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Dr Joanne Meredith

Dr Joanne Meredith

Lecturer in psychology

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  • Location MC323
  • Faculty Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
  • Institute Institute of Human Sciences
  • Areas of expertise

    Cyberpsychology, online interaction, conversation analysis, discursive psychology, online political communication 

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in European Politics and an MA in Politics and Social Policy. After completing a Masters in Social Research at Loughborough University, I decided to move into social psychology to complete my ESRC funded PhD, which used conversation analysis to examine interaction on Facebook instant messenger. I completed my PhD in 2013 and the following year started at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Psychology. In 2015 I moved to the University of Salford, where I taught predominantly research methods, media psychology and social psychology. In 2016 I took on the role of co-programme leader for the BSc Psychology programme.

I started as a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton in December 2018, and am a member of the Cyberpsychology Research Unit (CRUW).

I am interested in the ways in which we interact in online settings. There are two connected strands to my research. The first uses conversation analysis to examine the turn-by-turn development of online interactions, and explores how such interactions compare to spoken interactions. The second strand of my research focuses on how politics is discussed in online contexts, using the methods of conversation analysis and discursive psychology. I am also interested in developing new and innovative methods of collecting and transcribing data from online sources. 

British Psychological Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

July 2016                                    Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice, University of Salford

September 2013                         PhD in Social Psychology    

September 2010                         MRes Social Research, Distinction, Loughborough University

September 2006                         MA Politics and Social Policy, Distinction, University of Nottingham

June 2004                                   BA European Politics, 2:1, University of Nottingham

Journal articles

  1. Cannon, C., Meredith, J., Speer, S., & Mansell, W. (2019, in press). A Conversation Analysis of Asking About Disruptions in Method of Levels Psychotherapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.
  1. Meredith, J. & Richardson, E. (2019). The use of the categories Brexiter and Remainer in online comment threads. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 29 (1), pp.43-55.
  1. Galpin, A.J., Meredith, J., Ure, C.M. and Robinson, L. (2017). “Thanks for letting us all share your mammogram experience virtually”: Developing an online hub for cancer screening' , Journal of Medical Internet Research: Cancer, 3 (2) , e17.
  1. Meredith, J. (2017). Analysing technological affordances of online interactions using conversation analysis. Journal of Pragmatics, 115, pp. 42-55.
  1. Coen, S, Meredith, J., & Condie, J.M. (2017). I dig therefore we are: community archaeology, place-based social identity, and intergroup relations within local communities. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27 (3), pp. 212-225.
  1. Meredith, J. (2015). Transcribing screen-capture data: The process of developing a transcription system for multi-modal text-based data. International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 19(6), 663-676, DOI:1080/13645579.2015.1082291
  1. Meredith, J., & Stokoe, E. (2014). Repair: Comparing Facebook ‘chat’ with spoken interaction. Discourse and Communication, 8(2), 181-207.


Book chapters

  1. Ditchfield, H., & Meredith, J. (2018). Collecting qualitative online data. In U. Flick (ed.) SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection. (pp.496-510). London: Sage Publications.
  1. Meredith, J. (2016). Using discourse and conversation analysis to analyse online data. In D Silverman (ed.) Qualitative Research (4th ed). (pp.261-276). London: Sage Publications.
  1. Meredith, J., & Potter J. (2013) Conversation analysis and electronic interactions: Methodological, analytic and technical considerations. In Lim, H & Sudweeks, F (eds) Innovative methods and technologies for electronic discourse analysis. (pp.370-393). Hershey: IGI Global.


Conference proceedings

  1. Johns, A., Galpin, A., Meredith, J. & Glancy, M. (2016), '“I kind of had an avatar switch” : The role of the self in engagement with an interactive TV drama' , Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video, TVX 2016 .


Conference papers

  1. Meredith, J. & Richardson E. (2017). Brexiters and Bremainers: Categorization of individuals in online newspaper comment threads. Presented at the International Society of Political Psychology conference, Edinburgh, 29th June – 2nd
  1. Meredith J., & Richardson, E. (2017). Brexiters and Bremainers: Categorization of individuals in online newspaper comment threads. Presented at the International Pragmatics Association Conference, Belfast, 16th-21st
  1. Meredith, J. & Morriss, L. (2016). ‘I laughed when I read your next question’: Doing rapport in an e-mail interview. Presented at the Micro-Analysis of Online Data Conference, University of Salford, 15th-16th
  1. Meredith, J (2015). How can we understand online interaction using conversation analysis? Presented at the BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 2nd-4th
  1. Meredith J (2015). Affordances and Practices: The organization of adjacency pairs and disrupted turn adjacency in instant messaging chats. Presented at the 3rd Annual Micro-analysis of Online Data symposium, University of Zurich, 16th-17th
  2. Meredith J (2014) Can’t avoid transcribing! Developing a transcription system for screen capture data, Presented at the Symposium for Micro-analysis of Online Data, University of York, 14th-15th July. 
  1. Meredith J and Stokoe E (2013) Self-initiated self-repair in one-to-one online written interaction, Presented at the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Conference, University of Waterloo, Canada, August 2013.
  1. Meredith J (2012) ‘Fish ate my feeeet!’: Topic initiation in Facebook chat, Presented at Nordisco, Linköping University, November 2012
  1. Meredith J (2012) ‘What a greeting’: Opening sequences in quasi-synchronous chats between intimates, Presented at Discourse-Communication-Conversation Conference, Loughborough University, March 2012. 


Invited talks

  1. Meredith, J. (2016) Conversation, but not as we know it? Conversation analysis and online interaction. Presented at York St John School of Health Sciences Seminar Series, 13th April.
  1. Meredith, J. (2016) Conversation, but not as we know it? Conversation analysis and online interaction. Presented at University of Stirling Psychology Seminar Series, 3rd March. 
  1. Meredith, J. (2016) Conversation, but not as we know it? Conversation analysis and online interaction. Presented at University of Salford Psychology Seminar Series, 4th February.  
  1. Meredith J (2015) Analyzing online interaction using conversation analysis: Affordances and practices, Presented at School of Computing Sciences seminar series, University of Glasgow, 14th May.
  1. Meredith J (2014) Chatting online: Using conversation analysis to analyze social media, Presented at the Human Behaviour Series, University of Nottingham, 23rd January.