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Samuel Finnerty

Research student

Samuel Finnerty

Lancaster University

Fylde College



Research overview

PhD research

Sam is a PhD student, supervised by Prof. Mark Levine & Dr. Jared Piazza, researching social and moral psychological factors affecting individual and collective pro-environmental actions. The first two studies are currently being written up for publication.


His research utilises survey, interview, and ethnographic methodologies combining quantitative and qualitative research approaches acquired during his training in social and cultural anthropology (degree and masters), cognitive science (masters), and psychology (PhD). Future experimental work is planned for examining these factors further.


He is a member of the Social Processes Lab at Lancaster University.


Other research

He has also conducted research on public responses to emergencies as part of the Behavioural Analytics Lab at Lancaster University. This research is currently being written up for publication.



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