Department:School of Psychology and Sport Science
Areas of Expertise: Applied, Social and Health Psychology
Lewis is a qualitative social psychologist who is interested in the way that self and identity are mediated via social media technologies. He also considers the use of these technologies in relation to mental distress and the possible advantages or disadvantages therein.
Lewis joined the Department of Psychology at ARU in 2017. Prior to this, Lewis gained his PhD in Social Psychology from Loughborough University in 2010. His PhD was particularly interested in the way people communicate in social network sites, focussing on issues of self, identity and community. Since then Lewis has worked at the University of Roehampton and at the University of East London.
Lewis is a social psychologist who is interested in the use of social media and other digital technologies, focussing on the changing ways people interact with new forms of technology. This aims to examine the subjective or collective spaces that afford complex relations of thinking, feeling and acting.
Lewis currently leads the level 4 module Social and Developmental Psychology and contributes to the teaching of qualitative methods at level 5 as part of the Research Techniques for Psychology module.
Goodings, L., In Press. Anticipating affect. Trigger warnings in a mental health social media site. In: Sampson, T. (Ed.). Affect and Social Media. Rowman and Littlefield.
Goodings, L., and Tucker, I., In Press. Social media and mental health: A topological approach. In: McGrath, L. and Reavey, P. (Ed.). Mental distress and space: community and clinical applications. Routledge.
Goodings, L., and Tucker, I., 2017. Digitizing care and support for mental distress: Bodies, affect and Elefriends. Sociology of Health & Illness, 39(4), pp629-642.
Tucker, I., and Goodings, L., In Press. Medicated bodies: Affection, distress and social media. New Media & Society.
Chase, M., Tucker, L., Goodings, L. and Jobber, N., 2016. Young people’s mental health in the UK: A ‘preventative turn’ emerging from crisis. The European Health Psychologist, 18(3), pp134-137.
Tucker, I., and Goodings, L., 2015. Managing stress through Stress Free App: Practices of self-care in digitally mediated spaces. Digital Health, 1, pp1-10.