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Research projects

Current peer reviewed research projects include

Post-Brexit Politics: A Social Psychological Interrogation of Community and Citizenship

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On 23 June 2016, the British public voted in a much discussed and heavily pollicised referendum to leave the European Union. The pre-referendum debates and the heated discussions following the vote show that the referendum rekindled older socio-political cleavages but it also created new divisions.

Mapping Refugee Media Journeys

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The "Mapping Refugee Media Journeys" project investigates the parallel tracks of the physical and digital journeys of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. It documents the media and informational resources that refugees use from the point of departure, during their journeys across different borders and states, and upon arrival (if they reach their desired destination).

PASAR - Participation Arts and Social Action in Research

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The PASAR project creates a model for bringing together practitioners and marginalized groups to engage with each other through creative methods. It addresses the UK social science community's need to gain a better understanding of how participatory action research approaches engage marginalised groups in research as co-producers of knowledge. It combines walking methods and participatory theatre to create a space for exploring, sharing and documenting processes of belonging and place-making that are crucial to understanding and enacting citizenship.

Internet Infidelity

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The increasingly ubiquitous use of the internet and social media is having a transformative effect on how we are ‘do’ relationships which is creating new opportunities and new challenges. One such challenge is how couples negotiate and manage couple boundaries around these technologies. This work stream with Dr. Andreas Vossler (Psychology, Open University) and Dr Naomi Moller (Psychology, Open University) builds on prior published research on infidelity and couple counselling with infidelity.