Find out about our current and previous projects and listen to some of our podcasts.

Our research interests

Our research interests include:

  • collective action participation as a source of psychological transformation, including politicisation, empowerment, and wellbeing
  • collective resilience in mass emergencies and disasters
  • cognitive, behavioural, and emotional reactions to situations of crowding
  • the practical and political implications of pathologizing (versus liberatory) discursive constructions of crowds. 

Our projects 

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Our podcasts

Listen to our podcast Beyond Contagion: Understanding the Spread of Riots.

It is an original three-part podcast series bringing together leading academics ten years after the 2011 English riots to explore the origins and findings of the Beyond Contagion research and how it is informing contemporary studies on rioting and public disorder.

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