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Our Research

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We investigate how social psychological processes shape political, economic, cultural and organisational life. We have a vibrant research culture which draws together different traditions of theory and research in social psychology.

We view psychology as a social science, the real world as our laboratory, and social psychology as a tool for understanding and addressing pressing social issues.

Mind in Society
Social Interaction

Cognition and Culture (Franks, Gillespie)

Embodied Cognition (Basso)

Social Artefacts and Technology (Bauer, Gaskell, Lahlou)

Social Identities (Campbell,Gleibs,Howarth)

Social Representations (Bauer, Howarth, Jovchelovitch, Lahlou)

Public Understanding of Science and Risk Perception(Bauer, Reader, Gaskell


Agency, Power and Inequality (Campbell, Howarth, Jovchelovitch)

Communication and Intersubjectivity (Franks, Gillespie, Reader)

Community Development (Campbell, Howarth,Jovchelovitch)

Intercultural Relations  (Howarth)

Group Processes (Garcia, Gleibs, Reader)


Organisational cultures
Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Economic life (Basso, Lahlou)

Installations and activity (Lahlou)

Knowledge processes (Garcia)

Leadership and change
(Bauer, Garcia, Gleibs, Reader)

Safety and risk cultures (Gillespie, Reader)


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Health, Community and Development

Intercultural Research Group

International Cognition and Culture Institute

Inter-Personal and Organisational Communication (IPOC)


Mapping the Cultural Authority of Science (MACAS)

Organisational Research Group

Underground Sociabilities


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Recent Publications

Bauer, MW. (2015). Atoms, Bytes & Genes - Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses
, Advances in Sociology. Routledge, New York, 126. View

Basso, F., et al. (2014). Why people drink shampoo? Food Imitating Products are fooling brains and endangering people for marketing purposes.
PLOS One, 9 (9). View

Lahlou, S
., Le Bellu, S., & Boesen-Mariani, S. (2015). Subjective Evidence Based Ethnography: Theory and Case Studies. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. View

Mannell, J. (in press). Adopting, Manipulating, Transforming: Tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice, Health & Place, 30, 4-12. View

Moore. H., Gillespie.A. (2014) The caregiving bind: concealing the demands of informal care can undermine the caregiving identity. Social Science & Medicine, 116, 102-109. View   

Garcia - Lorenzo, L. (2014). Evitar rumores en los medios In: Nunez Dominguez, T., (ed.) Competencias psicosociales pra los profesionales de los medios. Ediciones Piramide, Madrid, Spain, 99 -112. View

Gleibs, I. H., Taeuber, S., Viki, G.T., & Giessner, S. (2013). When what we get is not what we want: The role of announced versus desired integration patterns in support for mergers. Social Psychology, 44, 177-190. View

Howarth, C., Wagner,W., Magnusson, N., Sammut, G. (2014). It’s only other people who make me feel black’: Acculturation, identity and agency in a multicultural community. Political Psychology, 35 (1), 81-95. View

Aveling, E.-L., Jovchelovitch, S. (2014). Partnerships as knowledge encounters: a psychosocial theory of partnerships for health and community development. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1), 34 - 45. View

Reader, T. W., Noort, M. C., Shorrock, S., Kirwan, B. (In Press). Safety san frontières: an international safety culture model. Risk Analysis: A
n International Journal, 1 - 20. View

Andreouli, E & Stockdale, J.E. (2009). Earned Citizenship: Assumptions and Implications. Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. 23 (2), 165-180. View