Stephanie Taylor

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Stephanie is the co-Chair of the new module DD317 Advancing social psychology. Working on it has been an opportunity for her to draw on previous OU experiences as a student, tutor and academic. Her research interests are in critical discursive and narrative psychology, studying the ways that the ideas shared across a society impact on how we understand ourselves. For example, she has written about the meaning of our relationships to place in a time and society in which people move house frequently. Is it still possible to belong somewhere? And more she has written about creativity and work, and how older ideas about creativity and art influence our expectations about living and working creatively.

Stephanie lives and works in Milton Keynes. Though originally from New Zealand, she has been in the UK for several decades. She is interested in art, work and most of all people, which is why she is an academic psychologist.