Dr Martin Willis
, School of Psychology
As a social psychologist, Martin is particularly interested in ways in which subjectivity involves relationships between our bodies and social and material contexts.
Areas Of Interest
Martin's main research interests fall within the area of social psychology. He is particularly interested in how experience or subjectivity involves relationships between our bodies and social and material contexts and the role of these relationships in shaping how people experience and manage their lives and act in contemporary society. Particular topics of interest include feelings and emotions, morality, identities, collective decision making. He has also worked on projects exploring decision-making in mental health care and occupational health psychology (specifically, workplace stress and distress).
Martin is also keenly interested in research methodologies and methods (particularly qualitative), including ontological, epistemological, and axiological issues. He has recently been working in the area of analytical pluralism in qualitative research. Martin is also interested in the history and philosophy of psychology, including a concern for the contexts, applications and consequences of psychological knowledge and techniques; process philosophy (particularly that of Alfred North Whitehead) and enactivist approaches to mind and cognition and how these ideas can be utilized and developed in (social and applied) psychological theory and methodology.