THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF VULNERABLE GROUPS
We are interested in applying the Social Identity Approach to understand the lived experiences of vulnerable groups, and how life can be enhanced for these individuals.
THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF FOODBANK USE
We have explored Social Cure and Social Curse processes in foodbanks
Report for the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty. The report was published here and summarised here.
Report for the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health, and The Environment. The report was published here. The resultant House of Lords Select Committee report, featuring our evidence, was published here.
Report for the UK Government’s Work and Pensions Committee's Welfare Safety Net Inquiry. The report was published here.
Report for the UN on human rights in Nottinghamshire. The report is summarised here.
THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF REFUGEE DETENTION
We have investigated how social identity allows detained migrants to make sense of and cope with their ordeal.
Report for the UK Home Office on quality of life in detention: results from MQLD questionnaire data collected in IRC Campsfield House, IRC Yarl's Wood, IRC Colnbrook, and IRC Dover, September 2013-August 2014.
THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF STIGMA & LONELINESS
We have explored how social identities can help or hinder people's ability to cope with social problems
We have explored how loneliness increases healthcare visits, and how social identity can improve people's sleep quality by reducing feelings of loneliness
THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF EATING DISORDERS
We have explored the role of social identities in eating disorder recovery.