Dr Benjamin Bruneau

Dr Benjamin Bruneau NDNC, DN, RN, RMN, PWT, BA Hons, PGCE, PGCEA, MSc, PhD

Dr Benjamin Bruneau

Dr Benjamin S Bruneau
NDNC, DN, RN, RMN, PWT, BA Hons, PGCE, PGCEA, MSc, PhD

Programme Leader, Health & Social Care

Dr Benjamin Bruneau is a Programme Leader for Health & Social Care in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Ben has been a lecturer in higher education since 1987, having an interest in cognition with research activity on personality and stress; personality, management and leadership; resilience; and development of personality assessment tools. He supports supervision of university student's MPhil/PhD research projects on topics relevant to thinking and learning.

He is programme leader of BA Hons Health and Social Care and lectures across a variety of programmes on Health Psychology, Research Methods, and Management and Leadership. He is also a Link tutor for community nursing in a local NHS Trust.

As a chartered psychologist he assesses people's personality and educates health practitioners in the management of their stress. He is a trainer and assessor in the use of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). 

Posts held previously:

  • 1995–2002, Senior Lecturer, BSc Hons Health and Combined degrees, University of Greenwich
  • 1990–92, Assistant Director of Research, Thames College of Further and Higher Education
  • 1974–87, Teacher in Community Nursing, Greenwich Health Authority
  • Programme Leader, Health & Social Care, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Course coordinator for Introduction to Health Psychology, Research Methods, and Management and Leadership on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Supervises MPhil/PhD research projects
  • Link tutor
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of Department of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society 
  • Member of Royal College of Nursing
  • Member of Institute of Management (MInstM)

Ben's research area is on the relevance of personality in the area of learning, pain, preferences, religion, resilience, stress and wellbeing. He experiments with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. He is particularly interested in econometric modelling, such as Structural Equation Modelling and allows him to study relationships among constructs.

Bruneau, B. (2011.). Psychological effects of chronic conditions. In: E. Meerabeau, and K. Wright, eds., Long-term conditions: Nursing care and management. Wiley-Blackwell.

Bruneau, B. (2011) Psychological aspects of wellbeing. In: A. Knight, and A. McNaught, eds., Understanding Wellbeing. Lantern Press.

Thomas, S. and Bruneau, B. (2009). Health Promotion: A Multi-causal Approach. In: J. Stewart, and Y. Cornish, eds., Professional Practice in Public Health. Reflect Press.

Veeramah, V., Bruneau, B. and McNaught, A. (2008). Exploring knowledge and skills on HIV in student nurses and midwives. British Journal of Nursing, 17(3), pp. 186-91.

Bruneau, B. and Ellison, G.T.H. (2004). Palliative care stress in a UK hospital: evaluation of a stress-reduction programme. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(6), pp. 296-304.

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Bruneau, B. (2011). Redefining the student Experience, July, University of Greenwich.

Bruneau, B. (2010). British Psychological Society (BPS) Health Psychology Conference, September, Queen's University Belfast. 

Bruneau, B. (2010). British Psychological Society (BPS) Annual Conference, April, Stratford-Upon Avon. 

Bruneau, B. (2007). Second World Stress Conference, August, Budapest: Hungary. 

Bruneau, B. (2006). International Psychology Conference, July, Prague: Czech Republic. 

Bruneau, B. (2005). Mixed Methods Conference, July, University of Cambridge.

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