I completed a BSc Psychology (First Class Honours) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2010 and a Master of Research in Psychology (MRes) in 2011. I began my PhD at Sheffield Hallam in 2011. I contributed to teaching on a range of modules across the BSc Psychology programme at Sheffield Hallam whilst completing my MRes and carrying out my PhD research.
Whilst I contribute to teaching on social psychology modules which focus on traditional social psychological perspectives, my own research interests predominantly sit within a critical framework and I very much enjoy teaching more critical approaches to social psychology.
Whilst my current research examines media representations of contemporary terrorism and terrorist identity, more broadly, I am interested in discourse, and the way that power, prejudice and discrimination influence conceptions of identity, particularly during times of conflict.
Specialist areas of interest
Critical Social Psychology
Qualitative Research Methods
Sexuality and Gender
Social Sciences and Arts
My PhD research examines social representations of contemporary terrorism and terrorist identity in UK newsprint media.
Staniforth, L., Vine, E., & Ellis, S. The 'Home-grown Terrorist': Examining identity accounts in UK newsprint media coverage of the '7/7' bobmings. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty Research Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 14th September 2015,
Staniforth, L., Vine, E., & Ellis, S. Discursive constructions of contemporary terrorist identity. PSP Research and Scholarship Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 18th December 2014.
Staniforth, L., Vine, E., & Ellis, S. Constructing 'Islamic Terrorism' in UK national newspaper coverage of the '7/7' bombings. DPR13: Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion Conference, Greenwich University, England, 9-11th April 2013.
Staniforth, L., Vine, E., & Ellis, S. Constructing a Muslim enemy in UK national newspaper coverage of the '7/7' bombings. Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Sheffield University, England, 30th May, 2012.
Staniforth, L., Vine, E., & Ellis, S. Examining constructions of Islam in UK newsprint reports of the '7/7' bombings. Poster presented at the PSP Research and Scholarship Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, 14th December, 2011.