Dr Bridgette Rickett
About Dr Bridgette Rickett
Bridgette has background in feminist, organisational, health, social and critical psychology. More specifically her expertise lay in: gender and health; gender and work; gender, sexuality and class and gender identities.
She is also an active member of both the International Critical Health Psychology Society and the Psychology of Women Section of the British Psychology Society. is co-editor of the journal Psychology of Sexuality and is lead of the Centre for Applied Social Research (CeASR) - Research theme: 'Sex, Gender, Identity and Power'.
Bridgette teaches across all levels on the undergraduate psychology as postgraduate courses. She currently teaches on: 'Critical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology', a level 6 core module for our BSc. Psychology course; supervises students on 'Final Year Project', an other level 6 core module on the same course and supervises student to complete the 'Dissertation' module on our MSc Psychology (conversion) course.
Bridgette also supervises PhD students Jessica Drakett, Rebecca Wray, Sarah Gillborn and Gemma Ahearne who are examining a variety of areas around discourse and feminism in relations to health and/or work.
Bridgette's main research interests are critical social psychological explanations of health; in particular, feminist perspectives of health, including talk around; femininity, risk and violence in the workplace and organisationally situated sexual harassment, harassment and bullying. Lastly, I am interested in equality, diversity and organisational identities and more generally debates and issues around gender, class, identity and space.