Crowds and Identities: John Drury’s Research Group



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John Drury

Professor of Social Psychology 
John conducts research on crowds, collective action, social movements, mass emergencies and disasters, crowding and crowd safety.

Photo of Sanj ChoudhurySanj Choudhury

Research Assistant 
Sanj is the Project Support Assistant for the ESRC-funded Beyond Contagion project, and the editor of this website.

Photo of Louise DavidsonLouise Davidson

PhD Student
Louise’s research will be applying the Social Identity Approach to investigate the ways emergency responders work together both within and between different response organisations, in order to enhance interoperability during major incidents.

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Carina Hoerst

PhD Student
Carina's research focuses on on racially and religiously hate-motivated attacks.

Photo of Susie BallentyneSusie Ballentyne

PhD Student
Susie's research interests include social identity, resilience, and post-migration stress and wellbeing.

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Selin Tekin Guven

PhD Student
Selin's research will be looking at how marginalized groups succeed or fail in mobilizing support from the wider public following a disaster (especially Grenfell Tower).


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Patricio Saavedra

PhD Student   
Patricio focuses his research on protesters' behaviour, and how it can be affected by the perceptions of the political context.   

Photo of Roger Ball.Roger Ball

Roger is currently working on the ESRC-funded 'Beyond Contagion' project. 

Photo of Peanut.Peanut

Mascot/Pet Therapist
Peanut is a rescue dog, and the offical mascot for the Crowds & Identities research group. Due to the fact that she is a dog, it is unlikely that Peanut will produce any publishable research, a fact that Professor Drury has now come to terms with. Peanut has also dabbled in pet therapy, providing students and staff in the School of Psychology with cuddles and friendship in times of stress.