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 VETERAN WELLBEING
We have written a report based on our focus group research with veterans, where the participants discuss the need for a veteran-focussed psychological intervention to help reduce feelings of loneliness and mental ill-health. We propose to create this intervention in the future: it will be an adaptation of the pre-existing Groups4Health intervention, called Groups4Veterans
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 is summarised here. Report for the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health, and The Environment. 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.
We have published a report in response to a Public Health England Call for Evidence regarding Social Prescribing approaches for migrants. Our report can be found here.
THE SOCIAL IDENTITY OF STIGMA & LONELINESS
We have explored how social identities can help or hinder people's ability to cope with social problems
Paper in the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology: "Stigmatised Identity and Service Usage in Disadvantaged Communities: Residents', Community Workers' and Service Providers' Perspectives"
Paper in Journal of Health Psychology: "Financial distress and suicidal behaviour during COVID-19: Family identification attenuates the negative relationship between COVID-related financial distress and mental Ill-health"
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.