Professor John Maltby

Professor of Differential Psychology

DPhil (University of Ulster)

Research groups: Health and Psychological Well-being
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2482
Fax: +44 (0)116 223 1325

Room 5.24

Centre for Medicine
University of Leicester

Personal details




My research focuses on personality, individual differences, social psychology, and well-being. A key feature of my work involves exploring models of resilience and the assessment of well-being.

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I would be interested in supervising PhD study in any of the areas listed above. Learn more about how to apply here.


Selected recent publications (full list of publications here)

Maltby, J., Hunt, S.A., Ohinata, A., Palmer, E., & Conroy, S. (in press). Frailty and Social Isolation: Comparing the relationship between frailty and unidimensional and multifactorial models of social isolation. Journal of Aging and Health.

Maltby, J., Chan, M., Anderson, D., & Mukaetova-Ladinska, E.B. (2020). Validation of the Salzburg Dementia Test Prediction (SDTP) as a cognitive screening tool in an English speaking in-patient medical setting. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 75(2), 675-681.

Jonason, P. K.; Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M.; Piotrowski, J.; Campbell, K. W.; Gebauer, J. E.; Maltby, J.; Sedikides, C.; Adamovic, M.; Adams, B.; Kadiyono, A. L., et al. (2020).  Country-Level Correlates of the Dark Triad traits in 49 Countries. Journal of Personality, 88(6), 1252-1267. 10.1111/jopy.12569

Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Jonason, P.K, Piotrowski, J., Campbell, K.W., Gebauer, J., Maltby, J., Sedikides, C. et al. Structure of Dark Triad Dirty Dozen Across Eight World Regions. Assessment.

Maltby, J., Day, L., Hall, S.S., & Chivers, S. (2019). The measurement and role of ecological resilience systems theory across domain-specific outcomes: The Domain-Specific Resilient Systems Scales. Assessment, 26(8), 1444-1461

Maltby, J., Day, L., Flowe, H.D., Vostanis, P., & Chivers, S. (2019). Psychological trait resilience within ecological systems theory: The Resilient Systems Scales. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101(1), 44-53.

Gunn, S.C., Burgess, G.H., & Maltby, J. (2018).  A factor analysis of FIM+FAM scores among focal and diffuse brain injury patients: The importance of bi-factor models. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(9), 1805-1810. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.005

Eruyar, S., Maltby, J. & Vostanis, P. (2018). Mental health problems of Syrian refugee children: The role of parental factors. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 27(4), 401-409. doi: 10.1007/s00787-017-1101-0.

Maltby, J., Dale, M., Underwood, M., Simpson, J. and the REGISTRY investigators of the European Huntington’s Disease Network.  (2017). Irritability in Huntington’s Disease: Factor Analysis of Snaith’s Irritability Scale. Movement Disorders: Clinical Practice, 4(3), 342–348. 10.1002/mdc3.12424

McLean, R. J., Maconachie, G.D.E., Gottlob, I. & Maltby, J. (2016). The Development of a Nystagmus Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire.  Ophthalmology, 123(9):2023-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2016.05.033.

Dale, M., Maltby, J.[CAu] , Martucci, R., Shimosaki, S. and the REGISTRY investigators of the European Huntington’s Disease Network (2015). Factor Analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale among a Huntington’s Disease Population. Movement Disorders, 30(14), 1954-1960. doi: 10.1002/mds.26419

Taylor, M. J., Vlaev, I., Maltby, J., Brown, G. D. A., & Wood, A. M. (2015). Improving social norms
interventions: Rank-framing increases excessive alcohol drinkers’ information-seeking. Health Psychology, 34(12), 1200–1203. doi:10.1037/hea0000237

Griffiths, A. W., Wood, A.M., Maltby, J, Taylor, P. J., Panagioti, M., & Tai, S. (2015). The Development of the Short Defeat and Entrapment Scale (SDES). Psychological Assessment, 27(4), 1182-1194. doi: 10.1037/gas0000110

Recent Grants (full list here)

  • Maltby, J., Hall, S., & Puttick., S. (2019-2021). Resilience in STEM learning. Leverhulme Trust. 147k Recoverable.
  • Maltby, J., Dale, M., & Friere-Patino, D. (2018-2019). Mental health across Huntington’s disease populations. What is unique and what is familial? The worldwide Enroll-HD study dataset. NIHR CLAHRC.£22.6k (Recoverable).
  • Palmer, E., Maltby, J., O'Reilly, M. & Dover, R. (2017). Evaluation and review of Prevent Innovation fund projects. Home Office. £25 (Recoverable)
  • White, A., Williams, G., Maltby, J. & Seims, A. (2017). Evaluation of a 2-Year Pilot Project for Men’s Mental Health funded through the Big Lottery.  Rugby League Cares. £59.8k (Recoverable).
  • Jones C., Robertson, N., Maltby J. (2016). Second Victim Support Unit. Patient Safety Collaborative. £10k (Recoverable).
  • Jones C., Robertson, N., Maltby J. (2016).Second Victim Support Unit Evaluation. Patient Safety Collaborative. (£8k Recoverable).
  • Jones C., Green  W., Maltby J. (2016). Nerve Centre Electronic Observations Pilot Evaluation.  University Hospitals Leicester. £16k. (Recoverable)
  • Roland, D., Jones C., Green, W., Maltby J., Robinson, S., (2015) Mobilising Human Factors Knowledge to Maximise Safety Huddle Impact: Protecting Patients & Optimising  Organisations. Health Education England  £24k. (Recoverable)
  • Jones, C. (joint PI), Palmer, E., Hatcher, R., Flowe, H., O'Reilly, M. & Maltby, J. (joint PI) (2015-16). Public Sector Failure: Lessons for Healthcare Policy Makers. Health Foundation.  (£94.6k) Recoverable.
  • Hutchinson, C. V., Maltby, J. & Paterson, K. (2014/15). Reading between the lines of visual discomfort in CFS/ME. ME Research UK. (£15,922) Recoverable.

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