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Biography

Debra is a Reader in Social Psychology.

Between 1995 and 2000, she completed a B.Comm (Hons) Psychology and an MA in Psychological Research Methods. Between 2001 and 2005, she completed her PhD, supervised by Professor Kevin Durrheim, which was a discursive investigation of the practice of completing a right-wing authoritarianism scale. While completing her PhD, Debra worked as a researcher and Junior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at UKZN, before moving to the UK to take up a position as a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol in 2005. In April 2006, she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the West of England.

She joined the University of Winchester in 2013 and was appointed as Reader in Social Psychology in 2014. Between 2014 and 2016, she was the Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Debra is an affiliated member of the University's Health and Wellbeing Research Group.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Publications

Selected publications

Book:    

Braun, V; Clarke, V; Gray, D. 2017. Collecting qualitative data: A practical guide to textual, media and virtual techniques. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter:

Gray, D. Royall, B. & Malson, H. 2017. Hypothetically Speaking: Vignettes as a Stand-alone Qualitative Method. In: Braun, V., Clarke, V. & Gray, D. ed. Collecting qualitative data: A practical guide to textual, media and virtual techniques. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Braun, V., Clarke, V. & Gray, D. 2017. Innovations in Qualitative Methods. In: Gough, B. ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Social Psychology. London. Palgrave.

Braun, V., Clarke, V. & Gray, D. 2017. Collecting Textual, Media and Virtual Data in Qualitative Research. In: Braun, V., Clarke, V. & Gray, D. ed. Collecting qualitative data: A practical guide to textual, media and virtual techniques. Cambridge. Cambridge University Press.

Gray, D. & Manning, R. 2017. Social Psychology and Participation. DD317 Advancing Social Psychology. Milton Keynes. Open University.

Article Refereed: 

Gray, D., Stevenson, C., 2019. How Can ‘We’ Help? Exploring the Role of Shared Social Identity in the Experiences and Benefits of Volunteering. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology (special issue), accepted.

Wood, M. & Gray, D. 2019. Right-wing Authoritarianism and Conspiracy Beliefs. Personality and Individual Differences, 138(1). 163-166

Topping, M. Gray, D., Friend, E., Davies, A., & Ramage, J. 2017. A Systematic review of symptoms and quality of life issues in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. Neuroendocrinology, 105:320-330.

Meyrick, J., Gray, D., & Jones, A. 2016. Assessing the possibilities and challenges of patient involvement in sexual, reproductive and HIV/AIDS services. Sexual Health, 13. (3). 213-220.

Gray, D., Ross, K., Prat-Sala, M., Kibble, S., & Harden, B. 2016. Stepping Back and Listening. Staff Experiences of Using a Coaching Approach in an Acute Rehabilitation Ward for Older Adults. Qualitative Health Research, 26. (10). 1434-1443.

van Loggerenberg, F., Gray, D., Gengiah, S., Kunene, P., Gengiah, T. N., Naidoo, K., & Grant, A. D. 2015. A qualitative study of patient motivation to adhere to combination antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. AIDS patient care and STDs. 29. (5). 299-306.

Kibble, S., Gray, D., Prat-Sala, M., Ross, K., Johnson, K., Packer, J., Shire, E., Cross, R. and Harden, B. 2014. Recovery coaching in an acute older people rehabilitation ward. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 3. (1).

Gray, D & Manning, R 2014. Oh my god, we’re not doing nothing: Young people’s experiences of spatial regulation. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53. (4). 640-655.

Gray, D & Griffin, C 2014. A journey to citizenship: Constructions of citizenship and identity in the British Citizenship Test. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53. (2). 299-314.

Matthews, L., Gray, D., Gray, S. and Lawrence, L. 2013. Postpartum MMR immunisation rates in rubella-susceptible antenatal women. British Journal of Midwifery, 21. (1). 16-22.

Gray, D., and Durrheim, K. 2013. Collective Rights and Personal Freedoms: A Discursive Analysis of Participant Accounts of Authoritarianism. Political Psychology, 34. (4). 631-648.

Matthews, L.A., Lawrance, L.M., Gray, D. and Gray, S. 2011. An audit of rubella IgG antibody status in antenatal women in the Cwm Taf (south) NHS trust over a five year period (2005 2009). Epidemiology and Infection, 319. (11). 1720-1726.

R S French, C H Mercer, A J Robinson, M Gerressu, K E Rogstad, One-Stop Shop Evaluation Team 2010. Addressing sexual health needs: a comparison of a one-stop shop with separate genitourinary medicine and family planning services. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 36. 202-209.

Gray D, Mercer CH, Graham A, French RS, Salisbury C. 2009. Under one roof? A Population-Based Survey of Patient Use and Preference for One Stop Shops for Sexual Health. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 10. 223-235.

C Griffiths, M Gerressu, R S French, The One-stop Shop Evaluation Team 2008. Are one-stop shops acceptable? Community perspectives on one-stop shop models of sexual health service provision in the UK. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 84. 395-399.

R S French, C M Coope, A Graham, M Gerressu,C Salisbury, J M Stephenson1, the One-Stop Shop Evaluation Team 2006. One stop shop versus collaborative integration: what is the best way of delivering sexual health services?. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 26. 202-206.

Gray, D. & Durrheim, K. 2006. Evaluating the use of Authoritarianism Scales across Three South African samples. The South African Journal of Psychology, 36. (3).

Gray, D.; Delany, A. & Durrheim, K. 2005. Talking with Real South Africans: An investigation of South African National Identity. The South African Journal of Psychology, 35. (1). 127-146.

Reports:

McNamara, N., Frings, D., Vangeli, E., Gray, D., Bowe, M., Cleveland, M., Kellezi, B., Stevenson, C., Wakefield, J., Wilson, I., Halder, M., Bartlett, G., Mair, E., McIntosh, J., Street, J., 2019. The Social Psychology of Social Prescribing. BPS Seminar Report.

McNamara, N., Frings, D., Vangeli, E., Gray, D., Bowe, M., Cleveland, M., Kellezi, B., Stevenson, C., Wakefield, J., Wilson, I., Halder, M., Bartlett, G., Mair, E., McIntosh, J., Street, J., 2019. The Social Psychology of Social Prescribing. London Assembly Health Committee Call for Evidence.

Gray, D & Manning, R. 2015. Action for Blind People Counselling and Emotional Support Service: Final Evaluation Report. Bristol: National Royal Institute for Blind People.

Gray, D & Manning, R. 2014. Action for Blind People Counselling and Emotional Support Service (Year 1). Bristol: National Royal Institute for Blind People.

Gray, D & Manning, R. 2013. Action for Blind People Counselling and Emotional Support Service (Year 2). Bristol: National Royal Institute for Blind People.

The One Stop Shop Evaluation Team 2008. Evaluation of One-Stop Shop Models of Sexual Health Service Provision. London: Department of Health.

Solomon V, Gray, D., van Rooyen H, Griesel R, Stein J, Nott V. 2004. Critical Review and Analysis of Voluntary Counselling and Testing in South Africa..Durban: Health Systems Trust. 

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