The Department of Psychology’s work in this area has a distinguished history and the department has a world-class reputation for its contribution to the development of these psychological approaches. This research ranges from normative sexualities, health and illness, masculinities, femininities, and the discursive construction of identities; to alternative structures of intimate life in diverse situated contexts. A principal interest concerns theoretical and methodological innovation in psychosocial approaches and the psychodynamics of organisation and group processes. Other significant areas of work in this area address questions of ethnicity, racism and nationalism and migration and citizenship. There is a strong track record of externally-funded research and active links with colleagues across the Faculty of Social Sciences and the flagship Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG). The Psychosocial Research Programme within CCIG offers an institutional context for collaborative research activity and support.