Jun 11, 2014
The Honours Social Psychology program is delighted to welcome Dr. Meridith Griffin to the program.Dr. Griffin’s research interests are in the social psychological aspects of aging, health and wellbeing, disability, gender and embodiment. She is particularly interested in these issues as they play out in the social and cultural realms of leisure and physical activity.
A critical qualitative researcher, Dr. Griffin works with interpretive forms of understanding including life history, ethnography, visual and narrative approaches. Working at the intersection of sociology and psychology, she explores narrative identity and embodied ways of knowing. She has a multidisciplinary background – most recently including a post-doctoral appointment at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health, based in the United Kingdom.
Her research has been published in mainstream peer-reviewed aging and health journals, and has informed health policy and physical activity promotion in various settings and populations. Dr. Griffin also serves on the Editorial Board for the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.