Dr Angelina Wilson Fadiji

Job: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

T: N/A

E: angelina.wilsonfadiji@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Angelina completed her higher education studies at Stellenbosch University in which she achieved a PhD in psychology with a research focus on positive psychology. This was followed by a postdoctoral appointment at North-West University, Potchefstroom.

Angelina's research interests involve the understanding of the predictors of psychological well-being and positive mental health within the African context. She has focused on determining how young people in deprived contexts thrive and what positive psychological experiences engender their well-being. Angelina is particularly interested in researching conceptualisations of well-being in Africa in order to develop a contextually relevant theoretical framework for understanding well-being. Previous research topics include: meaning in life, relational well-being, hope, life satisfaction and conceptualisations of happiness.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Research interests/expertise

  • Psychological well-being
  • Positive psychology
  • Positive mental health
  • Culture and positive mental health

Areas of teaching

  • PSYC1090 Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 3160 Psychology and Education


PhD Psychology


Drawing theoretical trajectories of well-being from African philosophical thoughts

Consultancy work

Human Sciences Research Council