Professor Andrew Kemp

Professor, Psychology

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+44 (0) 1792 604561

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Research Links

Academic Office - 707C
Seventh Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Andrew has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, generating 30,000 citations and an h-index of 68. The significance of his work has been recognised in numerous awards and international recognition including fellowship from British Psychological Society (2019) and the Association for Psychological Science in the United States (2017), and a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia (2019). 

After completing his PhD in 2004, Andrew successfully secured his own salary for more than ten-years from internationally-competitive funding bodies including Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council and international institutions (Brazil’s University of Sao Paulo), allowing him to focus his efforts on research while employed at leading academic institutions worldwide.

While working at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil from 2013 until 2015, he introduced a novel and robust methodological approach involving machine-learning algorithms to answer important questions in the field on the link between mental and physical health. This study, now published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, is in the top 1% of articles published in the field. Reported findings have since led to new lines of enquiry focusing on the physical health of otherwise healthy patients with common mental disorders.

Andrew has recently developed several theoretical frameworks of health and wellbeing (2017, 2019), leading to significant service redesign and innovation in the healthcare sector in South Wales.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Positive psychology
  • Biological psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Psychophysiology
  • Affective neuroscience
  • Wellbeing science
  • Global burden of disease

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules relating to research methods and positive psychology 
  • Postgraduate research in areas of expertise (see above)

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Award Highlights

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