I’m a part-time PhD student in Psychology supervised by Dr. Dennis Nigbur. I previously studied religion and theology at the University of Oxford and psychology at Charles University in Prague.
'Coming to terms with the past: The experience of Tamil refugees'
- Dr Dennis Nigbur - 1st supervisor
- Dr Thomas Hennessey - 2nd supervisor
My PhD project aims to explore how Sri Lankan Tamil refugees make sense of fleeing from their home country, becoming refugees and how they see the impact of their flight on their personal and social identities. More specifically, it looks at what importance and significance family, religion, occupation, nationality and other identities have in Tamil refugees’ daily lives. It also asks how they relate to the majority social group (i.e. British society). Data for this qualitative study will be collected through semi-structured interviews and analysed by means of interpretative phenomenological analysis. The results will be used to further explore the subject and to design an additional follow-up study.