Dr Cathy Nicholson

Dr Cathy Nicholson

Visiting Senior Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Intergroup conflict, intergroup boundaries, political narratives

About me

Cathy is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science where she obtained her PhD under the supervision of Caroline Howarth.

Her main interests lie in the exploration of imagined boundaries between social groups in tension, whether at the local or global level - to explore if, when and how they may cross group boundaries to forge new social realities.  Her qualitative approach allows exploration of the cultural and political contexts in which individuals, as group members are embedded, to uncover an array of perspectival representations from which to begin the possibilities of a meaningful conversation. 


Expertise Details

Intergroup conflict; intergroup boundaries; political narratives; collective memory; contact research; social representations; dialogical interdependencies; qualitative methodology.