We are planning an exciting seminar series for the next few months hosted at the Brooks Building, Birley Fields Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M15 6GX. Invited speakers include Abigail Locke (The University of Huddersfield, Liz Cunningham (The University of Brighton), Tom Muskett (Leeds Beckett University) and Esther Igan (Ryerson University Toronto). Full details of the programme will follow shortly.
Liz Cunningham works in Community Psychology at The University of Brighton and is the president-elect of the European Community Psychology Association (2013-15)
Dr. Tom Muskett is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Tom is a Speech and Language Therapist with a particular clinical interest in working with children with diagnoses of autism and their families. Informed by these experiences, Tom’s research aims to explore how Conversation Analysis accounts of interactions involving such children interface with mainstream and critical/radical approaches to theorising the diagnosis, and how discursive methodologies might underpin novel and progressive approaches to professional practice.
Dr Esther Ignani works in Disability Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Dr Abigail Locke is a Reader in Applied Social Psychology, specialising in critical social and health psychology.
The seminar series will commence with a tweet chat on the 19th November to coincide with the Festival of Community Psychology being held in Manchester on 20th and 21st November, 2015 (19.30 – 20.20 GMT). Follow this link to find out more:http://www.bps.org.uk/networks-and-communities/member-microsite/community-psychology-section/news/festival-community-psychology-20th-21st-november-2015-manchester
If you are new to tweet chats, here is some information: http://www.slideshare.net/suebeckingham/introducing-tweet-chats-using-lth-echat-as-an-exemplar
To join us at the tweetchat where we will consider the Future of Community Psychology please follow us @critcommpsymmu and the #critcommpsy. We will post a series of questions between 19.30 and 20.30 on 19th November and invite you to join in with the responses. Each question will be numbered e.g. Q1 Q2 and if would be great if you could start your response to each question with A1, A2 etc. We will then storify the tweets.