Gillespie, Alex


Dr Alex Gillespie  

Department

Position held

Department of Social Psychology

Lecturer

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour published by Wiley-Blackwell

Co-editor

Experience keywords:

care; trust; assistive technology for cognition; perspective-taking; misunderstanding; dialogue; tourism; identity

Research summary > [Click to expand]

I study divergences of perspective between people and groups, focusing on misunderstanding, distrust, and perspective-taking. Key questions include: How are divergences of perspective related to identity, self-reflection and language? How do we routinely overcome divergences of perspective? And how do people avoid taking each other's perspective? How do they dismiss and ignore each other?

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

ConsultancyHealthcareInformation TechnologyMedia Technology and New Media

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7106

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Howarth, Caroline and Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex (2014) Making communities: diversity, movement and interdependence In: Sammut, Gordon and Andreouli, Eleni and Gaskell, George and Valsiner, J., (eds.) Handbook of Social Representations. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Gülerce, Aydan and Baerveldt, Cor and Gillespie, Alex and Martin, Jack and Raggatt, Peter and Zittoun, Tania (2014) A polylogue?: where and how to move with and in dialogue? New Ideas in Psychology, 32. 80-87. ISSN 0732-118X

Gillespie, Alex and Reader, Tom W. and Cornish, Flora and Campbell, Catherine (2014) Beyond ideal speech situations: adapting to communication asymmetries in healthcare Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1). 72-78. ISSN 1359-1053

Reader, Tom W. and Gillespie, Alex and Mannell, Jenevieve Claire (2014) Patient neglect in 21st century health-care institutions: a community health psychology perspective Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1). 137-148. ISSN 1359-1053

Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora (2014) Sensitizing questions: a method to facilitate analyzing the meaning of an utterance Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. ISSN 1932-4502

Gillespie, Alex and Martin, Jack (2014) Position exchange theory: a socio-material basis for discursive and psychological positioning New Ideas in Psychology, 32. 73-79. ISSN 0732-118X

Moore, Helen and Gillespie, Alex (2014) The caregiving bind: concealing the demands of informal care can undermine the caregiving identity Social Science & Medicine, 116. 102-109. ISSN 0277-9536

Reader, Tom W. and Gillespie, Alex and Roberts, Jane (2014) Patient complaints in healthcare systems: a systematic review and coding taxonomy BMJ Quality & Safety. ISSN 2044-5415

2013

Gillespie, Alex (2013) Nuclear brinkmanship: a study in non-linguistic communication Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, online. ISSN 1932-4502

Cooper, M. and Chak, A. and Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex (2013) Dialogue: bridging personal, community, and social transformation Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 53 (1). 70-93. ISSN 0022-1678

Best, Catherine and O’Neill, Brian and Gillespie, Alex (2013) Assistive technology for cognition: enabling activities of daily living In: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela and Miranda, Isabella Maria and Gonçalves, Patricia, (eds.) Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, 112-129. ISBN 9781466639867

Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex and Zittoun, Tania (2013) Collaborative analysis of qualitative data In: Flick, Uwe, (ed.) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK, 79-93. ISBN 9781446208984

Gillespie, Alex and Zittoun, Tania (2013) Meaning making in motion: bodies and minds moving through institutional and semiotic structures Culture and Psychology, 19 (4). 518-532. ISSN 1354-067X

Whittaker, Lisa and Gillespie, Alex (2013) Social networking sites: mediating the self and its communities Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 23 (6). 492-504. ISSN 1052-9284

Gillespie, Alex (2013) Self In: Oviedo, Lluis and Runehov, Anne, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Springer, New York, USA. ISBN 9781402082641

Wagoner, Brady and Gillespie, Alex (2013) Sociocultural mediators of remembering: an extension of Bartlett's method of repeated reproduction British Journal of Social Psychology, Online. ISSN 0144-6665

Howarth, Caroline and Campbell, Catherine and Cornish, Flora and Franks, Bradley and Garcia-Lorenzo, Lucia and Gillespie, Alex and Gleibs, Ilka H. and Goncalves-Portelinha, I. and Jovchelovitch, Sandra and Lahlou, Saadi and Mannell, Jenevieve Claire and Reader, Tom W. and Tennant, C. (2013) Insights from societal psychology: a contextual politics of societal change Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1 (1). 364-384. ISSN 2195-3325

Reader, Tom W. and Gillespie, Alex (2013) Patient neglect in healthcare institutions: a systematic review and conceptual model BMC Health Services Research, 13 (156). ISSN 1472-6963

2012

Gillespie, Alex and Kadianaki, I. and O’Sullivan-Lago, R. (2012) Encountering alterity: geographic and semantic movements In: Valsiner, Jaan, (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780195396430

Zittoun, Tania and Aveling, Emma-Louise and Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora (2012) People in transitions in worlds in transition: ambivalence in the transition to womanhood during World War II In: Bastos, Ana Cecília S. and Uriko, Kristiina and Valsiner, Jaan, (eds.) Cultural Dynamics of Women's Lives. Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, NC, USA. ISBN 9781617355608

Gillespie, Alex and Howarth, Caroline and Cornish, Flora (2012) Four problems for researchers using social categories Culture and Psychology, 18 (3). 391-402. ISSN 1461-7056

Gillespie, Alex (2012) Position exchange: the social development of agency New Ideas in Psychology, 30 (1). 32-46. ISSN 0732-118X

2011

Sammut, Gordon and Gillespie, Alex (2011) Editorial: cultural encounters and social solidarity Papers on Social Representations, 20. 1.7-1.7. ISSN 1021-5573

Gillespie, Alex (2011) Foreword In: Märtsin, Mariann and Wagoner, Brady and Aveling, Emma-Louise and Kadianaki, Irini and Whittaker , Lisa, (eds.) Dialogicality in Focus: Challenges to Theory, Method and Application. Nova Press. ISBN 9781613244081

Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, eds (2011) Trust and conflict: representation, culture and dialogue Cultural dynamics of social representation. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415593465

Gillespie, Alex (2011) Contact without transformation: the context, process and content of distrust In: Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, (eds.) Trust and Conflict: Representation, Culture and Dialogue. Cultural dynamics of social representation. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415593465

Jasper, C. and Moore, H. and Whittaker, L. and Gillespie, Alex (2011) Methodological approaches to studying the self in its social context In: Hermans, Hubert and Gieser, Thorsten, (eds.) Handbook of Dialogical Self Theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107006515

Gillespie, Alex (2011) Dialogical dynamics of trust and distrust in the Cuban Missile Crisis In: Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, (eds.) Trust and Conflict: Representation, Culture and Dialogue. Cultural dynamics of social representation. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415593465

Wagoner, Brady and Gillespie, Alex and Valsiner, J. and Zittoun, T. and Salgado, J. and Simao, L. (2011) Repairing ruptures: multivocality of analyses In: Märtsin, Mariann and Wagoner, Brady and Aveling, Emma-Louise and Kadianaki, Irini and Whittaker , Lisa, (eds.) Dialogicality in Focus: Challenges to Theory, Method and Application. Nova Press. ISBN 9781613244081

Zittoun, Tania and Gillespie, Alex (2011) Using diaries and self-writings as data in psychological research In: Abbey, Emily and Surgan, Seth, (eds.) Emerging Methods in Psychology. History and theory of psychology. Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, 1-26. ISBN 9781412842785

Mitchell, Robb and Gillespie, Alex and O'Neill, Brian (2011) Cyranic contraptions

Gillespie, Alex and Richardson, Beth (2011) Exchanging social positions: enhancing perspective taking within a cooperative problem solving task European Journal of Social Psychology, 41 (5). 608-616. ISSN 0046-2772

Moore, H. and Jasper, C. and Gillespie, Alex (2011) Moving between frames: the basis of the stable and dialogical self Culture and Psychology, 17 (4). 510-519. ISSN 1461-7056

Turner, Kenneth J. and Gillespie, Alex and McMichael, Lynne J. (2011) Rigorous development of prompting dialogues Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 44 (5). 713-727. ISSN 1532-0464

2010

Gillespie, Alex and Zittoun, Tania (2010) Studying the movement of thought In: Toomela, Aaro and Valsiner, Jaan, (eds.) Methodological Thinking in Psychology: 60 Years Gone Astray. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age Publishing, USA. ISBN 9781607524311

Gillespie, Alex (2010) Autobiography and identity: Malcolm X as author and hero In: Terrill, Robert E., (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X. Cambridge Companions to American Studies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. ISBN 9780521515900

Gillespie, Alex (2010) Review: the dialogical turn: turning the corner?: PER LINELL, rethinking language, mind, and world dialogically: interactional and contextual theories of human sense-making. Charlotte, NC: Information Age, 2009. 482 pp. ISBN 978-1-5931-1996-6 (hbk) Theory and Psychology, 20 (3). 461-463. ISSN 0959-3543

Gillespie, Alex and Zittoun, Tania (2010) Using resources: conceptualizing the mediation and reflective use of tools and signs Culture and Psychology, 16 (1). 37-62. ISSN 1354-067X

Martin, Jack and Gillespie, Alex (2010) A Neo-Meadian approach to human agency: relating the social and the psychological in the ontogenesis of perspective-coordinating persons Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 44 (3). 252-272. ISSN 1932-4502

Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora (2010) Intersubjectivity: towards a dialogical analysis Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 40 (1). 19-46. ISSN 0021-8308

O'Neill, Brian and Moran, Kate and Gillespie, Alex (2010) Scaffolding rehabilitation behaviour using a voice-mediated assistive technology for cognition Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 20 (4). 509-527. ISSN 0960-2011

Gillespie, Alex (2010) The message of the medium: distributing academic knowledge in the digital age Europe's Journal of Psychology, 6 (2). 1-6. ISSN 1841-0413

Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora (2010) What can be said? identity as a constraint on knowledge production. Papers on Social Representations, 19. 5.1-5.13. ISSN 1021-5573

Gillespie, Alex and Murphy, Joan and Place, Morag (2010) Divergences of perspective between people with aphasia and their family caregivers Aphasiology, 24 (12). 1559-1575. ISSN 0268-7038

2009

Gillespie, Alex and O’Neill, Brady (2009) Framework for conceptualisation of assistive technology for cognition Brain Impairment, 10 (2). 210. ISSN 1443-9646

Gillespie, Alex (2009) The intersubjective nature of symbols In: Wagoner, Brady, (ed.) Symbolic Transformation: the Mind in Movement Through Culture and Society. Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415488488

Gillespie, Alex (2009) Returning To James: a methodological challenge: commentary on “reflexive and nonreflexive identity perceptions: finding a balance” (Katharina Hametner & Amrei C. Joerchel) Psychology and Society, 2 (1). 33-35. ISSN 2041-5893

Gillespie, Alex and O’Neill, Brady (2009) Theory and efficacy of a voice mediated assistive technology to support performance of complex sequences: a series of eight single-n studies Brain Impairment, 10 (2). 212-213. ISSN 1443-9646

Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex (2009) A pragmatist approach to the problem of knowledge in health psychology Journal of Health Psychology, 14 (6). 800-809. ISSN 1359-1053

Zittoun, Tania and Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora (2009) Fragmentation or differentiation: questioning the crisis in psychology Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 43 (2). 104-115. ISSN 1932-4502

2008

Zittoun, Tania and Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex and Aveling, E.-L. (2008) Using culture: a case study of a diarist’s meaning-making during World War II In: Sugiman, T. and Gergen, K. and Wagner, W. and Yamada, Y., (eds.) Meaning in Action: Constructions, Narratives, and Representations. Springer, London, UK, 163-182. ISBN 9784431746799

Zittoun, T. and Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex and Aveling, Emma-Louise (2008) Using social knowledge: a case study of a diarist’s meaning-making during World War II In: Sugiman, Toshio and Gergen, Kenneth J. and Wagner, Wolfgang and Yamada, Yoko, (eds.) Meaning in Action: Constructions, Narratives and Representations. Springer, Tokyo, Japan, 163-182. ISBN 9784431746799

Aveling, Emma-Louise and Gillespie, Alex (2008) Negotiating multiplicity: adaptive asymmetries within second-generation turks’ “society of mind” Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 21 (3). 200-222. ISSN 1072-0537

Gillespie, Alex (2008) Social representations, alternative representations and semantic barriers Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 38 (4). 375-391. ISSN 0021-8308

O'Neill, Brian and Gillespie, Alex (2008) Simulating naturalistic instruction: the case for a voice mediated interface for assistive technology for cognition Journal of Assistive Technologies, 2 (2). 22-31. ISSN 1754-9450

2007

Gillespie, Alex (2007) Trust in everyday interaction In: Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, (eds.) Trust and Distrust: Sociocultural Perspectives. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age, Charlotte, NC, USA. ISBN 9781593118426

Gillespie, Alex (2007) The social basis of self-reflection In: Valsiner, Jaan and Rosa, Alberto, (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology. Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology. Cambridge University Press, 678-691. ISBN 9780521854108

Gillespie, Alex (2007) The intersubjective dynamics of trust, distrust, and manipulation In: Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, (eds.) Trust and Distrust: Sociocultural Perspectives. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age, Charlotte, NC, USA. ISBN 9781593118426

Gillespie, Alex and O’Neill, Brady (2007) A novel assistive technology for cognition to aid performance of complex behavioural sequences Brain Impairment, 8 (2). 187-188. ISSN 1443-9646

Marková, Ivana and Linell, Per and Gillespie, Alex (2007) Trust and distrust in society In: Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, (eds.) Trust and Distrust: Sociocultural Perspectives. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age, Charlotte, NC, USA. ISBN 9781593118426

Gillespie, Alex (2007) Time, self and the other: the striving tourist In: Mathias Simao, Livia and Valsiner, Jaan, (eds.) Otherness in Question: Development of the Self. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT, USA. ISBN 9781593112332

Gillespie, Alex (2007) In the other we trust: buying souvenirs in Ladakh, North India In: Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, (eds.) Trust and Distrust: Sociocultural Perspectives. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age, Charlotte, NC, USA. ISBN 9781593118426

Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex and Zittoun, Tania and Baucal, Aleksandar (2007) Editorial introduction: special issue: collaborative research and the culture of science Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 41 (2). 121-123. ISSN 1932-4502

Wagoner, Brady and Gillespie, Alex and Duveen, Gerard (2007) Bartlett in the digital age The Psychologist, 20 (11). 680-681. ISSN 0952-8229

Zittoun, Tania and Baucal, Aleksandar and Cornish, Flora and Gillespie, Alex (2007) Collaborative research, knowledge and emergence Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 41 (2). 208-217. ISSN 1932-4502

Gillespie, Alex (2007) Collapsing self/other positions: identification through differentiation British Journal of Social Psychology, 46 (3). 579-595. ISSN 0144-6665

Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora and Aveling, Emma-Louise and Zittoun, Tania (2007) Conflicting community commitments: a dialogical analysis of a British woman's World War II diaries Journal of Community Psychology, 36 (1). 35-52. ISSN 0090-4392

Cornish, Flora and Zittoun, Tania and Gillespie, Alex (2007) A cultural psychological reflection on collaborative research Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 8 (3). art. 21. ISSN 1438-5627

Zittoun, Tania and Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora and Psaltis, Charis (2007) The metaphor of the triangle in theories of human development Human Development, 50 (4). 208-229. ISSN 0018-716X

Marková, Ivana and Gillespie, Alex, eds (2007) Trust and distrust: sociocultural perspectives Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development. Information Age, Charlotte, NC, USA. ISBN 9781593118426

2006

Gillespie, Alex (2006) Games and the development of perspective taking Human Development, 49 (2). 87-92. ISSN 0018-716X

Gillespie, Alex (2006) Descartes' demon: a dialogical analysis of meditations on first philosophy Theory and Psychology, 16 (6). 761-781. ISSN 0959-3543

Gillespie, Alex (2006) Tourist photography and the reverse gaze Ethos, 34 (3). 343-366. ISSN 0091-2131

Gillespie, Alex, ed (2006) Becoming other: from social interaction to self-reflection IAP - Information Age Publishing. ISBN 9781593112318

2005

Gillespie, Alex (2005) Giving the future form: non-reflective and reflective uses of symbolic resources In: Gulerce, Aydan and Hofmeister, Arnd and Staeuble, Irmingard, (eds.) Contemporary Yheorizing in Psychology: Global Perspectives. Captus University Publications, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 9781553221098

Gillespie, Alex (2005) Malcolm X and his autobiography: identity development and self-narration Culture and Psychology, 11 (1). 77-88. ISSN 1354-067X

Gillespie, Alex (2005) G.H. Mead: theorist of the social act Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 35 (1). 19-39. ISSN 0021-8308

2004

Gillespie, Alex (2004) Book review: the mystery of GH Mead’s first book Theory and Psychology, 14 (3). 422-424. ISSN 0959-3543

2003

Gillespie, Alex (2003) Supplementarity and surplus: moving between the dimensions of otherness Culture and Psychology, 9 (3). 209-220. ISSN 1354-067X

Zittoun, Tania and Duveen, Gerard and Gillespie, Alex and Ivinson, Gabrielle and Psaltis, Charis (2003) The use of symbolic resources in developmental transitions Culture and Psychology, 9 (4). 415-448. ISSN 1354-067X

2000

Gillespie, Alex and Peltzer, Karl and MaClachlan, Malcolm (2000) Returning refugees: psychosocial problems and mediators of mental health among Malawian returnees Journal of Mental Health, 9 (2). 165-178. ISSN 0963-8237


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Trust, distrust and conflict are core problematics in life. This volume uses the concepts of culture, representation and dialogue to explore the dynamics of distrust and conflict in various contexts.

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Awards

NVivo 9 Teaching Award for Europe, the Middle East and Africa;
British Stroke Research Group Prize for 'highest scoring oral abstract submitted to the 2010 UK Stroke Forum Conference';
Advancing Department of Health Healthcare Award, in the 'Enhancing Self-Care and Independent Living' category

 

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