustainable Consumption. Cheltenham, U. K.: Edward Elgar, pp. 243-253. (Elgar Original Reference)

Articles

Roy, D., Weyman, A., George, A. and Hudson-Sharp, N., 2017. A qualitative study into the prospect of working longer for physiotherapists in the United Kingdom's National Health Service. Ageing and Society

Begen, F., Barnett, J. and Roy, D., 2016. Consumer preferences for written and oral information about allergens when eating out. PloS ONE, 11 (5), e0156073.

Verplanken, B. and Roy, D., 2016. Empowering interventions to promote sustainable lifestyles:testing the habit discontinuity hypothesis in a field experiment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 45, pp. 127-134.

Weyman, A., Buckingham, A. and Roy, D., 2016. Forthcoming. The challenge of older worker retention in the UK's National Health Service. Industrial Relations Journal

Roy, D., Verplanken, B. and Griffin, C., 2015. Making Sense of Sustainability: Exploring the Subjective Meaning of Sustainable Consumption. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 14 (3), p. 187.

Verplanken, B. and Roy, D., 2013. "My worries are rational, climate change is not":Habitual ecological worrying is an adaptive response. PLoS ONE, 8 (9), e74708.

Fields, L., Travis, R., Roy, D., Yadlovker, E., de Aguiar-Rocha, L. and Sturmey, P., 2009. Equivalence class formation:A method for teaching statistical interactions. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42 (3), pp. 575-593.

Conference or Workshop Items

Weyman, A., Buckingham, A. and Roy, D., 2016. Extending Working Life - Health Professionals Late Career Transitions, a Demographic Time Bomb for the UKs National Health Service. In: European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference 2016, 2016-04-11 - 2016-04-13.

Roy, D., Weyman, A. and Buckingham, A., 2016. Forthcoming. Older Physiotherapists and Uncertain Futures. In: European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, 2014-04-14 - 2014-04-16.

Roy, D. and Weyman, A., 2016. Paramedics - what chance of working longer? In: European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology Conference, 2014-04-14 - 2014-04-16.

Roy, D., Weyman, A., Plugor, R., Hudson-Sharp, N. and George, A., 2016. Holding back the tide - how commitment to the NHS is offfsetting the impact of high job demands on intentions to quit in Allied Healthcare Professionals •Conference. In: Annual Conference of British Psychological Society, 2017-05-03 - 2017-05-05, Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Weyman, A. and Roy, D., 2016. Should I stay or should I go? – Exploring relative drivers of employee early-exit from the NHS. In: Annual Conference of British Psychological Society 2017, 2017-05-03 - 2017-05-05, Brighton Hilton Metropole.

Roy, D. and Verplanken, B., 2013. Habits, attitudes and behaviours in transition (HABITs); a field experiment testing the Habit Discontinuity Hypothesis. In: The British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, 2013-08-28 - 2013-08-30, Devon.

Roy, D. and Verplanken, B., 2013. Habits, attitudes and behaviours in transition (HABITs); a field experiment testing the Habit discontinuity Hypothesis. In: 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, 2013-09-22 - 2013-09-25.

Roy, D. and Leslie, J. C., 2010. Delay discounting: Applications to energy saving behaviour. In: Annual Conference of the Division of Behavioural Analysis, Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Galway, Ireland., 2010-06-24 - 2010-06-25.

Roy, D. and Leslie, J. C., 2009. Using behavioural interventions to reduce carbon emissions by inducing purchasing decisions that have a medium term impact on energy use (as part of a symposium). In: 35th Annual Convention of Association of Behavior Analysis International, 2009-05-22 - 2009-05-26.

Fields, L. and Roy, D., 2008. Teaching students to Identify Interaction effects in factorial-design data: An equivalence-class analysis. In: Annual ABAI Convention, Chicago, U.S.A., 2008-05-23 - 2008-05-28.

Roy, D., 2007. Using stimulus equivalence procedures to teach statistical concepts to university students. In: First Annual Conference of the Division of Behavioural Analysis, Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Dublin, Ireland., 2007-03-22 - 2007-03-24, Trinity College.

Roy, D. and Leslie, J. C., 2006. Teaching foreign languages through equivalence class formation. In: 32nd Annual Convention, Association for Behaviour Analysis International, 2006-05-26 - 2006-05-30.

Non-academic press

Roy, D., 2017. Energy use behaviour:A window of opportunity. Nature Energy: News and Views

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