Dr Paul Hewlett



   Position: Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: phewlett@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 6876
   Room No: D3.12a


Module Leader
  • Research Methods (level 4)
  • Data Analysis (Level 4)
  • Psychology of Promoting Happiness (Level 6)
  • Research Methods & Design (MSc)
  • Chronic Illness Stress and Pain (MSc Health)

Other Teaching
  • Contemporary Issues, Research and Statistics (level 5)

Student Research Supervision - Doctoral Level
  • Jane Thompson – PhD - Green Exercise and Health (mental and physical)
  • Iva Nekovarova – PhD - A feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial using the Personal Aspirations and Concerns Inventory for Offenders (PACIO) to improve short-term offenders’ motivation for and participation in custodial education and reduce reconviction.
  • Joann Warner – PhD - Combined Effects of Stress and Diet on Oxidative Stress.

Student Research Supervision - Masters Level
  • Stress (causes, effects and management techniques); Dietary effects on mood & cognition.

Student Research Supervision - Undergraduate Level
  • Stress (causes, effects and management techniques); Dietary effects on mood & cognition.


  • Watt, A., Skillicorn, D., Clark, J., Hewlett, P. & Perham, N. (In Press). Contextual representations may mediate sex differences in heterosexual attraction. Evolution, Mind & Behaviour.
  • Thompson, J., Webb, R., Hewlett, P., Llewellyn, D. & McDonnell, B. (2013). Matrix metalloproteinase-9 and augmentation index are reduced with an 8-week green-exercise walking programme. J Hypertension, 2(4), 127-33.
  • Hewlett, P. Oezbek, C. (2012). How stimulus parameters combine to affect change blindness. Current Psychology, 31, 337-348..
  • Hewlett, P. & Wadsworth, E. (2012). Consumption of caffeinated and de-caffeinated tea and coffee, and associated lifestyle factors in a South Wales community. British Food Journal, 113(3)
  • Hewlett, P., Smith, A. & Lucas, E. (2009). Grazing, cognitive performance and mood. Appetite 52, 245-248.
  • Hewlett, P. Smith, A. (2007). Effects of repeated doses of caffeine on performance and alertness: new data and secondary analyses. Human Psychopharmacology 22, 339-350.
  • Hewlett, P. Smith, A. (2006). Acute effects of caffeine in volunteers with different patterns of regular consumption. Human Psychopharmacology 21, 167-180.
  • Hewlett, P. Smith, A. (2006). Correlates of daily caffeine consumption. Appetite 46, 97-99.


Paul is a part time senior lecturer on our BSc(Hons) Psychology degree and he is a Chartered psychologist with, and Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

He is actively engaged in research into the role of lifestyle behaviours, stress and stress management. He is currently supervising two PhD students carrying out research on the combined effects of psychological stress and diet on oxidative stress and inflammation, and motivation for and participation in custodial education to reduce reconviction and motivation and reoffending in prison populations.

Paul’s teaching is focused on two areas of interest; Mental Wellbeing (Stress and Positive Psychology) and Research Methods/Data Analysis

Paul also runs a private Stress Management consultancy and is on the Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).