Department of Psychology
Dr Alessandra Fasulo
- Qualifications: PhD
- Role Title: Senior Lecturer
- Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
- Telephone: 023 9284 2034
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: Department of Psychology
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I graduated from the University Sapienza of Rome and I continued my postgraduate studies there. In 1992, I was a visiting student at UCLA, USA, where I received a training in Conversation Analysis and Applied Linguistics. In 1994, I received my PhD degree in Social Psychology. Between 1999 and 2008, I was a member of the Department of Psychology of Development and Socialization. My teaching experience includes Social Psychology, Psycholinguistics, Conversation Analysis and Cultural Psychology.
I coordinate the Year 1 unit "Applications of Psychology" and I am also lecturing in Qualitative Methods and Conversation Analysis to MSc Forensic Psychology and MSc Psychological Research Methods.
Beginning my PhD research on autobiographical narratives in psychotherapy, I have focused on social psychological processes as visible and constructed through language. I have been studying for many years interaction in families with children, focusing on socialization practices, agency and inter-subjectivity. Intercultural comparisons of family life were carried out together with the other international units in the CELF international project (Cf. also the Italian unit website). I have participated in ESF Language and Social Action project of affiliation and disaffiliation language practices in different European languages. Narrative has been a constant interest, approached from a variety of perspectives, ranging from textual analysis of autobiographical literature to interactional analysis of spoken narratives in diverse natural contexts. Recently, I have been involved in research on the memory and perception of space, and on embodied action. I am also concerned with methodological issues, notably with developing ethnographic methods and conversation analysis for psychological research.
I am a member of the Centre for Situated Action & Communication.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy