Dr Tim Lomas


NameDr Tim Lomas
Job titleHonorary Reader
Email addresstim7@uel.ac.uk
Research institutePsychology

Research outputs

Towards a framework for flourishing through social media: a systematic review of 118 research studies

Gudka, M., Gardiner, K. L. K. and Lomas, T. 2023. Towards a framework for flourishing through social media: a systematic review of 118 research studies. Journal of Positive Psychology. 18 (1), pp. 86-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2021.1991447

Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice (Version 2.0: English)

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A. and Lomas, T. 2021. Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice (Version 2.0: English). International Journal of Wellbeing. 11 (3), pp. 1-38. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v11i3.1819

The role of courage in the development and practice of coaches

Wood, C. and Lomas, T. 2021. The role of courage in the development and practice of coaches. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. 19 (1), pp. 28-43. https://doi.org/10.24384/6nkg-kq80

Positive coaching psychology: A case study in the hybridization of positive psychology

Lomas, T. 2020. Positive coaching psychology: A case study in the hybridization of positive psychology. International Journal of Wellbeing. 10 (2), pp. 37-52. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v10i2.1083

Can positivity be counterproductive when suffering domestic abuse?: A narrative review

Sinclair, E., Hart, R. and Lomas, T. 2020. Can positivity be counterproductive when suffering domestic abuse?: A narrative review. International Journal of Wellbeing. 10 (1), pp. 26-53. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v10i1.754

The Elements of Eco-Connection: A Cross-Cultural Lexical Enquiry

Lomas, T. 2019. The Elements of Eco-Connection: A Cross-Cultural Lexical Enquiry. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 (Art. 5120). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245120

‘It’s about wholeness. I love my awesomeness and I love my flawesomeness’: An IPA analysis of coaching with the shadow in mind

Gourov, D. and Lomas, T. 2019. ‘It’s about wholeness. I love my awesomeness and I love my flawesomeness’: An IPA analysis of coaching with the shadow in mind. The Coaching Psychologist. 15 (2), pp. 11-21.

Developing ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice: An on-going, iterative, collaborative endeavour

Lomas, T., Roache, A., Rashid, T. and Jarden, A. 2019. Developing ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice: An on-going, iterative, collaborative endeavour. The Journal of Positive Psychology. 15 (6), pp. 716-721. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1651892

Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice

Jarden, A., Rashid, T., Roache, A. and Lomas, T. 2019. Ethical guidelines for positive psychology practice. International Journal of Wellbeing. 9 (3), pp. 1-30. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v9i3.921

Positive work: A Multidimensional Overview and Analysis of Work-Related Drivers of Wellbeing

Lomas, T. 2019. Positive work: A Multidimensional Overview and Analysis of Work-Related Drivers of Wellbeing. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. 3 (1-3), p. 69–96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41042-019-00016-5

Etymologies of wellbeing: Exploring the non-English roots of English words used in positive psychology

Lomas, T. 2019. Etymologies of wellbeing: Exploring the non-English roots of English words used in positive psychology. The Journal of Positive Psychology. 15 (3), pp. 373-389. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1615107

Anger as a moral emotion: A 'bird's eye' systematic review

Lomas, T. 2019. Anger as a moral emotion: A 'bird's eye' systematic review. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 32 (3-4), pp. 341-395. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2019.1589421

Positive Semiotics

Lomas, T. 2019. Positive Semiotics. Review of General Psychology. 23 (3), pp. 359-370. https://doi.org/10.1177/1089268019832849

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Impact of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on the Well-Being of Healthcare Professionals

Lomas, T., Medina, Juan Carlos, Ivtzan, I., Rupprecht, Silke and Eiroá-Orosa, Francisco 2018. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Impact of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on the Well-Being of Healthcare Professionals. Mindfulness. 10 (7), p. 1193–1216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-018-1062-5

The dimensions of prosociality: a cross-cultural lexical analysis

Lomas, T. 2018. The dimensions of prosociality: a cross-cultural lexical analysis. Current Psychology. 40, p. 1336–1347. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-0067-5

Mindfulness-based interventions in the workplace: An inclusive systematic review and meta-analysis of their impact upon wellbeing

Lomas, T., Medina, Juan Carlos, Ivtzan, I., Rupprecht, Silke and Eiroa-Orosa, Francisco José 2018. Mindfulness-based interventions in the workplace: An inclusive systematic review and meta-analysis of their impact upon wellbeing. The Journal of Positive Psychology. 14 (5), pp. 625-640. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2018.1519588

Gritty Leaders: The Impact of Grit on Positive Leadership Capacity

Schimschal, Sarah E. and Lomas, T. 2018. Gritty Leaders: The Impact of Grit on Positive Leadership Capacity. Psychological Reports. 122 (4), pp. 1449-1470. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294118785547

The Roots of Virtue: A Cross-Cultural Lexical Analysis

Lomas, T. 2018. The Roots of Virtue: A Cross-Cultural Lexical Analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies. 20 (4), pp. 1259-1279. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-018-9997-8

Experiential cartography and the significance of “untranslatable” words

Lomas, T. 2018. Experiential cartography and the significance of “untranslatable” words. Theory & Psychology. 28 (4), pp. 476-495. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354318772914

An Art History of Happiness: Western Approaches to the Good Life through the Last 1000 Years, As Illustrated in Art

Lomas, T. and Lomas, Colin 2018. An Art History of Happiness: Western Approaches to the Good Life through the Last 1000 Years, As Illustrated in Art. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

The spatial contours of wellbeing: A content analysis of metaphor in academic discourse

Lomas, T. 2018. The spatial contours of wellbeing: A content analysis of metaphor in academic discourse. The Journal of Positive Psychology. 14 (3), pp. 362-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2018.1450437

The dynamics of spirituality: A cross-cultural analysis of untranslatable terms

Lomas, T. 2018. The dynamics of spirituality: A cross-cultural analysis of untranslatable terms. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 11 (2), pp. 131-140. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000163

The quiet virtues of sadness: A selective theoretical and interpretative appreciation of its potential contribution to wellbeing

Lomas, T. 2018. The quiet virtues of sadness: A selective theoretical and interpretative appreciation of its potential contribution to wellbeing. New Ideas in Psychology. 49, pp. 18-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.newideapsych.2018.01.002

The flavours of love: A cross-cultural lexical analysis

Lomas, T. 2018. The flavours of love: A cross-cultural lexical analysis. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. 48, pp. 134-152. https://doi.org/10.1111/jtsb.12158

The spectrum of positive affect: A cross-cultural lexical analysis

Lomas, T. 2017. The spectrum of positive affect: A cross-cultural lexical analysis. International Journal of Wellbeing. 7 (3), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v7i3.608

The value of ambivalent emotions: a cross-cultural lexical analysis

Lomas, T. 2023. The value of ambivalent emotions: a cross-cultural lexical analysis. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 20 (2), pp. 193-217. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2017.1400143

Mindfulness in sport and physical exercise

Kampman, H. and Lomas, T. 2017. Mindfulness in sport and physical exercise. in: Brady, A. and Grenville-Cleave, B. (ed.) Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity: An Introduction Routledge. pp. 92–101

A systematic review of the impact of mindfulness on the well-being of healthcare professionals

Lomas, T., Medina, Juan Carlos, Ivtzan, I., Rupprecht, Silke and Eiroá-Orosa, F. 2017. A systematic review of the impact of mindfulness on the well-being of healthcare professionals. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 74 (3), pp. 319-355. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22515

Zen and the Art of Living Mindfully: The Health-Enhancing Potential of Zen Aesthetics

Lomas, T., Etcoff, N., Van Gordon, W. and Shonin, E. 2017. Zen and the Art of Living Mindfully: The Health-Enhancing Potential of Zen Aesthetics. Journal of Religion and Health. 56 (5), pp. 1720-1739. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-017-0446-5

The impact of mindfulness on well-being and performance in the workplace: an inclusive systematic review of the empirical literature

Lomas, T., Medina, Juan Carlos, Ivtzan, I., Rupprecht, Silke, Hart, R. and Eiroa-Orosa, Francisco José 2017. The impact of mindfulness on well-being and performance in the workplace: an inclusive systematic review of the empirical literature. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2017.1308924

‘It’s like taking a bit of masculinity away from you’: towards a theoretical understanding of men’s experiences of infertility

Dolan, Alan, Lomas, T., Ghobara, Tarek and Hartshorne, Geraldine 2017. ‘It’s like taking a bit of masculinity away from you’: towards a theoretical understanding of men’s experiences of infertility. Sociology of Health & Illness. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12548

Positive developmental psychology: A review of literature concerning well-being throughout the lifespan

Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. and Ivtzan, I. 2016. Positive developmental psychology: A review of literature concerning well-being throughout the lifespan. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being. 4 (2), pp. 143-164.

The impact of mindfulness on the wellbeing and performance of educators: A systematic review of the empirical literature

Lomas, T., Medina, Juan Carlos, Ivtzan, I., Rupprecht, Silke and Eiroá-Orosa, F. 2016. The impact of mindfulness on the wellbeing and performance of educators: A systematic review of the empirical literature. Teaching and Teacher Education. 61, pp. 132-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.10.008

Professionalising positive psychology: Developing guidelines for training and regulation

Lomas, T. and Ivtzan, I. 2016. Professionalising positive psychology: Developing guidelines for training and regulation. International Journal of Wellbeing. 6 (3), pp. 96-112.

Developing a Growth Mindset through outdoor personal development: can an intervention underpinned by psychology increase the impact of an outdoor learning course for young people?

O’Brien, Kate and Lomas, T. 2016. Developing a Growth Mindset through outdoor personal development: can an intervention underpinned by psychology increase the impact of an outdoor learning course for young people? Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. 17 (2), pp. 133-147. https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2016.1232199

The art of second wave positive psychology: Harnessing Zen aesthetics to explore the dialectics of flourishing

Lomas, T. 2016. The art of second wave positive psychology: Harnessing Zen aesthetics to explore the dialectics of flourishing. International Journal of Wellbeing. 6 (2), pp. 14-29.

A meditation on boredom: Re-appraising its value through introspective phenomenology

Lomas, T. 2016. A meditation on boredom: Re-appraising its value through introspective phenomenology. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 14 (1), pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2016.1205695

Integrating Mindfulness into Positive Psychology: a Randomised Controlled Trial of an Online Positive Mindfulness Program

Ivtzan, I., Young, Tarli, Martman, Janis, Jeffrey, Allison, Lomas, T., Hart, Rona and Eiroá-Orosa, F. 2016. Integrating Mindfulness into Positive Psychology: a Randomised Controlled Trial of an Online Positive Mindfulness Program. Mindfulness. 7 (6), pp. 1396-1407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0581-1

Positive psychology – The second wave

Lomas, T. 2016. Positive psychology – The second wave. The Psychologist. 29, pp. 536-539.

Flourishing as a dialectical balance: emerging insights from second-wave positive psychology

Lomas, T. 2016. Flourishing as a dialectical balance: emerging insights from second-wave positive psychology. Palgrave Communications. 2, p. 16018.

Positive Art: Artistic Expression and Appreciation as an Exemplary Vehicle for Flourishing.

Lomas, T. 2016. Positive Art: Artistic Expression and Appreciation as an Exemplary Vehicle for Flourishing. Review of General Psychology. 20 (2), pp. 171-182. https://doi.org/10.1037/gpr0000073

Recontextualizing Mindfulness: Theravada Buddhist Perspectives on the Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Awareness.

Lomas, T. 2017. Recontextualizing Mindfulness: Theravada Buddhist Perspectives on the Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Awareness. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 9 (2), pp. 209-219. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000080

Personal and Collective Resilience Building- A Suicide Prevention Program for Schools Using Positive Psychology. Consultancy Project for an Irish Secondary School

Ward-Goldsmith, Caroline and Lomas, T. 2016. Personal and Collective Resilience Building- A Suicide Prevention Program for Schools Using Positive Psychology. Consultancy Project for an Irish Secondary School. Journal of Neurology & Stroke. 4 (3), p. 00133.

Mindful Living in Older Age: a Pilot Study of a Brief, Community-Based, Positive Aging Intervention

Lomas, T., Ivtzan, I. and Yong, Chee Yik 2016. Mindful Living in Older Age: a Pilot Study of a Brief, Community-Based, Positive Aging Intervention. Mindfulness. 7 (3), pp. 630-641. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0498-8

Towards a positive cross-cultural lexicography: Enriching our emotional landscape through 216 ‘untranslatable’ words pertaining to well-being

Lomas, T. 2016. Towards a positive cross-cultural lexicography: Enriching our emotional landscape through 216 ‘untranslatable’ words pertaining to well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2015.1127993

Difficulties generating self-compassion: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Bayir, Aydan and Lomas, T. 2016. Difficulties generating self-compassion: An interpretative phenomenological analysis. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being. 4 (1), pp. 15-33.

Positive cross-cultural psychology: Exploring similarity and difference in constructions and experiences of wellbeing

Lomas, T. 2015. Positive cross-cultural psychology: Exploring similarity and difference in constructions and experiences of wellbeing. International Journal of Wellbeing. 5 (4), pp. 60-77.

A systematic review of the neurophysiology of mindfulness on EEG oscillations

Lomas, T., Ivtzan, I. and Fu, C. 2015. A systematic review of the neurophysiology of mindfulness on EEG oscillations. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 57, pp. 401-410.

Second Wave Positive Psychology: Exploring the Positive–Negative Dialectics of Wellbeing

Lomas, T. and Ivtzan, Itai 2015. Second Wave Positive Psychology: Exploring the Positive–Negative Dialectics of Wellbeing. Journal of Happiness Studies.

Cultivating equanimity through mindfulness meditation: A mixed methods enquiry into the development of decentring capabilities in men

Lomas, T., Edginton, Trudi, Cartwright, Tina and Ridge, Damien 2015. Cultivating equanimity through mindfulness meditation: A mixed methods enquiry into the development of decentring capabilities in men. International Journal of Wellbeing. 5 (3), pp. 88-106.

Making meaning through mentoring: Mentors finding fulfilment at work through self-determination and self-reflection

Kennett, Pam and Lomas, T. 2015. Making meaning through mentoring: Mentors finding fulfilment at work through self-determination and self-reflection. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring. 13 (2), pp. 29-44.

Positive Social Psychology: A Multilevel Inquiry Into Sociocultural Well-Being Initiatives.

Lomas, T. 2015. Positive Social Psychology: A Multilevel Inquiry Into Sociocultural Well-Being Initiatives. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

New Ways of Being a Man: "Positive" Hegemonic Masculinity in Meditation-based Communities of Practice

Lomas, T., Cartwright, Tina, Edginton, Trudi and Ridge, Damien 2015. New Ways of Being a Man: "Positive" Hegemonic Masculinity in Meditation-based Communities of Practice. Men and Masculinities. 19 (3), pp. 289-310.

A Qualitative Analysis of Experiential Challenges Associated with Meditation Practice

Lomas, T., Cartwright, Tina, Edginton, Trudi and Ridge, Damien 2014. A Qualitative Analysis of Experiential Challenges Associated with Meditation Practice. Mindfulness.

The LIFE Model: A Meta-Theoretical Conceptual Map for Applied Positive Psychology

Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. and Ivtzan, I. 2014. The LIFE Model: A Meta-Theoretical Conceptual Map for Applied Positive Psychology. Journal of Happiness Studies.

A religion of wellbeing? The appeal of Buddhism to men in London, United Kingdom.

Lomas, T., Cartwright, Tina, Edginton, Trudi and Ridge, Damien 2014. A religion of wellbeing? The appeal of Buddhism to men in London, United Kingdom. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 6 (3), pp. 198-207.

Men Developing Emotional Intelligence Through Meditation? Integrating Narrative, Cognitive and Electroencephalography (EEG) Evidence.

Lomas, T., Edginton, Trudi, Cartwright, Tina and Ridge, Damien 2013. Men Developing Emotional Intelligence Through Meditation? Integrating Narrative, Cognitive and Electroencephalography (EEG) Evidence. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. 15 (2), pp. 213-224.

Engagement with meditation as a positive health trajectory: Divergent narratives of progress in male meditators

Lomas, T., Ridge, Damien, Cartwright, Tina and Edginton, Trudi 2013. Engagement with meditation as a positive health trajectory: Divergent narratives of progress in male meditators. Psychology and Health. 29 (2), pp. 218-236.

Critical positive masculinity

Lomas, T. 2013. Critical positive masculinity. Masculinities and Social Change. 2 (2), pp. 167-193.

'I was so done in that I just recognized it very plainly, "You need to do something"': Men's narratives of struggle, distress and turning to meditation

Lomas, T., Cartwright, Tina, Edginton, Trudi and Ridge, Damian 2013. 'I was so done in that I just recognized it very plainly, "You need to do something"': Men's narratives of struggle, distress and turning to meditation. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. 17 (2), pp. 191-208. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459312451178
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