Mr Dave Ormerod

Senior Lecturer

Email address: Phone number: 01902 321373 Location: MC324 Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Sport and Human Science Areas of expertise: .



Dave graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2004 with a first class honours degree in Psychology. He has since graduated with an MSc in Intellectual and Learning Disability from the University of Birmingham. He worked as a Demonstrator in Psychology building up a solid lecturing portfolio for a number of years before achieving a Lectureship in Psychology in 2014. Dave teaches Health Psychology on the BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing (Learning, Education and Progression [LEaP]) programme and lectures in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Lifespan Development and Learning and Research Methodologies throughout the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree course.

Research interests

Dave’s main research interests focus upon critical social psychology and the socio-cultural aspects of intellectual disability; working alongside and with people experiencing disability. This includes the appropriate use of quantitative and qualitative research methods to address specific research questions and communicate with diverse professional audiences.

Current research projects 

  • Constructions of (dis)ability
  • Advocacy and learning difficulties
  • Althusian ideas of ‘hailing’ and ‘recognition’ in the construction of identities
  • Psychological, practical and political notions of ‘feeding’ and nutrition within social care.
  • Attitudes towards (dis)ability and mental health
  • Cultural beliefs about the ‘causes’ of Learning Disability
  • Experiences of using Health Services
  • What is meant by meeting ‘minimum’ care standards in supported housing and residential care?
  • Cognitive models of delusional ideation, paranoid beliefs and the notion of ‘luck’


Galbraith, N. D., Jones, C. L., Ormerod, D. R., Galbraith, V. E., & Manktelow, K. I. (Submitted). Negative schemas and persecutory beliefs: the mediating role of anxiety. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.

Galbraith, N. D., Morgan, C. J., Jones, C. L., Ormerod, D. R., Galbraith, V. E., & Manktelow, K. I. (2014, June 16). The Mediating Effect of Affect: Different Pathways From Self and Other Schemas to Persecutory Ideation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 46 (4), 497-505.

Ormerod, D. R. (In Prep). Implications for ‘compliance’ with food and drink modifications for people with intellectual disability and swallowing problems.