Massey author wins British Psychology Society Book Award


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Professor Sarah Riley


Professor Sarah Riley from the School of Psychology has won the Monograph award at the 2021 British Psychology Society Book Awards.

The academic monograph category celebrates a significant scholarly work that has contributed to, defined or redefined an area of psychological knowledge.

Professor Riley co-authored Post feminism and Health: Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives alongsideAssociate Professor Adrienne Evans from the Postdigital Cultures Research Centre, Coventry University, United Kingdom and Dr Martine Robson from Aberystwyth University, Wales.

The book, published in Routledge’s Critical Approaches to Health series, is part of the growing field of books on postfeminist studies. Professor Riley studies postfeminism as a set of ideas about ideal femininity that circulate across a range of actors including media, everyday talk between family and friends, advertising, and public institutions.

“I am thrilled,” Professor Riley says. “We thought we had something important to say that would give new insight into the challenges women have when trying to live a good life and be a good health citizen, and we also wanted to offer a direction for bringing psychology and media studies together, so this award really validates what we tried to do. It’s feels great to have this recognition.”

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