Researcher in Residence

Researcher in Residence

Dr Lindsey Cameron

We are delighted that  Dr Lindsey Cameron, Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Kent is Researcher in Residence with us at The Linking Network and is providing us with research insights into our work.

Dr Cameron is Associate Professor in Psychology and is an expert in children’s social development, including peer relations and friendship and children’s thinking about identity, equality and diversity. She has twenty years of experience in the design and evaluation of school programmes to tackle stereotypes through encounters with difference. Her particular expertise is in building children’s social connections across different communities. She has attracted funding for her research from the Big Lottery, Oxfam, Economic and Social Research Council, DfID, NHS.

She is passionate about bringing psychology to the wider world and achieves this through organising public engagement events, collaborations with national charities such as One Globe Kids and People United, as well as through action research with local schools. She is currently running a project on bullying in schools with the British Orthodontic Society and leads the annual Identity and Belonging educational challenges conference in partnership with the Kent Educational Psychology Service. The theme for this year’s event is Young People and Social Media.

Click to find more information about Dr Lindsey Cameron’s research and our link with the University of Kent.

Researcher in Residence to The Linking Network

As Researcher in Residence, Dr Cameron helps embed evidence-based practice and robust research methodology in the organisation and develop the research capabilities of members of staff.

Dr Cameron will work with The Linking Network to identify critical points at which research can be used to evaluate the impact of key activities, develop and share methods of evaluation, and create research resources, deliver presentations or training and provide guidance and knowledge as and when required.  The Residency could also lead to externally funded research projects or joint academic publications and other revenue generation activities such as training or consultancy.

As Researcher in Residence, Dr Cameron will also develop further the link between the University of Kent and the Linking Network, providing access to resources such as voluntary student researchers, hosting joint events on campus and accessing expert advice from University on external funding opportunities.