Research

The core of my research interests is crowd psychology, specifically: (1) collective action participation as a source of psychological transformation (including politicisation, empowerment and wellbeing); (2) collective resilience in mass emergencies and disasters; (3) cognitive, behavioural and emotional reactions to situations of crowding; (4) the problem of spontaneous coordination (from pedestrian flow to social movements); and (5) the practical and political implications of pathologizing (versus liberatory) discursive constructions of crowds.

For details of recent grants and research projects, see my research pages:

I currently supervise five PhD students: Evangelos Ntontis, Sara Vestergren, Khalifah Alfadhli, Patricio Saavedra, and Selin Tekin Guven.

I am the editor (with Hanna Zagefka of RHUL) of the British Journal of Social Psychology.

Recent publications can be found on my research group site, Crowds and Identities. See also my pages at ResearcherID Google Scholar and 'Social Psychology Network'