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Dr Dell, Pippa

Contact details

Position: Head of Subject Area: Professional Practice in Psychology

Location: AE.2.08, Stratford

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8223 4468

Contact address:

School of Psychology
The University of East London
Stratford Campus
Water Lane
London
E15 4LZ

Brief biography

Pippa Dell teaches critical psychology on the undergraduate programmes and contributes some qualitative research methods training on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She also supervises PhD and professional doctorate research students. Pippa did both her first degree in psychology (with anthropology) and her PhD at the University of London. She also has an MSc in Organisational and Occupational Psychology. Prior to joining UEL, she lectured in the Communications Department at the University of London: Goldsmiths College, where she first developed her interests in critical, psychoanalytic and cultural theories, inspired by working alongside colleagues from disciplines other than psychology.

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Activities and responsibilities

  • Field Leader, Psychology
  • Leader in Equality and Diversity

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Teaching: Programmes

  • Undergraduate programmes
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Doctorate in Occupational Psychology
  • PhD Supervision

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Teaching: Modules

  • PY1003/4: Introduction to Psychology
  • PY2005/3022 Social Psychology and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
  • PY3002: Professional Psychological Studies
  • PY3004: Critical Psychology
  • PY3017: Psychology and Difference
  • PYM502: Advanced Qualitative Methods

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Current research and publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Hovsepian, F., & Dell, P. (under review). Censorship: human nature and discursive practices. Operant Subjectivity.
  2. Colahan, M., Tunariu, A., & Dell, P. (in press). Understanding lived experience and the structure of its discursive context: a dual focus methodological approach. Qualitative Methods in Psychology (QMIP) Bulletin.
  3. Kaposi, D., & Dell, P.A. (2012). Discourses of plagiarism: moralist, proceduralist, developmental and inter-textual approaches. British Journal of the Sociology of Education, 33(6), 813–830. doi:10.1080/01425692.2012.686897
  4. Adams, E., & Dell, P. (2008). Being a good mother: a discourse analysis of women’s experiences of breast cancer and motherhood. Psychology of Women Section Review, 10(1), 3–12.

Invited Talks

  1. Dell, P., & Owen, R.-M. (2008). Preliminary findings of the DVA project, Invited talk at the Relate Institute conference. Warwick University.

Conference Papers

  1. Ray, L., & Dell, P. (2011, 7 September). Constructions of university educational by white working class male non-engagers: implications for widening participation. Paper presented at the 6th Annual learning and teaching conference: “Research informed teaching and teaching informed research”, University of East London, London, UK.
  2. Colahan, M., Tunariu, A., & Dell, P. (2010, 23–25 August). Understanding lived experience and the structure of its discursive context: a twin focus approach. Paper presented at the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, UK.
  3. Colahan, M., Tunariu, A., & Dell, P. (2010, 22–26 July). Understandings of relationship satisfaction: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Paper presented at the International Association of Relationships Research Biannual Conference, Herzliyah, Israel.
  4. Dell, P., Burton, E., & Ram du Sautoy, S. (2010, 1 July). Students’ expectations and experiences of HE: implications for inclusive pedagogical practices. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Learning, Teaching & Assessment Conference, “Innovation and excellence in Higher education”, University of East London, London, UK.
  5. Colahan, M., Tunariu, A., & Dell, P. (2010, 7–9 September). Exploring satisfaction in long-term intimate relationships: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Paper presented at the BPS Social Psychology section Annual Conference, University of Winchester, UK.
  6. Lee-Wilson, P., & Dell, P. (2009, 13–17 September). “This isn’t neglect, this is just….”: professionals talk of child neglect. Paper and poster presented at the BASCPAN Congress, “Changing Landscapes, Emerging Challenges”, Swansea.
  7. Lee-Wilson, P., & Dell, P. (2009, 13–17 September). The social constructedness of child neglect and the multi-agency response. Paper and poster presented at the BASCPAN Congress, “Changing Landscapes, Emerging Challenges”, Swansea.
  8. Lee-Wilson, P., Dell, P., & Tunariu, A. (2008). The social constructedness of child neglect and multi-agency responses. Paper presented at the 9th Inter-University Graduate Conference, Cambridge University, Cambridge.

Poster Sessions

  1. Lee-Wilson, P., & Dell, P. (2009, 26–27 June). The construction of ‘neglectful’ mothers in child protection. Poster session presented at the Institute of Advanced Studies’ conference “The mother war: current trends and critical discourses”, University of Surrey.

Reports

  1. Mills Powell, D., Spiers, L., Tileaga, C., Dell, P., & Gilbert, K. (2008). Mediation with a counsellor: pilot evaluation report: Relate Council and Communities and Local Government.
  2. Owen, R.M., Priestley, B., Spiers, L., Dell, P., & Tunariu, A. (2008). Therapeutic consultation: initial findings from the development process: Relate Council and the Home Office.
  3. Owen, R.M., Priestley, B., Spiers, L., Dell, P., & Tunariu, A. (2008). An interim evaluation of the responsive model: a new way of working with domestic violence and abuse in relationship therapy: Relate Council and the Home Office.

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Research archive

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Dell, P., & Anderson, I. (2005). Practicing critical psychology: politics, power and psychology departments. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 13, 14–31.
  2. Dell, P., & Korotana, O. (2001). Accounting for domestic violence: a Q methodological study. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 9(1), 36–37.
  3. Dell, P., & Korotana, O. (2000). Accounting for domestic violence: a Q methodology study. Violence Against Women, 6(3), 288–312. doi:10.1177/10778010022181859
  4. Dell, P., & Papagiannidou, S. (1999). Hysterical talk? A discourse analysis of Greek women’s experiences following hysterectomy and oophorectomy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 17(4), 391–404. doi:10.1080/02646839908404604
  5. Finn, M., & Dell, P.A. (1999). Practices of body management: transgenderism and embodiment. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 9(6), 463–476. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1298(199911/12)9:6<463::AID-CASP544>3.0.CO;2-C
  6. Jarrett, M., & Dell, P.A. (1998). Pornography and the female consumer: (a)cross-cultural discourses. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 6(1), 1.
  7. Dell, P.A., & Jarrett, M. (1997). Pornography and the female consumer: a site for the exploration of sexuality? Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 5(2), 124.

Non-peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Soar, K., & Dell, P. (2007). The development of an online student research journal: “Psycholog-e”. The Higher Education Academy Psychology Network Newsletter, 44(September), 3.

Book Chapters

  1. Dell, P. (2000). Deconstructing ‘hysterectomised woman’: a materio-discursive approach. In J. Ussher (Ed.), Women’s health contemporary international perspectives.
  2. Dell, P.A. (1998). Cross-phase, small group peer support: psychology department mentoring scheme. In A. Castley & J. Dolan (Eds.), Students supporting students. Birmingham: SEBA Paper 105.

Invited Talks

  1. Tunariu, A., Dell, P., Owen, R.-M., Priestley, B., & Spiers, L. (2007). A new therapeutic response to domestic violence and abuse within Relate: the trial of the responsive model: preliminary findings, Invited talk for the Relate Institute Domestic Violence and Abuse Conference. Birmingham.
  2. Dell, P., & Bateman, J. (2002). The games boys play: performing adolescent masculinity. Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London.

Conference Papers

  1. O’Mahoney, J., & Dell. P. (2007). Coping with “critical incidents”: a discourse analysis of Irish retained fire fighters’ constructions of stress management and social support. Paper presented at the International Organisational Psychology conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  2. Adams, E., Dell, P., & Gannon, K. (2005). Breast cancer and the reproductive body: discourse and matter. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society: Psychology of Women Section (POWS) annual conference, Huddersfield.
  3. Adams, E., Dell, P., & Gannon, K. (2005). No more babies: breast cancer and infertility. Paper presented at the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, University of Sheffield.
  4. Adams, E., Dell, P., & Gannon, K. (2005). No more babies: cancer and infertility. Paper presented at the 4th World Conference on Breast Cancer, World Trade and Convention Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  5. Anderson, I., Dell, P., Boynton, P., & Burke, K. (2005). Metaphors about men’s health: a study of men’s health websites. Paper presented at the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, University of Sheffield.
  6. Pawson, C., Dell, P., Burton, E., Govier, E., Radford, J., & Larson, A. (2005). An empirical response to increasing student diversity. Paper presented at the symposium on “Leading the way in student diversity: a United Kingdom perspective”, American Psychological Association annual convention, Washington DC.
  7. Adams, E., & Dell, P. (2004). Beyond the biological? A Foucauldian discourse analysis of women’s breast cancer narratives. Paper presented at the British Medical Association Conference: Narrative Research in Health and Illness, Brunel Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK.
  8. Adams, E., & Dell, P. (2003). Is your other boobie in a jar at the hospital? A Foucauldian discourse analysis of British women’s experience of breast cancer and motherhood. Paper presented at the international conference “Talk and Health”, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia.
  9. Dell, P., & Anderson, I. (2003). Practising critical psychology: politics, power and psychology departments. Paper presented at the International Conference for Critical Psychology, University of Bath.
  10. Worrell, M., O’Dell, L., & Dell, P. (1999). Child abuse and domestic violence: the imbrication of theory and practice. Paper presented at the International Society for Theory and Psychology conference, Sydney, Australia.
  11. Dighton, R., & Dell, P. (1998). Changing perspectives on childhood grief. Paper presented at the National Association of Bereavement Summer Conference, University of Bristol.
  12. Jarrett, M., & Dell, P.A. (1998). Pornography and the female consumer: (a)cross-cultural discourses. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 6(1), 1.
  13. Dell, P.A., & Jarrett, M. (1997). Pornography and the female consumer: a site for the exploration of sexuality? Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 5(2), 124.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Soar, K., Dancey, C., George, R., & Dell, P. (2007, 5 July). Setting up the Psychology Learning and Teaching Research Group (PLATRG): process, obstacles and activities. Paper presented at the UEL Learning and Teaching Conference, London.
  2. Adams, E., Dell, P.A., & Gannon, K. (2006, February). Breast cancer and the reproductive body: discourse and matter. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the British Psychological Society.

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Other scholarly activities

Pippa is a Member of the British Psychological Society and is a Chartered Psychologist. She is also a member of both the International and the National Mentoring Networks; the UEL Centre for Narrative Research. She is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Abstracts

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