Dr Shirley Hobbis 


   Position: Lecturer in Psychology (0.6)
   School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
   E-mail: shobbis@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 6893
   Room No: D2.10


Module Leader
  • Key Skills in Social Sciences on the Foundation Leading to BSc/BA in Social Sciences Course

  • Research Methods
  • Psychology for Learning and Work
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology
  • Biopsychosocial Issues in Health Psychology

Undergraduate Supervision
  • Personal Tutor for undergraduate students on the Foundation Leading to BSc/BA in Social Sciences Course and the BSc (honours) course in Psychology

  • Hobbis, S. (2012). Adjusting to retirement: Changing views of normality. Cardiff Metropolitan University. PhD Thesis.
  • Hobbis, S., Thirlaway, K., Sanders, L. & Hendry, L. (2011). Retirement and lifestyle behaviours: A thematic analysis of a pilot study. Health Psychology Update, 20 (2), 2 - 8.

Dr Shirley Hobbis has recently been awarded a PhD from Cardiff Metropolitan University where she did her undergraduate degree. Previously she taught in the field of Education at both Primary and Secondary levels.

She has a research interest in the Psychology of Ageing from both a health and a developmental perspective. Her PhD was entitled ‘Adjusting to retirement: Changing views of normality’ which took a mixed methods approach.

Shirley currently teaches on Research Methods, Psychology for Learning and Work, Contemporary Issues in Psychology and Biopsychosocial Issues in Health Psychology. She also teaches on the Foundation to Social Sciences Course where she is module leader for Key Skills in Social Sciences.