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Research interests

Andrew's research focuses on the application of social psychology to a range of contexts. He has a particular interest in the psychology of intergroup relations and uses various methodologies to study this. This includes discursive psychology research into collective victimhood as well as more recent research using the implicit association test to explore linguistic bias. He also applies social psychological theory to understanding the use and design of social media in various contexts.

Biography

Dr McNeill is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and has been working at Northumbria University since 2013. His work explores social psychological factors in diverse contexts including intergroup conflict, design of social media, and public health. He is a strong advocate of mixed-methods approaches to psychology.

He did his PhD in the discursive psychology of post-conflict victimhood at Queen's University Belfast (2010-2013).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Rhetoric and victimhood in Northern Ireland, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sept 201030 Sept 2013

Award Date: 10 Dec 2014

Psychology, BSc (Hons), Recent conceptualisations of collective victimhood, their distinctiveness and their relationship to aspects of reconciliation, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sept 200730 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

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