- Programme Leader MSc Psychology pathways & MSc Environment health and wellbeing
- BSc, MSc and PhD Supervisor
- Module leader for: Organisations and the Environment (Level 7), Environmental Psychology (Level 7), Research Skills and Methods (Level 7), Dissertation (Level 7), Outdoor spaces health and wellbeing (Level 7), Preparing for a career in teaching and learning (Level 6), Health Psychology (Level 6), Individual differences (Level 6).
- Healthy University Network Lead for University of Cumbria
- TUC Health Advocate for University of Cumbria, with the Better health at work scheme.
- Athena Swan rep for Institute of Health.
- Schwartz Round facilitator
Qualifications and memberships
- Awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
- PhD in Psychology: Emotional Intelligence: Stress and Health - from University of Central Lancashire (2011)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education - from University of Cumbria (2009)
- Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit - from University of Central Lancashire (2008)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology: First Class - from University of Central Lancashire (2005)
Academic and research interests
I am interested in a range of topics within health and well-being, stress, gender studies and education. Current projects include: Implementation of the University Mental health charter, Supporting well-being in Postgraduate students; Reducing assessment stress in university students; Understanding barriers to well-being in combat sports clubs; Promoting gender equality in STEM.
Current Research Students:
- Alende Amisi - Racialised experiences of students in Higher Education
- Jim Greer - Encouraging emotional expression in social work supervision
- Sophie Ray - Wellbeing in Midwifery students
- Jones, E., Priestley, M., Brewster, L., Wilbraham, S. J., Hughes, G., & Spanner, L. (2020). Student wellbeing and assessment in higher education: the balancing act. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2020.1782344
- Wilbraham, S. & Caldwell, E. (2018). Children’s books are adding to science’s gender problem. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/childrens-books-are-adding-to-sciences-gender-problem-98522
- Wilbraham, S. J., Qualter, P., & Roy, M. P. (2018). Emotional intelligence and cortisol responses: Can laboratory findings be replicated in classrooms and using other EI measures?. Personality and Individual Differences, 120, 58-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.08.021
- Caldwell, E. F., & Wilbraham, S. J. (2018). Hairdressing in space: Depiction of gender in science books for children. Journal of Science & Popular Culture, 1(2), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.1386/jspc.1.2.101_1
- Weighell, J. & Wilbraham, S. (2016) E-Cigarettes in pregnancy: Reducing or introducing harm? Journal of Applied Psychology and Social Science, 2 (2), 134-154
Conferences (by date):
- Wilbraham, S. J & Scott, J. (2019). Understanding and reducing student stress within assessment practice. Presentation at Advance HE annual conference, Northumbria University.
- Wilbraham, S., Elliott, D. & Miller, P.K. (2019). Reproducing “culture” as a barrier to individual and collective change: the case of rapid weight loss practices in combat sports. Poster session presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Manchester, UK
- Wilbraham, S. J. (2018). Weight cutting in combat sports: A qualitative exploration of barriers to intervention. Presentation at British Psychological Society Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology Annual Conference, Hilton Belfast.
- Caldwell, E. F. & Wilbraham, S. J. (2018). Meeting gender in space: visual imagery in children’s science books. Presentation at EASST2018: Meetings - Making Science, Technology and Society together, Lancaster University, UK.
- Wilbraham, S. J. & Caldwell, E. F. (2018). Gender and imagery in children’s science books. Presentation at Cumbria Research & Innovation Conference, University of Cumbria.
- Wilbraham, S. (2017). Using student self-evaluation of group work to promote fairness and personal responsibility. Presentation at Learning and Teaching Fest Conference, University of Cumbria.
- Nobel-Grey, G. & Wilbraham, S. (2017). The third space: framing student learning beyond face to face. Presentation at Learning and Teaching Fest Conference, University of Cumbria.
- Wilbraham, S. (2016b). Researching under glass: Sharing the process of writing a review paper. Presentation at Learning and Teaching Fest Conference, University of Cumbria.
- Wilbraham, S (2016a). Weight cutting in combat sports: Writing a review paper. Presentation at Psychology Student Conference, University of Cumbria.