Hazel Clare Gordon


Department of Psychology

Research Associate

+44 114 222 6515

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Hazel Clare Gordon
Department of Psychology
G floor
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • BA Combined Hobours in Psycholgoy and Philosophy - Newcastle University
  • MSc Psychology of Education - University of Bristol
Research interests

During my time at Newcastle University, I explored the experience and perception of menstruation among females identifying as women. During my MSc at the University of Bristol, I explored the interaction between the social construction of language and emotion in cognition.

I studied specifically how widely used taboo words related to the sexual body may create a cognitive bias, influencing how the sexual body is felt towards generally in society.

This led to an interest in the connection between offence and humour, and I am currently a research assistant in an ESRC-funded project investigating the impact of political humour.

Professional activities and memberships

Invited talks and lectures

  • Speaker at RAISE (researching, advancing and inspiring student engagement) conference UK in September 2017. During my undergraduate degree, I disseminated the research findings of a student led project exploring what student engagement meant to students involved in various programmes on the course.
  • Speaker at student-staff conference at Canterbury University, January 2018. I was invited during my undergraduate degree to talk about my experience and opinions of the new methods for student engagement the Combined Honours department at Newcastle University were implementing.