Dr Paul Hewlett 


Dr. Paul Hewlett PhD. BA(Hons). AFBPsS. C.Psychol. FHEA.

   Position: Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: phewlett@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 6876
   Room No: D2.10


Module Leader
  • Research Methods (level 4), Chronic Illness Stress and Pain (MSc Health)

  • Research Methods, Social Psychology, Psychology for Learning and Work (level 4).
  • Contemporary Issues, Research and Statistics (level 5)
  • Stress (MSc Health Psychology)

Undergraduate Supervision
  • BSc Psychology: Dietary effects on mood and cognitive performance, Stress – (causes, effects and management techniques)

Masters Supervision
  • MSc Health Psychology: Dietary effects on mood and cognitive performance, Stress – (causes, effects and management techniques)

Research Degree Supervision - Current
  • Joann Warner – PhD - Combined Effects of Stress and Diet on Oxidative Stress.
  • Jane Thompson – PhD - Green Exercise and Health

Published articles
  • Hewlett, P. & Oezbek, C. (In Press). How stimulus parameters combine to affect change blindness. Current Psychology.
  • Hewlett, P. & Wadsworth, E. (2012). Consumption of caffeinated and de-caffeinated tea and coffee, and associated lifestyle factors in a South Wales community. British Food Journal, 113(3)
  • Hewlett, P., Smith, A. & Lucas, E. (2009). Grazing, cognitive performance and mood. Appetite 52, 245-248.
  • Hewlett, P. & Smith, A. (2007). Effects of repeated doses of caffeine on performance and alertness: new data and secondary analyses. Human Psychopharmacology 22, 339-350.
  • Hewlett, P. & Smith, A. (2006). Acute effects of caffeine in volunteers with different patterns of regular consumption. Human Psychopharmacology 21, 167-180.
  • Hewlett, P. & Smith, A. (2006). Correlates of daily caffeine consumption. Appetite 46, 97-99.

Paul is a lecturer on our BSc(Hons) Psychology degree and he is a Chartered psychologist with, and Associate Fellow of, the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

He is actively engaged in research into the role of lifestyle behaviours and stress in healthy ageing and cognition. He has on-going research projects including the KESS funded project “Translating Exercise-Derived benefits form the Laboratory into the Community” and the “Ageing Well project”. He is currently supervising two PhD students carrying out research on the combined effects of psychological stress and diet on oxidative stress and inflammation, and the effect of outdoor verses indoor exercise on psychological stress, well-being and diabetes.

He has published in the field of diet and psychology with colleagues in Cardiff University. Another area of interest for Paul is stress and stress management methods. His teaching includes:

  • Research methods (Level 1 Module Leader)
  • Psychology for Learning and Work (Level 1)
  • Social Psychology (Level 1)
  • Research Methods and statistics (Level 2)
  • Contemporary issues in Psychology (Level 2)
  • Stress and Stress Management (MSc Health Psychology, Module Leader)