Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences


A list of current and archived research projects undertaken by staff under this theme.

Emotion, Space and Society

Emotion, Space and Society aims to provide a forum for interdisciplinary debate on theoretically informed research on the emotional intersections between people and places.

Emotion, Space and Society

The Personal Geographies of Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Seamus Prior and Alette Willis have been publishing on the topic of the geographies of CSA. This work draws on data collected for previous projects. Ongoing.

Third Space: Evaluation of a Pilot

This small research project evaluates an initiative which encourages cultural exploration and provides support to undergraduate students on study-abroad semesters.Alette Willis and Lorena Georgiadou with Johanna Holtan (IAD) and John Harries (SPS) May 2014 - July 2015

Third Space: Evaluation of a Pilot

Tackling Sectarianism

This consultancy for the Scottish Book Trust evaluated the impact that participating in the development of a graphic novel had on adult literacy learners in relation to literacy, confidence and understandings and attitudes towards sectarianism. Alette Willis September 2014-October 2015

Evaluating "John Muir, Earth - Planet, Universe"

This consultancy for the Scottish Book Trust evaluated the impact that a graphic novel about Scottish-born environmental pioneer John Muir had on secondary students' environmental values and attitudes. Alette Willis, May 2014 - March 2015

'Ordinary Affects' special issue

Jonathan Wyatt is co-editing, with US scholar Alecia Jackson, a special issue of the journal Departures in Critical Qualitative Research that responds to the Kathleen Stewart book, Ordinary Affects. The special issue will pick up on Stewart’s invitation to notice, register and inhabit the affective dimension of everyday life; and the provocation that this offers to think differently about our relationships with the material, social and political worlds. The likely publication date is 2017