My name is Jenna Condie. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Salford, UK. I am based in the Directorate of Psychology and Public Health within the School of Health Sciences.
My research expertise lies in Environmental, Media, and Social Psychology. My PhD in Environmental Psychology explored how people negotiate the environmental conditions associated with living alongside railways within their talk around place and identity. I have recently been appointed as a World Social Science Fellow on transformations to sustainable urbanisation with the International Social Science Council.
At Salford, I teach undergraduate students studying our BSc (Hons) programmes, which are accredited by the British Psychological Society. I co-ordinate the Psychology at Salford blog and Twitter @salfordpsych, which aims to create a dynamic online community and dialogue around psychology. This work involves raising awareness and encouraging students (and staff!) to develop a professional online identity for learning, networking, and employability. I am part of the University of Salford’s Media Psychology team and teach on the UK’s first (and only) MSc/PGDip/PGCert in Media Psychology.
I am passionate about enterprise (hence the title of my site!) and apply psychology to produce innovative research and practical solutions in partnership with external organisations. With my colleague Dr Adam Galpin, we co-founded Media Psychology Services, which provides user-testing, user-experience and social media research and consultancy to inform the development of media and digital products and services. A long term aim is to embed enterprise within my teaching so that psychology students gain the self-confidence and creativity that enterprise education can provide.
Previously, I worked as a Research Assistant for the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit on projects focusing on the broad bases of social exclusion, community cohesion and community engagement. Much of this work involved working with ‘hard to reach’ and underrepresented communities. This lead onto work exploring how social media can be used to engage communities and residents in social housing with Ashton Pioneer Homes, a Housing Association based in Tameside, Greater Manchester. Other projects include a Vice-Chancellor funded project called Media and Digital Futures with the School of Art and Design at the University of Salford and work around social media best practice for clinical psychologists in the UK.