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Research interests

I am a social and health psychologist with interests in health and well-being and how identity processes are related to these. My research focuses, firstly, on health behaviour change and, secondly, on reducing inequality in educational settings through interventions known to reduce stereotype threat.

My research interests include:

  • Applying self-affirmation theory as an intervention in health
  • Narrative health information
  • Identity-related process in understanding stereotype threat
  • Applying self-affirmation theory to buffer against stereotype threat
  • Community-led research
  • Health and educational inequality

Approach to teaching

I am module coordinator for Introduction to Applied Psychology, a core module for students on psychology courses at in their first year. I also teach on Introduction to Research Methods, Psychological Research Methods, Contemporary Social Inequalities and the Drinking Cultures option for Critical Analysis. I also supervise final year dissertation students, usually investigating projects exploring health behaviours.

My teaching, therefore, includes the following areas in psychology:

  • Psychological research methodology and analysis
  • Psychology and health
  • Applied psychology
  • Critical analysis

Teaching Awards:

In 2018, I won a University of Brighton Excellence in Facilitating and Empowering Learning (EFEL) Award.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sussex

Master, University of Sussex

Bachelor, University of Sussex

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • Health Information
  • Health promotion
  • Self-identity
  • Stereotype threat
  • Education
  • Community

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Research Output

Self‐affirmation reduces the socioeconomic attainment gap in schools in England

Hadden, I., Easterbrook, M., Nieuwenhuis, M., Fox, K. & Dolan, P., 4 Jun 2019, In : British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Experimentally Manipulated Self-Affirmation Promotes Reduced Alcohol Consumption in Response to Narrative Information

    Fox, K., Harris, P. & Jessop, D., 8 May 2017, In : Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 51, 6, p. 931-935 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Activities

    • 1 Personal board membership of professional/academic bodies

    National Union of Students (External organisation)

    Kerry Fox (Chair)
    2016 → …

    Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesPersonal board membership of professional/academic bodies