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Abigail Locke

Head of Division/Professor of Psychology

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emaila.locke@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233978

Biography

Abigail  joined the University of Bradford in January 2016. She has a BSc and PhD from Loughborough University, as well as a PGCE from the University of Leicester. She has lectured at Coventry University, the University of Derby, Loughborough University and University of Huddersfield. Abigail is the current Head of Psychology, having previously been Associate Dean for Research & Knowledge Transfer at the University. She has previously been  a Visiting Professor in Social & Health Psychology at the University of Derby.

Abigail is a critical social/health psychologist and has research interests around gender, identity, parenting and qualitative methodologies. Her current research work focuses on societal constructions of ‘good’ motherhood’ and ‘good fatherhood’, and she has applied this lens to issues around stay-at-home-dads, infant feeding and the advice given to new parents.

Abigail is committed to a vision of psychology as a broad and diverse discipline and has strong links with the British Psychological Society (BPS), having been a previous Chair of Social Psychology section, committee member of Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMiP) section,  Deputy-Chair of the BPS Research Board, a Trustee (2015-2017) and is the current Chair of the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section (POWES). She is also Secretary of the International Society for Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) and one of the founding members of the European Association for Qualitative Research in Psychology (EQUiP).  She is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research

Gender, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Parenting, Identity, Critical Social and Health Psychology.

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-93: Loughborough University - BSc. (Hons)
  • 01-JAN-95: University of Leicester - PGCE
  • 01-JAN-01: Loughborough University - PhD
  • 01-JAN-06: - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 01-JAN-06: - Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society 2006
  • 01-JAN-01: Loughborough University - PhD Psychology
  • 01-JAN-96: Loughborough University - University Teacher
  • 01-JAN-01: Coventry University - Lecturer in Psychology
  • 01-JAN-02: University of Derby - Lecturer in Social Psychology
  • 01-JAN-05: Loughborough University - Lecturer in Psychology
  • 01-JAN-08: University of Huddersfield - Principal Lecturer in Psychology
  • 01-JAN-10: University of Huddersfield - Reader in Applied Social Psychology
  • 01-JAN-13: University of Derby - Visiting Professor in Social & Health Psychology
  • 11-JAN-16: University of Bradford - Professor
  • 01-AUG-13: University of Derby - Visiting Professor of Social & Health Psychology
  • 01-MAY-08: University of Huddersfield - Reader/Associate Professor
  • 01-FEB-05: Loughborough University - Lecturer
  • 01-JAN-02: University of Derby - Lecturer
  • 01-MAY-01: Coventry University - Lecturer
  • Professional Body
  • International Society for Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP)

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleEmpowering women through the positive birth movement (2019)
AuthorsHallam, J.; Howard, C.; Locke, Abigail; Thomas, M.
 
TitleSharenting: pride, affect and the day to day politics of digital mothering (2019)
AuthorsLazard, L.; Capdevila, Rose; Dann, C.; Locke, Abigail; Roper, S.
 
TitleA meta-methodology to enhance pluralist qualitative research: One man’s use of socio-sexual media and midlife adjustment to HIV (2018)
AuthorsAnna Madill;Paul Flowers;Nollaig Frost;Abigail Locke;
JournalPsychology and Health
DOI10.1080/08870446.2018.1475670
 
TitleA meta-methodology to enhance pluralist qualitative research: One man’s use of socio-sexual media and midlife adjustment to HIV (2018)
AuthorsMadill A.;Flowers P.;Frost N.;Locke A.
JournalPsychology and Health
DOI10.1080/08870446.2018.1475670
 
TitleA meta-methodology to enhance pluralist qualitative research: One man’s use of socio-sexual media and midlife adjustment to HIV (2018)
AuthorsMadill, A.; Flowers, P.; Frost, N.; Locke, Abigail
 
TitleSocial media platforms as complex and contradictory spaces for feminisms: Visibility, opportunity, power, resistance and activism (2018)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail; Lawthom, R.; Lyons, A.
 
Title‘You shut up and go along with it’: an interpretative phenomenological study of former professional footballers’ experiences of addiction (2018)
AuthorsBrownrigg A.;Burr V.;Bridger A.;Locke A.
JournalQualitiative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health
DOI10.1080/2159676X.2017.1396557
 
TitleExploring the depths of gender, parenting and ‘work’: critical discursive psychology and the ‘missing voices’ of involved fatherhood (2017)
AuthorsLocke, A.;Yarwood, G.;
JournalCommunity, Work and Family
DOI10.1080/13668803.2016.1252722
 
TitleExploring the depths of gender, parenting and ‘work’: critical discursive psychology and the ‘missing voices’ of involved fatherhood (2017)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail; Yarwood, G.A.
 
Title“You shut up and go along with it”: An interpretative phenomenological study of former professional footballers’ experiences of addiction (2017)
AuthorsBrownrigg, A.; Burr, V.; Bridger, A.; Locke, Abigail
 
TitleUnderstanding process and context in breastfeeding support interventions: the potential of qualitative research (2017)
AuthorsLeeming, D.; Marshall, J.; Locke, Abigail
 
TitleRegendering care or undoing gendered binaries of parenting in contemporary UK society? (2017)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail
 
TitleCommunicating choice: an exploration of mothers’ experiences of birth (2016)
AuthorsHallam, J.L.;Howard, C.D.;Locke, A.;Thomas, M.;
JournalJournal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
DOI10.1080/02646838.2015.1119260
 
TitleConcealment, communication and stigma: The perspectives of HIV-positive immigrant Black African men and their partners living in the United Kingdom (2016)
AuthorsOwuor, J.O.A.; Locke, Abigail; Heyman, B.; Clifton, A.
 
Title“For some people it isn’t a choice, it’s just how it happens”: Accounts of ‘delayed’ motherhood among middle-class women in the UK (2016)
AuthorsBudds, K.; Locke, Abigail; Burr, V.
 
TitleCommunicating choice: an exploration of mothers' experiences of birth (2016)
AuthorsHallam, J.L.; Howard, C.D.; Locke, Abigail; Thomas, M.
 
TitleWork, parenting and gender: the care–work negotiations of three couple relationships in the UK (2016)
AuthorsYarwood, G.A.;Locke, A.;
JournalCommunity, Work and Family
DOI10.1080/13668803.2015.1047441
 
TitleAgency, 'good motherhood' and 'a load of mush': Constructions of baby-led weaning in the press (2015)
AuthorsLocke, A.;
JournalWomen's Studies International Forum
DOI10.1016/j.wsif.2014.10.018
 
TitlePsychosocial interventions for pregnant women in outpatient illicit drug treatment programs compared to other interventions (2015)
AuthorsTerplan, M.;Ramanadhan, S.;Locke, A.;Longinaker, N.;Lui, S.;
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
DOI10.1002/14651858.CD006037.pub3
 
TitleAgency, ‘good motherhood’ and ‘a load of mush’: Constructions of baby-led weaning in the press (2015)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail
 
TitleConcealment, communication and stigma: The perspectives of HIV-positive immigrant Black African men and their partners living in the United Kingdom (2015)
AuthorsOwuor, J.O.A.;Locke, A.;Heyman, B.;Clifton, A.;
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
DOI10.1177/1359105315593379
 
TitleWork, parenting and gender: the care-work negotiations of three couple relationships in the UK (2015)
AuthorsYarwood, G.A.; Locke, Abigail
 
Title“For some people it isn’t a choice, it’s just how it happens”: Accounts of “delayed” motherhood among middle-class women in the UK (2015)
AuthorsBudds K.;Locke A.;Burr V.
JournalFeminism and Psychology
DOI10.1177/0959353516639615
 
TitlePsychosocial interventions for pregnant women in outpatient illicit drug treatment programmes compared to other interventions (2015)
AuthorsTerplan, M.; Ramanandhan, S.; Locke, Abigail; Longinaker, N.; Lui, S.
 
TitleRisky business: Constructing the choice to delay motherhood in the British press (2013)
AuthorsBudds, K.;Locke, A.;Burr, V.;
JournalFeminist Media Studies
DOI10.1080/14680777.2012.678073
 
Title'We thought if it's going to take two years then we need to start that now': age, infertility risk and the timing of pregnancy in older first-time mothers (2013)
AuthorsLocke, A.;Budds, K.;
JournalHealth, Risk and Society
DOI10.1080/13698575.2013.827633
 
Title‘We thought if it’s going to take two years then we need to start that now’: Age, infertility risk and the timing of pregnancy in older first-time mothers (2013)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail; Budd, K.
 
TitleRisky Business: Constructing the "choice" to "delay" motherhood in the British press (2012)
AuthorsBudds, K.; Locke, Abigail; Burr, V.
 
Title‘It all boils down to respect doesn’t it?’: Enacting a sense of community in a deprived inner-city area (2011)
AuthorsPatterson, A.; Cromby, J.; Brown, S.D.; Gross, H.; Locke, Abigail
 
Title'It all boils down to respect doesn't it?': Enacting a sense of community in a deprived inner-city area (2011)
AuthorsPatterson, A.;Cromby, J.;Brown, S.D.;Gross, H.;Locke, A.;
JournalJournal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
DOI10.1002/casp.1078
 
Title'Am i doing enough to help them?' learners, care work and wellbeing: Further education trainee teachers (2011)
AuthorsAvis, J.;Wright, C.;Fisher, P.;Swindell, S.;Locke, A.;
JournalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
DOI10.1080/13596748.2011.549729
 
TitleGolden Ageg versus Bad Old Daysg: A discursive examination of advice giving in antenatal classes (2010)
AuthorsLocke, A.;Horton-Salway, M.;
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
DOI10.1177/1359105310364439
 
TitleConstructing crime, Enacting morality: Emotion, crime and anti-social behaviour in an inner-city community (2010)
AuthorsCromby, J.;Brown, S.D.;Gross, H.;Locke, A.;Patterson, A.E.;
JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
DOI10.1093/bjc/azq029
 
Title'Natural versus taught': Competing discourses in antenatal breastfeeding workshops (2009)
AuthorsLocke, A.;
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
DOI10.1177/1359105309102200
 
TitleManaging agency for athletic performance: A discursive approach to the zone (2008)
AuthorsLocke, A.;
JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
DOI10.1080/14780880701672414
 
TitleSocial networking technology: Place and identity in mediated communities (2007)
AuthorsGoodings, L.;Locke, A.;Brown, S.D.;
JournalJournal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
DOI10.1002/casp.939
 
TitleTrying similarity, doing difference: The role of interviewer self-disclosure in interview talk with young people (2006)
AuthorsAbell, J.;Locke, A.;Condor, S.;Gibson, S.;Stevenson, C.;
JournalQualitative Research
DOI10.1177/1468794106062711
 
TitleAccounting for success and failure: a discursive psychological approach to sport talk (2004)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail
 
Title"If I'm not nervous, I'm worried, does that make sense?": The use of emotion concepts by athletes in accounts of performance (2003)
AuthorsLocke, A.;
JournalForum Qualitative Sozialforschung
 
TitleBill and Monica: Memory, emotion and normativity in Clinton's Grand Jury testimony (2003)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail; Edwards, D.
 
TitleGendered Emotion: Personal, Cultural or Discursive? (2002)
AuthorsLocke, A.;
JournalFeminism &Amp; Psychology
DOI10.1177/0959353502012001012
 
Book Chapter
TitleUsing Discourse Analysis in Social Psychology (2017)
AuthorsBudds, K.; Locke, Abigail; Burr, V.
 
TitleSocial psychology (2017)
AuthorsBrown, S.D.; Locke, Abigail
 
TitleMasculinity, subjectiveness and caregiving in the British press: the case of the stay-at-home father (2016)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail
 
TitleThe social psychologising of emotion and gender: A critical perspective (2011)
AuthorsLocke, A.;
JournalCritical Studies
PublisherRodolphi
 
TitleThe social psychologising of emotion and gender: a critical perspective (2011)
AuthorsLocke, Abigail
 
TitleSocial Psychology (2008)
AuthorsBrown, S.D.; Locke, Abigail
 
Other Publication
Other typeEditorial
TitleSocial media platforms as complex and contradictory spaces for feminisms: Visibility, opportunity, power, resistance and activism (2018)
AuthorsLocke A.;Lawthom R.;Lyons A.
DOI10.1177/0959353517753973