Curriculum Vitae

Dr Peter Malinowski

Dr Peter Malinowski
Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience

I work as Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. In addition to my day-to-day teaching and research responsibilities, I am co-lead of the Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour and Programme Leader for our exciting postgraduate programme MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

In my research, I investigate meditation and its effect on psychological functions from various directions, including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, psychophysiology, etc. My teaching strongly focuses on Positive Psychology and how insights originating from it can be used to promote and preserve wellbeing. Particularly exciting for me are mindfulness and character strengths and their combination through mindfulness-based strengths practice (MBSP).

Present Posts

since 10/2019Co-Lead: Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour, (LJMU)
since 01/2018Programme Leader: MSc Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (LJMU)
since 08/2016Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, Research Centre for Brain and Behaviour, School of Psychology (LJMU)

Academic Qualifications

2005PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, LJMU
2001PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. soc.) University of Konstanz, Germany
1996Diplompsychologe (integrated MSc in Psychology), Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

Previous Academic Employments

2003 – 2016Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, LJMU, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
2001 – 2002Postdoctoral Research Fellow; University of Konstanz (Germany) and Associate Fellow at the University of Liverpool, Department of Psychology
1998 – 2000Research Fellow and PhD student; University of Konstanz (Germany), Department of Psychology, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
1997 – 1998Research Fellow; Braunschweig University of Technology (Germany), Institute of Psychology
1996 – 1997Lecturer; Braunschweig University of Technology, Institute of Psychology