Dr Ben Gibson

Job: 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: 0116 201 3916

E: ben.gibson@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

My research is focused on the utilisation of positive or otherwise novel psychological interventions to support people's health and development. I am particularly interested in optimal well-being (also known as flourishing) and the impact that individual differences and social inequalities may have on people's chances of reaching this state. 

Publications and outputs

  • Schneider, J., Pegram, G., Gibson, B., Talamonti, D., Tinoco, A., Craddock, N., Matheson, E., & Forshaw, M. (2022). A Mixed-Studies Systematic Review of the Experiences of Body Image, Disordered Eating, and Eating Disorders during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 1-42. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23706
  • Gibson, B., Umeh, F. K., Davies, I. G., & Newson, L. M. (2021). The Best Possible Self intervention as a viable public health tool for the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: A Reflexive Thematic Analysis of public experience and engagement. Health Expectations. 24(5), 1713-1724 https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.1331
  • Schneider, J., Talamonti, D., Gibson, B., & Forshaw, M. (2021). Factors Mediating the Psychological Well-Being of Healthcare Workers Responding to Global Pandemics: A Systematic Review. Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/13591053211012759
  • Gibson, B., Schneider, J., Talamonti, D., & Forshaw, M. (2021). The Impact of Inequality on Mental Health Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review. Canadian Psychology / Psychologie Canadienne, 62(1), 101-126. https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000272
  • Gibson, B., Umeh, K. F., Newson, L., & Davies, I. (2018). Efficacy of the Best Possible Self protocol in diabetes self-management: A mixed-methods approach. Journal of Health Psychology. 26(3), 332-344. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318814148

Research interests/expertise

  • Long-term physical health conditions;
  • Positive Psychological Interventions (PPIs);
  • Well-being & flourishing;
  • Positive emotions;
  • Mental health & resilience;
  • Inequalities

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