Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Martha Whiteman

Martha Whiteman is Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Education, Inclusion and Diversity at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. After completing her first degree in Psychology at Colby College in the USA, Martha went on to complete her MSc and PhD in Public Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Martha joined CREID in February 2010 and is currently working on the Deaf Achievement Scotland Study, looking at the outcomes of young deaf people in relation to their educational experiences.

Dr Martha Whiteman

Research Fellow

  • Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity
  • Moray House School of Education
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details

Address

Street

Simon Laurie House
Holyrood Road

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH8 8AQ

Biography

Martha’s research interests include individual differences in personality, health and well-being, and deaf education.

Publications

Authored books

  • Matthews, G., Deary, I.J., and Whiteman, M.C. Personality Traits (3rd edition). (2009). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chapters in books

  • Whiteman, M.C. (2006). Personality, cardiovascular disease and public health. In: Vollrath, M. (Ed.) Handbook of Personality and Health. Chichester: Wiley.

Journal articles

  • Finucane, A.M, Whiteman, M.C. and Power, M.J. (in press) "The effect of happiness and sadness on alerting, orienting and executive attention." Journal of Attention Disorders.
  • Taylor, M.D., Whiteman, M.C., Fowkes, F.G.R., Lee, A.J., Allerhand, M., and Deary, I.J. (2009). Five factor model personality traits and all-cause mortality in the Edinburgh Artery Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, 631-641.
  • Gow, A. J., Johnson, W., Pattie, A., Whiteman, M. C., Whalley, L., Starr, J. and Deary, I. J. (2008). Mental ability in childhood and cognitive aging. Gerontology, 54, 177-186.
  • Hagger-Johnson, G.E. and Whiteman, M.C. (2008). Personality and health - so what? Psychologist, 21, 594-597.
  • Finucane, A. M., and Whiteman, M. C. (2007). Positive emotions induced by massage do not broaden attention and cognition. Irish Journal of Psychology, 28(3-4), 139-152.
  • Gow, A.J., Pattie, A., Whiteman, M.C., Whalley, L.J., and Deary, I.J. (2007). Social support and successful aging: Investigating lifetime cognitive change and life satisfaction. Journal of Individual Differences, 28, 103-115.
  • Hagger-Johnson, G.E. and Whiteman, M.C. (2007). Conscientiousness and health behaviours: A latent variable modeling approach. Personality and Individual Differences, 43 , 1235-1245.
  • Peterson, E.R., and Whiteman, M.C. (2007). "I think I can, I think I can...": The interrelationships among self-assessed intelligence, self-concept, self-efficacy and the personality trait intellect in university students in Scotland and New Zealand. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 959-968.
  • Price, J.F., McDowell, S., Whiteman, M.C., Deary, I.J., Stewart, M.C., and Fowkes, F.G.R. (2007). Ankle brachial index as a predictor of cognitive impairment in the general population: 10-year follow-up of the Edinburgh Artery Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 54, 763-769.
  • Rafnsson, S. B., Deary, I. J., Smith, F. B., Whiteman, M. C., and Fowkes, F. G. R. (2007). Cardiovascular diseases and decline in cognitive function in an elderly community population: the Edinburgh Artery Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 69, 425-434.
  • Rafnsson, S. B., Deary, I. J., Smith, F. B., Whiteman, M. C., Rumley, A., Lowe, G. D. O., and Fowkes, F. G. R. (2007). Markers of inflammation and homeostasis and cognitive decline: Edinburgh Artery Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55, 700-707.
  • Gow, A. J., Whiteman, M. C., Pattie, A. and Deary, I. J. (2005). Goldberg’s ‘IPIP’ Big-Five factor markers: internal consistency and concurrent validation in Scotland. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 317-329.
  • Gow, A. J., Whiteman, M. C., Pattie, A. and Deary, I. J. (2005). The personality-intelligence interface: insights from an ageing cohort. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 751-761.
  • Gow, A. J., Whiteman, M. C., Pattie, A., Whalley, L., Starr, J. & Deary, I. J. (2005). Lifetime intellectual function and satisfaction in old age: longitudinal cohort study. British Medical Journal, 331, 141-142.