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PhD Student Lois Donnelly

PhD Student - Full-Time

Institute of Health & Society

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tel: +44 (0)1905 54 2328


BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2015, University of Kent
MSc Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 2016, University of Kent

Lois is a full-time PhD student in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester.

Lois’ main research interest is around gender issues, in particular violence against women. Her PhD research concerns domestic violence within the family court context.

Her supervisors are Professor Erica Bowen and Dr Holly Taylor-Dunn.

Lois is a member of the 2018 Postgraduate Conference Committee and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (

Prior to commencing her PhD, Lois worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Surrey on two projects: public opinion on people with intersex characteristics and personal accounts of the Psychology of Women Section BPS. She is also working on a project concerning asymmetric comparisons about Welsh and English people.


Donnelly, L.C., & Calogero, R.M. (2017). The role of sexually objectifying experiences in college women’s perceived possibility that gender crimes could happen to them. Submitted to Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Calogero, R.M., Tylka, T.L., Donnelly, L.C., McGetrick, A., & Medrano Leger, A. (2017). Trappings of femininity: A test of the “beauty as currency” hypothesis in shaping college women’s gender activism. Body Image, 21 (66-70).

Donnelly, L.C. (2015, 23 November) Analyse, collaborate and share research with open source tools. Available from:

Donnelly, L.C. (2015, 3 November) A breakdown of FOSS for students and researchers in academia. Available from:

Donnelly, L.C., & Da’ Cunha, X. (2015). Mentoring teenagers with the National Citizen Service. PsychTalk, 82.

Adewoye, M., Porter, S., & Donnelly, L.C. (2014). Newly Qualified Teachers: Annual Survey 2014. National College for Teaching and Leadership. Available from:

Donnelly, L.C. (2014). Persistence of sexism in situations of anonymity. Kent Psychologist 8(4). Available from:


Capdevila, R., Hubbard, K., & Donnelly, L.C. (2017, July). Standing still whilst ‘looking back and moving forwards’: the personal account of POWS members in the here and now. Paper presented at the Psychology of Women Section Conference, Windsor, 12-14 July.

Donnelly, L.C., & Calogero, R.M. (2016, July). Action Women: Increasing collective action by harnessing system justification motive and body functionality focus. Poster presented at International Society for Justice Research 2016, Canterbury, 20-23 July.

Donnelly, L.C., & Calogero, R.M. (2016, June). “I am a woman, not a traffic-jam”: The effect of street harassment, self-objectification and safety anxiety on perceived risk of rape. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7, London, 28-30 June.