Intergenerational Linking Planning and CPD
We are delighted that Dr Lindsey Cameron, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Department, Kent University is Researcher in Residence with us at The Linking Network and is providing us with research insights into our work.
Dr Cameron is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and is an expert in the development of prejudice and stereotyping in children. She has twenty years of experience in the design and evaluation of prejudice-reduction interventions for use in schools, with particular expertise in inter-group contact theory. 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.
More information on Dr Cameron and her research can be found here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/cameronl/
Intergenerational Contact: An Introduction
Here Dr Lindsay Cameron looks at the stereotyping affecting older people, ageism and why it is beneficial to create forms of inter-generational contact to challenge these prejudices in young people. She examines the preparation required, the types of activities that are successful and how schools can build on this contact in various ways.