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Dr Chris Hewer

Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Psychology


I am currently Course Director for the MSc Psychology (Conversion Course) programme. After a  career in applied optics, I obtained two degrees in Psychology and continued with doctoral research in Social Psychology under the supervision of Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at Surrey University. Since 2002, I have taught critical social psychology here in the Department of Psychology. I am interested in the intersection between history and social psychology and particularly the way that cultures/collectives remember and forget.  

Areas of specialism

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Memory and the Collective Past
  • Theory of Knowledge

Courses taught




  • PhD Social Psychology - University of Surrey - 2002
  • MSc (Econ) - Social Psychology - London School of Economics - 1994
  • PGCE (FE) - University of Greenwich - 1992
  • BSc (Hons) - Psychology - University of East London - 1991


Number of items: 12.


Kajtazi-Testa, Laura and Hewer, Christopher J (2018) Ambiguous loss and incomplete abduction narratives in Kosovo. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 23(2), pp. 333-345. ISSN (print) 1359-1045

Ryan, Joseph F. and Hewer, Christopher J. (2016) What did we do to Germany during the Second World War? A British perspective on the Allied strategic bombing campaign 1940-45. Papers on Social Representations, 25(1), 10.1-10.28. ISSN (print) 1021-5573

Roberts, Ron, Halilovic, Majda, Becirevic, Edina and Hewer, Christopher J. (2015) Exploring attitudes to NATO in Republika Srpska. Global Discourse, 5(4), pp. 579-599. ISSN (print) 2326-9995

Roberts, R. and Hewer, C.J. (2015) Memory, madness and conflict: a Laingian perspective. Memory Studies, 8(2), pp. 169-182. ISSN (print) 1750-6980

Hewer, C.J. (2013) The Falkland/Malvinas dispute: a contemporary battle between history and memory. Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, 3(1), pp. 144-150. ISSN (print) 2326-9995

Hewer, C.J. and Vitija, S. (2013) Identity after Kosovo's independence: narratives from within the Kosovar-Albanian Diaspora. Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture, 19(5), pp. 621-636. ISSN (print) 1350-4630

Hewer, C.J. and Roberts, R. (2012) History, culture and cognition: towards a dynamic model of social memory. Culture & Psychology, 18(2), pp. 167-183. ISSN (print) 1354-067X

Hewer, C.J. (2012) Tracing the social dynamics of peace and conflict. Papers on Social Representations, 21(2), 12.1-12.22. ISSN (print) 1021-5573

Hewer, C.J. and Kut, M. (2010) Historical legacy, social memory and representations of the past within a Polish community. Memory Studies, 3(1), pp. 18-32. ISSN (print) 1750-6980

Book Section

Hewer, Christopher J. (2014) The Falkland/Malvinas dispute: a contemporary battle between history and memory. In: Foster, Russell , Johnson, Matthew and Edward, Mark, (eds.) The crisis of the twenty-first century: empire in the age of austerity. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 149-155. ISBN 9780415731874

Hewer, C.J. and Taylor, W. (2007) Deconstructing terrorism: politics, language and social representation. In: Roberts, R., (ed.) Just War: Psychology and Terrorism. Ross-on-Wye, UK : PCCS Books. pp. 199-212. ISBN 9781898059929


Hewer, C.J. (2001) Identity and the dream. (PhD thesis), University of Surrey.

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