THE LINKING NETWORK – RESEARCHER IN RESIDENCE Dr Lindsey Cameron

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/

Role of Researcher in Residence

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.

In summary, Dr Cameron will work with The Linking Network 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.

 

Research underpinning the linking process July 2019, Dr Lindsey Cameron

Webinar by Dr Lindsey Cameron on Negative Contact: What it is, what does it look like and why is it important?

Gender Stereotype Training – a series of short lectures