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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide 2019 Research Associate University of Adelaide
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2004 - 2007 Southern Cross University Australia Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
Date Title Institution Country 2009 - 2014 Doctor of Philosophy University of Adelaide Australia
Year Citation 2018 Augoustinos, M., Callaghan, P., & Hastie, B. (2018). Apologising for past wrongs: emotion-reason rhetoric in political discourse. In L. Smith, M. Wetherell, & G. Campbell (Eds.), Emotion, Affective Practices, and the Past in the Present (pp. 105-123). London, United Kingdom: Routledge, Taylor and Francis. 2017 Augoustinos, M., Callaghan, P., Sorrentino, J., & Worth, A. (2017). Political leadership and social diversity: The everyday politics of race and gender. In C. Howarth, & E. Andreouli (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (pp. 18-33). Oxon, UK: Routledge. 2016 Augoustinos, M., Callaghan, P., Sorrentino, J., & Worth, A. (2016). Political leadership and social diversity: The everyday politics of race and gender. In The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (pp. 18-33).
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