Dr Kristin Hanson


I am a political social psychologist and my interests lie in the role of perceived identity in political influence and decision making. My work explores the intersection of national, political, and ethnic identities and how these self-categorisations relate to political, health, and other social outcomes. In this work, I draw on perspectives from social psychology, political psychology, organizational behaviour, and health psychology. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer and Programme Co-Director BSc Psychology


  • PhD Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • BS Accounting

Teaching and learning


Areas of specialism

  • Political psychology
  • Identity
  • Health communications
  • Health inequalities


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Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne, Hanson, Kristin, Quirke-McFarlane, Sophia, Delaney, Nancy, Vandrevala, Tushna and Bearne, Lindsay (2023) Exploring how members of the public access and use health research and information : a scoping review. BMC Public Health, 23, p. 2179. ISSN (print) 1471-2458

Goldsmith, Lucy Pollyanna, Rowland-Pomp, May, Hanson, Kristin, Deal, Anna, Crawshaw, Alison F, Hayward, Sally E, Knights, Felicity, Carter, Jessica, Ahmad, Ayesha, Razai, M, Vandrevala, Tushna and Hargreaves, Sally (2022) The use of social media platforms by migrant and ethnic minority populations during the COVID-19 pandemic : a systematic review. BMJ Open, 12(11), e061896. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Vandrevala, Tushna, Hendy, Jane, Hanson, Kristin, Alidu, Lailah and Ala, Aftab (2022) Unpacking COVID-19 and conspiracy theories in the UK black community. British Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN (print) 1359-107X (Epub Ahead of Print)

Hanson, Kristin, O'Dwyer, Emma, Chaudhuri, Sharmistha, Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo and Vandrevala, Tushna (2022) Mitigating the identity and health threat of COVID-19 : perspectives of middle-class South Asians living in the UK. Journal of Health Psychology, 27(9), pp. 2147-2160. ISSN (print) 1359-1053

Hanson, Kristin, O'Dwyer, Emma and Lyons, Evanthia (2021) The national divide : a social representations approach to US political identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4-5), pp. 833-846. ISSN (print) 0046-2772

Hanson, Kristin and O'Dwyer, Emma (2019) Patriotism and nationalism, left and right : a Q-methodology study of American national identity. Political Psychology, 40(4), pp. 777-795. ISSN (print) 0162-895X

Hanson, Kristin, O'Dwyer, Emma and Lyons, Evanthia (2019) The individual and the nation : a qualitative analysis of US liberal and conservative identity content. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(1), pp. 378-401. ISSN (online) 2195-3325


Hanson, Kristin (2022) The national identity divide : a mixed-methods, social representations approach to political identity and polarisation in the United States. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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