Lois Donnelly

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PhD Student

Research Degree Students

Contact Details

email: donl1_17@uni.worc.ac.uk
tel: +44 (0)1905 54 2328

Lois is a full-time PhD student in the School of Allied Health and Community at the University of Worcester.

Lois’ main research interest is around gender issues, in particular violence against women. Her PhD research concerns domestic violence within the family court context.

Her supervisors are Professor Erica Bowen and Dr Holly Taylor-Dunn.

Lois is a member of the 2018 Postgraduate Conference Committee and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.

Prior to commencing her PhD, Lois worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Surrey on two projects: public opinion on people with intersex characteristics and personal accounts of the Psychology of Women Section BPS. She is also working on a project concerning asymmetric comparisons about Welsh and English people.


BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2015, University of Kent
MSc Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 2016, University of Kent 


  • Donnelly, L.C. (2019). Beetroot soup in the House of Lords: My fellowship at Parliament. PsychTalk, 94 (8-10).
  • Capdevila, R., Hubbard, K., Donnelly., L.C. (2019). Standing still whilst ‘looking back and moving forwards’: the personal accounts of POWS members in the here and now. Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Review, 2(1).
  • Donnelly, L.C., & Calogero, R.M. (2017). The role of sexually objectifying experiences in college women’s perceived possibility that gender crimes could happen to them. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48 (3), pp 165-173.
  • Calogero, R.M., Tylka, T.L., Donnelly, L.C., McGetrick, A., & Medrano Leger, A. (2017). Trappings of femininity: A test of the “beauty as currency” hypothesis in shaping college women’s gender activism. Body Image, 21 pp 66-70.
  • Donnelly, L.C. (2015, 23 November) Analyse, collaborate and share research with open source tools. Opensource.com. Available from: http://opensource.com/education/15/11/tools-analyze-collaborate-share-research
  • Donnelly, L.C. (2015, 3 November) A breakdown of FOSS for students and researchers in academia. Opensource.com. Available from: http://opensource.com/education/15/11/foss-academic-research
  • Donnelly, L.C., & Da’ Cunha, X. (2015). Mentoring teenagers with the National Citizen Service. PsychTalk, 82.
  • Adewoye, M., Porter, S., & Donnelly, L.C. (2014). Newly Qualified Teachers: Annual Survey 2014. National College for Teaching and Leadership. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/newly-qualified-teachers-annual-survey-2014.
  • Donnelly, L.C. (2014). Persistence of sexism in situations of anonymity. Kent Psychologist 8(4).


  • Donnelly, L.C., Hegarty, P. (2019, Aug). Language and asymmetric comparisons: The case of Wales and England. Paper presented at the BPS Social Psychology Section Conference, York.
  • Donnelly, L.C., Taylor, C. (2019, July). Postgraduate peer support in a small (but growing!) university. Poster presentation at the PsyPAG 34th Annual Conference,Sheffield.
  • Donnelly, L.C. (2019, July). From academia to Parliament, from research to policy.
  • Poster presentation at the BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Conference, Windsor.
  • Donnelly, L.C., Donnelly, K.G. (2019, Jul). Aspects of mutation in spoken conversational Welsh. Paper presented at Corpus Linguistics 2019, Cardiff.
  • Donnelly, L.C. (2018, June). IPA victims in Family Courts: the application of special measures. Paper presented at the Centre for Violence Prevention Conference, Worcester.
  • Donnelly, L.C., Capdevila, R., Hubbard, K. (2018, July). Feminist activism in time and discourse: Personal accounts of POWES. Paper presented at the BPS Psychology of Women and Equalities Section Conference, Windsor.
  • Donnelly, L.C., & Calogero, R.M. (2016, July). Action Women: Increasing collective action by harnessing system justification motive and body functionality focus. Poster presented at International Society for Justice Research 2016, Canterbury, 20-23 July.
  • Donnelly, L.C., & Calogero, R.M. (2016, June). “I am a woman, not a traffic-jam”: The effect of street harassment, self-objectification and safety anxiety on perceived risk of rape. Poster presented at Appearance Matters 7, London, 28-30 June.