Teresa Rushe


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Research Interests

My research falls within the area developmental psychopathlogy with particualar expertise in developmental neuropsychology. I completed my PhDin 1996  on the neuropsychology of schizophrenia at the Institute of Psychaiatry in London under the supervision of Sir Robin Murray. Since then I have published widely in the area of psychosis, with a particular focus on understanding the neurodevelopmental origins and I was the PI on the Northern Ireland First Episode Psychosis study which I set up in 2002. My expertise in developmental neuropsychology was developed during my post-doctoral research at the Institute of Psychiatary when I collaborated with paediatricians from University College Hospital on a longitudinal study investigating the long-term outcome of very preterm birth. At the University of Manchester (2004-2008) I was able to develop my research interests in developmental psychopathology and to use state of the art structural and funcional neuroimaging techniques to understand both normal and abnormal brain development. More recent projects include the North West Adolescence Study which I set up with colleagues at Ulster University to explore the incidence and antecedents of self harm and other risk behaviours in adolescents. I am currently working on several projects exploring the impact of childhood adversity on adult outcomes. I am a Co-Investiagator on the Care Pathways and Outcomes Study investigating the psychological and neuropsychological outcomes in young people who were in care in early childhood, as well as the mediators and moderators of outcome. 

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Projects 2015 2015

R1583SSP: Care Pathways and Outcomes Study: The teenage years

McSherry, D. & Rushe, T.

09/12/2015 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 1995 2019

Comparing Self-Harm (SH) Thoughts and Behaviours Among a Community Sample of Younger and Older Adolescents in Northern Ireland

Gillen, A. M. C., Kirby, K., McBride, O., McGlinchey, E. & Rushe, T., 03 Apr 2019, In : Child Care in Practice. 25, 2, p. 189-199 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Northern Ireland
female adolescent
age group
17 Citations (Scopus)
204 Downloads (Pure)

Informing the structure of executive function in children: a meta-analysis of functional neuroimaging data

McKenna, R., Rushe, T. & Woodcock, K. A., 07 Apr 2017, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 11, 154.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Functional Neuroimaging
Executive Function
Structural Models
Short-Term Memory
12 Citations (Scopus)
170 Downloads (Pure)

A closer look at Carver and White's BIS/BAS scales: Factor analysis and age group differences

Gray, J. D., Hanna, D., Gillen, A. & Rushe, T., Jun 2016, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 95, p. 20-24 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Statistical Factor Analysis
Age Groups

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Negative Outcomes in Early Adulthood

Rushe, T., Fletes-Houston, P. & Redmond, D., 10 Nov 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Psychotic Disorders
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Young Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
1 Citation (Scopus)
357 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Computer Literacy
Randomized Controlled Trials

Activities 1999 2020

Scottish Government

Teresa Rushe (Visiting researcher)
05 Feb 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Kick-off meeting-Recognised

Teresa Rushe (Participant)
27 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

University College London

Teresa Rushe (Visiting researcher)
2019 → …

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Parliament for researchers-Northern Ireland

Teresa Rushe (Participant)
13 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

ESRC Peer Review College (External organisation)

Teresa Rushe (Reviewer)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee


Environmental Context in Child Behavioural Difficulties: Exploring the role of Executive Function (EF) and Emotion Regulation (ER)

Author: McKenna, R. C., 2019

Supervisor: Woodcock, K. (Supervisor) & Rushe, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy