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Ms Harriet Jefferson BA(Hons) Psychology, MSc (Management Science), MSc (Occupational and Organisational Psychology), PGDE, RGN, RHV,RNT

Research Nurse/ Fellow

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Harriet Jefferson joined the Psychology in 2011 as a researcher/assessor and therapist to the PEDIA and COPPI projects and also the SHARe project. She has a background in Public Health Nursing and in Occupational Psychology. She has worked for many years both as a clinician and an academic. Since joining the Developmental Brain- Behaviour Laboratory ( DBBL) team she has used her experience and background to support a number of ADHD related projects. She is currently developing and piloting the Triple A Project which is has two main aims: 1. to establish and test an adult ADHD Assessment Protocol and set up an Assessment Centre; and 2. to develop psychotherapeutic interventions to support adults to live with their ADHD.


2011-current: Research Nurse /Fellow in the Psychology, Southampton University and member of the Developmental Brain- Behaviour Laboratory ( DBBL). Coordinator for the Triple A (Adult ADHD Assessment) Project.

Independent and Consultancy work

2009-12 Member of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) London, Work-Life Balance Working Group.

2010. Worked as Independent Consultant/Advisor to Mendas Ltd, London on their Department of Health Funded Project to develop a Situational Judgement Tool to be used to “select, recruit and retain ideal nurses”.

2005-6 – Evaluated the Family Health Nurse (Public Health) Project for the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe at the request of the Chief Nurse. Findings presented at the concluding conference (Berlin, February 2006).

Research interests

ADHD and the life transitions which affect and motivate individuals to explore the impact of their ADHD on their family life and work life e.g. from education to the workplace; from adult to parent; career reviews.

The development of non-medical interventions to help individuals manage to live with ADHD.

Research group

Developmental Brain-Behaviour Laboratory (DBBL)

Research project(s)

Assessing the impact of children with ADHD on the health and well-being of their families

South Hampshire ADHD register project

The first register of young people with ADHD in the United Kingdom.

Programme for Early Detection and Intervention for ADHD (PEDIA)

A research initiative to target difficult to treat children and hard to reach families

Adult ADHD Assessment Centre

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Ms Harriet Jefferson
Psychology, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ.
Room Number: 44/3079
Tel: 023 8059 9228

Room Number: 44/3079

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