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Dr Mathew White

Dr Mathew White

Lecturer (E&R)

01872 258144

Knowledge Spa European Centre for Environmen

Research: I am a social and environmental psychologist with an interest in the following research fields: a) Natural environments, health and well-being; b) Decision making and subjective wellbeing; and c) Risk perception and communication. Since 2011 I have co-ordinated the ‘Blue Gym’ project exploring the potential health and well-being benefits of aquatic environments. 

Publications: I have 60+ peer reviewed papers including articles in psychology journals such as: Perspectives in Psychological Science; American Psychologist; and Psychological Science; as well as key journals in Environmental Sciences e.g. Environmental Science & Technology and Environment International. Our NSF award winning graphic on pharmaceutical pollution was published in Science, and my work on green space was the focus of two different Research Highlights in the journal Nature. 

Grants: I have been Co-I on grants totalling over £13 million from funding bodies such as ESRC, NERC, NIHR, DEFRA and EU Horizons2020. Of this total approximately £1.2 million was as PI or Work Package lead. 

Teaching: I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and teach on the MSc in Environment and Human Health. I have also taught courses on Choice & Decision Making, Behaviour Change, Persuasion, Positive Psychology, and Human Factors. I have 5 current PhD students and 6 completions (5 within 3 years). 

Professional activities: I am the Secretary for the Society for Risk Analysis (Europe), and on the scientific advisory groups for Public Health England’s ‘Healthy People, Healthy Places’ and Natural England’s ‘Outdoors for All’ programmes. 

Impact: My work has received extensive media coverage including 4 stories on the BBC’s homepage. Our EST article was ranked 7th by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in terms of global coverage across all scientific disciplines in 2014. I have presented my findings in the House of Commons, the House of Lords and to DEFRA, Public Health England and the European Marine Board. My work had a direct impact on the EU’s Rome Declaration (Oct 2014) concerning coastal and marine environments.

Qualifications

PhD Social Psychology (Sheffield, 2004)

MSc Psychological Research Methods (Strathclyde, 1996)

BSc(Hons) Psychology (Strathclyde, 1994)

Research

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T, Wheeler BW, Spencer A, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventive Medicine, 91, 383-388. Full text.
White MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Fleming LEF, Depledge MH (2016). The ‘Blue Gym’: What can blue space do for you and what can you do for blue space?. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(01), 5-12.
White MP, Wheeler BW, Herbert S, Alcock I, Depledge MH (2014). Coastal proximity and physical activity: is the coast an under-appreciated public health resource?. Preventive Medicine, 69, 135-140. Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Wheeler BW, Fleming L, Depledge MH (2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 48(2), 1247-1255. Full text.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Coastal proximity, health and well-being: Results from a longitudinal panel survey. Health & Place, 23, 97-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Would you be Happier Living in a Greener Urban Area? a Fixed-Effects Analysis of Panel Data. Psychological Science, 24(6), 920-928.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Cracknell D, White MP, Pahl S, Depledge MH (In Press). Aquariums as restorative environments and the influence of species diversity. Landscape Research, In Press Full text.
Ohly H, White MP, Wheeler BW, Bethel A, Ukomunne O, Nikolaou V, Garside R (In Press). Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, In Press Full text.
Chng S, White M, Abraham C, Skippon S (2016). Commuting and wellbeing in London: the roles of commute mode and local public transport connectivity. Prev Med, 88, 182-188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood SL, Demougin PR, Higgins S, Husk K, Wheeler BW, White M (2016). Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: a rural/urban perspective. Health and Place, 40, 129-136. Abstract.  Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Abraham C (2016). How do brochures encourage walking in natural environments in the UK? a content analysis. Health Promot Int Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cracknell D, White MP, Pahl S, Nichols WJ, Depledge MH (2016). Marine Biota and Psychological Well-Being: a Preliminary Examination of Dose-Response Effects in an Aquarium Setting. Environ Behav, 48(10), 1242-1269. Abstract.  Author URL.
White R, Abraham C, Smith JR, White M, Staiger PK (2016). Recovery under sail: Rehabilitation clients' experience of a sail training voyage. Addiction Research and Theory, 24(5), 355-365. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T, Wheeler BW, Spencer A, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventive Medicine, 91, 383-388. Full text.
Hafner R, White MP, Handley S (2016). The Excess Choice Effect: the Role of Outcome Valence and Counterfactual Thinking. British Journal of Psychology, 107, 36-51.
Schneider A, Andrade J, Tanja-Dijkstra K, White M, Moles DR (2016). The psychological cycle behind dental appointment attendance: a cross-sectional study of experiences, anticipations, and behavioral intentions. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44(4), 364-370.
White MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Fleming LEF, Depledge MH (2016). The ‘Blue Gym’: What can blue space do for you and what can you do for blue space?. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(01), 5-12.
Papathanasopoulou E, White MP, Hattam C, Lannin A, Harvey A, Spencer A (2016). Valuing the health benefits of physical activities in the marine environment and their importance for marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 63, 144-152. Full text.
Wheeler BW, Lovell R, Higgins SL, White MP, Alcock I, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Sabel CE, Depledge MH (2015). Beyond greenspace: an ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality. Int J Health Geogr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cherrie M, Wheeler BW, White MP, Sarran CE, Osborne NJ (2015). Coastal climate is associated with elevated solar irradiance and higher serum vitamin D levels. Environment International, 2015, 76-84. Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Herbert S (2015). Energy expenditure on recreational visits to different natural environments. Soc Sci Med, 139, 53-60. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reis S, Steinle S, Morris G, Fleming LE, Cowie H, Hurley F, Dick J, Smith R, Austen M, White M, et al (2015). Integrating Health & Environmental Impact Analysis. Public Health, 2015, 1383-1389. Full text.
Maes IH, Delespaul PA, Peters ML, White MP, Horn Y, Anteunis LJ, Schruers K, Joore MA (2015). Measuring health-related quality of life by experiences: the experience sampling method. Value in Health, 18, 44-51. Author URL.
Tyrrell J, White MP, Barrett G, Ronan N, Phoenix C, Whinney DJ, Osborne NJ (2015). Mental Health and Subjective Well-being of Individuals with Meniere's: Cross-sectional Analysis in the UK Biobank. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 36(5), 854-861. Abstract.
Taylor MS, Wheeler BW, White MP, Economou T, Osborne NJ (2015). Research note: Urban street tree density and antidepressant prescription rates—A cross-sectional study in London, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136(0), 174-179. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Pahl S, Ashbullby KJ, Burton F, Depledge MH (2015). The Effects of Exercising in Different Natural Environments on Psycho-Physiological Outcomes in Post-Menopausal Women: a Simulation Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 12(9), 11929-11953. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Lovell R, Higgins SL, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Wheeler BW (2015). What accounts for ‘England’s green and pleasant land’? a panel data analysis of mental health and land cover types in rural England. Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 38-46. Full text.
Tanja-Dijkstra K, Pahl S, White MP, Andrade J, May J, Stone RJ, Bruce M, Mills I, Auvray M, Gabe R, et al (2014). Can virtual nature improve patient experiences and memories of dental treatment? a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Wheeler BW, Herbert S, Alcock I, Depledge MH (2014). Coastal proximity and physical activity: is the coast an under-appreciated public health resource?. Preventive Medicine, 69, 135-140. Full text.
White MP, Cracknell D, Corcoran A, Jenkinson G, Depledge MH (2014). Do Preferences for Waterscapes Persist in Inclement Weather and Extend to Sub-aquatic Scenes?. Landscape Research, 39(4), 339-358.
Tanja-Dijkstra K, Pahl S, White MP, Andrade J, Stone RS, Bruce M, May J, Moles DR (2014). Improving dental experiences by using Virtual Reality distraction: a simulation study. PLoS One, 2014 Abstract.  Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Wheeler BW, Fleming L, Depledge MH (2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 48(2), 1247-1255. Full text.
Fleming LE, McDonough N, Austen M, Mee L, Moore M, Hess P, Depledge MH, White M, Philippart K, Bradbrook P, et al (2014). Oceans and Human Health: a rising tide of challenges and opportunities for Europe. Mar Environ Res, 99, 16-19. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Coastal proximity, health and well-being: Results from a longitudinal panel survey. Health & Place, 23, 97-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cohrs JC, Christie DJ, White MP, Das C (2013). Contributions of positive psychology to peace: Towards global well-being and resilience. American Psychologist, 68, 590-600.
White MP, Pahl S, Ashbullby K, Herbert S, Depledge MH (2013). Feelings of restoration from recent nature visits. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 35, 40-51. Abstract.
Lau HPB, White MP, Schnall S (2013). Quantifying the Value of Emotions Using a Willingness to Pay Approach. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14(5), 1543-1561. Abstract.
Kim H, Schnall S, White MP (2013). Similar Psychological Distance Reduces Temporal Discounting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(8), 1005-1016. Abstract.
Kim H, Schnall S, Yi DJ, White MP (2013). Social distance decreases responders' sensitivity to fairness in the ultimatum game. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(5), 632-638. Abstract.
Stahl-Timmins W, White M, Depledge M, Fleming L, Redshaw C (2013). The Pharma Transport Town: Understanding the Routes to Sustainable Pharmaceutical Use. SCIENCE, 339(6119), 515-515. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ashbullby KJ, Pahl S, Webley P, White M (2013). The beach as a setting for families’ health promotion: a qualitative study with parents and children living in coastal regions in Southwest England. Health and Place, 23, 138-147.
Wyles KJ, Pahl S, White M, Morris S, Cracknell D, Thompson RC (2013). Towards a Marine Mindset: Visiting an Aquarium can Improve Attitudes and Intentions Regarding Marine Sustainability. Visitor Studies, 16(1), 95-110. Abstract.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Would you be Happier Living in a Greener Urban Area? a Fixed-Effects Analysis of Panel Data. Psychological Science, 24(6), 920-928.
Keller C, Bostrom A, Kuttschreuter M, Savadori L, Spence A, White M (2012). Bringing appraisal theory to environmental risk perception: a review of conceptual approaches of the past 40years and suggestions for future research. Journal of Risk Research, 15(3), 237-256. Abstract.
Wheeler BW, White M, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH (2012). Does living by the coast improve health and wellbeing?. Health and Place Full text.
Eiser JR, Bostrom A, Burton I, Johnston DM, McClure J, Paton D, van der Pligt J, White MP (2012). Risk interpretation and action: a conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 1(1), 5-16.
Hafner RJ, White MP, Handley S (2012). Spoilt for choice: the Role of Counterfactual Thinking in the Choice and Reversibility Paradoxes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 28-36.
White MP, Cohrs JC, Göritz AS (2011). Dynamics of trust in medical decision making: an experimental investigation into underlying processes. Med Decis Making, 31(5), 710-720. Abstract.  Author URL.
Carroll LS, White MP, Pahl S (2011). The impact of excess choice on deferment of decisions to volunteer. Judgment and Decision Making, 6(7), 629-637. Abstract.
Cannon PR, Schnall S, White M (2011). Transgressions and expressions: Affective facial muscle activity predicts moral judgments. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(3), 325-331. Abstract.
White M, Smith A, Humphryes K, Pahl S, Snelling D, Depledge M (2010). Blue space: the importance of water for preference, affect, and restorativeness ratings of natural and built scenes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30(4), 482-493. Abstract.
Zlatev M, Pahl S, White M (2010). Perceived risk and benefit for self and others as predictors of smokers' attitudes towards smoking restrictions. Psychology and Health, 25(2), 167-182. Abstract.
Johnson BB, White MP (2010). The Importance of Multiple Performance Criteria for Understanding Trust in Risk Managers. RISK ANALYSIS, 30(7), 1099-1115. Author URL.
White MP, Johnson BB (2010). The intuitive detection theorist (IDT) model of trust in hazard managers. Risk Anal, 30(8), 1196-1209. Abstract.  Author URL.
White MP, Dolan P (2009). Accounting for the richness of daily activities. Psychol Sci, 20(8), 1000-1008. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pahl S, Eiser JR, White MP (2009). Boundaries of self-positivity: the effect of comparison focus in self-friend comparisons. J Soc Psychol, 149(4), 413-424. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dolan P, Peasgood T, White M (2008). Do we really know what makes us happy? a review of the economic literature on the factors associated with subjective well-being. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29(1), 94-122. Abstract.
White MP, Cohrs JC, Göritz AS (2008). The police officer's terrorist dilemma: Trust resilience following fatal errors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38(6), 947-964. Abstract.
Dolan P, White MP (2007). How can Measures of Subjective Well-Being be Used to Inform Public Policy?. PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 2(1), 71-85. Author URL.
White MP (2007). The trust paradox: the role of context effects in stated trust judgements. JOURNAL OF RISK RESEARCH, 10(7), 977-988. Author URL.
White MP, Eiser JR, Harris PR, Pahl S (2007). Who reaps the benefits, who bears the risks? Comparative optimism, comparative utility, and regulatory preferences for mobile phone technology. Risk Analysis, 27(3), 741-753.
Dolan P, White M (2006). Dynamic well-being: Connecting indicators of what people anticipate with what they experience. Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, 75, 303-333.
White MP, Eiser JR (2006). Marginal trust in risk managers: building and losing trust following decisions under uncertainty. Risk Anal, 26(5), 1187-1203. Abstract.  Author URL.
White M, Eiser RJ (2005). Information specificity and hazard risk potential as moderators of trust asymmetry. Risk Analysis, 25, 1187-1198.
White M, Eiser JR, Harris PR (2004). Risk perceptions of mobile phone use while driving. Risk Analysis: an international journal, 24, 323-334.
White M, Pahl S, Buehner MJ, Haye A (2003). Trust in risky messages: the role of prior. attitudes. Risk Analysis: an international journal, 23, 717-726.
White M, Riazi A, Eiser C, Hammersley S, Eiser JR, MacLeod K, Tooke J (2002). Interpreting the risks of diabetic renal disease: Perspectives of those most at risk. Psychology and Health, 17(1), 33-50. Abstract.
Wallace B, Ross A, Davies JB, Wright L, White MP (2002). The creation of a minor event coding system. Cognition, Technology and Work, 4, 1-8.
White M, Davies JB (1998). The Effects of Context and Sensitivity on Self-Reported Attitudes Towards Drugs. Journal of Substance Misuse, 3, 213-220.

Chapters

White MP, Bell S, Jenkin R, Wheeler B, Depledge M (2016). The benefits of blue exercise. In Barton J, Bragg R, Wood C, Pretty J (Eds.) Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-Being, Routledge.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing Interventions to Change Health-related Behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an Overview of Research Methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Wheeler B, White M, Fleming LE, Taylor T, Harvey A, Depledge MH (2014). Influences of the Oceans on human health and wellbeing. In Bowen R, Depledge MH, Carlarne CP, Fleming LE (Eds.) Oceans and Human Health: Implications for Society and Well-Being, London: Wiley.
White MP, Eiser JR (2012). A social judgement analysis of trust: People as intuitive detection theorists. In  (Ed) Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind, 95-116.

Publications by year


In Press

Cracknell D, White MP, Pahl S, Depledge MH (In Press). Aquariums as restorative environments and the influence of species diversity. Landscape Research, In Press Full text.
Ohly H, White MP, Wheeler BW, Bethel A, Ukomunne O, Nikolaou V, Garside R (In Press). Attention restoration theory: a systematic review of the attention restoration potential of exposure to natural environments. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, In Press Full text.

2016

Chng S, White M, Abraham C, Skippon S (2016). Commuting and wellbeing in London: the roles of commute mode and local public transport connectivity. Prev Med, 88, 182-188. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Wood SL, Demougin PR, Higgins S, Husk K, Wheeler BW, White M (2016). Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: a rural/urban perspective. Health and Place, 40, 129-136. Abstract.  Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Abraham C (2016). How do brochures encourage walking in natural environments in the UK? a content analysis. Health Promot Int Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cracknell D, White MP, Pahl S, Nichols WJ, Depledge MH (2016). Marine Biota and Psychological Well-Being: a Preliminary Examination of Dose-Response Effects in an Aquarium Setting. Environ Behav, 48(10), 1242-1269. Abstract.  Author URL.
White R, Abraham C, Smith JR, White M, Staiger PK (2016). Recovery under sail: Rehabilitation clients' experience of a sail training voyage. Addiction Research and Theory, 24(5), 355-365. Abstract.  Full text.
White MP, Elliott LR, Taylor T, Wheeler BW, Spencer A, Bone A, Depledge MH, Fleming LE (2016). Recreational physical activity in natural environments and implications for health: a population based cross-sectional study in England. Preventive Medicine, 91, 383-388. Full text.
Hafner R, White MP, Handley S (2016). The Excess Choice Effect: the Role of Outcome Valence and Counterfactual Thinking. British Journal of Psychology, 107, 36-51.
White MP, Bell S, Jenkin R, Wheeler B, Depledge M (2016). The benefits of blue exercise. In Barton J, Bragg R, Wood C, Pretty J (Eds.) Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-Being, Routledge.
Schneider A, Andrade J, Tanja-Dijkstra K, White M, Moles DR (2016). The psychological cycle behind dental appointment attendance: a cross-sectional study of experiences, anticipations, and behavioral intentions. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 44(4), 364-370.
White MP, Pahl S, Wheeler BW, Fleming LEF, Depledge MH (2016). The ‘Blue Gym’: What can blue space do for you and what can you do for blue space?. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 96(01), 5-12.
Papathanasopoulou E, White MP, Hattam C, Lannin A, Harvey A, Spencer A (2016). Valuing the health benefits of physical activities in the marine environment and their importance for marine spatial planning. Marine Policy, 63, 144-152. Full text.

2015

Wheeler BW, Lovell R, Higgins SL, White MP, Alcock I, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Sabel CE, Depledge MH (2015). Beyond greenspace: an ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality. Int J Health Geogr, 14 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cherrie M, Wheeler BW, White MP, Sarran CE, Osborne NJ (2015). Coastal climate is associated with elevated solar irradiance and higher serum vitamin D levels. Environment International, 2015, 76-84. Full text.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Abraham (2015). Content analysis of outdoor walking brochures: the development of a behavioural-theory informed coding scheme.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing Interventions to Change Health-related Behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an Overview of Research Methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Elliott LR, White MP, Taylor AH, Herbert S (2015). Energy expenditure on recreational visits to different natural environments. Soc Sci Med, 139, 53-60. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Reis S, Steinle S, Morris G, Fleming LE, Cowie H, Hurley F, Dick J, Smith R, Austen M, White M, et al (2015). Integrating Health & Environmental Impact Analysis. Public Health, 2015, 1383-1389. Full text.
Maes IH, Delespaul PA, Peters ML, White MP, Horn Y, Anteunis LJ, Schruers K, Joore MA (2015). Measuring health-related quality of life by experiences: the experience sampling method. Value in Health, 18, 44-51. Author URL.
Tyrrell J, White MP, Barrett G, Ronan N, Phoenix C, Whinney DJ, Osborne NJ (2015). Mental Health and Subjective Well-being of Individuals with Meniere's: Cross-sectional Analysis in the UK Biobank. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, 36(5), 854-861. Abstract.
Taylor MS, Wheeler BW, White MP, Economou T, Osborne NJ (2015). Research note: Urban street tree density and antidepressant prescription rates—A cross-sectional study in London, UK. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136(0), 174-179. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Pahl S, Ashbullby KJ, Burton F, Depledge MH (2015). The Effects of Exercising in Different Natural Environments on Psycho-Physiological Outcomes in Post-Menopausal Women: a Simulation Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 12(9), 11929-11953. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Alcock I, White MP, Lovell R, Higgins SL, Osborne NJ, Husk K, Wheeler BW (2015). What accounts for ‘England’s green and pleasant land’? a panel data analysis of mental health and land cover types in rural England. Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 38-46. Full text.

2014

Tanja-Dijkstra K, Pahl S, White MP, Andrade J, May J, Stone RJ, Bruce M, Mills I, Auvray M, Gabe R, et al (2014). Can virtual nature improve patient experiences and memories of dental treatment? a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
White MP, Wheeler BW, Herbert S, Alcock I, Depledge MH (2014). Coastal proximity and physical activity: is the coast an under-appreciated public health resource?. Preventive Medicine, 69, 135-140. Full text.
White MP, Cracknell D, Corcoran A, Jenkinson G, Depledge MH (2014). Do Preferences for Waterscapes Persist in Inclement Weather and Extend to Sub-aquatic Scenes?. Landscape Research, 39(4), 339-358.
Tanja-Dijkstra K, Pahl S, White MP, Andrade J, Stone RS, Bruce M, May J, Moles DR (2014). Improving dental experiences by using Virtual Reality distraction: a simulation study. PLoS One, 2014 Abstract.  Full text.
Wheeler B, White M, Fleming LE, Taylor T, Harvey A, Depledge MH (2014). Influences of the Oceans on human health and wellbeing. In Bowen R, Depledge MH, Carlarne CP, Fleming LE (Eds.) Oceans and Human Health: Implications for Society and Well-Being, London: Wiley.
Alcock I, White MP, Wheeler BW, Fleming L, Depledge MH (2014). Longitudinal Effects on Mental Health of Moving to Greener and Less Green Urban Areas. Environmental Science and Technology (Washington), 48(2), 1247-1255. Full text.
Fleming LE, McDonough N, Austen M, Mee L, Moore M, Hess P, Depledge MH, White M, Philippart K, Bradbrook P, et al (2014). Oceans and Human Health: a rising tide of challenges and opportunities for Europe. Mar Environ Res, 99, 16-19. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Coastal proximity, health and well-being: Results from a longitudinal panel survey. Health & Place, 23, 97-103. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cohrs JC, Christie DJ, White MP, Das C (2013). Contributions of positive psychology to peace: Towards global well-being and resilience. American Psychologist, 68, 590-600.
White MP, Pahl S, Ashbullby K, Herbert S, Depledge MH (2013). Feelings of restoration from recent nature visits. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 35, 40-51. Abstract.
Moore MN, Baker-Austin C, Depledge MH, Fleming L, Hess P, Lees D, Leaonard P, Madsen L, Owen R, Pirlet H, et al (2013). Linking Oceans and Human Health: a Strategic research Priority for Europe.
Lau HPB, White MP, Schnall S (2013). Quantifying the Value of Emotions Using a Willingness to Pay Approach. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14(5), 1543-1561. Abstract.
Kim H, Schnall S, White MP (2013). Similar Psychological Distance Reduces Temporal Discounting. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(8), 1005-1016. Abstract.
Kim H, Schnall S, Yi DJ, White MP (2013). Social distance decreases responders' sensitivity to fairness in the ultimatum game. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(5), 632-638. Abstract.
Stahl-Timmins W, White M, Depledge M, Fleming L, Redshaw C (2013). The Pharma Transport Town: Understanding the Routes to Sustainable Pharmaceutical Use. SCIENCE, 339(6119), 515-515. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ashbullby KJ, Pahl S, Webley P, White M (2013). The beach as a setting for families’ health promotion: a qualitative study with parents and children living in coastal regions in Southwest England. Health and Place, 23, 138-147.
Wyles KJ, Pahl S, White M, Morris S, Cracknell D, Thompson RC (2013). Towards a Marine Mindset: Visiting an Aquarium can Improve Attitudes and Intentions Regarding Marine Sustainability. Visitor Studies, 16(1), 95-110. Abstract.
White MP, Alcock I, Wheeler BW, Depledge MH (2013). Would you be Happier Living in a Greener Urban Area? a Fixed-Effects Analysis of Panel Data. Psychological Science, 24(6), 920-928.

2012

White MP, Eiser JR (2012). A social judgement analysis of trust: People as intuitive detection theorists. In  (Ed) Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind, 95-116.
Keller C, Bostrom A, Kuttschreuter M, Savadori L, Spence A, White M (2012). Bringing appraisal theory to environmental risk perception: a review of conceptual approaches of the past 40years and suggestions for future research. Journal of Risk Research, 15(3), 237-256. Abstract.
Wheeler BW, White M, Stahl-Timmins W, Depledge MH (2012). Does living by the coast improve health and wellbeing?. Health and Place Full text.
Eiser JR, Bostrom A, Burton I, Johnston DM, McClure J, Paton D, van der Pligt J, White MP (2012). Risk interpretation and action: a conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 1(1), 5-16.
Hafner RJ, White MP, Handley S (2012). Spoilt for choice: the Role of Counterfactual Thinking in the Choice and Reversibility Paradoxes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 28-36.

2011

White MP, Cohrs JC, Göritz AS (2011). Dynamics of trust in medical decision making: an experimental investigation into underlying processes. Med Decis Making, 31(5), 710-720. Abstract.  Author URL.
Carroll LS, White MP, Pahl S (2011). The impact of excess choice on deferment of decisions to volunteer. Judgment and Decision Making, 6(7), 629-637. Abstract.
Cannon PR, Schnall S, White M (2011). Transgressions and expressions: Affective facial muscle activity predicts moral judgments. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2(3), 325-331. Abstract.

2010

White M, Smith A, Humphryes K, Pahl S, Snelling D, Depledge M (2010). Blue space: the importance of water for preference, affect, and restorativeness ratings of natural and built scenes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30(4), 482-493. Abstract.
Zlatev M, Pahl S, White M (2010). Perceived risk and benefit for self and others as predictors of smokers' attitudes towards smoking restrictions. Psychology and Health, 25(2), 167-182. Abstract.
Johnson BB, White MP (2010). The Importance of Multiple Performance Criteria for Understanding Trust in Risk Managers. RISK ANALYSIS, 30(7), 1099-1115. Author URL.
White MP, Johnson BB (2010). The intuitive detection theorist (IDT) model of trust in hazard managers. Risk Anal, 30(8), 1196-1209. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

White MP, Dolan P (2009). Accounting for the richness of daily activities. Psychol Sci, 20(8), 1000-1008. Abstract.  Author URL.
Pahl S, Eiser JR, White MP (2009). Boundaries of self-positivity: the effect of comparison focus in self-friend comparisons. J Soc Psychol, 149(4), 413-424. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Dolan P, Peasgood T, White M (2008). Do we really know what makes us happy? a review of the economic literature on the factors associated with subjective well-being. Journal of Economic Psychology, 29(1), 94-122. Abstract.
White MP, Cohrs JC, Göritz AS (2008). The police officer's terrorist dilemma: Trust resilience following fatal errors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38(6), 947-964. Abstract.

2007

Dolan P, White MP (2007). How can Measures of Subjective Well-Being be Used to Inform Public Policy?. PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 2(1), 71-85. Author URL.
White MP (2007). The trust paradox: the role of context effects in stated trust judgements. JOURNAL OF RISK RESEARCH, 10(7), 977-988. Author URL.
White MP, Eiser JR, Harris PR, Pahl S (2007). Who reaps the benefits, who bears the risks? Comparative optimism, comparative utility, and regulatory preferences for mobile phone technology. Risk Analysis, 27(3), 741-753.

2006

Dolan P, White M (2006). Dynamic well-being: Connecting indicators of what people anticipate with what they experience. Social Indicators Research: an international and interdisciplinary journal for quality-of-life measurement, 75, 303-333.
White MP, Eiser JR (2006). Marginal trust in risk managers: building and losing trust following decisions under uncertainty. Risk Anal, 26(5), 1187-1203. Abstract.  Author URL.

2005

White M, Eiser RJ (2005). Information specificity and hazard risk potential as moderators of trust asymmetry. Risk Analysis, 25, 1187-1198.

2004

White M, Eiser JR, Harris PR (2004). Risk perceptions of mobile phone use while driving. Risk Analysis: an international journal, 24, 323-334.

2003

White M, Pahl S, Buehner MJ, Haye A (2003). Trust in risky messages: the role of prior. attitudes. Risk Analysis: an international journal, 23, 717-726.

2002

White M, Riazi A, Eiser C, Hammersley S, Eiser JR, MacLeod K, Tooke J (2002). Interpreting the risks of diabetic renal disease: Perspectives of those most at risk. Psychology and Health, 17(1), 33-50. Abstract.
Wallace B, Ross A, Davies JB, Wright L, White MP (2002). The creation of a minor event coding system. Cognition, Technology and Work, 4, 1-8.

1998

White M, Davies JB (1998). The Effects of Context and Sensitivity on Self-Reported Attitudes Towards Drugs. Journal of Substance Misuse, 3, 213-220.

My teaching covers a broad range of social, environmental and health psychology including: Positive psychology, Human Factors, Choice, Persuasion & Psychology of Physical Activity.

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