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Dr Sharon Coen
Dr Sharon Coen
postal addressAllerton Building, Room L822, Fredrick Road Campus, Salford, M6 6PU.
email addressS.Coen@salford.ac.uk
telephone57031
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From March 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
Associate Member of Research Centre: Communication, Cultural & Media Studies
From November 2012 to August 2015.
From March 2012 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

         Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester. She obtained her ‘Laurea’ degree in Psychology at the Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Anne Maass on her Master level project entitled ‘Attitude measures and behaviour: Which connection? A study about religious intergroup relations’. In 2007 she obtained her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Sussex where she worked under the supervision of Professor Rupert Brown. Her thesis was entitled: ‘Collective Guilt and Shame in Intergroup relations. The effects of group based guilt and shame on intergroup attitudes and prosocial behaviour’. Between October 2007 and January 2012 she worked at Christ Church University in Canterbury as a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. In 2010 she obtained a PGCLT-HE qualification at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Her research interests tap onto four main themes: Social psychology (Intergroup emotions, overt and covert forms of prejudice and discrimination, stereotype threat, linguistic biases, transmission of values across generations), Media psychology (Cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences of exposure to media messages, with particular focus on the role played by media in affecting public's involvement in politics and citizenship-related issues. Consequences of tabloidisation of the News, Analysis of media's coverage of political, environmental and racial issues), Political psychology (Psychological processes underlying peoples' dis-engagement with politics. Predictors of collective action) Environmental psychology (Psychological processes underlying peoples' pro-environmental behaviour, Identity and environment,  Media coverage of climate change)

Key Qualifications
2007
Thesis title: Collective Guilt and Shame in Intergroup relations. The effects of group based guilt and shame on intergroup attitudes and prosocial behaviour¿.
2001
'Laurea' degree, roughly equivalent to MSc. Thesis title: ¿Attitude measures and behaviour: Which connection? A study about religious intergroup relations¿.
Key Projects
2013
Jul
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Encyclopedia Entries
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2013
Jun