Dr John Cromby

John Cromby

Reader in Psychology

Office: Room 321, Level Three, Ken Edwards Building

Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1971

Email: jjc31@le.ac.uk

 

Personal details

I have a first degree in psychology from Loughborough University and a PhD from the University of Nottingham Medical School.

I have taught at the Universities of Nottingham, Bradford and Loughborough, where I ran a large undergraduate psychology programme.

I am a former co-editor of the journal ‘Subjectivity’ and co-authored the book ‘Psychology, Mental Health and Distress’ which was a British Psychological Society Book of the Year in 2014.

Teaching

Office hours: by appointment

  • MN3126 Cyberpsychology at work
  • MN2103 Research Methods
  • MN7019 Managing Information: technology and systems

Publications

Most recent publications

'Feeling Bodies: embodying psychology' Cromby, J. (2015), London, Palgrave

"Analytical Pluralism in Qualitative Research: A Meta-Study", Clarke, N., Willis, M.E.H., Barnes, J., Caddick, N., Cromby, J., McDermott, H. and Wiltshire, G. (2014). Qualitative Research in Psychology, DOI:10.1080/14780887.2014.948980.

"Publicly Different, Privately the Same: Gender Differences and Similarities in Response to Facebook Status Updates", Joiner, R., Stewart, C., Beaney, C., Moon, A., Maras, P., Guiller, J., Gregory, H., Gavin, J., Cromby, J. and Brosnan, M. (2014). Computers in Human Behaviour, 39: 165-169.

"Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Reflections on a Meta-Study", Barnes, J., Caddick, N., Clarke, N., Cromby, J., McDermott, H., Willis, M. and Wiltshire, G. (2014). QMIP Bulletin 17: 35-41.

"Nudging into Subjectification: Governmentality and Psychometrics", Cromby, J. and Willis, M. (2014). Critical Social Policy, 34, 2: 241-259.

"Feeling Bodies: Analysing the Unspeakability of Death", Cromby, J. and Phillips, A. (2014). Carpentier, N. and van Brussel, L. (eds) "The Social Construction of Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives", p.52-72, London: Palgrave.

“Public Talk about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” Cromby, J. (2015) in C.Ward  (ed.) “Meanings of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (London, Palgrave)

"Comparing First and Second Generation Digital Native's Internet Use, Internet Anxiety and Internet Identification", Joiner, R., Gavin, J., Brosnan, M., Cromby, J., Gregory, H., Guiller, J., Maras, P. and Moon, A. (2013). Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking, 16, 7: 549-552.

"Human Rights and Intellectual Disabilities in an Era of 'Choice'", Fyson, R. and Cromby, J. (2013). Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research, 57, 12: 1164-1172.

"Paranoia: Contested and Contextualised", Cromby, J. and Harper, D. (2013). S.Coles, B.Diamond and S.Keenan (eds) 'Psychosis in Context'. P.23-41, Ross-on-Wye, PCCS Books.

"Psychology, Mental Health and Distress", Cromby, J., Harper, D. and Reavey, P. (2013). London: Palgrave.

Full listing of publications

Academic journal papers

“Gender, Internet Experience, Internet Identification and Internet Anxiety: A Ten Year Follow-Up”
Joiner, R., Gavin, J., Brosnan, M., Cromby, J., Gregory, H., Guiller, J., Maras, P. and Moon, A. (2012)
Cyberpsychology, Behaviour & Social Networking, 15,7:370-372.

"Interpretations of Excess", The Free Association, Cromby, J. and Papadopoulos, D. (2012). Subjectivity, 5, 4: 438-463.

"The Affective Turn and Qualitative Health Research", Cromby, J. (2012). International Journal of Work, Organisation, and Emotion, 5, 2: 145-158.

"Beyond Belief", Cromby, J. (2012). Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 7: 943-957.

"Response to Commentaries on 'Beyond Belief'", Cromby, J. (2012). Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 7:982-987.

"Draft Manifesto for a Social Materialist Psychology of Distress", The Midlands Psychology Group, Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2012). Journal of Community, Counselling and Critical Psychology, 12,2: 93-107.

"Emotional Inhibition: A Discourse Analysis of Disclosure", Ellis, D. and Cromby, J. (2012). Psychology and Health, 5, 515-532.

"Feeling the Way: Qualitative Clinical Research and the Affective Turn", Cromby, J. (2012).  Qualitative Research in Psychology, 9, 1: 88-98.

"The Greatest Gift? Happiness, Governance and Psychology", Cromby, J. (2011). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 11, 840-852.

"Researching Experience: Embodiment, Methodology, Process", Brown, S.D., Cromby, J., Harper, D., Johnson, K. and Reavey, P. (2011). Theory and Psychology 21 (4), 493-515.

"Neuroscience and Subjectivity", Cromby, J., Newton, T. and Williams, S. (2011). Subjectivity 4,3, 215-226.

"It All Boils Down to Respect Doesn't It? Enacting a Sense of Community in a Deprived Inner-City Area", Pattersom, A., Cromby, J., Brown, S.D., Gross, H. and Locke, A. (2011). Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 21, 4, 342-357.

"Affecting Qualitative Health Psychology", Cromby, J. (2011). Health Psychology Review 5, 79-96.

"Constructing Crime, Enacting Morality: Emotion, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in an Inner-City Community", Cromby, J., Brown, S.D., Gross, H., Locke, A. and Patterson, A. (2010).  British Journal of Criminology 50, 873-895.

"Social Psychology and the Empirical Body: Rethinking the Relationship", Lyons, A. and Cromby, J. (2010). Social and Personality Psychology Compass 4, 1: 1-13.

"On Psychology and Embodiment: Some Methodological Experiments", Brown, S., Reavey, P., Cromby, J., Harper, D. and Johnson, K. (2009). Sociological Review 56 (suppl.2), 199-215.

"Inhibition and Reappraisal within Emotional Disclosure: The Embodying of Narration". Ellis, D. and Cromby, J. (2009).  Counselling and Psychology Quarterly 22, 3: 319-331.

"Paranoia: A Social Account", Cromby, J. and Harper, D. (2009). Theory and Psychology 19, 3, 335-361.

"Creating Subjectivities", Blackman, L., Cromby, J., Hook, D., Papadopoulos, D. and Walkerdine, V. (2008). Subjectivity 22, 1-27.

"Mental Health Teaching to UK Psychology Undergraduates: Results of a Survey", Cromby, J., Harper, D. and Reavey, P. (2008).  Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 18, 83-90.

"Affect and Feeling", Blackman, L. and Cromby, J. (2007).  International Journal of Critical Psychology 21, 5-22.

"Towards a Psychology of Feeling", Cromby, J. (2007). International Journal of Critical Psychology 21, 94-118.

"Integrating Social Science with Neuroscience: Potentials and Problems", Cromby, J. (2007), Biosciences 2, 149-169.

"Theorizing Embodied Subjectivity", Cromby, J. (2005). International Journal of Critical Psychology 15, 133-150.

"Depression: Embodying Social Inequality", Cromby, J. (2004). Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy 4, 3, 176-187.

"Between Constructionism and Neuroscience: The Societal Co-Constitution of Embodied Subjectivity", Cromby, J. (2004). Theory and Psychology 14, 6, 797-821.

"Social Constructionism as Ontology: Exposition and Example", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (2002).  Theory and Psychology 12, 5: 701-713.

"Social Constructions Psychology: Almost Critical?", Cromby, J. and Nightingale, D.J. (2002). International Journal of Critical Psychology 5, 173-180.

"Bullying and People with Severe Learning Disabilities", Sheard, C., Clegg, J., Standen, P.J. and Cromby, J. (2001). Journal of Intellectual Disabilities Research 45, 5: 407-415.

"Critical Psychology and the Ideology of Individualism", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (2001). Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy 1,2:117-128.

"The Effective Use of Virtual Environments in the Education and Rehabilitation of Students with Intellectual Disabilities", Standen, P.J., Brown, D.J. and Cromby, J. (2001). British Journal of Educational Technology 32, 3:289-301.

"Playing for Real", Standen, P.J., Cromby, J. and Brown, D. (1998). Mental Health Care 1 (12), 412-415.

"The Potentials of Virtual Environments in the Education and Training of People with Learning Disabilities", Cromby, J., Standen, P.J. and Brown, D.J. (1996). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 40,6, 489-501.

"Using Virtual Environments in Special Education", Cromby, J., Standen, P.J. and Brown, D.J. (1996). VR in the Schools: Quarterly Journal of Virtual Reality and Education 1,3, 1-4.

"Challenging Behaviour Amongst SLD Students: A Social Constructionist Analysis", Cromby, J., Sheard, C., Bennett, B., McConville, R., Richardson, M. and Stewart, D. (1994). British Journal of Special Education 21, 3 P128-136.

"Analysis of Talk Sessions Between Staff and Adults with Profound Intellectual Disability", Clegg, J.A., Standen, P.J. and Cromby, J. (1991).  Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities 17, 4, 391-400.

"Interactions Between Adults with Profound Intellectual Disability and Staff", Clegg, J.A., Standen, P.J. and Cromby, J. (1991). Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities 17, 4, 377-390.

Academic books
"Theoretical Psychology: Global Transformations and Challenges", Stenner, P., Cromby, J., He, Y., Motzkau, J. and Yen, J. (eds) (2001). Toronto, Captus Press.

"Socialkonstrucktionistisk Pskologi", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (eds) translated by Charlotte Palmen (2001). Lund, Studentlitteratur AB.

"Social Constructionist Psychology: A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice", Nightingale, D.J.and Cromby, J. (eds) (1999).  Buckingham, Open University Press.

"Parental Involvement in the Sex Education of Students with Severe Learning Difficulties: A Handbook", Craft, A. and Cromby, J. (1991), Division of Learning Disabilities, Nottingham University Medical School.

Contributions to Edited Books
"Paranoia", Harper, D. and Cromby, J. (2014). Teo, T. (Ed). Encyclopaedia of Critical Psychology. P1320-1323, New York, Springer.

"Psychosis", Cromby, J. and Harper, D. (2014). Teo, T. (Ed). Encyclopaedia of Critical Psychology. P1583-1585, New York, Springer.

"Neuroscience", Kaiser, M. and Cromby, J. (2014). Teo, T. (Ed). Encyclopaedia of Critical Psychology. P1243-1248, New York, Springer.

"Emotion", Cromby, J. (2014). Teo, T. (Ed). Encyclopaedia of Critical Psychology. P555-560, New York, Springer.

"Embodiment", Cromby, J. (2014). Teo, T. (Ed). Encyclopaedia of Critical Psychology. P550-555, New York, Springer.

"Paranoia: Contested and Contextualised", Cromby, J. and Harper, D. (2013) in S.Coles, B. Diamond and S.Keenan (Eds) 'Psychosis in Context'. P23-41, Ross-on-Wye, PCCS Books.

"Narrative, Discourse, Psychotherapy - Neuroscience?", Cromby, J. (2012) in A.Lock and T.Strong (Eds) "Discursive Perspectives in Therapeutic Practice". P288-307, Oxford@ Oxford University Press.

"Scullery's Question: Multiplicity, Felt Experience and Continuity", Cromby, J. (2011) in Stenner, P., Cromby, J., He, Y., Motzkau, J., and Yen, J. (Eds). "Theoretical Psychology: Global Transformations and Challenges". P138-148, Toronto, Captus Press.

"Paranoia: A Social Account", Cromby, J. and Harper, D. (2011) in I. Parker (Ed) "Critical Psychology" P265-292, Hove, Psychology Press (Taylor and Francis).

"Everyday Fear: Parenting and Childhood in a Culture of Fear", Franklin, L. and Cromby, J. (2010) in Franklin, L. and Richardson, R. (Eds) "The Many Forms of Fear, Horror and Terror". Oxford, Interdisciplinary.Net, E-Book available.

"Between Constructionism and Neuroscience: The Societal Co-construction of Embodied Subjectivity", Cromby, J. (2010) in Olsen, W. (Ed) "Realist Methodology" P123-146, London, Sage Publications.

"Making Sense of Paranoia", Coles, S. and Cromby, J. (2009) in S.Coles and P. Houghton (Eds) "Psychological Perspectives on Distress and Unusual Experiences" P12-15, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

"Memory, Sexual Abuse and the Politics of Learning Disability", Fyson, R. and Cromby, J. (2009) in J. Haaken and P. Reavey (Eds) "Memory Matters: Contexts for Understanding Sexual Abuse Recollections". P157-174, Hove, Routledge.

"Feelings, Beliefs and Being Human", Cromby, J. (2008) in A. Morgan (Ed) "Being Human: Reflections on Mental Distress Society" P12-23, Ross-on-Wye, PCCS Books.

"Feelings and Embodied Subjectivity", Cromby, J. (2007) in V.van Denver, M. Terre-Blanche, E. Fourie and P Segalo (Eds) "Citizen City: Between Constructing Agent and Constructed Agency" P232-240 Toronto, Captus Press.

"Social Constructionism as Ontology: Exposition and Example", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (2005) in M.William (Ed) "Philosophical Foundations of Social Research Methods" P764-784 London, Sage Publications.

"The Morphogenesis of Subjectivity: Between Constructionism and Neuroscience", Cromby, J. (2005) in A Gulerce, A. Hoffmeister, I. Steauble, G.Saunders and J. Kay (Eds) "Contemporary Theorizing in Psychology: Global Perspectives" P291-298, Toronto, Captus Press.

"Att Rekonstruera den Sociala Konstruktionismen", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (Eds, translated by Charlotte Palmen) P269-290, Lund, Studentlitteratur AB.

"Att Ta Vara Jag Pa Allvar", Cromby, J. and Standen, P.J. (2001) in "Socialkonstruktionistisk Pskologi", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J (Eds, translated by Charlotte Palmen) P191-210 Lund, Studentlitteratur AB.

"Vad ar det for Fel Med den Sociala Konstruktionismen?", Cromby, J and Nightingale, D.J. (2001) in "Socialkonstruktionistisk Psykologi" Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (Eds, translated by Charlotte Palmen) P17-41, Lund, Studentlitteratur AB.

"Reconstructing Social Constructionism", Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J. (1999) in "Social Constructionist Psychology: A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice" Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J (Eds) P207-224, Buckingham, Open University Press.

"Taking Our Selves Seriously", Cromby, J. and Standen, P.J. (1999) in "Social Constructionist Psychology: A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice" Nightingale, D.J and Cromby, J. (Eds) P141-156, Buckingham, Open University Press.

"What's Wrong with Social Constructionism?", Cromby, J. and Nightingale, D.J. (1999) in "Social Constructionist Psychology: A Critical Analysis of Theory and Practice" Nightingale, D.J. and Cromby, J (Eds) P1-19, Buckingham, Open University Press.

"Cyborgs and Stigma: Technology, Disability, Subjectivity", Cromby, J. and Standen, P.J. (1999) in "Cyberpsychology" Gordo-Lopez, A and Parjer, I (Eds) P95-112 London, MacMillan.

Professional journal publications
"What is P.P.R?", Cromby, J (1994) The Psychologist 7, 12:563.

"Getting Research Funding", Cromby, J. (1995) The Psychologist 8, 3:131.

"Reasserting Values: The Emergence of P.P.R", Cromby, J (1995) B.P.S Psychology of Women Section Newsletter 3, 14-16.

"Psychology and Virtual Environments", Cromby, J (1996) The Psychologist 9,2: 83.

"Interview: Noam Chomsky", Chomsky, N and Cromby, J (1998) P.P.R Newsletter 5, 12-16.

"Depression and Social Inequality: A Socio-Neural Account", Cromby, J. (2004) Clinical Psychology 38, 15-17.

"Is It Always Good To Talk?", Ellis, D. and Cromby, J. (2004) The Psychologist 17,11 630-631.

"Paranoia and Social Inequality", Cromby, J. and Harper, D. (2005) Clinical Psychology Forum, 153, 17-21.

"Fundamental Questions for Psychology", Cromby, J (2006) Clinical Psychology Forum 162, 9-12.

"Reconstructing the Person", Cromby, J. (2006) Clinical Psychology Forum 162, 13-16.

"Don't Jump Ship! New Approaches to Mental Health Teaching in Psychology", Harper, D., Cromby, J., Reavey, P., Anderson, J., and Cooke, A. (2007). The Psychologist 20, 5, 302-304.

"Questioning the Science and Politics of Happiness", Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P. and Smail, D. (2007). The Psychologist. 20,7, 422-425.

"Our Big Fat Multi-Million Pound Psychology Experiment", The Midlands Psychology Group/Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Moloney, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2008). Clinical Psychology Forum 181 P34-37.

"Blessed Out Britain is Back in Business", The Midlands Psychology Group/Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2008). Clinical Psychology Forum 184, 53-55.

"Post-Qualification Training in Selective Ignorance: A Report from Two Recent Conferences for Therapeutic Psychologists", The Midlands Psychology Group/Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2010). Clinical Psychology Forum 212, 46-51.

"Welcome to Niceworld", The Midlands Psychology Group/Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2010). Clinical Psychology Forum 212, 52-56.

Response of the Midlands Psychology Group to Hasall and Clements", The Midlands Psychology Group/Cromvy, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2011). Clinical Psychology Forum 217, 32-34.

"Psychotherapy and Politics: Uncomfortable Bedfellows?", The Midlands Psychology Group, Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2011). Group Analytic Contexts 54, 9-15.

"Draft Manifesto for a Social-Materialist Psychology of Distress", The Midland Psychology Group/Cromby, J., Diamond, B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2014). Clinical Psychology Forum 256: 3-7.

"Charting the Mind and Body Economic", The Midlands Psychology Group/Cromby, J., Diamond B., Kelly, P., Moloney, P., Priest, P., Smail, D. and Soffe-Caswell, J. (2014) The Psychologist 27, 4: 232-235.

"Psychological Understandings of Mental Illness: Mired in the 20th Century?", Bell, V. and Cromby, J. (2015). The Psychologist 28: 34-37.

Research

My research is united by a constant concern with the ways in which bodies and social influences interact with each other. This has meant engaging with varied topics including emotionality in the meetings of community organisations, with social and material determinants of mental health in various settings, and with the production and uptake of knowledge by neuroscience, epigenetics and the biosciences generally.

Supervision

I am prepared to consider supervising PhD projects relating to any of my major areas of interest, but currently, I have a particular preference for projects engaging with

  • affect, feeling or emotion
  • mental health

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