Lowri Dowthwaite

Lowri Dowthwaite

Lecturer in Psychological Interventions

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB330

+44 (0) 1772 89 3703


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

Full Profile

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.

The Conversation

Lowri has published several articles on The Conversation, to read them please follow the links below.

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.


  • Adv. Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression, UCLan, 2014
  • PG. Cert. Primary Care Mental Health Practice, UCLan, 2011
  • M.Sc Foundations of Clinical Psychology, University of Wales Bangor, 2010
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2007


Research Activities

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.

  • The Science of Happiness – An Introduction to Positive Psychology
  • Laughter is the Best Medicine- The Healing Power of Humour
  • Positive Ageing – How to Enjoy Later Life
  • Speak Up! An Introduction to Public Speaking.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Teaches on IAPT Psychological Interventions for Common Mental Health Problems, Solution Focused Therapy and Counselling & Psychotherapy BSc.