Dr Sally Wiggins
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 4461 (Ext. 4461)
- Exploring health-related hair prosthesis use and user requirements in Scotland (Principal investigator)
- Development and implementation of PBL materials and peer-tutoring across the Psychology programme (Principal investigator)
- Developing problem based learning materials for teaching qualitative research methods (Principal investigator)
Education: MA Hons. (Dundee), PhD (Loughborough)
I joined Strathclyde in 2004, having previously worked in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University. I am a qualitative social psychologist, with a particular interest in discursive approaches to interaction.
My research focuses on 3 key areas:
I teach across all 4 levels of the Psychology undergraduate curriculum at Strathclyde, and also teach and supervise at Masters and PhD level. I am available to supervise postgraduate work in any of the 3 areas above, and have specific expertise in using discursive psychology as an analytical approach.
|Constructing knowledge through talk: Unpacking the dynamics of group interaction in problem-based learning. Higher Education Academy Doctoral Programme Award, £54, 516. See info at: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/Sally_Wiggins|
|Exploring health-related hair prosthesis use and user requirements in Scotland. University of Strathclyde Faculty Strategic Fund, £9, 410.|
|Development and implementation of problem-based learning and peer-tutoring across the Psychology programme. University of Strathclyde Education Excellence Fund, £25, 938.|
|Development of problem-based learning materials for teaching qualitative research methods. Higher Education Academy mini-project. £5,451.|
|Development of a web-based resource to aid the teaching of qualitative research methods at undergraduate level. Grant funded as part of TQRMUL working group ('Teaching qualitative research methods at undergraduate level'). Higher Education Academy mini-project. £5,933.|
|Human respondent researchers: Sharing best practice across 3 faculties. University of Strathclyde Research Enhancement Group Initiatives. £5,000.|
|Discourses, identities and accountability in weight management groups'. Strathclyde University Research & Development fund award, £6,849.|
Wiggins, S. (forthcoming, 2013). Family mealtimes, yuckiness and the socialization of disgust in preschool children. In P. Szatrowski (Ed.) Experiencing food through verbal and nonverbal behaviors across languages. John Benjamins press.
Wiggins, S. & Riley, S. (2010). Discourse analysis. In M.A. Forrester (Ed.) Doing qualitative research in psychology: A practical guide. London: Sage.
Wiggins, S. (2009). Discourse analysis. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Sage Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Pp. 427-430. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Riley, S., Burns, M., Frith, H., Wiggins, S. & Markula, P. (2008) (Eds.). Critical bodies: Representations, practices and identities of weight and body management. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Riley, S., Frith, H., Wiggins, S., Markula, P. & Burns, M. (2008). Critical bodies: Discourses of health, gender and consumption. In Riley et al (Eds.) Critical bodies. Pp. 193-203. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Wiggins, S. & Potter, J. (2008) Discursive psychology. In C. Willig & W. Stainton Rogers (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of qualitative research in psychology. (P 72-89) London: Sage.
Wiggins, S. & Hepburn, A. (2007). Food abuse: Mealtimes, helplines and 'troubled' eating. In A. Hepburn & S.Wiggins (Eds.) Discursive research in practice. Pp. 263-280. Cambridge: CUP.
Wiggins, S. & Hepburn, A. (2007). Discursive research: applications and implications. In A. Hepburn & S.Wiggins (Eds.) Discursive research in practice. Pp. 281-291. Cambridge: CUP.
Hepburn, A. & Wiggins, S. (2007). (Eds.). Discursive research in practice: New approaches to psychology and everyday interaction. Cambridge: CUP.
Stokoe, E.H. & Wiggins, S. (2005). Discursive approaches. In J. Miles & P.Gilbert (Eds.) Handbook of research methods in clinical and health psychology. Pp. 161-174. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Wiggins, S. (in press, 2012). The social life of 'eugh': Disgust as assessment in family mealtimes. British Journal of Social Psychology.
Ritchie, S., Wiggins, S. & Sanford, A. (2011). Perceptions of cosmesis and function in adults with upper limb prostheses: A systematic literature review. Prosthetics & Orthotics International. Vol. 35 (4): 332-341
Laurier, E. & Wiggins, S. (2011). Finishing the family meal: The interactional organisation of satiety. Appetite. Vol. 56 (1): 53-64.
Wiggins, S. (2009). Managing blame in NHS weight management treatment: Psychologising weight and 'obesity'. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. Vol. 19 (5): 374-387.
Wiggins, S. & Burns, V. (2009). Research methods in practice: The development of problem based learning materials for teaching qualitative research methods to undergraduate students. Psychology Learning and Teaching. Vol. 8 (1): 29-33.
Horne, J. & Wiggins, S. (2009). Doing 'being on the edge': Managing the dilemma of being authentically suicidal in an online forum. Sociology of Health and Illness. Vol. 31 (2): 170-184.
McCreaddie, M. & Wiggins, S. (2009). Reconciliing the good patient persona with problematic and non-problematic humour: A grounded theory. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Vol. 46 (8): 1079-1091.
Horton-Salway, M., Montague, J., Wiggins, S. & Seymour-Smith, S. (2008). Mapping the components of the telephone conference: An analysis of tutorial talk at a distance learning institution. Discourse Studies. Vol. 10 (6): 737-758.
McCreaddie, M. & Wiggins, S. (2008). The purpose and function of humour in health, healthcare and nursing: A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 61 (6): 584-595.
Hepburn, A. & Wiggins, S. (2005). Size matters: Constructing accountable bodies in NSPCC helpline interaction. Discourse & Society. Vol. 16(5): 625-645
Wiggins, S. & Forrest, S. (2005). Integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in psychology research methods teaching: The example of a classroom debate. Psychology Learning and Teaching. Vol. 4(2): 90-94
Wiggins, S. (2004). Talking about taste: Using a discursive psychological approach to examine challenges to food evaluations. Appetite. Vol. 43: 29-38.
Wiggins, S. (2004). Good for 'you': Generic and individual healthy eating advice in family mealtimes. Journal of Health Psychology. Vol. 9 (4): 535-548.
Wiggins, S. & Potter, J. (2003). Attitudes and evaluative practices: Category vs. item and subjective vs. objective constructions in everyday food assessments. British Journal of Social Psychology. Vol. 42: 513-531.
Wiggins, S. (2002). Talking with your mouth full: Gustatory 'mmm's and the embodiment of pleasure. Research on Language and Social Interaction. Vol. 35 (3): 311-336.
Wiggins, S. (2001). Construction and action in food evaluation: Examples from conversation. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Vol. 20 (4): 445-463.
Wiggins, S., Potter, J. and Wildsmith, A. (2001). Eating your words: Discursive psychology and the reconstruction of eating practices. Journal of Health Psychology, 6 (1): 5-15.