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Dr Kirsty Gardiner

Lecturer in Positive Psychology

  • University of East London
    Stratford Campus
    Water Lane
    London, E15 4LZ
    United Kingdom
    E15 4LZ

    Dr Kirsty Gardiner is a Lecturer in Positive Psychology on the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology programme. As a Social Psychologist by trade, Kirsty’s research focuses primarily on the ways in which individuals can harness the power of their social connections – in order to better access well-being. 

    - PhD in Psychology from Queen Mary University of London
    - Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from University of East London
    Runs a Health Psychology module at Syracuse University study abroad scheme in London


    Most recent research

    Gardiner, K. L. K., Hefferon, K., & Jones, J. M. (In preparation). Something to talk about: The nature of meaningful conversations in romantic relationships.
    Gardiner, K. L. K., Kumashiro, M., & Jones, J. (In preparation). Why We need to talk: Meaningful conversations predict well-being.

    - Social relationships as sources of meaning
    - Social relationships, communication, and well-being
    - Social relationships and meaningful conversations
    - Authenticity in social relationships and communication


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    - Perspectives on Individual well-being (MAPPCP programme)
    - Research Methods
    - Supervision of Master Students