Professor Christopher Alan Lewis, PhD - University of Warwick - Honorary Professor

Professor Christopher Alan Lewis

PhD

University of Warwick

Honorary Professor

Coventry, West Midlands | United Kingdom

Main Specialties: Statistics

Additional Specialties: Mental Health, Religion, and Culture

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Professor Christopher Alan Lewis, PhD - University of Warwick - Honorary Professor

Professor Christopher Alan Lewis

PhD

Introduction

Professor Christopher Alan Lewis is Honorary Professor based at the Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK; 2018-to date). He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bashkir State University (Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia; 2014-to date).

He previously worked at Glynd?r University (Wrexham, Wales; 2009-2018) as inaugural Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre. He served, sometimes concurrently, as Head of Department of Psychology, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Research, and Director of the Graduate School. Previously he worked at the University of Ulster (London/Derry, Northern Ireland; 1993-2009) as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader.

Qualifications: He holds degrees in Psychology (BSc, MPhil, DPhil) and Education (MSc, MEd) from the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland), and Theology (MA) from Bangor University (Wales). He also holds a Certificate in Psychotraumatology from the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has recently completed the assessments for the Certificates of Competence in the use of Ability tests (formerly Level A) and Personality tests (formerly Level B) of the British Psychological Society.
He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Chartered Health Psychologist (CPsychol (Health)), Chartered Scientist (CSci), and Associate Fellow (AFBPsS) of the British Psychological Society. He is a Fellow (FPsSI) and Registered Health Psychologist (Reg Psychol) of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), the College of Teachers (FCollT), and the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). He is an International Affiliate Member of the American Psychological Society, a member of the Russian Psychological Society, and the Pakistan Psychology Society.

Research: His research interests are broadly in the area of Health and Clinical Psychology and include: “Psychology of peace, conflict, and violence” (e.g., childhood bullying, dissociation; trauma), “Psychology of religion” (e.g., religion, mental health, and culture; psychometrics; beliefs and values; religious diversity), “Positive psychology”, and “Psychometrics”. Recent books include “An introduction to psychological test and scales” (2018) and “The assessment of mental, health and religion” (2018). Recent articles include “The stress and trauma of school victimization in Ireland” and “The association between church attendance and psychological health in Northern Ireland”. He is currently working on a large school-based project with colleagues in Bashkir State University: “Young people and religious diversity in Bashkortostan” (funded by the Russian Science Foundation).
He has published over 241 peer-reviewed articles, 33 book chapters, 9 books, and 18 journal special issues (plus 2 in press). He is founding Co-Editor of the journal Mental Health, Religion & Culture since its inception in 1998. He is Consulting Editor of the Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology and serves on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Mental Health, the Journal of Psychiatry and Behaviour Therapy, the Bahria Journal of Professional Psychology, and the Journal of Beliefs and Values. He was formerly Editor of the Irish Journal of Psychology and formerly Consulting Editor of the Journal of Social Psychology.

Teaching: He teaches courses on Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and the Psychology of Religion. He previously served as the Course Director of a Professional Doctorate (including the DProf, EdDoc), on which he taught Research Methods.

PhD Supervision and Examination: He supervises PhD and Professional Doctorate students. He has successfully supervised 25 doctoral students to completion (21 PhDs, two DMins, and two Prof Docs). He currently supervises two PhD students and two Prof.Doc students. He has externally examined 47 PhDs and three Prof Docs.

External Examiner: He has served as External Examiner on a number of taught programmes in the Social Sciences (BA, BSc, MA, MSc), including a MEd at Trinity College, University of Dublin, and a MA Heythrop College, University of London. He is currently an External Examiner at Durham University.

Leadership: He has undertaken leadership and leadership roles within a department (Head of Department; Head of Psychology University Research Centre, Coordinator UofA 4 REF 2014), across a diverse faculty (Dean of Faculty; Dean of Research), and across a whole university (Director of Graduate School; Member of University Executive Board; Member of Senate; Chair University Research & Enterprise Committee; Chair University Ethics Committee; Member of Research Degrees Committee). He values interdisciplinary work and takes a consultative approach in management. He is engaging with others, and nurturing of junior colleagues, and enjoys supporting UG and PG students, and takes a collaborative approach to research, engaging with staff and PG students alike.

Professional activity: He has served previously on the Executive Committee of the British Psychological Society, the Psychological Society of Ireland, and the International Association for the Psychology of Religion. Moreover, he has also served on the General Assembly of the European Federation of Professional Psychologists Associations (EFPA) and the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). He is currently a Committee Member of the Welsh Branch of the British Psychology Society and serves as Secretary. He is a Trustee of the educational charity, the St Mary’s Centre (Bangor, Wale)s and a Fellow of Gladstone’s Residential Library (St Deniols, Hawarden, Wales).

Primary Affiliation: University of Warwick - Coventry, West Midlands , United Kingdom

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View Professor Christopher Alan Lewis’s Resume / CV

Education

Sep 2018
Univeristy of Ulster
MPhil
Psychology
Jul 1999
University of Ulster
DPhil
Psychology

Experience

Aug 2009 - Feb 2018
Glyndwr University
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Jul 2009
University of Ulster - Magee Campus
Reader in Psychology
Psychology
Feb 2018
University of Warwick
Honorary Professor
Centre of Education Studies
Apr 2015
Bashkir State University
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Psychology

Publications

182Publications

202Reads

342Profile Views

25PubMed Central Citations

Hungarian translation of four additional items for the Addictive Features section of the Ottawa Self-injury Inventory version 3.1.

Psychiatr Danub 2018 Jun;30(2):235-236

Warwick Religions & Education Research Unit, Centre for Education Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, United Kingdom,

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June 2018
5 Reads
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The unique contribution of community clinical nurse specialists in rural Wales.

Br J Community Nurs 2014 Dec;19(12):601-7

Reader in Nursing, Academic Division of Psychology, Sport Science and Health, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Wales.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2014.19.12.601DOI Listing
December 2014
6 Reads

Children's awareness of alcohol sponsorship of sport in Ireland: Munster Rugby and the 2008 European Rugby Cup.

Int J Public Health 2014 Oct 6;59(5):829-32. Epub 2014 Jun 6.

Department of Humanities, Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish, Co Limerick, Republic of Ireland,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-014-0568-4DOI Listing
October 2014
7 Reads
1 Citation
1.970 Impact Factor

Preface

January 2013
4 Reads

Components of shame and eating disturbance among clinical and non-clinical populations.

Eur Eat Disord Rev 2012 Jul 28;20(4):265-70. Epub 2011 Jul 28.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queens University Belfast, Belfast, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.1142DOI Listing
July 2012
4 Reads
1 Citation

The association between church attendance and psychological health in Northern Ireland: a national representative survey among adults allowing for sex differences and denominational difference.

J Relig Health 2011 Dec;50(4):986-95

Division of Psychology, Institute for Health, Medical Science and Society, Glyndŵr University, Plas Coch Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW Wales, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-010-9321-3DOI Listing
December 2011
7 Reads

Bully/victim problems in Northern Ireland's schools: data from the 2003 Young Persons' Behavior and Attitude Survey.

Adolescence 2009 ;44(174):347-58

Anti-Bullying Centre, School of Education, Trinity College, University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.

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October 2009
10 Reads

On positive psychological outcomes: what helps groups with a history of conflict to forgive and reconcile with each other?

Pers Soc Psychol Bull 2008 Jun 3;34(6):819-32. Epub 2008 Apr 3.

Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167208315555DOI Listing
June 2008
6 Reads
1 Citation

Experiences of school bullying in Northern Ireland: data from the Life and Times Survey.

Adolescence 2006 ;41(162):313-20

Department of Psychology, Dublin Business School of Arts, South William Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.

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December 2006
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The detection of dissociative identity disorder by Northern Irish clinical psychologists and psychiatrists: a clinical vignettes study.

J Trauma Dissociation 2005 ;6(4):39-50

North & West Belfast HSS Trust, The School of Psychology, The Queen's University of Belfast, Malone Rd., Belfast, BT9 5BP, Northern Ireland, and the Cannan Institute, Belmont Private Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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September 2006
4 Reads
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Temporal stability of the Czech translation of the Satisfaction with Life Scale: test-retest data over one week.

Psychol Rep 2006 Jun;98(3):918-20

Czech Academy of Science, Brno.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.98.3.918-920DOI Listing
June 2006
4 Reads

Internal consistency reliability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Alcohol among adolescents in Northern Ireland.

Psychol Rep 2005 Aug;97(1):321-4

Welsh National Centre for Religious Education University of Wales, Bangor.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.97.1.321-324DOI Listing
August 2005
4 Reads

The General Health Questionnaire and Eysenck's three-dimensional model of personality.

Psychol Rep 2005 Aug;97(1):288-90

Welsh National Centre for Religious Education, University of Wales, Bangor, Normal Site, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2PX, Wales, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.97.1.288-290DOI Listing
August 2005
9 Reads
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Temporal stability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity short-form: test-retest data over one week.

Psychol Rep 2005 Apr;96(2):266-8

School of Psychology, University of Ulster at Magee College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, BT48 7JL.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.96.2.266-268DOI Listing
April 2005
7 Reads
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Rapid assessment of well-being: The Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS).

Psychol Psychother 2004 Dec;77(Pt 4):463-78

Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1348/1476083042555406
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December 2004
20 Reads
16 Citations
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Predictors of nonpathological dissociation in Northern Ireland: the affects of trauma and exposure to political violence.

J Trauma Stress 2003 Dec;16(6):611-5

School of Psychology, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:JOTS.0000004087.27216.24DOI Listing
December 2003
11 Reads

Religion and personality among religious studies students: a replication.

Psychol Rep 2003 Dec;93(3 Pt 1):819-22

Welsh National Center for Religious Education, University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

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December 2003
4 Reads

A cross-national perspective on school bullying in Northern Ireland: a supplement to Smith, et al. (1999).

Psychol Rep 2003 Aug;93(1):279-87

School of Psychology, University of Ulster at Magee College, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.2003.93.1.279DOI Listing
August 2003
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Psychological type and attitude toward Christianity: a replication.

Psychol Rep 2003 Feb;92(1):89-90

Welsh National Centre for Religious Education, University of Wales, Bangor, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pr0.2003.92.1.89DOI Listing
February 2003
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Dissociative identity disorder in Northern Ireland: a survey of attitudes and experience among clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.

J Nerv Ment Dis 2002 Oct;190(10):707-10

School of Psychology, The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.NMD.0000034752.85948.12DOI Listing
October 2002
5 Reads
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Cultural stereotype of the effects of religion on mental health.

Br J Med Psychol 2001 Sep;74 Part 3:359-367

School of Psychology and Communication, University of Ulster at Magee College, Northern Ireland.

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September 2001
4 Reads