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Christopher Alan Lewis

Director of the Graduate School / Professor of Psychology

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Christopher Alan Lewis

Room: M302


+44 (0) 1978 293934



Christopher Alan Lewis is Director of the Graduate School, Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, and Professor of Psychology.

He was previously Head of the Department of Psychology and Dean of Faculty of Health, Medical Sciences and Society. His research interests include: psychology of religion; health psychology; psychology of peace, conflict, and violence; and positive psychology.

He is founding Co-Editor of the journal Mental Health, Religion & Culture since its inception in 1998. He was formerly Editor of the Irish Journal of Psychology (2007-2009). He teaches on the MSc Psychology of Religion and the MSc Teaching of Psychology courses (both by-distance learning) at Glynd┼Ár University.

DPhil (Psychology) University of Ulster

MPhil (Psychology) University of Ulster

BSc (Psychology) University of Ulster

MSc (Education) University of Ulster

MEd (Education) University of Ulster

PGCUT (Education) University of Ulster

MA (Theology) University of Wales, Bangor

MSc Psychology of Religion

PSY704 – Mental Health, Religion and Culture

PSY706 – Positive Psychology of Religion

PSY712 – Contemporary Developments in Psychology

Lewis, C.A., & Francis, L.J. (2014). Personality and religion among female university students in France. Psychology, Society, & Education, in press (ISSN 2171-2085).

Payne, V.J., & Lewis, C.A. (2014). Confirming the psychological type profile of Anglican clergymen in Wales: A ministry for sensing types. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, in press

Houghton, F., Scott, L., Houghton, S., & Lewis, C.A. (2014). Children’s awareness of alcohol sponsorship of sport in Ireland: Munster rugby and the 2008 European Rugby Cup. International Journal of Public Health, 59(5), 829-832 (ISSN 1661-8556). DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0568-4

Turley, J., Baker, S. A., & Lewis, C.A. (2014). Expectations and levels of understanding when using mobile phones among 9-11 year olds in Wales, UK. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, 32(3), 208-217. (ISSN 0264-3944).

Lewis, C.A., Musharraf, S., & Lewis, M.J. (2014). The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised Abbreviated: A Hindi translation [Letter]. Andhra Pradesh Journal of Psychological Medicine (ISSN 2249–5851).

Mc Guckin, C., Lewis, C. A., Shevlin, M., & Prentice, G. R. (2014). Experiences of workplace bullying among ‘non-traditional’ students: Cause for concern for both business and education? Psychology, Society, & Education, 5(2), 103-124. (ISSN: 2171-2085 [print], 1989-709X [online]).

Musharraf, S., Lewis, C.A., & Sultan, S. (2014). The Urdu translation of the Sahin-Francis Scale of Attitude toward Islam: A case of using only positive valence items in Pakistan. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 35(1), 25-35. (ISSN 1361-7672). DOI:10.1080/13617672.2014.884847

Breslin, M.J., & Lewis, C.A. (2014). Eysenck’s model of personality and prayer: The utility of a multidimensional approach. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, 291-296. (ISSN 1367-4676) DOI:10.1080/13674676.2013.798721

Corry, D.A.S, Lewis, C.A., & Mallett, J. (2014). Harnessing the mental health benefits of the creativity – spirituality construct: Introducing the Theory of Transformative Coping. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 16(2), 89-110.

Lewis, C.A., & Musharraf, S. (2014). The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-Revised Short Form and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised Abbreviated: Urdu translations [Letter]. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 64, 225-226. (ISSN 0030-9982)

psychology of religion;

health psychology;

psychology of peace, conflict, and violence;

positive psychology