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Professor Rusi Jaspal

Job: Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: School of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 257 7109

E: rjaspal@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

Social Media: https://sites.google.com/site/rusijaspal

 

Personal profile

BIOGRAPHY

Rusi Jaspal is Professor of Psychology and Sexual Health, and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Research at De Montfort University. He is also Deputy Director of the Mary Seacole Research Centre at De Montfort University Leicester, UK.He is a Visiting Professor of Minority Research at Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

Rusi Jaspal is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prof Jaspal is currently Co-Chair of the Medical Board of NAZ: Sexual Health for Everyone, and is a member of the British HIV Association and the DCP Faculty for HIV and Sexual Health.

Rusi Jaspal has obtained degrees from the University of Cambridge, the University of Surrey, and Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to taking up his lectureship at De Montfort University, Rusi Jaspal completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Nottingham.

 

RESEARCH

Prof Jaspal's work cuts across the fields of medicine and psychology. More specifically, his research focuses on the inter-relations between three key components of social psychological life:

- social representation (the ideas that circulate in society). How do social representations develop? How are they personalised at an individual level?

- identity processes (the social and psychological processes that underlie how we construct our identities). How do identities develop in particular social contexts?

- human behaviour (the things that people do as individuals and as group members). Why do we behave as we do? How can we promote behaviour change? 

Much of his research draws on Identity Process Theory and seeks to develop the theory in a variety of empirical contexts, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. 


Prof Jaspal's current funded research focuses on (1) the social, psychological and behavioral correlates of sexual risk-taking, and (2)  the social, psychological and behavioural aspects of living with HIV, particularly among men who have sex with men. This strand of work focuses on key issues, such as the factors underlying decision-making to have an HIV test, the factors underpinning HIV status disclosure, attitudes towards condoms and biomedical HIV prevention methods (e.g. PEP and PrEP), decision-making vis-à-vis the initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and adherence to HAART.

Prof Rusi Jaspal is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Research by an Early-Career Scholar award from the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. In 2013, his research into climate change was highlighted for commendation by the British Sociological Association Climate Change Study Group. He is a winner of the DMU Vice-Chancellor's Future Research Leaders 2014 Competition.

You can watch an interview regarding Rusi Jaspal's research into homosexuality in British Asian society. His work has informed reports on LGBT British Asiansserodiscordant relationships in the gay community, the emerging public health phenomenon of "chemsex" (drug use in sexualised settings)

Research group affiliations

Mary Seacole Research Centre

Publications and outputs 

Click here for a full listing of Dr Rusi Jaspal's publications and outputs.

Research interests/expertise

  • Social psychological aspects of self and identity
  • Sexual health, sexual identity and sexual behaviour
  • Psychological aspects of HIV/ AIDS
  • Epidemiological aspects of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV prevention
  • Intergroup relations
  • Social representations
  • Political psychology

Qualifications

M.A. (University of Cambridge), M.Sc. (University of Surrey), Ph.D. (Royal Holloway, University of London), CPsychol, CSci, FBPsS, FRSPH,  FRSA

Courses taught

  • M.Sc. research supervision
  • Ph.D. research supervision

Honours and awards

  • 2014 DMU Vice-Chancellor's Future Research Leader 
  • 2014 British Climate Change Study Group Award for one of the best papers on the sociology of climate change
  • 2012 Outstanding Research by an Early Career Scholar Prize, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section, British Psychological Society Awarded for “Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2010). Coping with potentially incompatible identities: accounts of religious, ethnic and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gay. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(4), 849-870.
  • 2011 Certificate for ‘Highly Commended’ essay for the Changing Faces Essay Prize 2011, Changing Faces, UK Essay entitled ‘Disfigurement: the challenges for identity and the strategies for coping’ (published in Psychological Studies (Springer) in 2012.
  • 2011 Joint third prize for the Poster Competition at the Science, Technology and Society Launch Event, University of Nottingham Poster entitled ‘1988 – When climate change entered the political arena: a social representations analysis of British broadsheet coverage’

Membership of external committees

Medical Board Member, NAZ: Sexual Health for Everyone

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Royal Society for Public Health (Fellow)
  • British HIV Association (Member)
  • International AIDS Society (Member)
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) (Chartered Psychologist & Fellow)
  • Social Psychology Section (BPS) (Chartered Psychologist & Fellow)
  • Science Council (Chartered Scientist)
  • Royal Society of Arts (Fellow)

Projects

Please see the Mary Seacole Research Centre website for more information about Prof Jaspal's current projects.

Conference attendance

2017

Jaspal, R. (2017). Reconciling ethnicity, faith and sexuality: British South Asians in the Midlands. Paper presented at the Leicester LGBT Conference, Leicester, UK, 17 February 2017.

Jaspal, R. (2017). Identity and sexual health among BME MSM in the UK. Paper presented at Pink Therapy's 5th Annual Conference, London, 25 March 2017.

Jaspal, R. (2017).  Enhancing sexual health, self-identity and wellbeing among men who have sex with men: Insights from psychology. Paper presented at the International Congress of Health Education & Research, Porto, Portugal, 28 June 2017.

 

2016

Jaspal, R. (2016). Developing effective sexual health interventions among black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men. Paper presented at the Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People and Communities Conference, Public Health England, London, 14 January 2016.

Jaspal, R., Fish, J., Williamson, I. & Papaloukas, P. (2016). Measuring the impact of sexual health interventions among black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men. Poster presented at the Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People and Communities Conference, Public Health England, London, 14 January 2016. DOWNLOAD
Jaspal, R., Jamal, Z., Paccoud, I. & Sekhon, P. (2016). Sexual health knowledge, attitudes and practices among BAME MSM: a correlational study. Poster presented at the Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People and Communities Conference, Public Health England, London, 14 January 2016. DOWNLOAD
Jaspal, R. (2016). The social psychology of sexuality and religion: some data from British Muslim gay men. Invited lecture presented as part of the Queering Islam Lecture Series, University of Leicester, 27 January 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Faith and sexuality in focus: insights from psychology. Invited lecture presented at Derbyshire County Council, Matlock, 10 February 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Sexual health and novel approaches to HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men. Paper presented at the DMUPride 2016 Open Lecture Series, De Montfort University, Leicester, 11 February 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). "I want to be who I am": reflections on identity, threat and coping. Professorial Lecture, De Montfort University, Leicester 15 March 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Health and identity processes among HIV-positive Latin American men who have sex with men in London. 2nd International Conference on LGBT Psychology & Related Fields, State University of Rio, Brazil, 10 March 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). "I want to be who I am": reflections on identity, threat and coping. Professorial lecture, De Montfort University Leicester, 15 March 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Accounts of managing multiple linguistic identities among British South Asians of religious faith. Paper presented at the Language, Performance and Identity AHRC International Symposium, Roehampton University, 21-22 March 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Sexual health knowledge, attitudes and practices among BAME MSM: a mixed methods study. Poster presented at 22nd Annual Conference of BHIVA, Manchester, 19-22 April 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Social representations of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Paper presented at the 17th IUSTI World Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco, 9-12 May 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Social representations of biomedical approaches to HIV prevention among men who have sex with men. Paper presented at ASSHH UK Conference: Continuing Critical Conversations about HIV. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 20 June 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Social representations of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), an emerging HIV prevention option. Paper presented at the 16th Congress of the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology, Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 June 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Sexual identity, behaviour and health among South Asian MSM: challenges & opportunities. Invited lecture presented at Barts Health NHS Trust, 20 July 2016.
Jaspal, R., Williamson, I. & Papaloukas, P. (2016). Exploring identity and sexual health management strategies among Colombian MSM in London. Poster presented at the Public Health England Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 14 September 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). Engaging BME communities on sexual identity and sexual health. Paper presented at the DMU Black History Season Speed Lecture Series, De Montfort University, 26 October 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). The role of the social sciences in HIV research: challenges and opportunities. Invited lecture presented as part of the #DMULocal Research Festival Series, De Montfort University Leicester, 9 November 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). The construction of sexual identities among Iranian MSM in the UK: implications for sexual health. Paper presented at the New Forms of Trans-Border Mobilitity Conference, 10-12 November 2016.
Jaspal, R. (2016). PrEP acceptability in MSM in the UK: identity, stigma and health. Paper presented at the Trade Sexual Health 17th Annual General Meeting, Trade Sexual Health, Leicester, 8 December 2016.

2015
Jaspal, R. (2015). Sexuality, migration and identity among gay Iranian migrants to the UK. Paper presented at the Crossing Borders: Multidisciplinary LGBT Research Conference, 26th February 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Sexuality and faith: Hindu, Muslim and Sikh perspectives. Keynote lecture presented at the Faith in LGBT Conference, Working Men's College, Camden London, 6th February 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Attitudes towards pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among British South Asian men who have sex with men. Paper presented at the Sibling Voices Community Seminar, 14th April 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Coping with threats to the self: evidence from social psychology. Paper presented at the School of Psychology Seminar Series, University of Lincoln, 15th April 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Managing multiple identity elements: towards a psychological coherence principle of identity. Paper presented at the 'Identity Research in Organisations' Symposium at the EAWOP Congress, Oslo, 20th-23rd May 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Fracking in cultural consciousness. Invited lecture at the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, 27th May 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). ESOL: an opportunity for challenging homophobia. Paper presented at the Queering ESOL; Towards a cultural politics of LGBT issues in the ESOL classroom, UCL Institute of Education, 19-20th June 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Representaciones sociales de la profilaxis pre-exposición: ¿pastilla milagrosa o pastilla recreacional? [Social representations of pre-exposure prophylaxis: wonder drug or party drug?] Invited lecture at Stop Sida, Barcelona, Spain, 22 July 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Identity and mental health concerns among British South Asian men who have sex with men. Invited lecture at Trade Sexual Health, Leicester, 2 August 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Identity experiences of living with HIV among Latin American gay and bisexual men in the UK. Paper presented at the BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Annual Conference, 3 September 2015, Anglia Ruskin University.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Social representations of HIV and identity among Latin American gay and bisexual men in the UK. Paper presented at the BSA Medical Sociology Conference, 10 September 2015, University of York.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Coping with threatened faith identities: insights from social psychology. Paper presented at The Acquisition of Performance Practices in Faith Settings AHRC International Symposium, 11th September 2015, University of Sheffield.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Antisemitism and anti-Zionism in British Muslim communities. Paper presented at the Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Antisemitism, 16-18 September 2015, University of Bristol. 

Jaspal, R. & Coyle, A. (2015). Identities, discourse and destruction: a pluralist analysis of Jonestown and Heaven's Gate leaders speeches. Paper presented at the BSA Sociology of Religion Conference, High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, 7th-9th July 2015.
Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2015). Wonder drug or party drug? Emerging social representations of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention tool. Paper presented at the 37th Nordic Association of Clinical Sexology Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1-4 October 2015.
Jaspal, R. (2015). Faith and sexual identity: challenges and opportunities. Paper presented at the East Midlands Faith & Sexual Orientation Seminar, Derby City Council, 18 November 2015.

 

2014

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism: A Social Psychological Approach. Paper presented to the Middle East Study Group Network, University of Hull, 8 January 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Homosexuality in Islam. Paper presented at the European Society for Sexual Medicine and European Federation of Sexology Joint Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey 1 February 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014) Identity and social representation in healthcare settings. Paper presented at the "Evidence-based practice in a global context: building sustainable communities of practice" workshop, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 10-14 February 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). "I want to be who I am": Self-identity processes and coping. Invited lecture at the Nottingham Lectures on Identity series, University of Nottingham, 2 April 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Exploring religion and sexuality: pluralist approaches to qualitative psychological research. Multiple Transformations of Qualitative Data Conference, De Montfort University 11 April 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). (2014). Social Representations, Identity Processes and Action: An Integrative Approach to Complex Issues. Seminar presented to the Department of Psychology, University of Kingston, 21 May 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Imagining "Home": Identity Processes among Persian Israelis and Iranian Jews. Paper presented at the Association for Israel Studies 30th Annual Conference, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 23-25 June 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2014). Social representations of geoengineering and identity processes. Paper presented at the Changing Climate Change Communication Conference, Free University of Amsterdam, 21-22 July 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). "I never faced up to being gay": accounts of managing ethnic, religious and sexual identities among British South Asian gay men. Paper presented at the ESRC-funded Queering TESOL Seminar Series, University of Leeds, 7 November 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Understanding mental health among BME MSM communities, Keynote lecture at the Black and Minority Ethnic Men Who Have Sex With Men Advisory Committee Meeting, Public Health England, 18 November 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Identity processes and identity coherence among gay men of religious faith. Paper presented at Department of Social Psychology, London School of Economics, 9 December 2014.

  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Coping with conflicting identities: evidence from social psychology. Paper presented at the Department of Psychology Seminar Series, University of Bath, 17th December 2014.

 

2013

  • Jaspal, R. (2013). Climate science or climate politics? A critical discourse analysis of online reader comments on climate change. Climate Change Communication & the Internet: Challenges and Opportunities for Research Conference, University of Leicester, 12th April 2013.

  • Jaspal, R. (2013). Social representations of Jews and the Jewish State among Iranian adolescents: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the Association for Israel Studies 29th Annual Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 24-26 June 2013.

  • Jaspal, R. (2013). Media representations of geoengineering: Constructing hopes and fears through metaphor use. Paper presented at the Science in Public Conference, University of Nottingham, UK, 22-23 July 2013.

  • Jaspal, R. (2013). Exploring the interface of sexuality and religion using qualitative methods. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Huddersfield, UK, 4-6 September 2013.

2012 

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in Iran. Paper presented at the Sociology Symposium 2012, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, 17th January 2012

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Constructing boundaries between Iran and the ‘Zionist Regime’: an analysis of the English-language Iranian Press. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual ASEN Conference - Nationalism, Ethnicity and Boundaries, London School of Economics, 27th-29th March 2012

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Exporting hatred: representations of the 'Zionist Regime' in the English-language Iranian Press. Paper presented at the Association for Israel Studies 28th Annual Conference, 25-27 June 2012, Haifa University, Israel

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Homosexuality, religion and ethnicity among British South Asians: identity and social representation. Paper presented at the Youth, Gender and Sexuality: Contemporary Debates Conference, University of Nottingham, 25th January 2012

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Representing Jews and the 'Zionist Regime' in the Iranian Press: Identity, delegitimisation and dehumanisation. Paper presented at BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, St. Andrews University, 21-23 August 2012

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Resisting homophobic social representations: a social psychological study of British South Asian gay men. Paper presented at the Sexuality, Gender Identity and Faith Conference, University of Durham, 11th June 2012

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Resisting threatening social representations: Responses to anti-semitism and anti-zionism from Israeli Jews. Paper presented at BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, St. Andrews University, 21-23 August 2012

  • Jaspal, R. & Coyle, A. (2012). Social representations of 'peace' and conflict: Debating the Palestinian Statehood Bid at the UN. Paper presented at the European Sociological Association (ESA) Political Sociology Research Network Conference, University of Milan, 30 November - 1 December 2012

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2012). Climate change: integrating the intrapsychic, cultural and political dimensions. Paper presented at the Culture, Politics and Climate Change Conference, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA, 13th-15th September 2012

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2012). Discourses of climate change in the British Press and reader commentary. Paper presented at the Discourse, Communication and Conversation Conference, University of Loughborough, 21st-23rd March 2012

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2012). Human responses to climate change: social representation, identity and social action. Paper presented at the "Methodological and conceptual approaches for researching climate change at different societal scales" British Sociological Association Climate Change Study Group Event, University of Southampton, 30-31st March 2012

  • Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. & Koteyko, N. (2012). Resisting social representations of climate change in online reader comments. Paper presented at the Science in Public Conference, University College London, 20th-21st July 2012

  • Koteyko, N. & Jaspal, R. (2012). Corpus-assisted analysis of social media discourses on climate change. Paper presented at the Media, Communication & Cultural Studies in UK Higher Education Annual Conference, University of Bedfordshire, 11th-13th January 2012

  • Koteyko, N., Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2012). A mixed methods approach to analysing online reader comments on newspaper articles concerning climate change. Paper presented at the "Methodological and conceptual approaches for researching climate change at different societal scales" British Sociological Association Climate Change Study Group Event, University of Southampton, 30-31st March 2012.

2011

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in Iran. Poster presented at Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) Conference, University of Surrey, 28th - 29th June 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). Climate change: identity, social representation and social action. Paper presented at the Science and Technology Studies Seminar Series, Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, 23rd November 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). Identity, threat and social representation. Paper presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Bath, 21st January 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). Social representation, identity and social action. Paper presented at the Department of Psychology, University of Lincoln, 11th April 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). The construction of ethno-religious identity among a group of second generation British Sikhs: a socio-psychological approach. Paper presented to the Punjab Research Group, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, 29th October 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). What are the psychological motives underlying anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism? Some data from Iran, Canada and the UK. Paper presented at BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 6th-8th September 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2011). Media representations and identity construction among British South Asians. Paper presented at Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) Conference, University of Surrey, 28th - 29th June 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2011). 1988 - When climate change entered the political arena: A social representations theory analysis of British broadsheet newspapers. Poster presented at the Global Society and Science and Technology Studies Launch Event, University of Nottingham, 9th June 2011.

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2011). Social representations of climate change in the 1988 British broadsheet Press. Paper presented at the Cultural Spaces of Climate Early Career Researcher Network, Royal Geographical Society, 6th - 7th October 2011.

2010

  • Jaspal, R. (2010). Representations of the Holocaust and ingroup-outgroup boundaries among Israeli Jews: insights from identity process theory. Paper presented at the BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Winchester, 7th-9th September 2010.

  • Jaspal, R. (2010). Stigmatised linguistic identity: the contribution of identity process theory and ethnolinguistic vitality. Paper presented at the Research Laboratory on Self and Identity, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 19th August 2010.

  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2010). British media representations of Muslims. Paper presented at the MEDIA@RHUL conference 2010, Royal Holloway, University of London, 13th May 2010.

  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2010). Media representations of British Muslims and the consequences for identity. Paper presented at Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) Conference, University of Surrey, 29th - 30th June 2010.

  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2010). “Indians and Pakistanis are one really”: fluctuating self-other categorisation, (im)permeable group boundaries and identity-enhancing strategies. Poster presented at Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) Conference, University of Surrey, 29th - 30th June 2010.

  • Jaspal, R. & Sitaridou, I. (2010). Coping with stigmatised linguistic identities: a synthesis of identity process theory and ethnolinguistic vitality. Paper presented at the BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Winchester, 7th-9th September 2010.

  • Jaspal, R. & Yampolsky, M.A. (2010). Social representations of the Holocaust and Jewish Israeli identity construction: insights from identity process theory. Paper presented at Centre for Research in Political Psychology (CResPP) Conference 2010, Queen’s University of Belfast, 14th-16th April 2010.

  • Bourhis, R.Y. & Jaspal, R. (2010). English and French primary and secondary school students in Quebec, 1971 to 2007: from Bill 101 to Bill 104. Paper presented at the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), Montreal, 5th January 2010.

2009

  • Jaspal, R. (2009). Identity threat, coping strategies and their potential impact upon inter-ethnic relations: Some qualitative data from a group of first generation British South Asians. Paper presented at the Annual Postgraduate Convention, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, 28th October 2009.

  • Jaspal, R. (2009). Language and identity among second generation British South Asians: A qualitative approach. Poster presented at Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions. Joint AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme and CRONEM Conference, University of Surrey, 11th - 12th June 2009.

  • Jaspal, R. (2009). Language use and identity processes among young second generation British Asians. Paper presented at Culture, Cognition and Construction, Inter-University Graduate Conference, London School of Economics, University of London, 23rd May 2009.

  • Jaspal, R. (2009). À la recherche de la cohérence psychologique : Vers un nouveau principe identitaire. [Searching for psychological coherence : Towards an additional identity principle]. Paper presented at the Communication and Intergroup Relations Laboratory, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 20th August 2009.

  • Jaspal, R. (2009). La réconciliation des identités opposées et la cohérence psychologique : Une exploration qualitative des identités ethnique, religieuse et sexuelle. [Reconciling identities in opposition and psychological coherence: A qualitative exploration of ethnic, religious and sexual identities]. Paper presented at the Social Change and Identity Laboratory, Université de Montréal, Canada, 4th September 2009.

  • Jaspal, R. (2009). L’organisation cognitive des identités conflictuelles et leur impact sur la cohérence psychologique. [Cognitive organisation of conflictual identities and their impact upon psychological coherence]. Paper presented at the Research Laboratory on Self and Identity, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, 8th September 2009.

  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2009). Fluctuating identities in inter-ethnic settings: Exploring intergroup relations and identity processes through reflective accounts from British South Asians. Paper presented at BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Sheffield, 17th September 2009.

2008

  • Jaspal, R. (2008). “But I’ve got two mother tongues”: Language and identity among second generation Asians in the East Midlands. Paper presented at Social Psychology Open Day, University of Surrey, 29th October 2008.

Key research outputs

BOOKS

Jaspal, R. (2014). Antisemitism and anti-Zionism: representation, cognition and everyday talk. Farnham: Ashgate.

Jaspal, R. & Breakwell, G.M. (2014). Identity process theory: identity, social action and social change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

Submitted

Jaspal, R. Anti-Zionism in the Iranian press: insights from social psychology. 

Jaspal, R., Lopes, B., Jamal, Z., Paccoud, I., Sekhon, P. & Wadibia, M. Sexual abuse and HIV risk behaviour among black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men in the UK.

Jaspal, R. & Williamson, I. Identity management strategies among HIV-positive Colombian men who have sex with men (MSM) in London.

Lopes, B., Kamau, C. & Jaspal, R. Coping with perceived abusive supervision in the workplace: the role of paranoia

Ribeiro, B., Hartley, S., Nerlich, B. & Jaspal, R. Media coverage of Zika in Brazil: How a 'war' frame masks social and gender equalities.

 

In press

Collins, L., Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (in press). Who or what has agency in the discussion of antibiotic resistance in the UK press (2010-2015)? A transitivity analysis. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness & Medicine.

Daramilas, C. & Jaspal, R. (in press). Measuring quality of care: A patient satisfaction perspective. Social Psychological ReviewDOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (in press). Antisemitism and anti-Zionism in the British Pakistani Muslim community. In J.G. Campbell & L.D. Klaff (eds) Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Antisemitism: The Bristol-Sheffield Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Antisemitism. Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (in press). Homosexuality and Islam: Identity, threat and health among Muslim men who have sex with men (MSM). In M. Ryan and H. Rizzo (eds.), Sexualities in the Contemporary Middle East. Boulder, CO: Lynne Riener Publishers.

Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (in press) Polarised Reporting about HIV Prevention: Social Representations of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the UK Press. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and MedicineDOWNLOAD

Lopes, B., Kamau, C. & Jaspal, R. (in press). The roles of socioeconomic status, occupational health and job rank on the epidemiology of different psychiatric symptoms in a sample of UK workers. Community Mental Health JournalDOWNLOAD

Mitha, K., Adatia, S. & Jaspal, R. (in press). Two cultures, one identity: Formulations of Australian Isma'ili Muslim identity. Contemporary IslamDOWNLOAD

 

2017

Jaspal, R. (2017). Coping with ethnic prejudice on the gay scene: British South Asian gay men. Journal of LGBT Youth, 14(2)172-190 DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2017). Gay men's construction and management of identity on Grindr. Sexuality & Culture, 21(1),187-204DOWNLOAD

 

2016

Daramilas, C. & Jaspal, R. (2016). HIV diagnosis and identity processes among men who have sex with men (MSM) in London, Athens and New York. Social Psychological Review, 18(2), 6-16 DOWNLOAD

Fish, J., Papaloukas, P., Jaspal, R., Williamson, I. (2016). Equality in sexual health promotion: a systematic review of effective interventions for black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men. BMC Public Health 16(810) DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). Identity - Social Psychological Aspects. In J. Stone, R. Dennis, P. Rizova, A. Smith, and X. Hou (eds.), Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Wiley-Blackwell. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). "I have two homelands": constructing and managing Iranian Jewish and Persian Israeli identities. Israel Affairs 22(2), 423-443. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). Homosexuality and Islam. In A. Wong, M. Wicktramasinghe & R.C. Hoogland (eds.), Encyclopaedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). Muslim LGB people. In A. Goldberg (ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies (pp. 803-806). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: Identity Stigma and Activism. In P. Reilly, A. Veneti & D. Atanasova (eds.), Politics, Protest, Emotion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 162-168)Pressbooks. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). Grindr, chemsex and self-esteem. FS Magazine, 155, 30-31. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. (2016). What is it really like to be Black or Asian and gay? FS Magazine, 152, 36-38. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R., Carriere, K. & Moghaddam, F. (2016). Bridging micro, meso and macro processes in social psychology. In J. Valsiner, G. Marsico, N. Chaudhary, T. Sato & V. Dazzani (eds.), Psychology as a science of human being: The Yokohama Manifesto. New York: Springer. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. & Daramilas, C. (2016). Perceptions of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among HIV-negative and HIV-positive men who have sex with men. Cogent Medicine. 3: 1256850. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2016). A "morning-after" pill for HIV? Social representations of post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV in the British print media. Health, Risk & Society, 18(5-6)225-246. DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. & van Vuuren, K. (2016). Embracing and resisting climate identities in the Australian press: sceptics, scientists and politics. Public Understanding of Science, 25(7), 807-824 DOWNLOAD

Jaspal, R. & Takhar, O.K. (2016). Caste and Identity Processes among British Sikhs in the Midlands. Sikh Formations12(1), 87-102. DOWNLOAD

 

2015

Jaspal, R. (2015). Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Iran: The Effects of Identity, Threat and Political Trust. Contemporary Jewry35(3), 211-235 
Jaspal, R. (2015). Constructing and protecting identity in a diverse higher education context. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education19(4), 27-134. 
Jaspal, R. (2015). ESOL: an opportunity for challenging homophobia. Language Issues, 26(1), 21-28. 
Jaspal, R. (2015). The Experience of Relationship Dissolution among British Asian Gay Men: Identity Threat and Protection. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 12(1)34-46. 
Jaspal, R. (2015). Migration and identity processes among first generation British South Asians. South Asian Diaspora, 7(2), 79-96 
Jaspal, R. (2015). Nonheterosexual British Asian men: Social representations, identity and social relations. In J.D. Wright (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp.861-866), Second Edition. Oxford: Elsevier. 
Lopes, B. & Jaspal, R. (2015). Paranoid predicts outgroup prejudice: preliminary experimental data. Mental Health, Religion and Culture. 18(5), 380-95.

 

2014

  • Amiot, C.E. & Jaspal, R. (2014). Identity integration, psychological coherence and identity threat: Linking identity process theory and notions of identity integration. In R. Jaspal & G.M. Breakwell (eds.), Identity Process Theory: Identity, Social Action and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bardi, A., Jaspal, R., Polek, E. & Schwartz, S. (2014). Values and identity process theory: Theoretical integration and empirical interactions. In R. Jaspal & G.M. Breakwell (eds.), Identity Process Theory: Identity, Social Action and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Arranged Marriage, Identity and Psychological Wellbeing among British Asian Gay Men. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 10(5), 425-448.
  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Delegitimizing Jews and Israel in Iran’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 13(2), 167-189.
  • Jaspal, R. (2014).Representing the Arab Spring in the Iranian Press: Islamic Awakening or Foreign-Sponsored Terror? Politics, Groups and Identities, 2(3), 422-442.
  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Representing the ‘Zionist Regime’: Mass communication of anti-Zionism in the English-language Iranian Press. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 41(3), 287-305 (Taylor and Francis).
  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Social psychological debates about identity. In R. Jaspal & G.M. Breakwell (eds.), Identity Process Theory: Identity, Social Action and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jaspal, R. (2014). Sexuality, migration and identity among gay Iranian migrants to the UK. In Y. Taylor & R. Snowdon (eds.), Queering Religion, Religious Queers. London: Routledge.
  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2014). Hyper-affiliation to the religious ingroup among British Pakistani Muslim gay men. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 24(4), 265-277. DOI: 10.1002/casp.2163.
  • Jaspal, R. & Coyle, A. (2014). Threat, Victimhood and Peace: Debating the 2011 Palestinian State UN Membership Bid. Digest of Middle East Studies 23(1), 190-214.
  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2014). Fracking in the UK Media: Threat Dynamics in an Unfolding Debate. Public Understanding of Science, 23(3), 348-63 DOI: 10.1177/0963662513498835.
  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2014). When climate science became climate politics: British media representations of climate change in 1988. Public Understanding of Science. 23(2), 122-41.DOI: 10.1177/0963662512440219.
  • Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. & Cinnirella, M. (2014). Human responses to climate change: Social representation, identity and socio-psychological action. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 8(1), 110-130. (RATED AS “HIGHLY COMMENDABLE” BY THE BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY GROUP).
  • Jaspal, R., Lemańcyzk, S. & Nerlich, B. (2014). Fracking in the Polish press: Geopolitics and National Identities. Energy Policy, 74, 253-261.
  • Jaspal, R., Turner, A. & Nerlich, B. (2014). Fracking on YouTube: Exploring risks, benefits and human values. Environmental Values, 23(5), 501-527.
  • Nerlich, B. & Jaspal, R. (2014). Images of Extreme Weather: Symbolising Human Responses to Climate Change. Science as Culture, 23(2), 253-76 (Taylor and Francis).

2013

  • Jaspal, R. (2013). Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism in Iran. Israel Affairs, 19(2), 231-258.DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2013.778085
  • Jaspal, R.(2013). Anti-Zionism and the Iranian Press. Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism, 52(2)
  • Jaspal, R. (2013). British Sikh identity and the struggle for distinctiveness and continuity. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 23(3), 225-39. DOI:10.1002/casp.2115
  • Jaspal, R.(2013). Israel in the Iranian Media: Demonizing the “Zionist Regime”. Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 7(1), 77-86.
  • Jaspal, R.& Cinnirella, M. (2013). The construction of British national identity among British South Asians. National Identities, 15(2), 157-175.(Taylor and Francis). DOI:10.1080/14608944.2012.728206
  • Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. & Koteyko, N. (2013). Contesting science by appealing to its norms: Readers discuss climate science in The Daily Mail.Science Communication, 35(3), 383-410. DOI: 10.1177/1075547012459274
  • Jaspal, R.& Sitaridou, I. (2013). Coping with stigmatised linguistic identities: identity threat and ethnolinguistic vitality among Andalusians. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 13(2), 95-119. DOI: 10.1080/15283488.2012.747439
  • Koteyko, N., Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2013). Climate change and ‘Climategate’ in online reader comments: A mixed methods study. The Geographical Journal, 179(1), 74-86 DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4959.2012.00479.x
  • Nerlich, B. & Jaspal, R. (2013). British media representations of carbon capture and storage: Actors, frames and metaphors. Metaphor and the Social World, 3(1), 35-53. DOI: 10.1075/msw.3.1.02ner

2012

  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Coping with cultural and religious homophobia: emotion and narratives of identity threat from British South Asian gay men. In A.K.T. Yip & P. Nynas (eds.), Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life (p. 71-90). Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Jaspal, R. (2012). Disfigurement: the challenges for identity and the strategies for coping. Psychological Studies, 54(4), 331-35.DOI:10.1007/s12646-012-0145-y
  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2012). The construction of ethnic identity: insights from identity process theory. Ethnicities, 12(5), 503-30. DOI: 10.1177/1468796811432689
  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2012). Identity processes, threat and interpersonal relations: accounts from British Muslim gay men. Journal of Homosexuality, 59(2), 215-40.DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2012.638551
  • Jaspal, R. (2012). “I never faced up to being gay”: Sexual, religious and ethnic identities among British South Asian gay men. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 14(7), 767-80. DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2012.693626
  • Nerlich, B. & Jaspal, R. (2012). Metaphors we die by? Geoengineering, metaphors and the argument for catastrophe. Metaphor and Symbol, 27(2), 131-47. DOI: 10.1080/10926488.2012.665795

2011

  • Jaspal, R. (2011). Caste, social stigma and identity processes. Psychology and Developing Societies, 23(2) 27–62.DOI: 10.1177/097133361002300102
  • Jaspal, R. (2011). Delineating ethnic and religious identities in research with British South Asians. Psychological Studies, 56(2), 214-244. DOI: 10.1007/s12646-010-0057-7
  • Jaspal, R.& Siraj, A. (2011). Perceptions of ‘coming out’ among British Muslim gay men. Psychology and Sexuality, 2(3), 183-197. DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2010.526627
  • Jaspal, R.& Yampolsky, M. (2011). Social representations of the Holocaust and Jewish Israeli identity construction: insights from identity process theory. Social Identities, 17(2), 201-224. DOI: 10.1080/13504630.2011.558374

2010

  • Jaspal, R.(2010). Identity threat among British Muslim gay men. The Psychologist, 23(8), 640-41.
  • Jaspal, R.(2010). Language and identity among British South Asians: a theoretical review. Psychological Studies, 55(1), 61-70. DOI:10.1007/s12646-010-0007-4
  • Jaspal, R.& Cinnirella, M. (2010). Coping with potentially incompatible identities: accounts of religious, ethnic and sexual identities from British Pakistani men who identify as Muslim and gay. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(4), 849-870. DOI:10.1348/014466609X485025(WINNER OF THE QMiP EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR PRIZE 2012)
  • Jaspal, R. & Cinnirella, M. (2010). Media representations of British Muslims and hybridised threats to identity. Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life, 4(3), 289-310.DOI: 10.1007/s11562-010-0126-7
  • Jaspal, R& Coyle, A. (2010).  “Arabic is the language of the Muslims - that’s how it was supposed to be”: exploring language and religious identity through reflective accounts from young British-born Asians. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13(1), 17-36.DOI: 10.1080/13674670903127205
  • Jaspal, R. & Coyle, A. (2010).  “My language, my people”: language and ethnic identity among British-born South Asians. South Asian Diaspora, 2(2), 201-218. DOI: 10.1080/19438192.2010.491299

2009

  • Jaspal, R.(2009). ‘Insider’ or ‘outsider’? Conducting qualitative psychological research with British South Asians. PsyPAG Quarterly, 71, 11-17.
  • Jaspal, R.& Coyle, A. (2009). Language and perceptions of identity threat. Psychology and Society, 2(2), 150-167.
  • Jaspal, R. & Coyle, A. (2009). Reconciling social psychology and socio-linguistics can have some benefits: language and identity among second generation British Asians. Social Psychological Review, 11(2), 3-14. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Jaspal, R. & Nerlich, B. (2013). Geoengineering and (un)making the world we want to live in. Geolog, The Official Blog of the European Geosciences Union, 31st July 2013. Available at: http://geolog.egu.eu/2013/07/31/geoengineering-and-unmaking-the-world-we-want-to-live-in/
  • O’Hara, S., Humphrey, M., Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. & Poberezshkaya, M. (2013). Public perception of shale gas extraction in the UK: How people’s views are changing. Working Paper, University of Nottingham. Available at: http://ground-gassolutions.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Nottm_PublicPerceptionsShaleGasUK_Mar2013.pdf
  • Jaspal, R. (2012). The Threat of Fracking: Real or Constructed? Making Science Public Blog, University of Nottingham, 14 December 2012. Available at: http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/2012/12/14/the-threat-of-fracking-real-or-constructed/
  • Jaspal, R.(2012). Review of the book ‘Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty’. Social Psychological Review
  • O’Hara, S., Humphrey, M., Jaspal, R., Nerlich, B. & Poberezshkaya, M. (2012). Shale gas extraction in the UK: What the people think. Working paper, University of Nottingham. Available at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/98974352/Public-Perceptions-of-Shale-Gas-in-the-UK-7
  • Jaspal, R.(2011). Review of the book ‘Identity and participation in culturally diverse societies: a multi-disciplinary study’. Social Psychological Review, 13(1), 44-48.
  • Jaspal,R. (2011). Review of the book ‘Priscilla, (White) Queen of the Desert’. Psychology and Sexuality, 2(1), 99-102.
  • Jaspal, R.(2009). Language and social identity: a psychosocial approach. Psych-Talk, 64, 17-20.

Current research students

I currently supervise the following PhD students:

  • Sebastian Cordoba, Social psychology of non-binary gender identities
  • Iman Naser El-Deen, Intercultural communication and learning in Kuwaiti schools
  • Zaqia Rehman, Mental health outcomes among South Asian LGB people

Externally funded research grants information

  • 2015 NAZ: Sexual Health For Everyone, Supporting People Living with HIV (£10,000)
  • 2014 Public Health England (£40,000) Sexual health and psychological wellbeing among Black and minority ethnic men who have sex with men.
  • 2012 Iran Media Program, Annenberg Public Policy Center (value $3600) Principal investigator on project entitled ‘Representing the “Arab Spring”: A critical discourse analysis of the Iranian media’
  • 2012 Health and Medical Science Research Fund, Surrey University (value £4606) Co-investigator on project entitled ‘The Impact of Living in a Positive-Aging Retirement Community on Health and Well-being in Older People’
  • 2011 Science, Technology and Society Research Development Funds (value £1320) Co-investigator on project entitled ‘Making sense of nuclear power in the context of climate change and natural disasters: an exploration of public concerns using a mixed-methods
  • approach’
  • 2010 Victoria Hazlitt Memorial Fund (value £250) Awarded for project ‘National and ethnic identification and the impact for identity processes’ Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2009 Central Research Fund (value £1200) Awarded for project ‘Ethnolinguistic vitality and identity threat: The case of Bill 104’ University of London
  • 2009 Victoria Hazlitt Memorial Fund (value £300) Awarded for research project entitled “Language attitudes and identity” Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2008 Thomas Holloway Full StudentshipAwarded for Ph.D. research (3 years)Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 2008 Research scholarship (value £750) Awarded for ‘Learning for a Complex World’ project SCEPTrE, University of Surrey

Professional esteem indicators

Professor Rusi Jaspal book reviews editor of Israel Affairs.

He serves on the editorial boards of

  • Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
  • European Journal of Social Psychology

He has examined several PhD theses at universities in the UK and Australia.

Prof Jaspal has reviewed for the following publications:

  • Ashgate Publishing Company
  • Basic and Applied Social Psychology (Taylor and Francis)
  • British Journal of Social Psychology (British Psychological Society)
  • Culture, Health & Sexuality (Taylor & Francis)
  • Culture and Psychology (SAGE)
  • Energy Policy (Elsevier)
  • Environmental Values (Whitehorse)
  • European Journal of Social Psychology (SAGE)
  • Environment & Planning A
  • Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research (Taylor and Francis)
  • International Criminal Justice Review (SAGE)
  • Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (John Wiley and Sons)
  • Journal of Environmental Communication (Taylor & Francis)
  • Journal of Homosexuality (Taylor and Francis)
  • Journal of Social and Political Psychology (PsychOpen)
  • Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture
  • Ethnicities (SAGE)
  • Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity (Université de Montréal)
  • Mental Health, Religion and Culture (Taylor and Francis)
  • Metaphor and the Social World (John Benjamins)
  • Personal Relationships (SAGE)
  • Progress in Psychology
  • Public Understanding of Science (SAGE)
  • Routledge books
  • Science as Culture (Taylor and Francis)
  • Springer books

Case studies

Watch an interview with Prof Jaspal regarding his research into homosexuality in British Asian society. Read an interview with Prof Jaspal regarding his career in psychology.
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