Dr Diane Wildbur

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 207 8804

E: dwildbur@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls


Personal profile

Dr Wildbur is the Programme Director for the MSc in Psychological Well-being, and is a Chartered Psychologist. She has particular interest and expertise in quantitative research methods and data analysis and she teaches both at under- and post-graduate levels on the Psychology and the Speech and Language Training programmes.

Dr Wildbur's current research interests include the psychological well-being of university students and also of older people. She also has an interest in health matters, and has served on Primary Care Trust Boards and worked within the voluntary sector.

Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

  • Psychological well-being in University students and older people
  • Perceptions of control and responsibility in relation to well-being
  • Human spatial memory.

Areas of teaching

  • Psychological Well-being
  • Positive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics.


  • PhD – University of Leicester
    BSc Psychology – University of Leicester.

Courses taught

  • PSYC1090 Introductory Research Methods in Psychology (Module Leader)
  • PSYC1094 Empirical Psychology
  • PSYC2013 Further Research Methods for Psychologists
  • PSYC2090 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC3000 Psychology Project
  • PSYC3099 Well-being & Positive Psychology (Module Leader)
  • PSYC5402 Well-being through the Lifespan
  • PSYC5403 Lifestyle, Wellness and Well-being (Module Leader)
  • PSYC5406 Approaches to Psychological Problems
  • PSYC5605 Research Methods and Data Analysis for Applied Psychologists
  • SALT2005 psychology for Speech and Language Therapy.

Membership of external committees

  • Higher Education Academy - 2006-date (Fellow)
  • British Psychological Society - 2005-date (Chartered Fellow)

Internally funded research project information

Role: Project Lead
Project title: Student and Staff Expectations and Experiences of the Feedback Process.
Funding: DMU Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund
Duration: 2007-2008

Professional esteem indicators

Reviewer for Memory & Cognition, 2011 – date.

Reviewer for McGraw Hill publishers - Research methods and Statistics texts. Last review completed 2009: Field A. Discovering Statistics, Using SPSS.
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