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Dr Lisa Lazard

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Head of Discipline & Senior Lecturer in Psychology
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • Psychology
  • lisa.lazard

Research interests

My research interests broadly focus on gendered/sexualised identities and how they become enmeshed relations of power. I am particularly interested in how such power relationships become played out and disrupted in constructions of sexual violence, particularly sexual harassment and parenting.

Capdevila, R. & Lazard, L. (in press) Gender. Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Springer.

Callaghan, J. & Lazard, L. (2012) Please don't put the whole dang thing out there! A discursive analysis of internet discussions on breastfeeding. Psychology and Health, 27(8), 938–55.

Lazard, L., Capdevila, R. & Roberts, A. (2011) Methodological pluralism in theory and in practice: the case for Q in the community. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8(2), 140–150.

Butcher, J., Sedgwick, P., Lazard. & Hey, J. (2010) How might inclusive approaches to assessment enhance student learning in HE? Enhancing the learner experience in Higher Education. 2(1), 25–40.

Mungham, S. & Lazard, L. (2010) Virtually experts: exploring constructions of mothers' advice seeking in online parenting forums. Radical Psychology.

Marzano, L., Capdevila, R., Ciclitira, K., & Lazard, L. (2009) Justice and Care: Theorising the 'new man' and the 'caring father'. Psychology of women section review.11(2), 11–20.

Lazard, L (2009) Moving past powerlessness: An exploration of the heterosexualisation of sexual harassment. Psychology of women section review, 11(1), 3–11.

Lazard, L (2009) "You'll like this – it's feminist!" Representations of strong women in Horror fiction. Feminism and Psychology, 19(1), 132–137.

Capdevila, C. & Lazard, L. (2008/2007) Is it just me? Q methodology and representing the marginal. Operant Subjectivity, 32, 70–84.

Capdevila, C., Ciclitira, K., Lazard, L. & Marzano, L (2006) 'If I am woman, who are they'? The construction of 'other' feminisms. Psychology of Women Section Review, 8(2), 23–31.

A repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.

Teaching interests

Discovering psychology (DSE141), DE200, DE300