Ken gives conference keynote at GRASP 2014, Linköping, Sweden

Ken had the terrific opportunity to present a keynote address entitled “Encapsulating the things that matter: Exploring identities for learning, social action and well-being” at the GRASP conference in Sweden on May 23rd (9th Nordic conference in group- and social psychology).


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The GRASP conference attracts an interesting mix of researchers from across Scandinavia who are working in a variety of organisational, health, and school settings.  Their focus is on very concrete issues of group processes such as bullying in schools, cross-cultural communication within work teams, knowledge transfer between different shifts in health or technical settings, collective action and protests, and how student groups collaborate in educational settings.

GRASP InfoAs well as 2 days of really interesting talks, it was also great to hear about the work of the other conference keynote speaker, Sian Jones, from Oxford Brookes University.  Sian’s research is based on social identity and emotion in student responses to bullying. She has studied at both Exeter and Cardiff and is now continuing her work at Oxford Brookes. See also Sian’s very interesting blog.

LinkopingUni_from SianJonesCropThe local research group in Linköping were greats hosts for the conference and for Sian and myself.  A big thanks to Sarah Vestergren and Camilla Forsberg.