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MSc Community & Critical Social Psychology

MSc Community and Critical Social Psychology

The Course Programme Structure Staff Profiles Why YSJ ?

 

The MSc CCSP is taught by members of the Community & Critical Social Psychology Research Group, with contributions from members of staff from across the Faculty. The core teaching team are:

Stephen GibsonDr Stephen Gibson

Head of Programme 

I have been at York St John since September 2005, before which I undertook my doctoral research in the Department of Psychology, Lancaster University. In my research I use discursive and rhetorical approaches to explore a range of social psychological topics, including citizenship, national identity, dis/obedience and representations of peace and conflict. I currently teach Social Psychology and Qualitative Research Methods.

 

Jacqui AkhurstDr Jacqui Akhurst

Principle lecturer

Before moving into full time Higher Education lecturing, I taught in both primary and secondary schools in South Africa. Following professional psychology training I worked as a School Psychologist. From 1992 – 2003, I lectured at the University of Natal, SA. After moving to the UK in 2004, I was based for two years in the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Psychology. I am currently a Principal Lecturer in Psychology at York St John University, and a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). My research is focused on community-based interventions, much of it utilising Action Research and Activity Theory. I am also registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in both counselling and educational psychology.

 

Zahra TizroDr Zahra Tizro

Lecturer

Before joining York St John University I was working as a research fellow at the academic unit of public health, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds on an ESRC project in relation to ‘informed choice and ethnicity in the context of genetic testing policies and practice’. The focus of the research was to investigate values women (with a diverse ethnic background) attached to the concept of ‘informed choice’ within the context of genetic testing using Q-methodology.

In the context of my PhD I investigated the issues surrounding domestic violence against women in a cross cultural setting. Meanwhile I conducted research in the context of personality and stress in children and adolescence implementing EBS (Emotional Behaviour Scale) which resulted in constructing a new psychometric scale EBS-IA (Emotional Behaviour Scale-Iranian Adolescents). 

 

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