Dr Katy Day
About Dr Katy Day
Katy is a Senior Lecturer in the Psychology Group at Leeds Beckett University. She is currently the Chair of the Psychology Group’s Equality and Diversity Committee and Year 2 Tutor for the BSc (Hons) Psychology course.
Katy is a critical social and feminist psychologist. Her research focuses on gender and class identities and the gendered and classed dimensions of body management practices, body and eating distress and family food work. Her work is conducted from a feminist post-structuralist perspective and has been published in journals such as Feminism and Psychology, Feminist Media Studies, Journal of Gender Studies and Journal of Health Psychology. She also regularly acts as a reviewer for these journals. To date, she has supervised two PhDs to completion in the area of feminist psychology and is currently supervising a number of others within the School of Social Sciences.
Katy is also a founder member of the Feminism and Health Research Group at Leeds Beckett University as well as a member of the Sex, Gender, Identity, Risk and Power stream of the Centre of Applied Social Research (CeASR). She has also acted as the Chair of the Psychology Group’s Equality and Diversity Committee since 2013, is a member of the university’s Gender Forum and is the Widening Participation Representative for Psychology.
Katy currently teaches the following modules:
- Psychology of Women (Year 2 Elective)
- Psychology of Appearance (Year 2 Elective)
- Advanced Research Methods (Year 2 Core)
- Critical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology (Year 3 Core)
In addition, Katy supervises undergraduate and Masters level dissertations examining issues relating to gender and class in the areas of feminist psychology, critical social psychology and critical health psychology.
Katy is currently expanding her research into online constructions of gendered bodies by exploring how men with gynecomastia discursively negotiate masculinities in virtual conversations. She is conducting this research with colleague Dr. Paula Singleton.