Dr P. Hewlett BA(Hons) PhD. AFBPsS. C.Psychol. FHEA.

 

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


Teaching

  • Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Psychology teaching mostly research methods and statistics, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
  • Module Leader for:
    • Conducting & Communicating Research in Psychology (level 4)
    • Conceptual & Historical Issues in Psychology (Level 4)
    • Research Methods & Design (Level 7)

Research / Supervision / Funding

In psychology, my interest has focused on wellbeing, however, as I run the CSSHS Statistical Services Unit, I work with others on a range of projects where my contribution is in the areas of research design and statistical analysis. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS):


Doctoral Student Supervision (Completions):
  • Dr Jane Thompson (PhD) – The impact of an 8-week green-exercise programme on systemic health and on markers associated with cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Dr 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.
  • Dr Joann Warner (PhD) - Combined effects of psychological stress and diet on oxidative stress.
  • Dr Gareth Thomas (PhD) – Improving quality of life after spinal cord injury: development of an intervention and feasibility study.

Doctoral Student Supervision (Current):
  • Charlotte Hill (PhD) - What changes for patients in medium secure care? A long term follow up study of outcomes, care, supervision and patients' experiences.
  • Carol Bond (ProfDoc) - Prison hostage incidents; Genuine or collusive?
  • Joe Davies (PhD) - The role of attentional bias in weight gain associated with anti-psychotic medication.
  • Jennifer Ward (PhD) - Implementation of a positive psychology intervention in a community pharmacy.
  • James Turner (PhD) - A risk assessment approach to stress in students.

Funding
  • Green Exercise.
    • Source - KESS1.
    • Value £50,000
    • Partner organisation - Groundwork Wales Ltd, Treforest.
  • What changes for patients in medium secure care? A long term follow up study of outcomes, care, supervision and patients' experiences.
    • Source - KESS2.
    • Value £52, 020.
    • Partner organisation - South Wales Forensic Mental Health Service, Bridgend.
  • Design & evaluation of a community pharmacy-based mental wellbeing intervention.
    • Source - KESS2.
    • Value £52,020
    • Partner organisation - The Health Dispensary, Neath.
  • Implementing & evaluating evidence informed interventions to reduce self-harm behaviours and increase health & wellbeing in prison settings.
    • Source - KESS2.
    • Value £52, 020.
    • Partner organisation - HMP PARC, Swansea.
  • Predicting who gains weight following administration of antipsychotic medication.
    • Source - KESS2.
    • Value £52,020
    • Partner organization - South Wales Forensic Mental Health Service, Bridgend.

Publications

  • Irawo, T., Clayton, D., Hewlett, P., Redmond, E. & Tatham, A. (Submitted). Food service compliance with UK hygiene regulatory requirements. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
  • Irawo, T., Clayton, D., Hewlett, P., Redmond, E. & Tatham, A. (Submitted). An evaluation of UK food hygiene ratings in catering SMEs. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health.
  • Hill, C., Bagshaw, R., Hewlett, P., Perham, N., Davies, J., Maden, A., & Watt, A. (in press). Predicting reconviction for a national cohort of medium secure patients using OGRS-2: Redundancy of patient social and clinical factors. British Journal of Psychiatry: Open.
  • Davies, J., Hewlett, P., Seage, H., Watt, A., Bagshaw, R., & Hill, C. (2018). Weight gain in secure psychiatric settings: The role of psychological factors in the mediation of obesity. Appetite, 130, 302.
  • Lawrence, D., Davies, T., Bagshaw, R., Hewlett, p., Taylor, P. & Watt, A. (2018). External validity and anchoring heuristics: application of DUNDRUM-1 to secure service gatekeeping in South Wales. British Journal of Psychiatry Bulletin, 42(1), 10-18.
  • Smith, A., Sutherland, D. & Hewlett, P. (2015). An investigation of the acute effects of oligofructose enriched inulin on subjective wellbeing, mood and cognitive performance. Nutrients 7, 8887-8896.
  • Watt, A., Skillicorn, D., Clark, J., Hewlett, P. & Perham, N. (2015). 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.
  • Thompson, J., Webb, R., Hewlett, P., Llewellyn, D. & McDonnell, B. (2013). The effect of an 8-week, moderate intensity, aerobic exercise intervention on MMP-9 and vascular haemodynamics. Artery Research, 7(3-4): 140-141.
  • 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.

Profile

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 has/is supervised/supervising PhD students carrying out research on the combined effects of psychological stress and diet on oxidative stress and inflammation; motivation for and participation in custodial education to reduce reconviction and motivation and reoffending in prison populations; green exercise and stress.

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