Dr Tim Lomas

Dr Tim Lomas has been a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London since April 2013. Tim completed his PhD at the University of Westminster in 2012. His thesis focused on the impact of meditation on men’s mental health, and was published in 2014 as a monograph by Palgrave Macmillan.

Since 2013, Tim has published nearly 40 papers on topics including positive psychology theory, mindfulness, Buddhism, linguistics, and gender. His work has been featured in articles in prominent publications including Scientific American, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Psychologist, and The Times, and The Daily Mail. Tim has also written or co-authored numerous academic books, including Applied Positive Psychology (a textbook) and Second Wave Positive Psychology, and is co-editor of Mindfulness and Positive Psychology and the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology. His first Trade book, entitled ‘The Positive Power of Negative Emotions,’ was published by Piatkus, Little, Brown in October 2016.

Working alongside other Positive Psychology Learning Associates, Dr Itai Ivtzan and Dr Piers Worth, Tim has helped develop the notion of Second Wave of Positive Psychology, reflecting leading edge research in the field of positive psychology. You can listen to our interview with Tim about Second Wave of Positive Psychology below or read the transcript of the interview.

Tim has also recently received two grants to develop mindfulness-based interventions for specific populations (at-risk youth, and older adults). His current main area of research involves creating a lexicography of untranslatable words relating to wellbeing (please visit www.drtimlomas.com/lexicography for the latest on the project).