Dr Bridgette Rickett
About Dr Bridgette Rickett
Bridgette is Head of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences here at Leeds Beckett and the current Chair of Athena Swan Self Assessment Panel for the School.
Bridgette is also Chair of the Psychology of Women Section (British Psychology Society), a committee member of the Association of Heads of Psychology and an active member of the International Critical Health Psychology Society.
Bridgette teaches across all levels of study in BPS accreditated provision, including: 'Critical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology; supervising students on 'Final Year Project', and supervises students to complete the 'Dissertation' module on our MSc Psychology (conversion) course. She also supervises PhD students Sarah Gillborn and Adam Lowe who are examining a variety of areas around Gender in relation to Health and Identities.
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, She is interested in equality, diversity and organisational identities and more generally debates and issues around gender, class, identity and space.