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Professor John Maltby

Professor of Differential Psychology

School/Department: Neuroscience Psychology & Behaviour, Department of

Telephone: 0116(0) 252 2482

Email: jm148@leicester.ac.uk

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My research, funded work and teaching focus is on personality, individual differences and well-being. I have applied these areas to many educational, health, and clinical domains, publishing over 200 research articles and 15 textbooks. A key feature of my work involves exploring models of resilience and the assessment of well-being.

I am an author of the textbook Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence

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Research

I am involved in several funded projects. (a full list here)

I am leading a project funded by Innovate UK and ESRC a Knowledge Transfer Project worth £196k with PJ Care a leading provider of specialist neurological care and neuro-rehabilitation for people with progressive or acquired neurological conditions.

I am also leading a project funded by Innovate UK and ESRC a Knowledge Transfer Project worth £198k with Sports for Schools a leading social enterprise that brings the country's top athletes to primary schools to run energetic events that inspire kids to take part in sport.

I am also involved in a £1.2 million NIHR Programme Grant led by Birmingham Womens' and Children's NHS Foundation Trust involving the Universities of Birmingham Warwick and Leicester to optimise the care of women following childbirth-related perineal trauma through the development of several care tools.

 

Full list of recent and current funding includes:

Maltby, J. (2022-2024). Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Sportivator. UKRI (Innovate UK and ESRC). £196,797.

Barcelos-Guerra-Pinto, A.M., Mills, D., Maltby, J., Kargas, N., Assheton, P., & Hall, S. (2022-2023). Elucidating the mechanisms underlying the impact of dog ownership on human well-being: a prospective longitudinal study. Purina. $29,472.91.

Jones, C.R., Campbell, P., Curtis, F., Darko, N., Khunti, K., Maltby, J., Robertson, N., Robling, M. (2022). Exploring racial and ethnic disparities in green social prescribing interventions. NIHR Policy Research Programme.£69,990.00.

Murphy, G. & Maltby, J. (2022) (Co-PIs). Mixed methods co-design and evaluation of a DECIsion Support Tool to enable shared Decision making for people who are considering cascade screening for Thoracic Aortic Disease. NIHR Policy Research Programme. £206,737.

Jones, C.R., Noble, S., Robertson, N., & Maltby, J. (2021-2023). RESLEAPS: Resilient Senior Leaders Programme. Movember. £262,461.50

Morris, R.K., Hodgetts-Morton, V., Webb, S., Maltby, J., Hillman, S., Addlery, N., Sitch, A., Aiyegbusi, O.L., MacArthur, Knight, M., Nirantharakumar, K., Whitehurst, J., Wilson, A., Magill, L. (2022-2026). Optimising the care of women following childbirth related perineal trauma. NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research. £1.2 million.

Maltby, J. (2021-2023). Knowledge Transfer Partnership with PJ Care. UKRI (Innovate UK and ESRC). £198,000.

Maltby, J., Hall, S., & Puttick., S. (2019-2021). Resilience in STEM learning. Leverhulme Trust. £399,325.56

 

Recent Publications (a full list here)

Hall, S.S., McGill, R., Puttick, S., & Maltby, J. (in press). Resilience, STEM and Anger: A Linguistic Inquiry into the Psychological Processes Associated with Resilience in Secondary School STEM LearningBritish Journal of Educational Psychology.

Maltby, J. & Hall, S.S. (in press). Less is more. Discovering the latent factors of trait resilienceJournal of Research in Personality.

Hall, S.S., Puttick, S. & Maltby, J. (in press). Identifying the Psychological Processes used by Male and Female Students when Learning about Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics: A Linguistic Inquiry. Science Education.

Maltby, J., Ovaska-Stafford, N. & Gunn, S. (2021). The structure of mental health symptoms in Huntington’s disease: Comparisons with healthy populationsJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 43(7), 737-752.

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Publications since 2020 (A full list available here)

Abdullah. S., Critchfield, M., Maltby J., & Mukaetova-Ladinksa, E.B. (in press). Cognitive Impairment in Younger Adults in Primary Care: Validation of Cognitive Screening Tools and the 4-item Geriatric Depression Scale. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Hall, S.S., McGill, R., Puttick, S., & Maltby, J. (in press). Resilience, STEM and Anger: A Linguistic Inquiry into the Psychological Processes Associated with Resilience in Secondary School STEM Learning. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Maltby, J. & Hall, S.S. (in press). Less is more. Discovering the latent factors of trait resilience. Journal of Research in Personality.

Mukaetova-Ladinksa, E.B., Abdullah. S., Critchfield, M. & Maltby J. (in press). Suspected Dementia in Young Adults: Cognitive Screening Tools for Use in Primary Care. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Maeni, Y.A., Paterson, K.B., Maltby, J., McGowan, V.A., & Hutchinson, C.V. (2022). Comparison of Logarithmic Reading Charts for Visual Assessment in Normally Sighted Participants. Optometry and Vision Science.

Barcelos, A.M.; Kargas, N.; Maltby, J.; Hall, S.; Assheton, P.; Mills, D.S. (2021). Theoretical Foundations to the Impact of Dog-Related Activities on Human Hedonic Well-Being, Life Satisfaction and Eudaimonic Well-Being. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 18, (23), 12382; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182312382

White, H.A., OKhai, H., Sahota, A., Maltby, J., Stephenson, I., Patel, H., Heffield, P.M., Wiselka, M.J., & Pareek, M. (2021). Latent tuberculosis screening and treatment in HIV: highly acceptable in a prospective cohort study. ERJ Open. DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00442-2021 (Author-Copy Version)

Sawicki, A. J., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Balcerowska, J.M., Sawicka, M. J., Piotrowski, J., Sedikides, C., Jonason, P. K., Maltby, J., Adamovic, M., et al.. (2022). The Fear of COVID-19 Scale: Its Structure and Measurement Invariance Across 48 Countries. Psychological Assessment. (Author Copy Version). (Online First Posting)

Hagenberg, A., Lambert, D.G., Jussab, S., Maltby, J., & Robinson, T.G. (2021). Inter-lateral Referral of Sensation in Health and Disease Using a Mirror Illusion-A Scoping Review. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2021 Jun 21:acab039. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acab039. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34152397.

Maltby, J., Ovaska-Stafford, N. & Gunn, S. (2021). The structure of mental health symptoms in Huntington’s disease: Comparisons with healthy populations. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 43(7), 737-752.

Hall, S.S., Puttick, S. & Maltby, J. (in press). Identifying the Psychological Processes used by Male and Female Students when Learning about Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics: A Linguistic Inquiry. Science Education.

Day, A., Phelps, K., Maltby, J., Palmer, E., Snell, K., Raine, D. & Conroy, S. (2021). A realist evaluation of loneliness interventions for older people. Age and Ageing, 50(6), 2246-2252.

Yildirim, M. & Maltby, J. (in press). Examining Irrational Happiness Beliefs within an Adaptation-Continuum Model of Personality and Coping. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. (Author-copy version)

Yildirim, M., Davison, E., Flowe, H., & Maltby, J. (in press). Reconsidering valuing happiness: The application of goal type theory. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-020-00478-8. (Author-copy version)

Yildirim, M. & Maltby, J. (In press) Irrational Happiness Beliefs Scale: Development and Initial Validation. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-021-00513-2 (Author-copy version)

Colloff, M. F., Seale-Carlisle, T. M., Karoğlu, N., Rockey, J., Smith, H. M. J., Smith, L., Maltby, J., Yaremego, Y., Flowe, H. D. (2021). Perpetrator pose reinstatement during a lineup test increases discrimination accuracy. Scientific Reports, 11, 13830. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92509-0 (Open Access)

Nartova-Bochaver, S.K., Reznichenko, S.I., & Maltby, J. (2021). The Authenticity Scale: Validation in Russian Culture. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3762. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.609617 (Open Access)

Ovaska-Stafford, N., Maltby, J., & Dale, M. (2021). Literature Review: Psychological Resilience Factors in People with Neurodegenerative Diseases. Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 36(2), 283–306. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acz063 (Author-copy version)

Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Jonason, P.K, Piotrowski, J., Campbell, K.W., Gebauer, J., Maltby, J., Sedikides, C. et al. (2021). Structure of Dark Triad Dirty Dozen Across Eight World Regions. Assessment, 28(4), 1125-1135. doi:10.1177/1073191120922611 (Author-copy version)

Barcelos, A. M.; Kargas, N.; Maltby, J. Hall, S. S.; Mills, D. S. (2020). A framework for understanding how activities associated with dog ownership relate to human well-being. Scientific Reports. 10(1). 10.1038/s41598-020-68446-9. (Open Access)

Jonason, P. K.; Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M.; Piotrowski, J.; Campbell, K. W.; Gebauer, J. E.; Maltby, J.; Sedikides, C.; Adamovic, M.; Adams, B.; Kadiyono, A. L., et al. (2020).  Country-Level Correlates of the Dark Triad traits in 49 Countries. Journal of Personality, 88(6), 1252-1267. 10.1111/jopy.12569. (Author-copy version) (Other version).

Maltby, J., Hogervorst, E., Stephan, B., Sun, X, Tang, P., Law, E., & Mukaetova-Ladinska, E. (2020). The development of a quality of life scale for informal carers for older adultsGerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 6, 10.1177/2333721420920424. (Open Access)

Maltby, J., Chan, M., Anderson, D., & Mukaetova-Ladinska, E.B. (2020). Validation of the Salzburg Dementia Test Prediction (SDTP) as a cognitive screening tool in an English speaking in-patient medical setting. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 75(2), 675-681. (Author-copy version)

Maltby, J., Hunt, S. A., Ohinata, A., Palmer, E., & Conroy, S. (2020). Frailty and Social Isolation: Comparing the Relationship between Frailty and Unidimensional and Multifactorial Models of Social Isolation. Journal of Aging and Health, 32(10), 1297–1308. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264320923245 (Open Access)

Vostanis, P., Haffejee, S., Yazici, H., Hussein, S., Ozdemir, M., Tosun, C., & Maltby, J. (2020). Youth Conceptualization of Resilience   Strategies in Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 11(1), 91-110. DOI: 10.18357/ijcyfs111202019475 (Open Access)

Gunn, S., Maltby, J., & Dale, M. (2020). Assessing mental health difficulties among people with Huntington’s disease: Does informant presence make a difference? The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 32(3), 244-251.  10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19080181 (Author-copy version)

Eruyar, S., Maltby, J., & Vostanis, P. (2020). How do Syrian refugee children in Turkey perceive relational factors in the context of their mental health? Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 25(1), 260–272. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359104519882758 (Author-copy version)

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Supervision

I am happy to supervise topics in a number of areas. These include well-being, health, mental-health personality, individual differences, positive psychology, resilience.

Teaching

I teach on a range of psychology courses available at the University of Leicester. My main teaching is around individual differences and I teach on the topics of personality, intelligence and applied aspects of individual differences. I am also an author of the textbook Personality, Individual Differences, and Intelligence (published by Pearson Education).

Press and media

Resilience Well-being Psychological Health.

Activities

British Psychological Society

Higher Education Academy

British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (Founding Society Officer).

National Institute for Health Research; East Midlands

European Huntington’s Disease Network 

Awards

The British Psychological Society 2010 Award for Excellence in Psychology Education

Qualifications

University of Ulster 1995 D/Phil (PhD) in Psychology

University of Ulster 1991 BSc in Social Psychology (BPS accredited)

Sheffield Hallam University 1997 PGCE Education

British Psychological Society 2014 Occupational Ability and Personality (Level A and B)

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