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Dr Majella McFadden BA (Hons), PhD, PGCert

Senior Lecturer

Summary

Currently I contribute to the delivery of Social Psychology at levels 4 and 5 and supervise level 6 Psychology undergraduates.

  • About

    I have worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 1995, changing to a part time contract in 2002 following the birth of my children. During this time I have undertaken a variety of academic and administrative roles including teaching delivery at undergraduate and postgraduate level, postgraduate research supervision, consultancy and Admissions Tutor. 

    I have an interest in Clinical and Social Psychology and have completed a second edition of the popular undergraduate text Critical Social Psychology: An Introduction (with Professor Brendan Gough, published in 2013). I continue to review for several journals including Feminism & Psychology and Qualitative Research in Psychology.

    My research interests broadly span Clinical and Social Psychology, in particular exploring psychosocial dimensions of health and well being. I have successfully bid for research funding from bodies such as the National Lottery and NSPCC, and worked with both voluntary and statutory agencies such as Barnardos and SOVA. These projects have resulted in various publications. More recently I have developed research projects exploring experiences of patients with illnesses such as MS and End Stage Renal Disease with colleagues based at St. James Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary. This latter project resulted in a successful bid for funding from the National Kidney Foundation to a key worker for young people with End Stage Renal disease at St James Hospital, Leeds. 

    I am a member of the British Psychological society

    Clinical and Social Psychology

  • Teaching

    Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics

    Social Sciences and Arts

    I have an interest in Clinical and Social Psychology and have completed a second edition of the popular undergraduate text Critical Social Psychology: An Introduction (with Professor Brendan Gough, published in 2013). 

    Psychology



  • Publications

    Journal articles

    McFadden, E., Horton, M.C., Ford, H.L., Gilworth, G., McFadden, M., & Tennant, A. (2012). Screening for the risk of job loss in multiple sclerosis (MS): Development of an MS-specific Work Instability Scale (MS-WIS). Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 18 (6), 862-870. http://doi.org/10.1177/1352458511428463

    Day, K., Gough, B., & McFadden, M. (2004). Warning! alcohol can seriously damage your feminine health. Feminist Media Studies, 4 (2), 165-183. http://doi.org/10.1080/1468077042000251238

    Day, K., Gough, B., & McFadden, M. (2003). Women who drink and fight: A discourse analysis of working-class women's talk. Feminism and Psychology, 13 (2), 141-158. http://doi.org/10.1177/0959353503013002002

    Book chapters

    McFadden, M. (2017). Sexual identities and practices. In The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. (pp. 433-448). http://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51018-1_21

    McFadden, M., & McCamley, A. (2008). Using Reflexivity to Loosen Theoretical and Organisational Knots within Participatory Action Research. In Reflexivity: A Practical Guide for Researchers in Health and Social Sciences. (pp. 200-213). http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470776094.ch15

    Theses / Dissertations

    Day, K.L. (2003). Women and alcohol: Contemporary discourses around femininity and leisure in the UK. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Gough, B., Mcfadden, M., & Mac an Ghaill, M.

    Peace, P. (2001). The discursive maintenance of gender inequality: Analyses of student and internet discussions. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Gough, B., & Mcfadden, M.

  • Other activities

    During 2011-2012 I completed a PG CERT in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and undertake voluntary placements with mental health charities.

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