PhD Research Student
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Washington Singer 309
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
After receiving a BA in Management Studies and enjoying several years working experience at Samsung Electronics, I returned to academia to study psychology. This commenced with a postgraduate diploma in psychology from Aston University, and progressed on to an MSc in Psychology at the University of St Andrews.
During my time as an MSc student, I developed an avid interest in social psychology. Consequently, I carried out my MSc Dissertation under the supervision of Professor Steve Reicher in the area of social identity and helping behaviour.
Currently, I am working towards a PhD in Social Psychology with Professor Mark Levine, Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis and Professor Richard Everson. This research combines cutting edge technological techniques (such as Agent Based Modeling and the microanalysis of CCTV footage) with social psychological theory and research from other disciplines to better understand, predict and prevent violence in public spaces. This work places particular emphasis on the role of the group and others in both escalating and de-escalating (self-policing) violence.
In addition to my academic responsibilities, I am also Chair of the Postgraduate Researcher Liaison Forum for Psychology.
Brief ISPP Kudos column summarizing research:
Broad research specialisms:
- Aggression and Violence
- Micro-analysis of Visual Data
- Agent-Based Modeling
- Social Identity and Self-categorization
- Group Dynamics
- Prosocial behaviour
BA, PGDip, MSc
Research group links
Project Title: Groups and Violence: Using CCTV footage and Agent Based Modeling to develop strategies to produce safer public spaces
Funding Body: EPSRC Award
Conferences / Workshops
Philpot, R., Levine, M. (2016). Street Violence as a Conversation: Using CCTV Footage to Explore the Dynamics of Violent Episodes, Presentation given at the at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, ASC 2016, New Orleans, USA. 15-19 November 2016.
Philpot, R., Levine, M. (2015). Behaviours in Violence – Analysing Violence on the Basis of Video Footage, Presentation at the University of Copenhagen 2015 Visual Data Seminar, Copenhagen, Denmark. 1-2 October 2015
Philpot, R., Levine, M., Koschate, M., & Everson, R. (2015). Computational Support for Social Identity Theory – A Theoretical and Methodological Review, Presentation given at the BPS Developmental Section and Social Section Annual Conference, Manchester, 9-11 September 2015.
Philpot, R., Levine, M. (2015). Tackling Violent Crime in Public Spaces: Lessons from a CCTV Micro-Analysis, Presentation given at the at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Eurocrim 2015, Porto, Portugal. 2-5 September 2015.
Liebst, L., Heinskou, M., Philpot, R., Lindegaard, M., & Bloch, C. (2015). Non-verbal Cues of Emotions in Interactional Processes of Violence, Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology, Eurocrim 2015, Porto, Portugal. 2-5 September 2015.
Liebst, L., Philpot, R., Lindegaard, M., Heinskou, M., & Bloch, C. (2015). Violent Emotions beyond the Face: Bodily Postures as a Micro-Sociological Tool to Analyse Video Footage of Situational Violence, Presentation given at the at the Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Chicago, IL. 21-23 August 2015.
Philpot, R., Levine, M., Koschate, M., & Everson, R. (2015). Groups and Violence: Using CCTV Footage and Agent Based Modeling to Develop Strategies to Produce Safer Public Spaces, Presentation given at the 12th SoDoc Workshop der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, 16-19 July 2015.
Philpot, R., Levine, M., Koschate, M., & Everson, R. (2015). When Aggression becomes Violence – Computational Support for the Role of Dynamic Collective Inhibiton, Presentation, Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, ISPP 2015, San Diego, CA. 3-6 July 2015.
Philpot, R., Levine, M., Koschate, M., & Everson, R. (2015). Agent-based Models as Tools for Understanding Group Violence, Presentation at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) 2015 Interactional approaches to violence Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 15-16 January 2015.