The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) has appointed a new staff member to its leadership team.

Social psychologist and lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Dr Leda Blackwood, has joined the IPR to help support research activities, and further develop collaborative partnerships with colleagues across the university, and locally.

Dr Blackwood’s research includes; social movements and community advocacy; community organisation and social change strategies; social influence and leadership; social participation, citizenship and voice; and class, gender, and ethnicity.

On her appointment, Dr Blackwood adds:

"This is a very exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to working with the IPR team and colleagues on developing research in our region."