Grace Horwood

Grace Horwood

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently undertaking a PhD under the supervision of Professor Martha Augoustinos and Dr Clemence Due.

My research interests are in the area of social psychology and sociology broadly, and more specifically in the field of mental health promotion and communication. In my PhD I aim to use the methodology of critical discursive psychology to explore how the concept of "mental health" was constructed during the COVID-19 pandemic in various contexts including newspapers, online discussion forums, mental health websites and government publications.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Horwood, G., & Augoustinos, M. (2022). ‘It’s more than sadness’: The Discursive Construction of Depression on Australian Depression Websites. Qualitative Health Research, 32(7), 1185-1196.
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    2022 Horwood, G., Augoustinos, M., & Due, C. (2022). ‘Mental Wealth’ and ‘Mental Fitness’: The discursive construction of mental health in the Australian news media during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 13 pages.
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  • Datasets

    Year Citation
    - Horwood, G. (n.d.). Newspaper articles in Australia in 2020 mentioning mental health and COVID-19.
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