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.
Key areas of research
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.
Effects of ageing on postural control
We are investigating the effects of ageing on the postural adjustments that support planning and execution of manual actions. This research is supported by a £100k grant from the ESRC.
Remembering the past and future
With ESRC funding, and help from our panel of older volunteers, we are exploring how normal human ageing influences our ability both to recall events from the past and to remember to do things in the future.
Chronic pain and insomnia
In collaboration with Warwick Medical School and others, we are conducting longitudinal, experimental and clinical studies to understand the cognitive-behavioural mechanisms underpinning chronic pain and its associated comorbidities, in particular, insomnia and physical inactivity.
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.
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.
|Dr Asteria Brylka|
|Dr Fiona MacCallum||Professor Elizabeth Maylor|
|Dr Marina Mendonça|
|Dr Anu Realo|
|Dr Nicole Tang||Professor James Tresilian|
|Professor Dieter Wolke||