Ilona Boniwell

Professor Ilona Boniwell


, School Of Psychology

  • Co-leader of PhD Programme in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology
  • Co-programme director of MAPP CP (MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology)

Areas Of Interest

  • Perceived time use: factors that contribute to satisfaction with time use. Relationships between time use, well-being and other measures of well-functioning.
  • Time perspective: validation and further development of existing time perspective inventories (e.g. the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory), operationalisation of Balanced TP.
  • Well-being: studying the lay conceptions of well-being using qualitative methodologies. The operationalisation of the construct of eudaimonic well-being.
  • Effects of well-being on cognitive, emotional and behavioural variables.
  • Positive education: development and validation of educational programmes aimed at different aspects of optimal functioning, such as well-being and resilience (i.e. Personal Wellbeing Lessons; SPARK Resilience: + Actions Adventure).
  • Coaching: the evaluation of coaching effectiveness, studying the mechanisms underlying coaching interventions, developing and testing positive psychology coaching protocols (i.e. strengths coaching protocol).
  • Tangible tools - evaluating the effectiveness of multi-modal approaches to enhancing flourishing.