Dr Michael Lomas

Mike Lomas

I am a Lecturer in Psychology, and a member of the British Psychological Society. My professional background is teaching, and I have numerous years’ experience teaching at both Further and Higher Education institutions, having been awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. Consequentially, I have experience of lecturing a broad range of areas in psychology. I am now delighted to introduce myself as a Lecturer of the university, having now joined the school of Health Sciences on a permanent basis. I have now received my PhD, this was on an interdisciplinary project, this combines Environmental and Social Psychology with other areas such as mental health, human geography, and urban studies. Specifically, I was exploring experiences of identity, place attachment, and mental well-being, in the context of neighbourhood regeneration. Studies of neighbourhoods and communities have highlighted the significance of the role that the physical environment plays in life and how the inhabitants of the existing community cope with the changes to their socio-spatial environment should be taken into consideration. I have also worked as Research Associate of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU), an award-winning research department based here at the University of Salford. Their work focuses on the broad bases of social exclusion, community cohesion and community engagement, working with marginalised invisible and underrepresented groups such as gypsy and travelling communities, the homeless, migrants and asylum seekers.

E-mail: m.lomas@salford.ac.uk

Twitter: @DrMikeJL