Staff profile

Dr Henry Lennon

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology Programme Leader (Forensic Psychology BSc Hons)

Henry Lennon at our One Friar Gate Square site.


Criminology, Psychology, Social Sciences


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Psychology

Research centre

Better Society, Health and Social Care Research Centre




Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



My role as an academic involves leading the BSc Forensic Psychology programme, teaching our students, and supporting research by supervising projects and conducting original research. My expertise is in applied qualitative (social-psychological) research. My PhD looked at the discursive construction of Romanian identity and migration in the UK.

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching currently is in social psychology at BSc level and advanced qualitative research methods at MSc level. I am Module Leader for Level 5 'Applied Biological and Social Forensic Psychology', and the Independent Research Project at Level 6.

I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects using qualitative approaches. I am a personal academic tutor, supporting a cross-section of our student cohort’s academic development across the course.

Research interests

Themes in my research include Social Identity, Citizenship, Migration, Social Construction, Reflexivity, Morality, Deviance and Brexit.

My research interests broadly fit into applied, social and community psychology domains, being concerned with topics such as citizenship, social identity and prejudice. Epistemologically speaking, my concern is the way that knowledge is constructed, reproduced and transformed in society and the implications this process has for conceptualising the way we see ourselves and others around us.

I have experience with a variety of qualitative research approaches, most of them being in the realm of discursive analysis (critical and discursive psychology) and thematic analysis. I have experience with both primary and secondary data collection methodologies; in recent times my focus has been on the latter, in particular political cartoons.

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