Job: Senior 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 8671
I use discursive psychology to address a number of issues. Much of this research explores the discursive construction of asylum seekers and refugees in which I have focussed on the ways in which potentially prejudicial arguments against asylum seekers are presented as reasonable and non-prejudicial. In addition, my work focuses on what is, and what is not, considered to be racist particularly with regard to asylum seeking. My research also explores the (largely negative) experiences of asylum seekers in the UK and the ways in which they make complaints and resist their negative presentations. My other interest include online hate speech, the British public’s understanding of income inequality and high earners, as well as the ways in which the far right attempt to present their policies as acceptable and non-racist.
Committee member of both the Qualitative Methods in Psychology and Social Psychology sections of the British Psychological Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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