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Dr Katy Greenland

Dr Katy Greenland

Reader

School of Social Sciences

Email:
greenlandk@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29208 75379
Fax:
+44 (0)29 208 74175
Media commentator

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Undergraduate Teaching

  • Year one Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Year two Social Research Methods
  • Year two Psychology and Social Behaviour
  • Year three Dissertation

Postgraduate Teaching

  • PGCE/ Cert Ed (FE): Foundations of Learning and Teaching
  • Masters Social Work

Doctoral Students

  • Constantino Dumangane (2010- ). African/Caribbean Boys' Experiences of Secondary Education. Co-supervised with David James and Debbie Epstein.
  • Susanne Spooner (2010- ). Resilience and Volunteering by Looked After Children. Co-supervised with Sally Holland
  • Tom Slater (2010- ). 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 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.