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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.

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Research Output

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

Social citizenship and social psychology

Anderson, E. & Gibson, S., 13 Jan 2020, In : Social & Personality Psychology Compass. 14, 2, p. 1-14 14 p., e12510.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

  • ‘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 Dec 2019, In : Journal of Applied Arts & Health. 10, 3, p. 315-332 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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