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Laura is an Associate Professor in Social Science Research and Psychology in the School of Psychology and the Director of Development and External Relations for the School of Psychology. Laura is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Laura Biggart has a first class degree in BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Sciences and PhD. Laura's research focuses on wellbeing in applied settings.
Laura was Principal Investigator on a three-year (2012-2015) ESRC-funded Future Research Leader project examining emotional intelligence in social work. From this project Laura' research team develped a workplace team resilience model called Secure Base Teams. The research team has since been exploring the impact of embedding the Team as Secure Base model with workplaces - https://www.uea.ac.uk/providingasecurebase/secure-base-in-teams
In 2017-18, Laura, with colleague Dr Kamena Henshaw and UEA students, developed the OpenUp UEA student support app to help the transition to university. https://www.uea.ac.uk/psychology/openup-uea
I returned to higher education as a mature student having worked in local government and the charity sector for a number of years. From my experience and through research, I have learned that the mix of ‘real world’ experience and learning is a powerful one for gaining insight into how people feel, think and behave. I enjoy taking an applied approach to psychology at UEA and enjoy the collaborative opportunities here to work with other disciplines. I am keen to make students aware of the links between theory and practice and develop their research skills to enhance their employability.
Key Research Interests
Laura’s research focuses on emotional intelligence (trait and ability models), emotional resilience and wellbeing in applied settings, team resilience, work-life balance and mental health. Laura is a member of The Centre for Research on the Child and Family.
Laura was Principal Investigator on a three year (2012-2015) ESRC-funded Future Research Leader project examining emotional intelligence in social work. For more information go to: Secure Base Teams
Biggart, L., Cook, L. & Carder, S., (2022), Team as a Secure Base Model in Online and Hybrid Spaces. Devon: Research in Practice. https://practice-supervisors.rip.org.uk/assets/team-as-a-secure-base-in-online-and-hybrid-spaces/
Cook, L. L., Zschomler, D., Biggart, L. & Carder, S., (2020). The team as a secure base revisited: Remote working and resilience among child and family social workers during COVID-19. Journal of Children's Services. 15, 4, p. 259-266. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCS-07-2020-0031
Biggart, L., Ward, E., Cook, L., Schofield, G. (2017), The team as a secure base: Promoting resilience and competence in child and family social work. Children and Youth Services Review, 83 (Supplement C),119-130. doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.031
Biggart, L., Ward, E., Cook, L., Stride, C., Schofield, G., Corr, P., Fletcher, C., Bowler, J., Jordan, P., Bailey, S. (2016). Emotional Intelligence and Burnout in Child and Family Social Work: Implications for policy and practice: Research Briefing. Norwich: Centre for Research on Children and Families, University of East Anglia.
Schofield, G., Ward, E., Biggart, L., Scaife, V., Dodsworth, J., Larsson, B., Haynes, A., & Stone, N. (2014). Looked After Children and Offending: Reducing Risk and Promoting Resilience. London: BAAF
Biggart, L., Corr, P., O’Brien, M., & Cooper, N. (2010). Trait emotional work and work-family conflict in fathers. Personality and Individual Differences, Vol 48, Issue 8, 911-916.
Year 2 - Individual Differences in Psychology
Year 3 - Research project
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2010
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2005
External examiner for MSc in The Psychology of Childhood Adversity, Queen's University Belfast
1 Oct 2014 → 30 Oct 2018
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EyeFocus: a mobile APP deliverying attention telerehabilitation for brain injury
National Institute for Health and Care Research
4/01/21 → 31/08/22
The Student Room Group
The Student Room Group Limited
1/10/19 → 30/09/22
Emotional Intelligence (EI) and performance among public sector workers
Economic and Social Research Council
1/11/12 → 31/10/15
Recognition and Telling: Developing Earlier Routes to Safety for Children and Young People
Cossar, J., Brandon, M., Bailey, S. & Biggart, L.
Office of the Children's Commissioner
1/09/11 → 31/07/14
Exploring perspectives from stroke survivors, carers and clinicians on virtual reality as a precursor to using telerehabilitation for spatial neglect post-strokeMorse, H., Biggart, L., Pomeroy, V. & Rossit, S., Jul 2022, In: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 32, 5, p. 707-731 25 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Citations (Scopus)5 Downloads (Pure)
Team as a Secure Base Model in Online and Hybrid SpacesBiggart, L., Cook, L. & Carder, S., 2022, Devon: Research in Practice .
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile18 Downloads (Pure)
The team as a secure base revisited: Remote working and resilience among child and family social workers during COVID-19Cook, L. L., Zschomler, D., Biggart, L. & Carder, S., 15 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Children's Services. 15, 4, p. 259-266 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile29 Citations (Scopus)37 Downloads (Pure)
Physical aggression and attentional bias to angry faces: An event related potential studyCrago, R. V., Renoult, L., Biggart, L., Nobes, G., Satmarean, T. & Bowler, J. O., 15 Nov 2019, In: Brain Research. 1723, 146387.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)17 Downloads (Pure)
The challenges for good practice in police-facilitated restorative justice for female offendersLarsson, B., Schofield, G. & Biggart, L., 2018, In: International Journal of Restorative Justice. 2018, 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Emotional intelligence in social work
Biggart, L. (Creator), UK Data Service, 31 Aug 2016
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