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Lifespan Health and Wellbeing Group

Lifespan health and wellbeing imageMembers 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.


We welcome PhD applications in all areas of lifespan health and wellbeing


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.

Link to Study Blog  ESRC SDAI

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.

Student Mental Health and Resilience in Transition (SMaRT)

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.




Research Labs

The Sleep and Pain Lab

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.


Group Members
Sakari Lemola Dr Sakari Lemola fionam.jpg Dr Fiona MacCallum
elizabethm.jpg Professor Elizabeth Maylor  

Dr Marina Mendonça

adrianm.jpg Dr Adrian von Műhlenen

 Jesse Preston Dr Jesse Preston
Anu Realo Dr Anu Realo  nicolet.jpg Dr Nicole Tang
jamest.jpg Professor James Tresilian  dieterw.jpg Professor Dieter Wolke
Research Students

Esther Afolalu
Devon Allcoat
Nicole Baumann
Ayten Bilgin
Victoria Collard
Slava Dantchev
Ahuti Das
Nicola Doherty
Julie Eyden
Sharon Gerrard-Pickering
Alexa Guy
Ameerah Khadaroo
Anita Lenneis
Konstantinos Mantantzis
Sarah Olin
Fatanah Ramlee