Dr Lisa Whittaker


Lisa Whittaker is a former Research Assistant with SCCJR. She completed her PhD at the University of Stirling in 2011. Her thesis ‘Young and Unemployed: Giving and Getting Recognition in Peer Groups and Online’ explored the experiences of young people taking part in Get Ready for Work training programmes and how these experiences shaped their identities. While writing her thesis Lisa joined The Prince’s Trust and ran The Enterprise Programme which enabled young people to explore self-employment. She subsequently joined a smaller youth charity, Columba 1400, where she was responsible for research and evaluation and delivering leadership programmes for young people from ‘tough realities’.

Related Publicaitons

Whittaker, L., & Gillespie, A. (2013). Social Networking Sites: Mediating the Self and its Communities. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology (In press)

Martsin, M., Wagoner. B., Aveling, E-L., Kadianaki, I., and Whittaker, L. (Eds) (2012). Dialogicality in Focus: Challenges to Theory, Method & Application. Nova Science Publishers Inc

Jasper, C.,Moore, H., Whittaker, L., and Gillespie, A. (2011). Methodological Approaches to S. tudying the Dialogical Self. Handbook on the Theory of the Dialogical Self: A Theory in Search of a Method. Cambridge University Press.

Whittaker, L. (2010). Structures of Recognition: a Dialogical Analysis of the Experiences of a Group of Young People within a Scottish Local Authority Access Programme. Special Issue International Journal for Dialogical Science. 4, 2, p.75-93

Whittaker, L. (2008) “Scotland’s Shame”: A Dialogical Analysis of the Identity of Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training. Psychology & Society, 1, p.54-64



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