Susanna Crowson

Department of Psychology

Research Associate

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s.crowson@sheffield.ac.uk

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Susanna Crowson
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
Sheffield
S1 2LT
Profile

My academic background is in the arts and humanities which has been a really good foundation for adopting an interdisciplinary approach to psychology which I later specialised in at the post-graduate level. My research interests are in mental health and wellbeing with a focus on understanding psychological processes and systems that promote good mental health, resilience and flourishing.

Qualifications
  • MSc, Psychology of Mental Health (University of Edinburgh)
  • BA(Hons), English with Study Abroad (University of Exeter/University of Amsterdam)
Research interests

Music, Health and Wellbeing 

I am interested in the interaction between social processes, music and mental health. More specifically, I have studied how membership of online choirs affects mood and outlook. This led to a focus on the concept of ‘flow’ in the sense of psychological absorption and focus within an activity. I am now preparing papers for publication and would like to develop this line of research into social prescribing, collective engagement and active citizenship. 

Autism and Low-Intensity Post-Diagnosis Support

Working with members of the Sheffield Autism Research Lab this project focuses on understanding experiences and requirements of post-diagnostic support. This is a co-produced piece of research working closely with autistic adults, it aims to produce theoretically-informed but policy-relevant research. 

Climate Adaptation and Psychological Understandings

This project spans psychology and computer science with a focus on data analytics and critical data studies. Exploring data patterns with a focus on credibility of source-flow, this project looks at climate data flows.

Publications

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Reports

  • Crowson S, O’Rourke S, Whalley H, Janes S, MacSweeney N, Asaly Skrenes A, MacLean L & Schwannauer M (2020) The Development of Cognitive Emotional Maturity in Adolescents and its Relevance in Judicial Contexts: Literature Review RIS download Bibtex download

All publications

Reports

  • Crowson S, O’Rourke S, Whalley H, Janes S, MacSweeney N, Asaly Skrenes A, MacLean L & Schwannauer M (2020) The Development of Cognitive Emotional Maturity in Adolescents and its Relevance in Judicial Contexts: Literature Review RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Sheffield Autism Research Lab (ShARL)