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 



Urquhart, J., Potter, C., Barnett, J., Fellenor, L., Mumford, J. and Quine, C.P., 2017. Forthcoming. Expert risk perceptions and the social amplification of risk: a case study in invasive tree pests and diseases. Environmental Science and Policy

Urquhart, J., Potter, C., Barnett, J., Fellenor, L., Mumford, J. and Quine, C., 2017. Awareness, concern and willingness to adopt biosecure behaviours:public perceptions of invasive tree pests and pathogens in the UK. Biological Invasions

Fellenor, L., Barnett, J., Potter, C., Urquhart, J., Mumford, J. and Quine, C., 2017. The social amplification of risk on Twitter:the case of ash dieback disease in the United Kingdom. Journal of Risk Research

Fellenor, J., 2012. Will the real Oedipus please stand up?:Metatheoretical perspectives on Oedipus as a unifying function and psychoanalytic theory development. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 22 (2), pp. 119-128.

Fellenor, J., 2011. The unpredictability of metaphor: Ignacio Matte-Blanco's bi-logic and the nature of metaphoric processes. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 20 (3), 138 - 147.

Fellenor, J., 2010. ‘Review: researching beneath the surface: psycho-social research methods in practice’. Journal of Psycho-Social Studies, 4 (1).

Conference or Workshop Items

Fellenor, L., 2016. Understanding public perceptions of tree health risks: an actor-network approach. In: Royal Geographical Society annual conference 2016, 2016-08-30 - 2016-09-02, Royal Geographical Society.

Fellenor, L., 2016. What does the Amplification of Risk look like on Twitter? In: Society for Risk Analysis Europe, 2016-06-20 - 2016-06-22, The University of Bath.

Fellenor, L. and Brooker, P., 2016. You have to say something but you can’t say anything: Twitter and the inability to articulate the abject. In: Affect and Social Media Symposium, 2016-03-23 - 2016-03-23, UEL.

Fellenor, J., 2012. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the Self Conference of Transdisciplinarity:A Transdisciplinary Approach to Self, Material Objects and Intersubjectivity from the Ontological Perspective. In: Conference of Transdisciplinarity, 2012, 2012-01-01, Oxford Brookes University.

Fellenor, J., 2012. The Unconscious as Myth:Literature, Relationality and Psychoanalysis. In: Conference at the Bath Royal Institute of Literature and Science, 2012 ​, 2012-06-01.

Fellenor, J., 2011. Reconsidering the Momentary Self:Reflections on an Empirical Study of Intersubjectivity and Context. In: 4th International Conference of Psychosocial Studies, 2011, 2011-06-01, University of Brighton.

Fellenor, J., 2003. The Role of the Teacher in Restoration of the Child’s Soul. In: International Conference on Identity, Education and Spirituality, 2003, 2003-06-01, Roehanpton Institute of Education.


Fellenor, J., 2015. Particular experiences: a psychosocial exploration of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and its relationship with self, environment and the material world. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Bath.

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