Peta Callaghan

Dr Peta Callaghan

Research Associate

Adelaide Law School

Faculty of the Professions


I completed my PhD in 2014 at the University of Adelaide under the supervision of Professor Martha Augoustinos. My thesis, titled 'Science, Ideology, and Climate Change', explored the discourses of climate change denial in the context of competing ideological positions and anti-science rhetoric.

My main research interests have been the relatively new field of discursive psychology, as well as social psychology more broadly. I utilise a range of qualitative methods in my research, including realist approaches such as content and thematic analysis, through to more constructionist approaches like discourse and critical discourse analysis.

I am interested in research topics focused on social justice, including environmental issues, racism and prejudice, and refugee health and well-being upon settlement in Australia.

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Negotiating chnaging identities: Migrant and refugee children's ethnic identity expression in Australia The University of Adelaide Honours Tamina Islam
  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83139907
  • Email: peta.callaghan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 15
  • Org Unit: School of Psychology

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