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Dr Katy Greenland

Dr Katy Greenland

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greenlandk@cardiff.ac.uk
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+44 29208 75379
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+44 (0)29 208 74175
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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 intergroup phenomenon.

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.

Biography

Professional memberships

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students and establishing research collaborations on aspects of stigma, discrimination, and inequality. I am interested in the causes and practices of stigma, but also the lived experiences of people who experience inequality and how they make sense of these experiences. My work draws on both social psychological and sociological theory and includes both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

  • Reviewer for: British Journal of Psychology; Economic and Social Research Council; European Journal of Social Psychology; Gender and Education; Journal of Homosexuality; Leverhulme Trust.
  • Member of: British Psychological Society; European Association of Social Psychology; Society for Personality and Social Psychology; Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Recent Research Grants

  • Wales Office of Research & Development April 2010- March 2013 (£55,650) Project title: The role of statutory social workers in suicide prevention. With Jonathan Scourfield.
  • Economic and Social Research Council December 2005- December 2008 (£154, 477). The role of physiological arousal and intergroup anxiety in prejudice. With Greg Maio.
  • Bausch & Lomb Europe: February 2004- February 2007 ( £18,653) Reducing contact lens related patient anxiety. With Tom Margrain.
  • Welsh Office of Research and Development: Nov 2001 (£96, 803). Young people, gender, and suicide prevention. With Jonathan Scourfield, Lindsay Prior, and Jane Scourfield.
  • Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture: 1998 – 2000. Project title: A comparative study on the contextual and social identity. With Toshikatsu Kakimoto.
  • Nuffield Foundation Bursary: 1998 (£1,300). Project title: Intergroup anxiety and outgroup perception.

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Teaching

Doctoral Students

  • Norma NCube (2021- present). Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women in the civil service. Co-supervised with Surhan Cam.
  • Verena Stein (2020- present). Practices of MBSR training. Co-supervised with Rob Smith.
  • Katy Benson (2021- present). Mothers with learning difficulties. Co-supervised with Gareth Thomas.
  • Laura Shiboye (2018- present) Learning experiences of displaced mothers in Wales. Co-supervised with EJ Renold
  • Alex Vickery (2014- 2020) Men and distress: Experiences of help seeking, coping and self-management. Co-supervised with Jonathan Scourfield
  • Constantino Dumangane (2010- 2016). Exploring the narratives of the few: British African Caribbean Male graduates of elite Universities in England and Wales. 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