Dr. Josephine Biglin

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Room L818, Allerton Building.



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Current positions

Lecturer in Social Psychology


Josephine joined Salford in 2022 and works in the fields of race, migration, mobility and citizenship. She has a BSc in Psychology, and an MSc in Research Psychology, both from Manchester Metropolitan University. She did her PhD at the University of Manchester. Throughout her academic studies Josephine has also worked with people seeking asylum and with refugee status for around six years at a Manchester based charity. Alongside writing academic outputs she enjoys writing for independent media in an attempt to make knowledge more accessible.

Josephine's research centres around these three core areas:

  1. Creative, participatory methods and political subjectivity. Josephine has been exploring critical links between place, belonging made by people with a refugee background using creative participatory methods, particularly photography as a form of resistance and act of citizenship.
  2. Immigration discourses. As a unique case study of migration narratives, Josephine has critically examined social survey questions items that aim to capture people's attitudes to immigration using critical discourse analysis.
  3. Therapeutic landscapes. Finally, Josephine is also interested in the links between displacement, (re)emplacement, place and wellbeing and has published research on the importance of community growing/green spaces to people with a refugee background.

She is a qualitative researcher whose methodology is situated within participatory research; arts-based methods and sensory and embodied ways of knowing.


  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Global Issues in Psychology
  • Media Psychology

Research Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Global Issues in Psychology
  • Media Psychology

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD 2022, University of Manchester