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Professor Clifford Stevenson Inaugural Lecture

'We Live in the Shelter of Each Other': The Psychology of Healthy, Resilient and Welcoming Neighbourhoods

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In this lecture, Professor Clifford Stevenson outlines his previous research on neighbourhood identity in Ireland, England and India as well as his team’s recent research into how local community identity can be harnessed through 'Social Prescribing' and how it provides resilience to the effects of COVID-19.

  • From: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 5.30 pm
  • To: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 12.00 pm
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Event details

The health benefits of living in a cohesive community are well known, but only recently have social psychologists shown how and why feelings of belonging to a neighbourhood can be good for us.

In this lecture, Professor Clifford Stevenson outlines his previous research on neighbourhood identity in Ireland, England and India as well as his team’s recent research into how local community identity can be harnessed through 'Social Prescribing' and how it provides resilience to the effects of COVID-19.

He also considers who might be excluded from neighbourhood identities and why incomers can be seen as an ‘identity threat’ to local communities. He reports his new research from Northern Ireland, England and Finland into how stronger place-based identities can help residents cope more effectively with the challenges of community diversification.

Professor Clifford Stevenson received his PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University in 2004 and has worked in the University of Limerick, Anglia Ruskin University and Queen’s University Belfast where he was Director of the Centre for Research in Political Psychology. His research examines how the groups to which people belong serve to shape their perception and experience of social reality as well as providing them with collective resilience. He lives in Nottingham with his wife (and fellow social psychologist) Dr Niamh McNamara and newly arrived son Cillian.

Programme

5.30 pm

Registration and welcome refreshments

6 pm

Welcome talk

6.05 pm

Lecture begins

6.50 pm

Close and thanks by Executive Dean

7 pm

Drink’s reception

7.30 pm

Close

Location details

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Newton building
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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