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Dr Stephanie Wilkie

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Associate Professor in Environmental Psychology

I am an Environmental Psychologist researching how built and natural environments impact psychological behaviour, health, and wellbeing. I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching and supervision

My teaching focuses on specialist modules in Environmental Psychology (Level 6) and professional skills and advanced quantitative research methods on MSc Psychological Research Methods. I also regularly supervise PhD students, as well as undergraduate and masters research projects. Previously, I contributed to undergraduate research methods and social psychology. I was also module leader for psychology in the media, focusing on the influence of the media on our behaviour and the professional responsibilities of psychologists to interact with the media.

Research interests for potential research students

I welcome applications from postgraduate research students in all areas of Environmental Psychology. My specific interests are in the influence of built and natural environments on our health, wellbeing, and the development of our identity. Recent projects include the exploration of the potential of a range of “positive” places as health-promotion resources and the influence of place identity on the perception of natural or urban environments to improve our mood and cognition.


Number of items: 31.


Wilkie, Stephanie and Trotter, Hannah (2022) Pro-environmental attitudes, pro-environmental behaviours and nature-relatedness: Differences based on place preference. European Review of Applied Psychology, 72 (2). ISSN 1162-9088

Davinson, Nicola and Wilkie, Stephanie (2021) The impact of nature-based interventions on public health: a review using pathways, mechanisms and behaviour change techniques from environmental social science and health behaviour change. Journal of the British Academy, 9s7. pp. 33-61. ISSN 2052-7217

Wilkie, Stephanie and Davinson, Nicola (2021) Prevalence and effectiveness of nature-based interventions to impact adult health-related behaviours: A scoping Review. Landscape and Urban Planning, 214. p. 104166. ISSN 0169-2046

Michail, Nafsika, Ozbil, Ayse, Parnell, Rosie and Wilkie, Stephanie (2021) Children’s Experiences of Their Journey to School: Integrating Behaviour Change Frameworks to Inform the Role of the Built Environment in Active School Travel Promotion. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (9). e4992. ISSN 1660-4601

Thompson, Nadine and Wilkie, Stephanie (2020) “I’m just lost in the world”: The Impact of Blue Exercise on Participant Wellbeing. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. ISSN 2159-676X

Wilkie, Stephanie, Thompson, Emine, Cranner, Paul and Ginty, Kevin (2020) Attention restoration theory as a framework for analysis of Tweets about urban green space: A case study. Landscape Research. ISSN 0142-6397

Grant, Marcus, McCunn, Lindsay, Anand, Sonia S., Arora, Rishi, Booth, Gillian, Brook, Jeff, Collins, Patricia, Corsi, Daniel, de Souza, R. J., Desai, Dipika, Gauvin, Lise, Judd, Bruce, Lear, Scott, Ling, Jonathan, Oliveira, A. P., Paine, Greg, Pakeman, Kyle, Rana, Ayesha, Randolph, Bill, Razak, Fahad, Subramanian, S. V., Thompson, Emine, Thompson, Susan, Townshend, Tim, Tu, Jack, Wilkie, Stephanie and Williams, Natalie (2019) City Know-How. Cities & Health, 2 (2). pp. 97-105. ISSN 2374-8834

Wilkie, Stephanie, Townshend, Tim, Thompson, Emine and Ling, Jonathan (2019) Restructuring the built environment to change adult health behaviors: A scoping review integrated with behavior change frameworks. Cities & Health. ISSN 2374-8834

Crawley, Rosalind, Wilkie, Stephanie, Gamble, J, Creedy, D K, Fenwick, J, Cockburn, N and Ayers, S (2018) Characteristics of memories for traumatic and non-traumatic birth. Applied Cognitive Psychology. ISSN 0888-4080

Wilkie, Stephanie and Clements, Heather (2017) Research Note: Further exploration of environment preference and environment type congruence on restoration and perceived restoration potential. Landscape and Urban Planning, 170. pp. 314-319. ISSN 0169-2046

Wilkie, Stephanie, Crawley, Rosalind, Button, Susan, Thorton, Alexandra and Ayers, Susan (2017) Assessing physical symptoms during the postpartum period: Reliability and validity of the Primary Health Questionnaire Somatic Symptom Subscale (PHQ-15). Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 39 (1). pp. 56-63. ISSN 1743-8942

Wilkie, Stephanie and Clouston, Laura (2015) Environment preference and environment type congruence: Effects on perceived restoration potential and restoration outcomes. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 14 (2). pp. 368-376. ISSN 1618-8667

Foley, Suzanne, Crawley, Rosalind, Wilkie, Stephanie and Ayers, Susan (2014) The birth memories and recall questionnaire (BirthMARQ): development and evaluation. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14. ISSN 1471-2393

Wilkie, Stephanie and Machialino, P. (2014) The influence of participative co-production use for urban public-space regeneration on residents' perceptions of life satisfaction and social cohesion. Journal of Architecture & Planning Research, 31 (4). pp. 271-281. ISSN 0738-0895

Wilkie, Stephanie and Stavridou, A (2013) Influence of Environmental Preference and Environment Type Congruence on Judgments of Restoration Potential. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 12. pp. 163-170. ISSN 1618-8667

Wilkie, Stephanie (2009) The English football ground as a representation of home. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29 (1). pp. 144-150. ISSN 0272-4944

Wilkie, Stephanie (2008) The International Wayfinding Strategy Scale: evidence for cross-cultural use with a sample from the UK. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 106 (3). pp. 881-882. ISSN 0031-5125

Wilkie, Stephanie (2008) Determinants of home atmosphere in English football: a committed supporter perspective. Journal of Sport Behavior, 31 (4). pp. 312-328. ISSN 0162-7341

Charleston, Stephanie, Banks, B, Grossi, T and Mank, D (2001) Workplace supports, functioning and integration outcomes for people with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 24 (4). pp. 389-396. ISSN 15487768


Charleston, Stephanie, Burns, Laura, Chen, Xianaglei, Ingels, Stephan and Cataldi, Emily Forrest (2005) A Profile of the American High School Sophomore in 2002: Initial Results from the Base Year of the Longitudinal Study of 2002. UNSPECIFIED. Institute of Education Sciences.

Charleston, Stephanie, Link, Michael, Mosquin, Paul and Ricobonno, John (2003) Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B and B:2000/2001) full-scale study methodology report. UNSPECIFIED. Institute of Education Sciences.

Conference or Workshop Item

Wilkie, Stephanie (2019) Differences in nature relatedness, pro-environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviours: The role of urban and nature place preferences. In: Valuing Nature Conference, 28 & 29 October 2019, London.

Wilkie, Stephanie and Trotter, Hannah (2019) Sense of place, place identity and place attachment: Exploring construct convergent-divergent validity. In: International Congress on Environmental Psychology, 4-6 September 2019, Plymouth.

Thompson, Nadine and Wilkie, Stephanie (2019) Engaging in blue exercise: Exploring participant motivation and its impact on physical activity and wellbeing. In: International Congress on Environmental Psychology, 4-6 September 2019, Plymouth UK.

Wilkie, Stephanie (2018) Keynote Lecture at the British Environmental Society Annual Conference. In: British Environmental Society Annual Conference, 13 & 14th September 2018, University of Surrey.

Wilkie, Stephanie, Thompson, Emine, Cranner, Paul and Ginty, Kevin (2018) Unsolicited Restoration and Emotion Responses of Twitter Users to Urban Green and Blue Space. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 2-4 May 2018, Nottingham. (Unpublished)

Wilkie, Stephanie, Townshend, Tim, Thompson, Emine and Ling, Jonathan (2018) The impact of built environment restructuring on adult health: A scoping review from a behavioural science perspective. In: AMPS: Architecture Media Politics & Society Health: The Design, Planning, and Politics of How and Where We Live, 24-26 Jan 2018, Bristol.

Wilkie, Stephanie and Clouston, Laura (2015) Environment Preference and Environment Type Congruence: Effects on Perceived Restoration Likelihood and Restorative Outcomes. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 5 - 7 May 2015, Liverpool.

Wilkie, Stephanie and Stavridou, A (2013) Influence of environmental preference and environment type congruence on judgements of restoration potential. In: Environmental Design Research Association 44th Annual Conference, 29 May - 01 June 2013, Providence R.I., USA.

Wilkie, Stephanie, Tan, Q and O'Lynn, J (2013) More than bricks and mortar: Determining how the psychological qualities of home places influence resident well-being. In: Environmental Design Research Association 44th Annual Conference, 29 May - 01 Jun 2013, Providence R.I., USA.

Wilkie, Stephanie (2008) Atmosphere in English football: Relationships with Stadium Characteristics, supporter demographics and moving to a new ground. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, April 2008, Dublin.

This list was generated on Sat Mar 25 05:00:59 2023 GMT.
  • Links between built and natural environments, health and wellbeing
  • Urban design and health
  • Green and blue spaces
  • Home and housing
  • The role of places in shaping identities and group memberships

Last updated 16 November 2021