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Prof Greta Defeyter

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Psychology

HLS M Defeyter Staffprofile 255Greta took her first degree in Psychology at the University of Essex. After completing an ESRC funded PhD she began working as a Senior Research officer at the University of Essex. She came to Northumbria in 2003. Greta is a Professor of Enterprise within the Department of Psychology and is currently Director of Business and Employer Engagement and Director of Healthy Living. Greta is a committee member of the All Party Parliamentary School Food Group; a committee member of the North East of England Branch of the BPS; a member of the National Steering Group for Breakfast Clubs; and co-founder of the Northumbria Newcastle Developmental Psychology Initiative; she has also been an advisor to the Westminster Health and Education Forum. Greta has led a number of successful knowledge transfer and public engagement events; including British Science Festival Events; a Full of Beans exhibit at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne; and an ESRC knowledge exchange conference. She has presented a number of Parliamentary Papers to the Westminster Health and Education Forum; the House of Lords; Annual Westminster Briefing Events and at HRH Prince of Wales, Seeing is Believing Visits.

Qualifications

  • Education PCAP June 30 2004
  • Psychology PhD September 01 1999
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005
  • Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) British Psychological Society (BPS) 2003
  • Full Member Breakfast Club Plus National Steering Group 2003
  • Member American Psychological Association (APA) 2003
  • Member Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) 2003

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘A really good balance’, McCullogh, N., Boyle, S., Fothergill, M., Defeyter, M. 9 Jul 2019, In: PLoS One
  • Holiday clubs as Community Organizations, Stretesky, P., Defeyter, M., Long, M., Sattar, Z., Crilley, E. 8 Jul 2019, How to Make a Just Food Future
  • Hunger in the primary school setting, Gooseman, A., Defeyter, M., Graham, P. 4 Apr 2019, In: Education 3-13
  • A Pedometer-Based Physically Active Learning Intervention, Morris, J., Daly-Smith, A., Defeyter, M., McKenna, J., Zwolinsky, S., Lloyd, S., Fothergill, M., Graham, P. 6 Jan 2019, In: Pediatric Exercise Science
  • Holiday Hunger: Feeding Children During the School Holidays, Graham, P., Stretesky, P., Long, M., Mann, E., Defeyter, M. 9 Oct 2018, Feeding Children Inside and Outside the Home, Taylor & Francis
  • Cognitive Development, Defeyter, M. May 2018, An Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3rd Ed., Wiley-Blackwell
  • Systematic review of acute physically active learning and classroom movement breaks on children’s physical activity, cognition, academic performance and classroom behaviour: understanding critical design features, Daly-smith, A., Zwolinsky, S., Mckenna, J., Tomporowski, P., Defeyter, M., Manley, A. 27 Mar 2018, In: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • The Impact of Holiday Clubs on Household Food Insecurity—A Pilot Study, Stretesky, P., Long, M., Graham, P., Palmer, K., Steinbock, E., Defeyter, M. Mar 2018, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • A question of justice: are holiday clubs serving the most deprived communities in England?, Mann, E., Long, M., Stretesky, P., Defeyter, M. 2018, In: Local Environment
  • Investigation of Summer Learning Loss in the UK—Implications for Holiday Club Provision, Shinwell, J., Defeyter, M. 6 Oct 2017, In: Frontiers in Public Health

Current and Recent Projects

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  • An evaluation of Kitchen Social:l: the impact on individuals and communities, Defeyter, G., Mayor’s fund for London, 08/01/18 - 07/01/21, £31,138.00
  • Summer Holiday Project, Defeyter, G., Big Lottery Fund, 01/05/17 - 31/03/18, £70,000.00
  • Online Breakfast club training (2nd cohort), Defeyter, G., Kelloggs, 01/09/16 - 31/08/17, £55,140.00
  • An evaluation of the provision of holiday clubs and after school clubs for 2-18 year olds in terms of health, social, economic and educational outcomes, Defeyter, G., Brake Bros Limited, 11/01/16 - 10/01/19, £36,545.00
  • Evaluation - HITZ, Defeyter, G., Premiership Rugby, 02/11/15 - 28/02/17, £15,000.00
  • Training for school cooks, Defeyter, G., Hartlepool Borough Council, 01/11/15 - 30/04/16, £3,500.00
  • Breakfast Club Training Sept 2015 academic year, Defeyter, G., Kelloggs, 01/09/15 - 31/07/16, £33,495.00
  • Evaluation Brakes Summer Holiday Enrichment Programme, Defeyter, G., Brake Bros Limited, 20/07/15 - 20/01/16, £10,000.00
  • Study proposal for Public Health Wales re Pilot Evaluation of Brakes Summer Holiday Enrichment Programme, Defeyter, G., Public Health Wales, 15/07/15 - 14/01/16, £5,000.00
  • Investigating the impact of Maker Faire on STEM interest, education and careers, Defeyter, G., Centre for Life, 25/04/15 - 30/06/15, £4,165.00

PGR Supervision

  • Sarah Foster . Start: 01/11/2015
  • Emily Mann Holiday Provision: A mixed methods investigation of holiday clubs in terms of location, implementation, delivery and impact Start: 01/10/2015
  • Jackie Shinwell An Evaluation of Holiday Club Provision: Impact on Children’s Educational Attainment, Nutritional Intake and Wider Family Benefits Start: 11/01/2016
  • Eilish Crilley Start: 01/03/2018
  • Louise Harvey-Golding Universal Free School Breakfast: A Socioecological Perspective of Breakfast Behaviours Within a Deprived Town in the North-West of England, UK Start: 09/12/2013


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