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Prof Nick Neave


Department: Psychology

Dr Nick Neave is a Professor within the Department of Psychology. He is Director of the Hoarding Research Group, Faculty Director of Ethics, and Chair of the Faculty Research Ethics Committee. He contributes to the teaching at Foundation level ('Research Skills'), at Undergraduate level, ('Parapsychology', and 'Hormones & Behaviour') and at Postgraduate level (ethics and media training elements). He is currently supervising PhD students exploring hoarding behaviours;conspiracy beliefs; and superstitious beliefs. 

Nick Neave

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Hoarding and collecting behaviours

Psychological characteristics of soccer officials

Superstitious and conspiracy belief

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An exploratory factor analysis of the Nerdy Personality Attributes Scale in a sample of self-identified nerds/geeks, Finister, C., Pollet, T., Neave, N. 22 Feb 2021, In: The Social Science Journal
  • Compulsive Shopping Behaviour and Executive Dysfunction in Young Adults, Heffernan, T., Hamilton, C., Neave, N. 13 Dec 2021, In: Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • Home advantage during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analyses of European football leagues, McCarrick, D., Bilalic, M., Neave, N., Wolfson, S. 1 Sep 2021, In: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Self-reported memory and executive function in adult non-clinical hoarders, Heffernan, T., Hamilton, C., Neave, N. 1 Jun 2021, In: Applied Neuropsychology: Adult
  • Conspiracist beliefs, intuitive thinking, and schizotypal facets: A further evaluation, Denovan, A., Dagnall, N., Drinkwater, K., Parker, A., Neave, N. 1 Nov 2020, In: Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Personality characteristics of UK Association Football referees, McCarrick, D., Wolfson, S., Neave, N. 20 Apr 2020, In: Journal of Sport Behavior
  • Psychometric assessment of the Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale, Drinkwater, K., Dagnall, N., Denovan, A., Neave, N. 19 Mar 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Referee height influences decision making in British football leagues, McCarrick, D., Brewer, G., Lyons, M., Pollet, T., Neave, N. Dec 2020, In: BMC psychology
  • The psychological benefits of Circus Skills Training (CST) in schoolchildren, Neave, N., Johnson, A., Whelan, K., McKenzie, K. 1 Oct 2020, In: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
  • There is more than one type of hoarder: collecting, managing and hoarding digital data in the workplace, McKellar, K., Sillence, E., Neave, N., Briggs, P. 2020, In: Interacting with Computers

PGR Supervision

  • Justine Wilkinson Improving understanding of Practitioner perspectives and approaches towards case management of animal hoarding disorder: A mixed methods approach Start Date: 01/06/2021
  • Deborah Staines From collecting to hoarding: similarities and differences along the continuum Start Date: 01/03/2021


Neurosciences PhD June 30 1995

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