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Nikita Hayden

Current roles

I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research at the University of Warwick. I am the study manager for a feasibility study entitled: REducing the risk of criminal exploitation using multiSystEmic Therapy (The RESET Study). I also am an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and a Research Associate for the UK charity Sibs.

PhD Research

My PhD was entitled 'Siblings of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: psychological outcomes and sibling relationships'. This project was fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). My project received additional funding from the UK charity Sibs.

Background

I have completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Science Research (Distinction) with the University of Warwick's ESRC-Doctoral Training Centre as well as modules in Mixed Methods research with the University of Warwick's Medical School. Prior to this, I studied an MSc at Birkbeck’s Department for Psychosocial Studies in Education, Power and Social Change (Distinction) and I have an LLB Law degree from the University of Reading. I have previously worked for a number of years as a widening participation practitioner and hold a PRINCE2 professional certification.

Publications
Other research projects and roles
  • Associate Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, 2021-present.
  • Early Career Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, 2020.
  • Research Associate for the charity Sibs. 2020-present.
  • Organiser and facilitator of Research Group Meetings, CEDAR, University of Warwick, for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Student rep for Research Group Meetings, CEDAR, University of Warwick, 2017-2019.
  • Research Assistant and co-author on a SEND Evidence Review entitled: 'Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Schools: Evidence Review', CEDAR, University of Warwick, 2019.
  • Set up a Siblings Research Advisory Group collaboratively with PhD students based at UCL: Mhairi McKenzie & Georgia Pavlopoulou, UCL & University of Warwick, 2018-2019.
  • Research Assistant and co-author on a Department for Education project researching ways to support children that are academically able and from disadvantaged backgrounds, CEDAR, University of Warwick, 2018. DfE report entitled: 'Research to understand successful approaches to supporting the most academically able disadvantaged pupils'.
  • Research Assistant. Pre-screening interviewer for a randomised control trial, CEDAR, University of Warwick, 2018.
  • Focus group facilitator, Engage Lime and Policyworks Associates, 2017.
  • Resident Tutor in Rootes residences, Residential Life Team, University of Warwick, 2017-present.
  • External Access Course Moderator, AIM Awards, 2016-2018.
  • Peer reviewed for Research in Developmental Disabilities; Advances in Autism; Nursing & Health Sciences; Tizard Learning Disability Review; Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

Conference presentations
  • Hayden, N. (December 2019). Associations between sibling behaviours and relationships where one has an intellectual disability. (Format: oral presentation). Seattle Club Conference, University College London, London.
  • Hayden, N. (October 2019). What does the research tell us about the siblings of children with Down syndrome? (Format: oral presentation). Ups of Downs group leader conference, Leamington Spa. Invited Talk.
  • Hayden, N., Hastings. R., & Bailey, T. (July 2019). Associations between sibling behaviours and relationships where one has an intellectual disability (Format: oral presentation). IASSIDD World Congress, Glasgow.
  • Hayden, N., McCaffrey, M., Fraser-Lim, C., & Hastings, R. (December 2018). Supporting siblings of children with SEND: an evaluation of Sibs Talk, a one-to-one intervention delivered by staff in mainstream schools (Format: poster presentation). Seattle Club, Shrewsbury.
  • Hayden, N., McKenzie, M., & Pavlopoulou, G. (November 2018). Invited talk: The Sibling Research Advisory Group: Lessons learnt from engaging an under-represented and supported group (Format: oral presentation). Research Engagement Conference, UCL.
  • Hayden, N., Hastings, R., Totsika, V., & Langley, E. (April, 2018). The Psychological Well-Being of Children Who Have a Brother or Sister with Intellectual Disability: A Secondary Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study (Format: oral presentation). Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego.
  • Hayden, N., Hastings, R., Totsika, V., & Langley, E. (December 2017). The Psychological Well-Being of Children Who Have a Brother or Sister with Intellectual Disability: A Secondary Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study (Format: oral presentation). Seattle Club Conference, University of Durham.
  • Michael, B., & Hayden, N. (July 2016). Presentation entitled: Access to HE: How can we best support Access learners throughout the student lifecycle? (Format: oral presentation). AIM Awards conference, Loughborough University.
  • Michael, B., & Hayden, N. (January 2016). Presentation entitled: It was like a weird awakening': Young People’s Sense of Community, Agency and Belonging in Bedford (Format: oral presentation). MeCCSA, Canterbury Christ Church University.
Teaching

I have been awarded Associate Fellow status with the Higher Education Academy and have taught the following:

2019/20 academic year:

  • Lecturer for ‘Learning, Development and Special Educational Needs’ (CE1D4; L4)
  • Dissertation co-supervisor for 'Psychology and Education' MA, CES (EQ926-60; L7).

2018/19 academic year:

  • Module convenor and lecturer for ‘Researching Qualitatively in the Social Sciences’ (CE312; L6)
  • Lecturer and seminar tutor for ‘Widening Participation in Higher Education’ (CE335; L5 & L6).
  • Dissertation supervisor (CE302; L6).
  • Lecturer on 'Dissertation' module (CE302; L6).
  • Guest lecture for Community Engagement: Theory into Practice, IATL (IL017, L5 & L6).
  • Keynote speaker: Early Childhood Foundation Degree (L4 & L5).

2017/18 academic year:

  • Module convenor for ‘Researching Qualitatively in the Social Sciences’ (CE312; L6)
  • Lecturer and seminar tutor for ‘Widening Participation in Higher Education’ (CE335; L5 & L6)
  • Dissertation supervisor for CLL students (CE302; L6)
  • Guest lectures for CES’s Research Methods module (L5)
  • Guest lecture on 'Dissertation' module (CE302; L6)

2016-17 academic year:

  • Guest lecture on 'Dissertation' module (CE302; L6)
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Nikita Hayden

Nikita.Hayden@Warwick.ac.uk

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