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Dr Samuel Parker

Dr Samuel Parker


School of Social Sciences

I am a Lecturer in Social Sciences in the School and contribute to teaching on a range of undergraduate modules, primarily on the Human and Social Sciences degree pathway. I completed my PhD in the School in 2018 which investigated the ways in which refugees and asylum seekers in Wales talk about integration in Wales.

2014 2018  PhD in Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

2013              MSc in Psychological Research Methods, The Open University

2009              Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates), The Open University

2003              BA (Econ.) Hons Accounting, The University of Manchester


Speaking engagements

Inhibiting integration and strengthening inequality? The effects of UK policy making on refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods Annual Conference, 18th July 2018

A critical discourse analysis of UK, Scottish and Welsh Government refugee integration strategies. International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting, University of Edinburgh, 29th June – 2nd July 2017

“It’s ok if it’s hidden”: The discursive construction of everyday racism for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. Approaches to Migration, Language and Identity Conference, University of Lausanne, 4th–6th May 2017

Hearing the voices of refugee and asylum-seeking parents: How Refugee and asylum-seeking parents in Wales talk about problems faced by their children. Children Displaced Across Borders Conference, Swansea University, 18th–19th November 2016.

Inclusion with whom?: The construction of other migrants as problematic in the integration discourses of forced migrants in Wales. “The Current Migration Crisis in Europe" SPSSI UK Conference, Cardiff University, 30th–31st August 2016 (with Sian Sanders).

“Welcome in Wales?” A discursive analysis of reported racist incidents in asylum seeker and refugee discourses. Frontiers and borders of superdiversity: Theory, method and practice, IRIS University of Birmingham, 23rd–24th June 2016.

‘Unwanted Invaders’: The representation of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and Australian print media. (Forced) Migration and Media Workshop, University of Leicester, 13th June 2016.

Research with refugees and asylum seekers: opportunities and challenges. School of Social Sciences PG Café, Cardiff University, 5th May 2016.

“It was just teasing”: Negotiating dilemmas in refugees’ integration discourses. Breaking Boundaries Conference, Cardiff University, 21st April 2016.

Committees and reviewing

I am a member of the School's Inclusion in Teaching and Learning team.

I currently teach on the following undergraduate modules in the school:
  • Issues in Social and Cultural Psychology (Convenor)
  • Human Development (Lectures and seminars)
  • Equality and Diversity in Education and Work (Lectures and seminars)
  • The Uses and Abuses of Psychology (Lectures and seminars)
  • Dissertation (Supervisor)

I have also previously taught on the following modules:

  • Introduction to Social and Public Policy (Seminars)
  • Current Debates in Social Psychology (Seminars)
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology (Seminars)
  • Social Policy Analysis (Seminars)
  • Power, Politics and Policy (Seminars)
  • Social Policy and Citizenship (Lectures)
  • Children and Childhood (Lectures)

My research interests include:

  • Discursive Psychology
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Migration
  • Racism