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Research Profile

Dr Katy Greenland 

Dr Katy Greenland
Position:Senior Lecturer
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75379
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175
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Address:2.36 Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

I am an applied social psychologist. At the core of my research is an emphasis on applying substantive social psychological theory to the social sciences. I work with theories and methods from experimental social psychology and apply them to everyday practice and experience. My research has employed a range of designs through experimental and quantitative surveys, to discourse and dialogical analysis. I remain committed to both quantitative and qualitative methods as and when they are most appropriate to the research question.

The themes that run through my work are emotions and social justice. I am interested in anxiety and distress, and how these emotions are central to the experiences and practices of stigma, inequality, and discrimination. My research explores how we fear particular groups of people (e.g., people with schizophrenia, children who are HIV+), and how these fears impact on actual interactions. Importantly, this analysis considers how fear is recognised and understood, but also how it is embodied in physiological and behavioural responses.