Dr Sara Vestergren


I am a lecturer in Social Psychology. Before moving to Salford, I held a position as a lecturer in Psychology at Keele University. I hold a PhD in psychology, awarded by Linköping University in Sweden, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in psychology.

Teaching and supervision

I teach mainly Social Psychology (Level 5) and Qualitative Research Methods on both undergraduate and post graduate levels. I supervise dissertations (undergraduate & postgraduate) in various areas, and am particularly interested in working with protests, activism, social identity, and protest related topics (such as environment).


My theoretical background lies within the social identity approach. My research (and interests) revolves around protests, activism, and collective action. More specifically, participation in these events and how participation may affect the participants. I have, for example, published on types and processes of psychological change through participation in collective action, and the endurance of psychological changes for activists.

If you are interested in any of these areas for a potential PhD, dissertation, or just a chat, please contact me.

Email: s.k.vestergren@salford.ac.uk

Twitter: @SwedishProtests

Phone: +44 (0) 161 295 3948