Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton

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).

Experience

  • –present
    Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton

Education

  • 2001 
    Nottingham Trent University, PhD Sociology / Social Psychology