School of Community Health and Midwifery
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Subject Areas: Health
Lowri is a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), and has recently joined the Counselling & Psychotherapy Team in the School of Health & Midwifery as a Lecturer in Psychological Interventions.
Lowri has her own Positive Psychology Twitter page
Lowri also supports UCLan’s Act of Kindness Initiative - #UCLanAOK and World Mental Health Day #UCLanWMHD16
Lowri is delighted to be working at UCLan having enjoyed the experience of studying for her Post Qualification Certificate here in 2010. Since then Lowri has worked as a PWP within the NHS, offering treatment and working in a senior supervision and leadership role. Lowri is passionate about enhancing health and wellbeing and has a special interest in Positive Psychology and positive interventions.
Lowri had an article published on The Conversation in October 2017 about psychological research on the use of humour, entitled ‘Funny people are more intelligent than their po-faced peers’
Lowri had a further article published on The Conversation in January 2018 about the search for happiness, entitled ‘True happiness isn’t about being happy all the time’
Lowri has taken part in a video with 3 other academics at UCLan who talk about their experience writing for The Conversation. They tell us about the process, the results, the impact and the benefits of writing and how it has raised their research profile.
IAPT North West, Psychological Professions Network Masterclass
Dowthwaite, L. (2016) 'Happy Hour in IAPT: Improving Workplace Wellbeing', BACP Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal Vol 16, issue 3.
Robbins, M., Francis, L., McIlroy, D., Clarke, R., & Pritchard, L. (2010). Three religious orientations and five personality factors: An exploratory study among adults in England. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 13(7-8), 771-775.
Lowri is embarking on some research around Happiness workshops for people with common mental health problems.
Lowri has a special interest in Positive Psychology and runs a number of CPD courses listed below, Lowri has also developed a Science of Happiness course (Happy Hour) that is being delivered within the NHS to staff and patients.
Teaches on IAPT Psychological Interventions for Common Mental Health Problems, Solution Focused Therapy and Counselling & Psychotherapy BSc.