Biography

Dr Teresa Belton is a Research Associate and Visiting Fellow. Her doctoral research was an investigation of the influence of television and videos on the story-making of 10 to 12 year-old children. She is interested in the origins of values, attitudes and behaviours, particularly with respect to wellbeing and to the environment, and in the relationship of boredom to imagination. She has also worked on a number of educational evaluation projects.

She has co-edited a book titled Food, Science and Society: Exploring the Gap between Expert Advice and Consumer Behaviour, to which she contributed a chapter on attitudes to eating fruit and vegetables, and has nearly completed a book about the relationship of human wellbeing to environmental sustainability.

List of Publications

Belton, T. (2013) Guest blog for National Trust Outdoor Nation. Nature is the Antidote to Boredom. 8th April.
http://outdoornation.org.uk/2013/04/05/nature-is-the-antidote-to-boredom/

Belton, T. (2013) Guest blog for Mumsnet. If your children complain of boredom try not to feel guilty but glad. 27th March.
http://www.mumsnet.com/bloggers/guest-blogs/children-boredom

Belton, T. (2013) Blog. Feeling Bored? Make Something of it! Huffington Post (UK). 27th March.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-teresa-belton/easter-feeling-bored-make something_b_2962848.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Belton, T. (2011 Oct) Education for Sustainability in Lawson, N. and Spours, K (eds) Education for the Good Society: The values and principles of a new comprehensive vision.  London: Compass.  Online publication. 30-33.

Belton, T. (2008) "A Fresh Look at Boredom", Primary Leadership Today, Issue 13.

Belton, T. and Priyadharshini, E. (2007) "Boredom and Schooling: a cross-disciplinary exploration" Cambridge Journal of Education 37 (4).

Belton, T. (2002) " Exploring Attitudes to Eating Fruit and Vegetables" in Belton, P.S. and Belton, T.L. (Eds.) Food, Science and Society, Springer; Heidelberg.

Poland, Fiona; Marie-Luce O'Driscoll,; Belton, Teresa; Sadler, Julie; Richardson, Barbara; Putnam, Kerry. (2002) The Waiting Game: An Evaluation of an Orthopaedic Waiting List Initiative Oral Presentation, North American Primary Care Research Group, 30th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

Belton, T. (2001) "Television and Imagination: The Influence of the Media on Children's Storymaking" Media, Culture and Society Vol. 23 No. 6.

Belton, T. (2000) "Reading Beneath the Lines of Children's Stories" Educational Research Vol.42 No.3 Winter, pp.251-260.

Belton, T. (2000) "The ‘Face at the Window' Study: A Fresh Approach to Media Influence and to Investigating the Influence of Television And Videos on Children's Imagination", Media, Culture and Society Vol.22, pp. 629-643.