Department of Psychology

Dr John Fellenor

Research Associate working on the UNPICK project. Particular interests in psychosocial methodologies, complexity, Actor Network Theory.

Research Associate
Tel: 01225 383788


My PhD involved developing a novel psychosocial methodology with which to explore the experience of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and its relation to material objects, spaces and places.
I am currently engaged with the UNPICK project and working with Professor Julie Barnett to explore and understand the public perception of risk in relation to specific tree pathogens. My present focus is developing a social media analysis of risk perception and how to combine this with case studies and contextualised experiences of tree health by different stakeholder groups and publics..  

Research interests

  • Psychosocial approaches
  • Complexity theory
  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Emergence
  • Actor Network Theory
  • Social amplication of risk

Research Projects

  • UNPICK: Understanding public risk in relation to tree health 


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