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Rachel Carr
Trial Coordinator for the E-SEE project



Rachel is the first point of contact for parents in the E-SEE project which is a parenting project to increase infants’ social and emotional wellbeing.

In October 2015 Rachel made the brave decision to travel to Australia to pursue a PhD in Psychology. In December 2018 she moved back to the beautiful city of York. Her PhD focused on postpartum parents and how mums and dads can promote activity in their spouse post-child birth. 


  • PhD Psychology
  • MSc Psychological Approaches to Health
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology



Rachel has often been interested in life stages (e.g., Child and Adolescent Development). Now her research interests include pregnancy and the postpartum period with a particular emphasis on health and wellbeing.

Rachel focused her research on the postpartum period during her PhD which investigated the influence of dyadic (partner-based) interventions for physical activity promotion. This project involved a randomized control trial. Postpartum women and a significant other (often their romantic partner), created plans and received motivation training to increase physical activity. She also conducted qualitative work on perspectives of postpartum mums’ engagement and barriers in the physical activity program.

Previously, Rachel has conducted projects on eating attitudes, body image and self-esteem in young adults, and attention and academic achievement in primary school children.


Rachel is currently the trial coordinator on an evidence-based early years parenting program involving postpartum mums and their children.  

Research group(s)


Selected publications

  • Rachel Carr, Nikos Ntoumanis, Eleanor Quested, Daniel Gucciardi, Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Andrew Prestwich. Investigating interventions involving dyads to promote physical activity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. PROSPERO 2016:CRD42016038231 Available from

Full publications list

External activities


  • Member of the British Psychological Society (Graduate basis)

Invited talks and conferences

  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Research and Development conference (11th November 2015). England.
  • ISSP World Congress (10-14th July 2017). Seville, Spain.
  • Denis Glencross (27th July 2017). Curtin University, Australia.
  • ECSS (4th-7th July 2018). Dublin. Oral Presentation.
  • Denis Glencross (14th November 2018). Curtin University, Australia.

Media coverage

  • Live on ABC radio, Perth (breakfast) (19th June 2017). AM Radio hosted by Peter Bell. Advertised the Postnatal Exercise Partner-based Project. Audience: 30,000 people.
  • West TV (22nd June 2017). Advertised the Postnatal Exercise Partner-based Project.

Rachel Carr

Contact details

Rachel Carr
Trial Coordinator for the E-SEE project

Tel: (01904 32) 8152