Projects per year
Dr Blackwood is a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology. She has conducted research across a range of social phenomenon, including collective action and processes of alienation and radicalisation; social influence, leadership and group advocacy; and the experience and consequences of misrecognition and humiliation. This research has been conducted with various groups including union members, political activists, Muslims, young people and police.
She is currently pursuing two related lines of research.
The first examines the processes through which societal institutions and practices contribute to (or undermine) social cohesion and community well-being. So, for instance, one area of interest is the relationships between societal authorities (e.g., within health, education, policing, employment, and welfare) and stigmatised or disadvantaged communities, and both the intended and unintended consequences of their interventions for identity, participation and voice.
The second reflects interest in the diverse forms of organization (e.g., government, social movements, community advocacy) through which people pursue social change and how these are shaped by inter- and intra-group struggles over identity and strategy. Broadly speaking, this research seeks to contribute to a more dynamic and non-linear understanding of social change and social stasis. In this research she is interested in the perspectives of both those who seek to effect change and those who are the subject of social change interventions. .
- Social movements and community advocacy
- Community organization and social change strategies
- Social influence and leadership
- Social participation, citizenship and voice
- Class, gender, and ethnicity
23/12/18 → 28/02/22
Project: Research council
25/11/19 → 23/11/20
Project: Research-related funding
Community Matters Evaluation Report: An examination of University of Bath academic and community member experiences and understandings of a community-based participatory research initiativeBlackwood, L., Johansen, J. & Tarling, G., Apr 2020, 41 p. Bath, UK : University of Bath.
Research output: Other contribution
Smith, L., Blackwood, L. & Thomas, E., 31 Mar 2020, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 15, 2, p. 327-352 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)427 Downloads (Pure)
‘Distancers’ and ‘non-distancers’? The potential social psychological impact of moralizing COVID-19 mitigating practices on sustained behaviour changeProsser, A., Judge, M., Bolderdijk, J. W., Blackwood, L. & Kurz, T., 1 Jul 2020, In : British Journal of Social Psychology. 59, 3, p. 653-662 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Costas Batlle, I., Blackwood, L. & Stevens, E., 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
Choosing between conciliatory and oppositional leaders: The role of out-group signals and in-group leader candidates’ collective action tacticsBlackwood, L. & Louis, W. R., 15 Aug 2017, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 47, 3, p. 320-336
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)62 Downloads (Pure)
Dataset for "(Mis)recognition in the Therapeutic Alliance: The Experience of Mental-Health Interpreters Working with Refugees in UK Clinical Settings"
Blackwood, L. (Creator) & Hassan, H. (Creator), University of Bath, 31 Oct 2020
Blackwood, L. (Creator) & Louis, W. R. (Creator), University of Bath, 2017