Claire Nash

Research Assistant

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


My wider research interests include socio-political psychology, specifically the way in which social and national identity, efficacy and deprivation interact to enhance or inhibit social change. I am particularly interested in the psychological mechanisms behind the Scottish Independence movement.

I have previous research experience working on projects focussing on the value of group wisdom and also migrant child language brokering.

My current research is exploring group processes during emergency evacuation procedures, specifically within the context of high-rise fires. 


MSc in Social Psychology, University of Edinburgh 

BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University

Project activity

MHCLG, Means of Escape in Residential Buildings 

GCRF, Facilitating safe evacuee response in sudden onset emergencies

Current project grants

SGSSS, PhD in Social Policy, "Changing Public Attitudes to Inequality, Poverty and Redistribution: Longitudinal Data Analysis Collaborative Project with the Scottish Government'"

Conference details

BPS Scottish branch Undergraduate student conference, Glasgow, 2018

BPS Scottish branch Postgraduate student conference, Glasgow ,2019

BPS Social Psychology Section conference, held online, 2021