I am a critical community psychologist with a key interest in mental health. My research has focused on disability issues in general and mental health issues in particular and this has involved me working with users of psychological services and government officials to promote the rights of people who are diagnosed as mentally ill. My research focuses on the social model of both disability and mental health and focuses on the cultural and political factors that impact both our understanding of mental health and on the theories and practices of psychology.
My favourite things:
· Thing about teaching psychology: discussions with students (tutorials can be fun!)
· Psychology school of thought: Psychoanalysis (not the sex stuff, but the cultural stuff)
· Unit from when you studied undergrad psychology: Community Psychology
· Psychologist/Scientist: George Albee. He was awesome.
· Publication (of mine): I wrote one about war and why we weren’t doing enough in psychology to protest against war.
· Publication (of someone else): David Rosenhan’s paper “On Being Sane in Insane Places”.
· Place to travel in the world: Cuba (and, no, that doesn’t mean I am a communist. And, yes, that might mean I like rum and cigars)
Stirling University (Scotland)
ABC News 23rd April 2019. Story on the psychology of collecting.
ABC News North Queensland 18th April 2019. Story on the psychology of collecting
ABC North Queensland story on collecting. Featured in Breakfast
with Pat Hession
Flood story – ABC radio 7th March 2019.
History of Psychology
Duckett, P.S., Pratt, R., Porteous, R. & Barnett, H. (2007). The opinions of visually impaired people on visual impairment research: study three. Report Commissioned by the Thomas Pocklington Trust.
Sixsmith, J., Kagan, C. & Duckett, P.S. (2004). Pupils’ emotional well-being in school. Report Commission by Wigan Local Education Authority.
Sixsmith, J., Kagan, C. & Duckett, P.S. (2004). Pupils’ emotional well-being in school (pupil report). Report Commission by Wigan Local Education Authority.
Duckett, P.S. (2001). Workshop: Mental health auditing. Community Service Volunteers Staff Training, Newcastle (UK).
Morton, K. & Duckett, P.S. (2000). The opinions of older visually impaired people on issues needing research. Report commissioned by the Gift of Thomas Pocklington.
Duckett, P.S. & Pratt, R. (1999). The opinions of visually impaired people on visual impairment research. Report commissioned by the Gift of Thomas Pocklington.
Duckett. P.S. (1999). First choice: a booklet about dementia for people with learning difficulties. Report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Duckett, P.S. (1996). Response from the Central Scotland CEPD on the consultation documents on the Employment Code of Practice, the Guidance on Definition of Disability and the Related Regulations. Report commissioned for the Department of Employment and Education on behalf of the Central Scotland CEPD as part of the Disability Discrimination Consultation Exercise, March.
Duckett, P.S. (1996). A report on the activities of the Central Scotland Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities. Report commissioned for the Department of Employment and Education on behalf of the Central Scotland CEPD as part of the Disability Discrimination Act Consultation Exercise, January.
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Psychology - Social and Community Psychology