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Dr Niall Galbraith

Dr Niall Galbraith

Acting Head of Psychology, Reader in Health Psychology

  • Email address
  • Phone number 01902 321362
  • Location MC307
  • Faculty Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
  • Institute Institute of Human Sciences
  • Areas of expertise

    Individual differences and cognition, cognition and attitudes toward mental health, attitudes in health professionals.


In 1998 Niall left the University of Plymouth with an honours degree in psychology and a masters degree in cognitive psychology. Following this Niall took up a demonstratorship in psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, which led to the completion of his PhD (‘Cognitive factors in delusional thinking’). Following this, Niall held research posts with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust/University of Birmingham, University of Warwick Medical School and Coventry University. Niall returned to the University of Wolverhampton as a lecturer in psychology in March 2008. He is an HCPC registered health psychologist and is currently the acting Head of Psychology at Wolverhampton.

Current research projects

  • Cross-cultural beliefs about the causes of mental health difficulties and help-seeking
  • Stress and attitudes to help-seeking
  • Psychological processes in unusal or extreme beliefs

Editorial Boards

BJPsych Bulletin

The Journal of Cognitive Psychology

External Research Collaborators

Herefordshire Council; Coventry University; Osaka City University, Japan; University of Worcester; West Midlands Police.

Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Registered Health Psychology Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

BSc (Hons.) Psychology, (2.1), 1997, University of Plymouth

MSc Cognitive Psychology (Thesis: Distinction), 1998, University of Plymouth

PhD Cognitive factors in delusional thinking, 2006, University of Wolverhampton

MSc Health Psychology (Distinction), 2009, Coventry University

Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology, 2018, UWE Bristol

Bhogal, M., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (in press). A Research Note on the Influence of Relationship Length and Sex on Preferences for Altruistic and Cooperative Mates. Psychological Reports. IF: 0.56. ISSN: 00332941

Galbraith, N. D.,Moss, T., Galbraith, V., & Purewal, S. (2018).A systematic review of the traits and cognitions associated with use of and belief in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Psychology, Health & Medicine, 23, 854-869. IF: 1.50. ISSN: 1354-850.

Volker, F., & Galbraith, N. (2018). Psychological therapy in prisons: Professionals’ perceptions. European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counselling, 20, 278-293. ISSN: 1364-2537

Boyda, D., Mcfeeters, D., Hinton, D., Dhingra, K., & Galbraith N. (2018). Parental Psychopathology, Adult Attachment and Risk of 12-Month Suicidal Behaviours. Psychiatry Research., 260, 272-278. IF: 2.5. ISSN: 0165-1781

Vogel, D.L, Heath, P. J., Engel, K., Brenner, R. E. Strass, H. A., Al-Darmaki, F. R., Armstrong, P. I., Galbraith, N., Galbraith, V., Gonçalves, M., Baptista, M. N., Liao, H-Y., Mackenzie, C., Mak, W. W. S., Topkaya, N., Rubin, M., Zlati, A. (2017). Cross-Cultural Validation of the Perceptions of Stigmatization by Others for Seeking Help (PSOSH) Scale. Stigma and Health. Advance online publication.  ISSN: 2376-6972

Duncan, M. J., Eyre, E. L., Bryant, E., Seghers, J., Galbraith, N., & Nevill, A. M. (2017). Autonomous motivation mediates the relation between goals for physical activity and physical activity behavior in adolescents. Journal of health psychology, 22(5), 595-604.IF: 2.18. ISSN: 1359-1053

Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2016). Physical attractiveness and altruism in two modified dictator games. Basic and Applied Social Psychology,38(4), 212-222. IF: 1.82. ISSN: 0197-3533.

Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2016). Sexual selection and the evolution of altruism: males are more altruistic and cooperative towards attractive females. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 7(1), 10-13. ISSN  1884-927X

Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2016). Physical Attractiveness, Altruism and Cooperation in an Ultimatum Game. Current Psychology, 1-7. IF: 0.95. ISSN: 1046-1310

Hassan, T., Tran, T., Doan, N., Mazhar, M., Bajaj, N., Munshi, T., ... & Groll, D. (2016). Attitudes of Canadian psychiatry residents if mentally ill: awareness, barriers to disclosure, and help-seeking preferences. Canadian medical education journal, 7(2), e14-e24. ISSN 1923-1202

Ikwuka, U., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K., Chen-Wilson, J., Oyebode, F., Muomah, R. C., & Igboaka, A. (2016). Ideological vs. Instrumental Barriers to Accessing Formal Mental Health care in the Developing World: Focus on South-eastern Nigeria. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 27(1), 157-175. IF: 1.31. ISSN: 1049-2089

Ikwuka, U., Galbraith, N., Manktelow, K., Chen-Wilson, J., Oyebode, F., Muomah, R. C., & Igboaka, A. (2016). Pathways to mental healthcare in south-eastern Nigeria. Transcultural psychiatry, 53(5), 574-594.IF: 2.2. ISSN: 13634615

Ikwuka, U., Galbraith, N.,Manktelow, K.I., Chen-Wilson, C-H., & Oyebode, F (2016). Attitude towards Mental Illness in South-eastern Nigeria: the contradictions of a communitarian culture. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(2), 182-198.IF: 0.86. ISSN:1520-6629

Zhang, B., Galbraith, N., Yama, H., Wang, L., & Manktelow, K. I. (2015). Dialectical thinking: A cross-cultural study of Japanese, Chinese, and British students. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 27(6), 771-779. IF: 1.50. ISSN: 2044-5911.

Orchard, L. .J., Fullwood, C., Morris, N., & Galbraith, N. (2015). Investigating the Facebook experience through Q Methodology: Collective investment and a ‘Borg’ mentality. New Media & Society, 17(9), 1547-1565. doi: 10.1177/1461444814530099IF: 4.18. ISSN: 1461-4448.

Galbraith, N. D., Brown, K. E., & Clifton, E.  (2014).A survey of student nurses’ attitudes toward help-seeking for stress. Nursing Forum. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12066. ISSN:1744-6198.

Galbraith, N.D., Manktelow, K.I., Chen-Wilson, C-H, Harris, R.A., & Nevill, A.M. (2014). Different combinations of perceptual, emotional and cognitive factors predict three different types of delusional ideation during adolescence. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202, 668-676.IF: 1.86. ISSN: 0022-3018.

Galbraith, N. D., Morgan, C. J., Jones, C. L., Ormerod, D. R., Galbraith, V. E., & Manktelow, K. I. (2014). The mediating effect of affect: Different pathways from self and other schemas to persecutory ideation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 46, 497-505. IF: 0.6. ISSN: 0008-400X.

Ikwuka, U., Galbraith, N., & Nyatanga, L. (2014). Causal attribution of mental illness in south-eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60, 274-279.IF; 1.38. ISSN: 0020-7640.

Orchard, L. J., Fullwood, C., Galbraith, N. D., & Morris, N. G. (2014). Individual Differences as Predictors of Social Networking. The Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 19, 388-402.IF: 4.11. ISSN:1083-6101.

Hassan, T. M., Sikander, S., Mazhar, N., Munshi, T., Galbraith, N., & Groll, D. (2013). Canadian psychiatrists’ attitudes to becoming mentally ill. British Journal of Medical Practitioners,6(2), a619. ISSN 1757-8515.

Venner, R., Galbraith, N., & Fullwood, C. (2012). Anonymity and level of support given on a health-related online support forum. Journal of Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation, 5(1), 9-13. ISSN: 1784-9934.

Morris, N., & Galbraith. N. D. (2011). Mild hypoglycaemia and educational performance. Education and Health, 29(2), 28-31. ISSN: 2049 3665

Galbraith, N. D., & Brown, K. E. (2011). Assessing intervention effectiveness for reducing stress in student nurses: A quantitative systematic review.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(4), 709-721.IF: 2.00. ISSN: 0309-2402.

Galbraith, N. D., Manktelow, K. I. & Morris, N. G. (2010). Subclinical delusional ideation and appreciation of sample size and heterogeneity in statistical judgement. British Journal of Psychology, 10 (4), 621-635. IF:3.14. ISSN:2044-8295.

Hassan, T. M., Ahmed, O., White, A. C., & Galbraith, N. D. (2009) A postal survey of doctors' attitudes to becoming mentally ill. Clinical Medicine, 9(4), 327-332. IF: 1.70. ISSN: 1470 2118

Hawley, C. A., Galbraith, N. D., and de-Souza, V. A. (2008). Medical education on fitness to drive: A survey of all UK Medical Schools. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 84,635-638. IF: 1.87. ISSN: 0032-5473.

Galbraith, N. D., Manktelow, K. I. & Morris, N. G. (2008). Sub-clinical delusional ideation and a self-reference bias in everyday reasoning. British Journal of Psychology, 99, 29-44.IF: 3.14. ISSN:2044-8295.

Galbraith, V. E., & Galbraith, N. D. (2008). Should we be doing more to reduce stigma? Counselling Psychology Review, 23(4), 53-61. ISSN: 0269-6975

Fullwood, C., Galbraith, N. D., & Morris, N. G. (2006). Impulsive nonconformity in female Chat Room users. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 9(5), 634-637. IF: 2.57. ISSN: 2152-2715.

White, A. C., Shiralkar, P., Hassan, T. M., Galbraith, N. D., & Callaghan, R. (2006). Barriers to mental health care for ill psychiatrists. Psychiatric Bulletin, 30, 382-384.


Books and Chapters

Galbraith, N.D. (Ed.) (2014). Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.ISBN-10: 1848723423. 192 pages.

Galbraith, N. D., & Manktelow, K. I. (2014). A psychological model of delusional belief: Integrating reasoning biases with perceptual, self-concept and emotional factors. In N.D. Galbraith (Ed.), Aberrant Beliefs and Reasoning. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Galbraith, N. D., Lucas, E., & Over, D. (Eds.) (in press). The Thinking Mind: A Festschrift for Ken Manktelow. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.ISBN-10: 1138937878. 246 pages.


Galbraith, N. Rose, P., & Rose, C. (2015). Herefordshire Council & Sport England. An evaluation of the Active HERE programme (amount not publicly disclosed).

Rose, C., Rose, P., & Galbraith, N. (2015). ASDAN. Building for Progression: A Foot on the Ladder, £13,500.

Galbraith, N., & Galbraith, V. (2014). Force Contact, West Midlands Police. Consultancy: stress management, £516.

Galbraith, N. (2013). British Psychological Society. British Psychological Society’s Research Assistant Scheme, £1600.

Harrie, E., & Galbraith, N. (2012). Erasmus. Erasmus internship award, £1200.

Galbraith, N. (2011). University of Wolverhampton. Early Researcher Award Scheme, £5000.