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.
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2021 Scholarship Research Training Program Stipend University of Adelaide Australia -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2020 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours - First Class) 2004 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science with Major in Sociology
Date Title Institution Country 2021 - 2024 PhD in Medicine (Psychology) University of Adelaide Australia
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.
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.
Year Citation - Horwood, G. (n.d.). Newspaper articles in Australia in 2020 mentioning mental health and COVID-19.
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