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Research interests

I am a critical social and community psychologist using discourse analysis and creative methods to look at how people are making sense of themselves and their lives in the context of neoliberalism. Previous research has included participatory work with lived-experience researchers to explore the role of arts in mental health; and a discursive approach to exploring contemporary constructions of happiness and wellbeing.

Supervisory Interests

I welcome applications from postgraduate students interested in research projects that are rooted in the disciplines of critical social and community psychology. Particular areas of interest are: critical approaches to health and citizenship, critical discursive psychology, creative methodologies, the role of media in everyday life, and post-feminist sensibilities.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, York St John University

1 Oct 201430 Sep 2015

Bachelor, Open University Milton Keynes

1 Oct 20111 Dec 2014

Bachelor, SOAS University of London

1 Oct 199320 Jun 1996

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

Social citizenship and social psychology

Anderson, E. & Gibson, S., 8 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Social & Personality Psychology Compass.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social psychology
citizenship
welfare
critical psychology
basic income

The gendered nature of self-help

Riley, S., Evans, A., Anderson, E. & Robson, M., 7 Feb 2019, 16 p. Sage Publications.

Research output: Other contribution

self-help
television show
feminism
psychology
student

‘Wow, it’s at the University!’ Experiences of people with mental illness of an educational arts programme

Lambley, R., Anderson, E., Kaley, E., Morris, R., Robinson, A., Rowe, N., Sellars-Edmond, J. & Wynn-Werninck, T., 1 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Applied Arts & Health. 10, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mental illness
mental health
art
health service
experience
health
indebtedness
illness
income
responsibility