Tackling prejudice through diverse friendships

Dr Lindsey Cameron is Researcher in Residence at The Linking Network. The aim of this residency is to strengthen links between the STOP, the School of Psychology, and The Linking Network, and to continue to develop strong research evaluation, and principles for effective school linking.

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The Linking Network

The Linking Network is a well-established national charity that works with multiple schools to provide opportunities for children to meet others from different backgrounds. School Linking provides an opportunity for children to engage with difference in a positive way and challenge preconceived ideas in a safe environment.

The Schools Linking project draws on psychological research and theory to provide opportunities for meaningful, positive social contact.

Dr Lindsey Cameron

Lindsey is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and is an expert in the development of prejudice and stereotyping in children. She has twenty years of experience in the design and evaluation of prejudice-reduction interventions for use in schools, with particular expertise in inter-group contact theory. She has attracted funding for her research from the Big Lottery, Oxfam, Economic and Social Research Council, DfID and NHS.

Lindsey is passionate about bringing psychology to the wider world and achieves this through organising public engagement events, collaborations with national charities such as One Globe Kids and People United, as well as through action research with local schools. She is currently running a project on bullying in schools with the British Orthodontic Society and leads the annual Identity and Belonging educational challenges conference in partnership with the Kent Educational Psychology Service.


As Researcher in Residence at the Linking Network, Lindsey helps to embed evidence-based practice and robust research methodology in the organisation and to develop the research capabilities of members of staff.

She will be identifying critical points at which research can be used to evaluate the impact of key activities, develop and share methods of evaluation, and create research resources, deliver presentations or training and provide guidance and knowledge as and when required.

As Researcher in Residence, Lindsey will develop further the link between the University of Kent and the Linking Network, providing access to resources such as voluntary student researchers, hosting joint events on campus and accessing expert advice from University on external funding opportunities.

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