Community Psychology promotes dialogue between academics, practitioners and marginalised communities in the interests of developing the theory and practice of collective action for health and well-being. The group is comprised of internationally renowned community health psychologists, social psychologists and research students.
Professor Catherine Campbell
Campbell explores the role of various forms of collective action (ranging from community mobilisation to social movements) - and associated social policies - in tackling the social determinants of health inequalities in local and global settings. She has a particular interest in responses to gender-based violence; mental health; and HIV/AIDS. She has explored these issues in many different countries and contexts, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, England, Japan, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, Rwanda, Uganda, Cambodia, Ghana and Zambia. Her current research focuses on responses to domestic violence in the UK, ranging from crisis management to feminist activism.
Dr. Flora Cornish
Cornish’s research addresses the role of community mobilisation in improving public health. Her current work investigates the engagements between local grassroots realities and globalizing development policies and management practices, with a particular focus on questions of how the regimes of ‘evidence-based practice’, monitoring, evaluation and accountability shape, enable and constrain community responses.
Shukla, Anuprita and Teedon, Paul and Cornish, Flora (2016) Empty rituals? A qualitative study of users’ experience of monitoring & evaluation systems in HIV interventions in western India. Social Science & Medicine, 168. 7-15.
Skovdal, Morten and Cornish, Flora (2015) Qualitative research for development: a guide for practitioners. Practical Action Publishing, Rugby, UK. ISBN 9781853398544.
Cornish, Flora (2015) Evidence synthesis in international development: a critique of systematic reviews and a pragmatist alternative. Anthropology & Medicine , 22 (3). pp. 263-277. ISSN 1364-8470.