Dr Lee Hulbert-Williams

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    Lee Hulbert-Williams is Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology and a Chartered Coaching Psychologist. His main professional interests lie in the application of psychology to help people improve their own lives and achieve their goals. He has published psychometric measures, tested interventions and their components, and contributed to the professional literature on therapy and coaching. He is an advocate of process-based coaching, and is especially interested in third-wave processes including mindfulness, values clarification, and acceptance. 

    He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manchester, gained an MSc (Distinction) in Psychological Research (Clinical and Health Psychology) from the University of Wales, and then completed his PhD on the impact of stressful life events at Bangor University. Lee has taught statistics, psychometrics, and research methods since 2005. He began teaching counselling and coaching skills on Stage 1 MSc and Stage 2 Professional Doctorate programmes in 2008, and has been on the British Psychological Society Register of Coaching Psychologists since 2013. In 2024 he became a Chartered Coaching Psychologist. 

    Lee joined the Department of Psychology in 2024, having worked for the University of Chester, the University of Wolverhampton, and Bangor University. He has previously been on a number of external committees including as Vice-Chair (Research) for the British Psychological Society Division for Academics, Researchers & Teachers in Psychology. He has previously been involved in the management of services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health problems, in direct support provision, and in the delivery of psychoeducation. 

    Research interests

    Starting with his PhD research, Lee has developed and refined a number of psychometric measures, including the Bangor Life Events Schedule for Intellectual Disabilities, the Mindful Eating Scale, the Psychological Impact of Cancer Scale, and the Self-Authenticity Measure. Many of these measurement tools have fed into an broad programme of work identifying predictors and intervention targets for subjective well-being.


    In recent years, Lee’s research has turned more concretely toward the testing of interventions, particularly focusing on those that can be used in a coaching or self-help context. Current work includes:

    • An exploration of the links between living authentically in accord with one’s personal values and a sense of subjective well-being.
    • A programme of work on the relations between third-wave psychological constructs and proximal predictors of suicide risk.


    Having joined the University in 2024, Lee is contributing to teaching on research methods, statistics, and clinical psychology. He is also developing a first-year module on psychological wellbeing which will introduce students to various topics in coaching, counselling, and clinical psychology. At other universities Lee has led a number of BSc and MSc programmes, as well as having had management oversight of a portfolio of postgraduate programmes.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, PGCert, University of Wolverhampton

    Award Date: 23 Nov 2009

    Psychology, PhD, Life events and psychological problems in people with intellectual disabilities, Bangor University

    Award Date: 17 Jul 2009

    Psychological Research (Clinical and Health Psychology), BSc, University of Wales

    Award Date: 19 Jan 2005

    Psychology, BSc, University of Manchester

    Award Date: 25 Jun 2002


    • BF Psychology
    • coaching
    • coaching psychology
    • applied psychology


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