Reece Bush

Dr Reece Bush

  • Lecturer in Psychology
  • PH
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Biography

Dr Reece Bush-Evans is a lecturer in psychology and a member of the Cyberpsychology group at Bournemouth University.

Since joining Bournemouth University in 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher, he has worked on a responsible gambling project funded by GambleAware. This work involves using multiple methodological approaches (e.g., longitudinal RCT, interviews, website and social media analysis, eye-tracking) to design, enhance, and promote responsible online gambling.

Before joining BU, Reece completed his PhD in Social/Personality Psychology at University of Southampton in 2020. He also received an MSc degree in Research Methods in Psychology from University of Southampton in 2015; a BSc in Psychology from University of Southampton in 2014; and a BA(Hons) in Television Production at BU in 2011.

In 2022, Reece obtained Fellow status with the HEA and completed a PG Certification in Education.

Reece has a strong interest in personality, human decision-making and research methods. He has rich experience with multidisciplinary research approaches, data analytic and modelling skills (i.e., SPSS, JASP, R), teaching on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, and laboratory and field experiments.

Research

My research focuses on social psychological aspects of behaviour, and how this is influenced by personality, group dynamics and interpersonal relationships. My PhD focused explicitly on the influence of narcissism on team dynamics (e.g., team cohesion, team conflict) and organisational outcomes (e.g., team performance), and utilised a variety of methodological approaches (e.g., longitudinal hierarchical modelling, round-robin data analyses, mediation).

Since joining Bournemouth University I have worked with colleagues from various departments (Psychology, Business, Computing) to conduct research on problematic gambling and how this can be addressed with the help of technology to detect, predict, prevent, and intervene with harmful gambling behaviours.

Transparency and Explainability in Gaming Sites.

Journal Articles

Reports

Theses

  • Bush, R., 2021. There's no I in team but there is a me: The influence of narcissism on team processes and organisational outcomes. PhD Thesis. University of Southampton - CRSI.

Others

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Applied Research Methods (University of Southampton)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Introduction to Psychological Research Methods (University of Winchester)
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (University of Winchester)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis I (University of Southampton)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis II (University of Southampton)
  • Applied Research Methods (University of Southampton)
  • Thinking Psychologically (University of Southampton)
  • Perspectives in Human Animal Interactions (University of Southampton)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis II (Bournemouth University)
  • Experimental Methods and Statistical Analysis (Bournemouth University)

Grants

  • Gambling, Personality and Wellbeing (Academic Forum for the Study of Gambling, 25 Mar 2022). Awarded
  • Travel/Conference Grant (Academic Forum for the Study of Gambling, 10 Mar 2022). Awarded
  • Personality and gambling: An eye-tracking study on attention to responsible gambling messages and promotional content on webpages (ACORN, 01 Feb 2022). Awarded
  • Gender differences and stereotypes in gambling: an eye-tracking study on reactivity to inducements and attentional bias on webpages (BU Psychology QR, 15 Nov 2021). In Progress
  • Picturing and voicing responsible online gambling (Economic and Social Research Council, 11 Sep 2020). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Delivered a presentation on
  • Scientist of the Week: Promoting psychology to schools around the country. Voted by students in this online student-led STEM enrichment activity with the British Psychological Society. Over 23 hours of volunteering.
  • Psychology Winner: I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here (BPS funded). Promoting psychology to schools around the country. Voted by students in this online student-led STEM enrichment activity with the British Psychological Society.
  • Voted Psychologist winner for promoting Psychology to schools around the country. This award was voted by students and is part of "I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here" - an online student-led STEM enrichment activity with the British Psychological Society

Conference Presentations

  • 23rd ICRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, Using a social normative intervention to promote health-related behaviours whilst gambling online: A feasibility study, 09 Oct 2022, Las Vegas
  • 13th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, Transparency in Responsible Gambling: A Systematic Review, 06 Sep 2022, Oslo, Norway
  • International Gambling Conference, Examining the Twitter posting of UK gambling operators and gambling-support affiliates during COVID-19: A content analysis, 29 Jun 2022, New Zealand
  • GambleAware Annual Conference, A 4-arm randomised controlled feasibility study of online social norms and goal setting for promoting responsible gambling in low to moderate gamblers., 08 Dec 2021, London
  • Safer Gambling Week, Safer gambling research: Collaboration with the industry, 01 Nov 2021, Malta
  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Team Narcissus: The Influence of Narcissism on Team Processes and Team Performance, 11 Aug 2021, Virtual
  • UK Attachment Network, There's No I in Team: The Influence of Narcissism on Team Processes and Organisational Outcomes, 19 Sep 2019, London
  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), There's No I in Team: The Influence of Narcissism on Team Processes and Organisational Outcomes, 18 Jul 2019, Brighton
  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Narcissus in the Workplace: Is Narcissism Related to Dysfunctional Team Behaviour and Poor Organisational Outcomes?, 05 Jul 2017, Granada, Spain
  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), The Children of Narcissus: Insights into Narcissists' Parenting Styles, 20 Jul 2016, Toronto
  • UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium, Perceptions of Animals and Choices of Meat to Eat, 14 Jul 2015, Zagreb, Croatia

Attended Training

  • Awareness of Gaming and Gambling related harms amongst University Students, 23 Mar 2022, City & Guilds
  • Writing Academy, 13 Apr 2021
  • Foundations of Teaching: Being a Teacher, 20 Jul 2020, Coursera Certificate: Commonwealth Educational Trust
  • Design and Interpretation of Clinical Trials, 01 Jun 2020, Coursera Certificate: John Hopkins University
  • Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 01 Jun 2020, Coursera Certificate: Johns Hopkins University
  • University Teaching, 01 Jun 2020, Coursera Certificate: The University of Hong Kong
  • Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers: Addiction Treatment, 04 May 2020
  • Data Management for Clinical Research, 04 May 2020, Coursera Certificate: Vanderbilt University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Social and Personality Psychology (University of Southampton, 2020)
  • MSc in Research Methods in Psychology (University of Southampton, 2015)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Southampton, 2014)
  • BA (Hons) in Television Production (Bournemouth University, 2011)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2022-),
  • British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences, Member (2021-),
  • International Association for Relationship Research, Member (2020-),
  • American Psychological Association, Member,