Dr Susan Speer BA (Hons), MSc, PhD., C.Psychol, PGCert TLHE, AFBPsS, FHEA

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Editorial Board Member, Qualitative Research in Psychology

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Language and Sexuality

Editorial Board Member, Gender and Language (2012-2017)


After a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Social Policy (Durham), an MSc in Sociology (LSE) and a PhD in Psychology in the Social Sciences Department at Loughborough University, I spent a short time as a research assistant analysing the talk of prisoners in a sex offender treatment programme (Plymouth) before taking up my first Lectureship in Sociology and Communication in the Department of Human Sciences (now School of Social Sciences) at Brunel University in 2000. In 2004 I moved to the University of Manchester School of Psychological Sciences where I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. I spent the 2005-2006 academic year as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at The University of California at Los Angeles (funded by an ESRC-SSRC Collaborative Visiting Fellowship) where I received extensive training in Conversation Analysis. From Dec 2010-Feb 2011 I returned to UCLA as a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Language Interaction and Culture (CLIC).


(1994) BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy, First Class Honours, University of Durham
(1996) MSc Sociology, with Distinction (ESRC funded), London School of Economics and Political Science
(2000) PhD Psychology (ESRC funded) Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University
(2002) PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Eduation, Brunel University

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British Psychological Society (Chartered Psychologist)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

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