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Biography

Dimitra Pachi is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, a BPS Chartered Psychologist and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She has led numerous national and international research projects on processes of youth social and political development.

Areas of expertise

Youth political and civic participation, intergroup conflict, religious/ethnic/national identification, music and political participation, intecultural competences, trust, emotions

Publications

Maguire, C., Devereux, A., Gell, L. & Pachi, D. (in press) Measure for Measure. Wider Applications of Practices in Professional Assessment, In K. Clegg, & C. Bryan, (Eds) Innovative assessment in higher education. Routledge

Barrett, M. & Pachi, D. (2019) Youth Civic and Political Participation. Adolescence and Society series. London and New York: Routledge

Pachi, D. (2015) Le rôle de la discrimination et d'autres facteurs dans la participation politique des jeunes d'origine immigrée. La participation civique et politique des jeunes en Europeobstacles et facilitations, Les Politiques Sociales, 3 & 4, 11-22

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2015) The Expectations and Understandings of Influential Others who can Mobilise Youth Participation. In M. Barrett and B. Zani (Eds) Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge

Pachi, D., Chrysanthaki, T., Barrett, M. (2014) Political and Civic Participation amongst Ethnic Majority and Minority Youth. In P. Nesbitt-Larking, C. Kinnvall, T. Capelos, H. Dekker (Eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology, England: Palgrave Macmillan

Bee, C., & Pachi, D. (2014) Active Citizenship in the UK: Assessing Institutional Political Strategies and Mechanisms of Civic Engagement. Journal of Civil Society10(1), 100-117

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2013) Civic and Political Engagement amongst Ethnic Minority and Migrant Youth. In R. Dimitrova, M. Bender, and F. van de Vijver (Eds) Global Perspectives on Well-Being in Immigrant Families. New York: Springer

Pachi, D., & Barrett, M. (2012). Perceived effectiveness of conventional, non-conventional and civic forms of participation among minority and majority youth. Human Affairs22(3), 345-359

Pachi, D. (2012) How to become an educational psychologist. In S. Dinos and M. Tsakopoulou (Eds) Becoming a psychologist: is psychology really the career for you? London: BPP Learning Media

 

Conferences:

Pachi, D. (2018) Youth civic/political participation and popular culture; a qualitative analysis of international music lyrics. International Conference of Applied Psychology, section: Psychology and Societal Development, Montreal, Canada (25-30 June), Oral presentation

Pachi, D. (2016) Youth Civic and Political Participation. St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK (23 November), Invited talk

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2015) Perceptions of citizenship amongst youth in London; does ethnicity matter? European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy (7-10 July),

Oral presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2015) Attitudes of Influential Others towards youth civic and political participation: the case of London. Llakes and AMCIS Conference Inequality of active citizenship: Can education mend the gap?, IoE-UCL, London, UK (28-29 May), Oral presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2014) Explaining non-conventional civic and political participation amongst youth in relation to ethnicity; the case of London. European Association of Research on Adolescence, Cesme, Turkey (3-7 September), Oral presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2013) Explaining non-conventional civic and political participation amongst youth in relation to ethnicity; the case of London. 16th European Conference on Developmental Psychology, Lausanne, Switzerland (3-7 September), Oral presentation

Lyons, E. & Pachi, D. (2012) Multiculturalism, Young People and ‘Good’ Citizenship: Challenges and Motivations. BPS, Social Psychology Section Seminar: Has Multiculturalism failed or not? London (30th April), Oral presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2012) Patterns of civic and political participation amongst young people in London: Differences between English, Bangladeshi and Congolese young people. 2nd PIDOP Conference, Surrey, UK (16-17 April 2012), Oral Presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2011) Perceptions of citizenship amongst young people of pre-voting and post-voting age in London: What changes with eligibility to vote? 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (ECDP), Bergen, Norway (23-27 August 2011), Oral Presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2011) Impediments to political and civic participation locally, nationally and at a European level for British Bangladeshi and Congolese youth living in London Annual Scientific Meeting of Political Psychology (ISPP), Istanbul, Turkey (9-12 July 2011), Oral Presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2011) British Bangladeshi young people and the British political system; perceptions of belongingness and access in comparison to English young people Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism 7th Annual Conference, Surrey, UK (28-29 June, 2011), Oral presentation

Pachi, D. & Barrett, M. (2011) Διαδικασίες πολιτικής και κοινωνικής συμμετοχής και ενασχόλησης πώς επηρρεάζει η ηλικία, το φύλο και η μεταναστευτική εμπειρία τις απόψεις των νέων 13ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Ψυχολογικής Έρευνας της Ελληνικής Ψυχολογικής Εταιρείας, Athens, Greece (25-29 May 2011), Oral Presentation

Pachi, D., Barrett, M. & Garbin, D. (2011) British Bangladeshi and Congolese young people in London: do their experiences of political participation differ and why? PIDOP Bologna Conference, Bologna, Italy (11-12 May 2011), Oral Presentation

Pachi, D., Barrett, M. & Garbin, D. (2010) Processes of political (and civic) engagement and participation in the London area; the effect of age, gender and minority status. Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism 6th Annual Conference, Surrey, UK (29-30 June, 2010), Oral presentation

Pahis, D. & Lyons, E. (2008) Reconciliation in Cyprus: the role of political, social trust and emotions Cyprus and Divided Societies, Multidisciplinary Workshop, Belfast, UK (20-21 May 2008), Oral Presentation

Pahis, D. & Lyons, E. (2008) Choosing and evaluating solutions to the Cyprus conflict: Are they emotional or cognitive judgements? Annual Scientific Meeting of Political Psychology (31st ISPP), Paris, France (9-12 July 2008), Oral presentation

Pahis, D. & Lyons, E.  (2007) Incorporating Political, and Social, Trust and Emotions in a Model of Inter-ethnic Conflict Resolution: The Case of Cyprus. Annual Scientific Meeting of Political Psychology (30th ISPP), Portland, Oregon, USA (4-7 July 2007), Oral presentation

Pahis, D. & Lyons, E. (2006) Young People’s Constructions of the Cyprus Problem and its Possible Solutions: the role of Emotions, Trust and History British Psychological Society Conference, Social Psychology Section, Birmingham, UK (6-8 September 2006), Oral presentation

 

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