Associate Professor, Northumbria University

Nick is an Associate Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University. His research addresses personality characteristics of hoarding behaviours and he is Director of the Hoarding Research Group. This newly-established research group works within the Faculty Multidisciplinary Research Theme of ‘Integrated Health and Social Care’, and has particular relevance to the main areas of research activity, notably, ‘Creative Health Interventions’ and ‘Vulnerable Populations’.

The group brings together academics, housing providers, local authorities, and the emergency, health, and social services to develop novel intervention strategies for hoarding behaviours.

Other research interests include personality measurement (he is the author of two questionnaires), the associations between testosterone and behaviour, and the relationships between human movement parameters and reproductive quality. He is Director of Ethics for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences with a particular interest in vulnerability and mental capacity.

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Recent Publications

  • Neave, N., Caiazza, R., Hamilton, C., McInnes, L., Saxton, T., Deary, V., & Wood, M (2017). Hoarding behaviours in Local Authority / Housing Association tenants: the social and economic costs. In press, Public Health.
  • Neave, N., Jackson, R., Saxton, T & Hönekopp, J. (2015). The influence of anthropomorphic tendencies on human hoarding behaviours. Personality and Individual Differences, 72: 214-219.
  • Neave, N., Tyson, H., McInnes, L., & Hamilton, C. (2016). The role of attachment style and anthropomorphism in predicting hoarding behaviours in a non-clinical sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 99: 33-37.

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