My early research career was focused on conceptual work relating to the theorisation of identity, at the boundaries of social psychology and sociology. My book Self & Social Change (2007) reflects these interests. My interests then shifted towards a more explicit emphasis on social issues, including class, consumption mental health and more lately, ecological crisis and climate change, especially the social and psychological dimensions. My book Ecological crisis, sustainability & the psychsocial subject (2016) is a good example of my approach to these topics. I also work collaboratively with community groups and academic colleagues exploring these and related issues.
I do not adhere to the idea that there are strict boundaries between psychology and related subjects such as philosophy, sociology, biology and ecology. I draw on work from these disciplines as well as classic and contemporary work in psychology.
I am a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol); and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society, the Social Psychology section of the BPS. I also have a 1st Class Honours degree in BA (Hons) Communications Studies (Nottingham Trent University).