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Dr Brian Wink

Head of Psychology

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Brian Wink


Brian is interested in how our perception of the world and our beliefs about it influence our behaviour. He holds both an undergraduate degree and a PhD in psychology from the University of Reading. He lectured at the University of Wolverhampton for over 10 years before taking up his current position as head of psychology at Solent University. He has developed and delivers a positive psychology based programme, emphasising the importance of our perceptions, which has been shown to increase psychological wellbeing in the workplace. He also provides consultancy on Q methodology, a factor analysis based technique for identifying common perspectives from participants, which can be effectively employed in evaluation.

Teaching and roles

  • Psychobiology.
  • Supervises final-year projects.
  • Head of psychology.
  • Member of University Ethics Working Group.
  • Programme approval chair.

Taught courses

FdSc Health Care Play Specialism

Gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to practice as a health play specialist, supporting infants, children and young people through their healthcare journey.