Dr Alexander Coles

Job: Lecturer in Psychology

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8832

E: alexander.coles@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

My research interests centre around Social Psychology, CyberPsychology, and the Philosophy of Science. Specifically, I am interested in the construction of meaning in a variety of social contexts. This may include how interacting partners construct meaning in online spaces, and how lay-individuals make sense of scientific outputs.

I typically seek to address these questions from a discursive psychological perspective, and favour the use of naturally occurring data where available.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Psychological Science

Research interests/expertise

  • Social construction of meaning
  • CyberPsychology
  • Trolling
  • Philosophy of science

Areas of teaching

Research methods; Social psychology; CyberPsychology


BSc; MSc, Phd

Courses taught

BSc Psychology

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow: Higher Education Academy

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