Dr Anastasia Rousaki

BSc (Cardiff Met), MSc (Coventry), PhD (Nottingham Trent)

Information School

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


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Dr Anastasia Rousaki
Information School
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

I am a a Postdoctoral Research Associate exploring the impact of the digitalisation of social care on older informal carers.

I specialise in combining qualitative research methods with political theory. My published work explores areas of social psychology and cyberpsychology. I mainly specialis in critical discursive psychology, while I also employ thematic analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis. My doctoral research explores adolescent sexting, consent and coercion through a focus on discourse, gender, ideology, power and hegemony.

Previously, I worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University while serving as one of the main investigators of the STEP-IN Erasmus+ grant. Through this role, I contributed to the creation and dissemination of research-based resources concerning online safety for young people.

Research interests
  • Social care, unpaid/informal carers, and digitalisation
  • Adolescent online behaviour/safety and how parents, carers and teachers can navigate the cyberspace in order to help young people
  • Feminist, post structuralist and Marxist theory
  • Qualitative research methods (including discourse analysis, critical discursive psychology, thematic analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis)
  • Ideological hegemony
Professional activities and memberships

I have actively participated in numerous national and international conferences, obtained small Early Career Researcher (ECR) bursaries, and have been a committee member of the Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (QMiP) section of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2021.