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Charlotte Beer

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dr Charlotte Beer achieved her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Hull. She came to the University of Nottingham in 1984 as a part-time research assistant. She registered for a part-time PhD in 2001 which was awarded in 2008. She is currently working part-time as a research and teaching fellow in Behavioural Sciences.

Expertise Summary

Keywords:

Qualitative research methods, Tourette syndrome, premature birth, multiple birth, issues surrounding embryo transfer during fertility treatment

Teaching Summary

Dr Beer contributes to the B.Med.Sci teaching for the first and second year medical students. This includes contributing to the Communication Skills teaching and the Behavioural Science Module. In… read more

Research Summary

Dr Charlotte Beer is currently involved in the following projects:

  • The Helping Our Premature infants ON to better motor skills (HOP ON) study is a randomised controlled trial of a computer-based multimedia intervention called 'HOP-ON' which is designed to show parents how they can help their premature infants learn new motor skills. This research is funded by Action Medical Research and The Henry Smith Foundation.

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  • ImPAcT: Improving the Psychosocial experiences of Adolescents with Tourette syndrome. This project is being carried out with Tourettes Action, and is funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The research aims to explore the experiences of young people living with Tourette syndrome and to develop ways to improve support, particularly in schools.

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  • Exploring teachers' knowledge and experiences of children born preterm. After supervising a qualitative study in this area Charlotte is now helping develop a questionnaire to explore this area further.
  • Building on her previous research looking at parent infant interaction she has helped develop an observational rating Scale of parental interactions (ORSPI) this scale is currently being evaluated as a possible measure of fathers' interactions with their infants.

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Past Research

Previous research has been predominantly in the area of her PhD: "Impact of a multiple birth on maternal mental health and early mother-infant interactions: implications for information provision in IVF treatment". This has included research looking at the impact of a multiple birth, maternal expectations and experiences following an IVF birth, decisions about embryo transfer and mother infant interactions.

Recent Publications

Dr Beer contributes to the B.Med.Sci teaching for the first and second year medical students. This includes contributing to the Communication Skills teaching and the Behavioural Science Module. In addition she is the Honours year co-ordinator for the Behavioural Sciences third year project students and contributes to teaching on both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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