Members of this group study health and wellbeing across the lifespan in order to develop a better understanding of the processes and mechanisms involved.
The group includes researchers in longitudinal epidemiology and experimental psychology with common interests in the factors that determine and/or the mechanisms that underlie healthy living, development, and ageing.
Emphasis is placed, particularly, on translational research or how basic findings can be translated into clinical practice and influence health policy.
With their unique expertise and skill sets, members provide the foundation for developing a distinctive, world-leading centre for research into lifespan health and wellbeing. The Group’s affiliates are interested in combining longitudinal, epidemiological approaches to test experimental findings or theories in the real world.
Some Key areas of research
Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm
Although very preterm or very low weight births constitute fewer than 2% of all births across Europe, they account for up to half of perinatal and infant deaths, children with impairments and disabilities and more than a third of the health and educational budgets for children.
In addition to the increased risk for physical impairments, babies born the earliest and the smallest are also at higher risks of psychological and social problems than infants born at term. The RECAP preterm Project aims to understand the causes of these difficulties faced by very preterm children and adults in order improve the health, development and quality of life of these individuals.
The study was funded with Euro 9.7 million by the EU Horizon 2020. We constructed a worldwide unique data platform
Precursors and Consequences of Bullying
We have been awarded an ESRC grant to investigate how experiences of bullying, as early as primary school, affect long term psychological, social functioning and wealth accumulation of people.
In collaboration with four other UK universities, we are exploring how people involved in donor conception both use and are impacted by the rise in online DNA testing (sometimes called direct-to-consumer genetic testing or DTCGT for short). This project is funded by the ESRC.
The overall aim of this study is to understand how factors such as lifestyle and social relationships are related to mental health in university students. Furthermore, the study aims to identify factors that may build resilience for students at university, and in turn to help inform the development of prevention and care strategies for students.
Profiling our research impactLink opens in a new window
The Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory is a brand new research facility located at the Department of Psychology. The lab is home to a group of researchers interested in the science and clinical aspects of sleep and pain, and more broadly,the general association between sleep and health. Our research group has expertise in clinical psychology, health psychology, and nursing. The type of research we do is multidisciplinary in nature and we apply both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
PremLife focuses on adaptation and life outcomes of preterm and low birth weight children across the lifespan.
|Dr Ahuti Das Friebel (RF)||Kate Evans (RA)|
|Professor Robin Goodwin||Dr Kirsty Lee|
|Dr Fiona MacCallum||Dr Marina Mendonça|
|Dr Adrian von Műhlenen||Professor Anu Realo|
|Dr Jesse Preston||Professor Nicole Tang|
|Dr Kristy Themelis||Professor James Tresilian|
|Dr Sabrina Twilhaar||Professor Dieter Wolke|
|Dr Nicole Baumann|
|Dr Robert Eves|
|Dr Sakari Lemola|
|Dr Anita Lenneis|
|Dr Eva Liu|
|Dr Yanyan Ni|
|Prof Juliane Spiegler|
|Duaa Ashoor||Kayleigh Caffyn||Yuyao Cheng|
|Victoria Collard||Serkan Deveci||Jenna Gillett|
|Elif Gönen||Tarandeep Kang||Janelle Kolas|
|Aleksandra Krogulska||Michaela Pawley||Rebecca Plimmer|
|Arman Rakhimov||Agne Raneberg||Peter To|
|Ahmad Valikhani||Sam Wong||Arij Yehy|
Scientific Impact at Warwick
Professor Nicole Tang, Ptolemy Banks and Professor Adam Sanborn investigate:
Today's experience impacts how we feel about last night's sleep quality. Read more hereLink opens in a new window.
Research published by collaborators of Dieter Wolke in The Lancet Psychiatry find that "Most young people who leave CAMHS do not see a worsening of symptoms".
Paris Conference 2022
Changing policy worldwide to support the development of preterm babies.
Professor Nicole Tang, Director of the Warwick Sleep and Pain Lab, joins Dr Michael Moseley to discuss how much sleep we really need on the BBC's Sleep Well programme.Link opens in a new window
Nicole Tang, comments on NICE's decision to recommend sleepio app as an effective alternative to sleeping pills.
Financial and sleeping difficulties are key mental health risk indicators in university students finds a new study
Personality traits relate to being a morning or evening person at both the phenotypic and genetic level.