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Pr. Ilona Boniwell has written numerous scientific and general public articles on the sciences of happiness, positive education, well-being at work and family life. She has been interviewed for high profile publications such as Le Figaro, The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, TES, The Observer, New Statesman, Top Santé, Cosmopolitan and collaborates internationally with her columns in Psychologies (Russian, English and French) and The Straits Times (Singapore).


Chang, E.C., Chang, O.D., Martos, T., Sallay, V., Zettler, I., Steca, P., Addario, M., Boniwell, I., Pop, A., Tarragona, M., Slemp, G.R., Shin, J., de la Fuente, A., & Cardeñoso, O. (in press).  The positive role of hope in the relationship between loneliness and unhappy conditions in young adults: How pathways thinking matters! Journal of Positive Psychology. 

Pluess, M., Boniwell, I., Hefferon, K., & Tunariu, A. (2017).  Evaluation of a school-based resilience-promoting intervention in a high-risk population in England: An exploratory controlled mixed methods trial. PloS one, 12(5), e0177191. 

Boniwell, I., Osin, E. N., & Martinez, C. (2016).  Teaching happiness at school: Non-randomised controlled mixed-methods feasibility study on the effectiveness of Personal Well-Being Lessons. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 11(1), 85-98. 

Kibe, C., Boniwell, I., (2015), Teaching well-being and resilience in primary and secondary schools, Positive Psychology in Practice: Promoting Human Flourishing in Work, Health, Education, and Everyday Life, Second Edition, 297-312

Pluess, M., & Boniwell, I. (2015). Sensory-processing sensitivity predicts treatment response to a school-based depression prevention program: Evidence of vantage sensitivity.  Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 40-45.

Martin-Krumm, C., Kern, L., Fontayne, P., Romo, L., Boudoukha, A. H., & Boniwell, I. (2015).  French Adaptation of the Orientation to Happiness Scale and Its Relationship to Quality of Life in French Students. Social Indicators Research, 124(1), 259-281. 


Boniwell, I., Osin, E. N., & Renton, A. (2015).  Internet Access at Home and its Relationship to Well-being in Deprived Areas of London. Open Psychology Journal, 8(1), 44-53. 

Boniwell, I., Osin, E., & Sircova (2014).  Achieving balance in time perspective: Coaching methods. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 12 (2), 14-40.

Sircova, A., van de Vijver, F. J., Osin, E., Milfont, T. L., Fieulaine, N., Kislali-Erginbilgic, A., … & Boniwell, I., Linley, P.A., & Boyd, J.N. (2014). A Global Look at Time: A 24-Country Study of the Equivalence of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory/ SAGE Open, 4(1), 2158244013515686. 

Grenville-Cleave, B., & Boniwell, I. (2012).  Surviving or thriving? Do teachers have lower perceived control and well-being than other professionals? Management in Education, 26(1), 1-3. 

Hefferon, K., Gocken, N., Painter, J., Davies, M., & Boniwell, I. (2011). The influence of community occasions on satisfaction with life and well-being. British Journal of well-Being, 2(7), 22-25.

Elston, F., & Boniwell, I. (2011). A grounded theory study of the value derived by women in financial services through a coaching intervention to help them identify their strengths and practise using them in the workplace. International Coaching Psychology Review, 6(1), 16-32.

Boniwell, I., Kauffman, C., Silberman, J., (2010) The positive psychology approach in coaching, The complete handbook of coaching, 157-169.

Akhtar, M., & Boniwell, I. (2010). Applying positive psychology to alcohol-misusing adolescents: A group intervention.Groupwork: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Working with Groups, 20(3), 6-31.

Style, C., & Boniwell, I. (2010). The effect of group-based life coaching on happiness and well-being. Groupwork: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Working with Groups, 20(3), 51-72.

Boniwell, I., Osin, E., Linley, P.A. and Ivanchenko, G. (2010). A question of balance: Examining relationships between time perspective and measures of well-being in the British and Russian student samples. Journal of Positive Psychology, 5(1), 24-40.

Boniwell, I. (2009). Perspectives on time. Lopez, S. (Ed.), Handbook of Positive Psychology (2nd Ed) (pp. 295-302). New York: Oxford University Press.

Collard, P., Anvy, N., & Boniwell, I. (2008). Teaching mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to students: The effects of MBCT on the levels of mindfulness and subjective well-being.Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 21, 323-336.

Popovic, N. & Boniwell, I. (2007). Personal Consultancy: An integrative approach to one-to-one talking practices. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 5 (special issue), 24-29.

Wesson, K. & Boniwell, I. (2007). Flow theory – its applications to coaching. International Coaching Psychology Review, 2(1), 33-43.

Boniwell, I. & Henry, J. (2007). Developing conceptions of well-being: Advancing subjective, hedonic and eudaimonic theories. Social Psychology Review, 9(1), 3-18.

Boniwell, I. (2005). Beyond time management: How the latest research on time perspective and perceived time use can assist clients with time-related concerns. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 3(2), 61-74.

Boniwell, I., & Leaf, S. (2001/2). Review of new developments in positive psychology, Consciousness and Experiential Psychology, 7.


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