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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.

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 (17)

Books (2)

  • Day K; Rickett B; Woolhouse M (2020) Critical Social Psychology of Social Class. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • RICKETT B (2009) Review: Elizabeth Kelan: Performing Gender at Work.. New York: Palgrave.

Chapters (5)

Conference contributions (31)

  • RICKETT B; MASON A (In press) "This job is not a 'girly' job": an analysis of accepted and rejected gender identities in the construction of the competent police woman .
  • Drakett J; Rickett B; Day K; Milnes K (2018) Gatekeepers and barriers to STEM: A feminist relational discourse analysis Windsor, UK 11/07/2018.
  • Drakett J; Rickett B; Day K; Milnes K (2017) "You should take the best people" - Exploring the Discourse of Meritocracy in Technology Windsor, UK .
  • Drakett J; Rickett B; Day K; Milnes K (2016) "As long as you can do the job, they don't give a shit" : Dissolving Gender in Technology Windsor, UK .
  • Drakett J; Rickett B; Day K; Milnes K (2015) "The Only Girl" - Being a Woman in IT Windsor, UK .
  • thompson L; rickett B; day K (2014) I should be a mum before I'm a police officer. But I'm obviously not' - Negotiating and resisting feminine working identities within the confines of post-feminism. Windsor, U.K 09/07/2014.
  • woolhouse M; day K; rickett B (2014) Girly girls', 'posh girls' and 'right bad tomboys': Negotiating constructions of classed femininities through talk around food, eating and body management practices Windsor, U.K 09/07/2014.
  • Rickett B; Kemp L (2014) Expatriate women leaders in the UAE: A phenomenological study on the experience of womanhood Windsor, U.K 09/07/2014.
  • Rickett B; Drakett J; day K (2014) One Does Not Simply Sample The Internet: On Coding The Race of Pokémon and Other First World Problems. A Thematic Analysis of Popular Internet Memes Windsor, U.K 09/07/2014.
  • Cross RM; Milnes K; Rickett B; Fylan F (2012) Risk-Taking as Salutogenic: Young Women and Health. Aalborg University, Denmark 01/11/2012.
  • Cross RM; Milnes K; Rickett B; Fylan F (2012) Q Methodology: Challenges and Reflections. Leeds .
  • Rickett B; Robertson S; Monaghan L (2012) "You don't go into this job with fingernails to break or the model looks to mess up". The (de)valuing of embodied femininities in door supervision work. Windsor .
  • THOMPSON LO; RICKETT B; DAY K (2011) Big enough for the both of us? Reconciling experience and discourse in a poststructuralist research setting Windsor, UK 13/07/2011.
  • WOOLHOUSE M; DAY K; RICKETT B (2011) "I couldn't imagine a really pretty lady stuffing her face": Mothers' and daughters' gendered and classed constructions of food and eating. Windsor, UK 13/07/2011.
  • Rickett B; Thompson L; Day K (2011) Big enough for the both of us? Reconciling experience & discourse within an organisational research setting. Windsor 2011 .
  • Rickett B; Woolhouse M; Day K (2011) 'I couldn't imagine a really pretty lady stuffing her face': Mothers' and daughters' gendered and classed constructions of food and eating .
  • Rickett B; Cross F; Milnes K; Fylan F (2011) Young women, health and risk: A Q methodological stud7 Windsor 01/07/2011.
  • 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 11/04/2011. http://www.google.co.uk/#output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=Exploring+young+women%E2%80%99s+accounts+of+health+and+risk+%E2%80%93+implications+for+policy+and+practice&oq=Exploring+young+women%E2%80%99s+accounts+of+health+and+risk+%E2%80%93+implications+for+policy+and+practice&gs_l=hp.12...4422.4422.1.5125.1.1.0.0.0.0.125.125.0j1.1.0...0.0...1c..12.hp.JTtKx5FbhMw&psj=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.46226182,d.d2k&fp=c020d2eae415ec81&biw=1280&bih=798
  • RICKETT B; STANTON ROGERS W (2011) "I don't have to tell you, you know what happens". The discourse of silence around sexual harassment in police work Adelaide, Australia 18/04/2011.
  • CROSS R; MILNES K; RICKETT B (2011) Young women, health and risk: A Q methodological study Windsor, UK 13/07/2011.
  • 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 23/08/2010. http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=6165&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
  • Rickett B; Cross R; Fylan F; Milnes K (2010) Taking a risk is feeling free': Risk and embodiment in young women's accounts of health Windsor, UK 01/01/2010. 2010: http://abstracts.bps.org.uk/?&ResultsType=Abstracts&ResultSet_ID=6588&FormDisplayMode=view&frmShowSelected=true&localAction=details
  • RICKETT B (2010) Danger! Women at Work . Open University, UK:
  • Rickett B (2010) Danger! Women at Work Open University, UK .
  • DAY K; RICKETT B (2009) Resistance and agency in discourse around women's health University of Lausanne, Switzerland .
  • Rickett B; Woolhouse M; Day K (2009) 'Pink, 'posh', slim and blonde: Young women negotiating discursive constructions of hetero-normative femininity' Lousanne, Switzerland .
  • RICKETT B; DAY K (2009) Femininity, governance and resistance: Implications for women's health and safety University of Lausanne, Switzerland .
  • CROSS R; RICKETT B; FYLAN F; MILNES K (2009) Young women's concepts of health and risk University of Bradford, Bradford, UK 08/10/2009.
  • Rickett B (2008) Living research: reflections on researching physical risk faced by women at work Sheffield .
  • RICKETT B; MASON A (2008) "This job is not a 'girly' job": an analysis of accepted and rejected gender identities in the construction of the competent police woman Windsor, UK .
  • RICKETT B; MILNES K; WOODHOUSE M (2008) Bid for the Public Engagement Grant .

Other (2)

  • Rickett B (2010) Book Review: Elizabeth Kelan: Performing Gender at Work. New York: Palgrave, 2009, 264pp. £60.00 ISBN 9780230577817 (hbk)
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353510375409
  • Rickett B (2009) Female Coppers as one of the boys
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