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My research focuses on intergroup relations, intergroup conflict and social change in divided societies and is closes associated with social identity theory and contact theory. As an applied researcher these theoretical constructs are examined within "real-world" contexts; particularly those found within divided communities. Currently, I am involved in three lines of research. The first focuses on school-based contact initiatives designed to promote social cohesion in divided societies. I am currently involved in an ESRC grant to initiate shared education projects in the Former Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Kosovo. As well as a Spencer grant exploring the impact of shared education initiatives on the parents of young people involved in shared activities in Northern Ireland.
My second line of research focuses on the emotive issue of policing; in particular, the highly charged relationship between members of the police force and young people in Northern Ireland. I am currently working with the Northern Ireland Policing Board on an evaluation of the PSNI’s New Local Policing Model. The third focuses on national identity. I am currently working on projects related to the representation of Irish national identity at national parades and the manner in which individuals experience a sense of shared identity with those around them.
PSY7054 Theoretical Perspectives and Focal Issues in Political Psychology
PSY7066 Quantitative Data Analysis
PSY7093 Personal Tutor
PSY1008 Foundations in Psychology (Personal Tutor)
PSY Psychological Methods
PSY3121 Identity and Intergroup Relations (Module Coordinator)
PSY3114 Psychology Thesis
I graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Maine in 2001. From there, I moved to Claremont Graduate University where I was awarded an MA and PhD in Applied Social Psychology (MA 2006, PhD 2010). Immediately after completing my PhD, I moved to Belfast and began a postdoctoral position in the Institute for Irish Studies, followed by two additional postdoctoral positions in the Centre for Shared Education. From October 2017, I have joined the School of Psychology as a Lecturer in Applied Social Psychology.
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29/10/2018 → 31/03/2019
From I to we: Participants’ accounts of the development and impact of shared identity at large-scale displays of Irish national identityBlaylock, D. L., Stevenson, C., O’Donnell, A. T., Reicher, S. D., Bryan, D., Neville, F. G. & Muldoon, O. T., 12 Feb 2021, In: Irish Political Studies. 36, 1, p. 92-108 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Shared Education as a contact-based intervention to improve intergroup relations among adolescents in post-conflict Northern Ireland. Developmental PsychologyReimer, N., Hughes, J., Blaylock, D., Donnelly, C., Wolfer, R. & Hewstone, M., 12 Aug 2021, (Accepted) In: Developmental Psychology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Loader, R., Hughes, J., Blaylock, D. & Turner, R., 2020, 19 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Education in divided societies: Developing and researching shared education in the Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and CroatiaHughes, J., Turner, R., Blaylock, D. & Jost, D., Mar 2020, 11 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportFile26 Downloads (Pure)
Extending intergroup contact: Does contact experienced within Peace4Youth programmes predict contact experienced beyond the programme?Blaylock, D., Burns, S., Turner, R. & Taylor, L., 14 Jul 2020.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Identifying promoters and barriers to cross-group friendship in adolescence: Confidence in contact, ‘race talk’ and diverse friendships (British Academy Small Grant)
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Peace and Conflict Psychology Research Series - Practical Applications: short and long term outcomes and applications of field research05 Feb 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talkFile
Extending intergroup contact: Does contact experienced within Peace4Youth programmes predict contact experienced beyond the programme?14 Jul 2020 → 17 Jul 2020
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
Danielle Blaylock (Chair)14 Jul 2020 → 17 Jul 2020
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk