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Lin Bailey

Dr Lin Bailey BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology


I am a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, teaching on modules across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. My research interests  include gender, social inequalities, consumption and identity within a critical social psychological approach.


I joined the Psychology Team at Sheffield Hallam University early in 2018. My areas of teaching are social psychology and qualitative research. The Psychology team at Sheffield Hallam cover a comprehensive and diverse range of psychological approaches and I am very excited to have the opportunities to work with specialists in qualitative research and with principal critical social psychologists. 

I completed my PhD at the University of Bath in 2012. The thesis explored contemporary classed femininities within young people's drinking cultures. My previous post was as a Senior Lecturer at Southampton Solent University, 2011 - 2018. I have presented at national and international conferences and I peer review journal articles and book editions.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society, and a member of the Applied Health Research Group.

My academic and research roles are:

  • Joint co-ordinator (with Dr Lisa Staniforth) for the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology (CeBSAP)  Seminar Series;
  • Joint co-ordinator (with Dr Lisa Staniforth) for the Qualitative Teaching Cluster.
My areas of interest are:

  • Critical Social Psychology within a social constructionist perspective;
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • New Forms of Femininity and Masculinity
  • Social Locations


Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Social Psychology

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • MSc Forensic Psychology
  • MSc Developmental Psychology


Journal articles

Bailey, L., Griffin, C., & Shankar, A. (2015). “Not a good look”: impossible dilemmas for young women negotiating the culture of intoxication in the United Kingdom. Substance Use & Misuse, 50 (6), 747-758.

Malson, H., Bailey, L., Clarke, S., Treasure, J., Anderson, G., & Kohn, M. (2011). Un/imaginable future selves: A discourse analysis of inpatients' talk about recovery from an 'eating disorder'. European Eating Disorders Review, 19 (1), 25-36.

Book chapters

Bailey, L., & Griffin, C. (2017). Social locations: class, gender and young people’s alcohol consumption in a digital world. In Lyons, A.C., McCreanor, T., Goodwin, I., & Moewaka Barnes, H. (Eds.) Youth drinking cultures in a digital world : alcohol, social media and cultures of intoxication. (pp. 31-48). Oxon: Routledge

Postgraduate supervision

I have supervised two PhD candidates to completion.

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