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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 2017 2020

  • 3 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

Social citizenship and social psychology

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social psychology
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

television show

‘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
health service