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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

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 (13)

Chapters (4)

  • Day K; Rickett B; Woolhouse M (2017) Towards a Critical Social Psychology of Social Class. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. : Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 469-489.
  • Rickett B; Woolhouse M (2015) Class. In: Richards C; Barker MJ 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: McKenzie-Mohr S; Lafrance ML 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: HORROCKS C; JOHNSON S 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 01/01/0001 00:00:00.
  • 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 01/01/0001 00:00:00.

Other (1)

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