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Dr Katy Greenland

Dr Katy Greenland

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School of Social Sciences

Email
greenlandk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 75379
Fax:
+44 (0)29 208 74175
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Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am an applied social psychologist with a particular interest in stigma, inequality, and discrimination. I'm particularly interested in the social processes that underlie how we decide what constitutes discrimination and what doesn't. Research suggests that this is an intensely political and social phenomenon (rather than something that results from information processing). 

My research has employed a range of methods 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. 

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Teaching

I am on research leave and not teaching for the academic year 20/21

Doctoral Students

  • Laura Shiboye (2018- present) Learning experiences of displaced mothers in Wales). Co-supervised with Sin Yi Cheung
  • Alex Vickery (2014- 2020) Men and distress: Experiences of help seeking, coping and self-management. Co-supervised with Jonathan Scourfield
  • Constantino Dumangane (2010- ). African/Caribbean Boys' Experiences of Secondary Education. Co-supervised with David James and Debbie Epstein.
  • Tom Slater (2010- 2015). Evaluating the role of social workers in suicide prevention. Co-supervised with Jonathan Scourfield
  • Richard Taulke- Johnson (2005- 2009) Living Differently: The Experiences of Gay Male University Students. Co-supervised with Debbie Epstein.
  • Hannah Gee (2004- 2009) Identity Negotiation and the Equality Agenda in Universities. Co-supervised with Debbie Epstein.
  • Helen Court (2004- 2007). Anxiety and the Optometric Patient. Co-supervised with Tom Margrain.

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 social and critical psychology, and then apply them to everyday practice and experience.

These days, most of my work focuses around the practice and experience of 'discrimination'. People who have experienced an event that could be interpreted as discrimination are often remarkably unwilling to describe it as such: they use a whole range of other explanations instead. People who have acted in ways that could be interpreted as discrimination similarly reach for a range of other explanations. My research focuses on the ways that people make these arguments and how this is consequential for social justice: the central argument is that it is relatively difficult to make a successful claim of discrimination, and relatively easy to resist such a claim. 

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. 

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of: 

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Stigma and Discrimination