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Dr Bridgette Rickett


Dr Bridgette Rickett
Contact Details
Dr Bridgette Rickett

Head of Subject

Leeds School Of Social Sciences

0113 81 25929 B.Rickett@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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.

Current Teaching

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.

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (11)

  • Drakett J; Rickett B; Day K; Milnes K (2018), Old Jokes, New Media - Online Sexism and Constructions of Gender in Internet Memes. Feminism and Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353517727560
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  • Rickett B; Day K; thompson L (2017), Feminist Relational Discourse Analysis: putting the personal in the political in feminist research. Qualitative Research in Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2017.1393586
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  • Rickett B; Kemp L (2017), The Lived Experiences of Foreign Women: Influences on their International Working Lives.. Gender, Work and Organization
    https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12201
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  • Rickett B (2016), VI. Feminist psychology - poststructuralism, class and maternal subjectivities: Where are we and where should we go next?. Feminism and Psychology, vol. 26 (3), p. 320-326.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353516641140
  • Day K; Rickett B; Woolhouse M (2014), Class Dismissed: Putting Social Class on the Critical Psychological Agenda. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, vol. 8 (8)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12118
  • RICKETT B; ROMAN A (2013), 'Heroes and Matriarchs': Working-Class Femininities, Violence and Door Supervision Work. Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 20 (6), p. 664-677.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12002
  • Woolhouse M; Day K; Rickett B; Milnes K (2012), 'Cos girls aren't supposed to eat like pigs are they?' Young women negotiating gendered discursive constructions of food and eating.. JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 17 (1), p. 46-56.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105311406151
  • CROSS R; MILNES K; RICKETT B; FYLAN F (2011), Risking a Stigmatised Identity: A discourse analysis of young women's talk about health and risk.. Qualitative Methods in Psychology, vol. 12
  • Rickett B (2010), IV. working without sacrifice: Acceptance and resistance to dominant discourse around women's occupational risk. Feminism and Psychology, vol. 20 (2), p. 260-266.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353509351857
  • Rickett B; Day K; Milnes K; Johnson S (2010), Exploring Women's Agency and Resistance in Health-related Contexts: Contributors' Introduction. Feminism and Psychology, vol. 20 (2), p. 238-241.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353509359761
  • Rickett B; Orbell S; Sheeran P (2006), Social-cognitive determinants of hoist usage among health care workers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, vol. 11 (2), p. 182-196.
    https://doi.org/10.1037/1076-8998.11.2.182

Chapters (4)

  • Day K; Rickett B; Woolhouse M (2017) Towards a critical social psychology of social class. In: Day K; Rickett B; Woolhouse M The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. : , pp. 469-489.
    https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51018-1_23
  • Rickett B; Woolhouse M (2015) Class. In: Rickett B; Woolhouse M The Palgrave Handbook of the Psychology of Sexuality and Gender. : Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .
  • Rickett B (2014) 'Girly-girls', 'professional women' and 'hard women'. Negotiating and resisting hegemonic femininities in non-traditional work space. In: Rickett B Women Voicing Resistance Discursive and narrative explorations. East Sussex: Routledge, pp. 159-172.
  • RICKETT B (2012) Working without sacrifice: Discourse, femininity and occupational risk. In: RICKETT B Advances in Health Psychology: Critical Approaches. : Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .

Conference contributions (2)

  • Rickett B; Cross R; Fylan F; Milnes K (2011) Exploring young women's accounts of health and risk - implications for policy and practice Durham, UK 20110411. : .
  • Rickett B; Cross R; Milnes K; Fylan F (2010) Risking a Stigmatised Identity: A discourse analysis of young women's talk about health and risk Nottingham, UK 20100823. : .

Other (1)

  • Rickett B (2009), Female Coppers as one of the boys.
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