Dr Avelie Stuart
Research Fellow

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I am a postdoctoral research fellow working on the EPSRC funded project STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare (EP/P01013X/1), which aims to help coordinate the "circles of support" (from relatives and neighbours, to the voluntary sector, social workers, paid carers, and medical professionals) with both wearable and smart home technologies to enhance the social and technical resilience of these circles of support.

Broadly, my research interests are on understanding how people manage multiple identities, how people experience personal agency in groups, processes of online and face-to-face communication, and advancing methods of linguistic and discourse analysis, particularly using social media data.

Previous projects:

-Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the Wisdom of Groups: This project draws on social identity theory to understand how individuals learn from or benefit from their group memberships in order to manage privacy when using pervasive and ubiquitous technologies such as smartphones and lifelogging cameras.

-PhD (Murdoch University): My PhD research examined how activists and advocates adapt their identity rhetoric strategically in order to resist negative stereotypes (e.g. about being "professional protesters" or "extremists"), and how some nominally politically supportive people engage in "strategic inaction" in order to manage reputational concerns.

Qualifications

BA (Psychology) with Honours, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2009)
PhD (Psychology), Murdoch University, Western Australia (2014)

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AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road
Exeter
EX4 4QG
UK

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