Dr Natalia Stanulewicz

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 366 4399

E: Natalia.stanulewicz@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Natalia Stanulewicz's research focusses on understanding the mechanisms underlying human prosociality, with a special emphasis on self-conscious emotions and the role of personality. She is interested in how emotions can push us toward and away from being prosocial and what explains why some personality traits (i.e., agreeableness, neuroticism) are linked to increased/decreased prosocial behaviour.

Dr  Stanulewicz also conducts research investigating the role of risk and protective factors on wellbeing and health, and how some health conditions (e.g., diabetes) can affect wellbeing. Lastly, she is also interested in examining the effectiveness of health messages on compliance, and applying the experimental findings to inform the intervention design targeting wellbeing.

Research group affiliations

  • Social, Personality and Cultural Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology Research Group

Research interests/expertise

  • Prosociality
  • Personality
  • Emotions (self-conscious emotions)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Positive Psychology

Areas of teaching

  • PSYC5401: Approaches to the Study of Wellbeing
  • PSYC5403: Lifestyle, Health & Wellbeing
  • PSYC1090: Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC1092: Historical Perspectives in Psychology


  • PhD – Guilt and the emotional underpinnings of human prosociality (University of Nottingham)
  • MA – Psychology with clinical specialization (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)
  • BEng – Biotechnology (University of Life Sciences, Poland)

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • BPS
  • SPSP