Dr Leanne Freeman




   Position: Lecturer
   School: Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
   E-mail: LVFreeman@cardiffmet.ac.uk
   Room No: D3.15


Module leader

  • Media Psychology
  • Childhood Issues and Disorders PSY5003
  • Data Analysis PSY4003
  • Research Methods PSY4002

  • Project PSY6001
  • Social Psychology 2 PSY5006
  • Research and Statistics PSY5002
  • Psychological Literacy PSY4009

Undergraduate Supervision
  • BSc Psychology: Qualitative methods
  • BSc Psychology: media, children
  • BSc Psychology: parenting, and emotion

Masters Supervision
  • Forensic MSc: Qualitative methods

Current Research Degree Supervision
  • Alison Walker: ‘Service-learning; how community work placements benefit both students and the community’


Journal Articles

  • Etheridge, L., McDermott, H., Sullivan, C., & Riley, S. (2017). Teaching qualitative psychology at undergraduate level: Challenges and responses. QMiP Bulletin, 24, 56-59
  • Etheridge, L. & Senior, H. (2016). “It’s a matter of your personality more than anything else”: The experiences of seasonal workers regarding challenging behaviour in children. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. Vol 21, Issue 1, pp. 40 - 52 , 10.1177/1744629516634587
  • Mercer,J, Clay,J & Etheridge,L. (2016) Experiencing term-time employment as a non-traditional aged university student: a Welsh study. Research in Post-Compulsory Education Published online first DOI: 10.1080/13596748.2016.1195168
Books or Chapters
  • Bonniwell, N., Etheridge, L., Bagshaw, R., Sullivan, J & Watt, A. (2015). Mental health nurses’ perceptions of attachment style as a construct in a medium secure hospital: A thematic analysis. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, In Press.
  • Franklin, L. (2012). Gender. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Franklin, L & Cromby, J. (awaiting publication – expected 2011). “There might be 10 paedophiles sitting round in their front room”: The 21st Century Monster. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Franklin, L & Cromby, J. (2010). Everyday Fear: Parenting and Childhood in a Culture of Fear. In L.
  • Franklin & R. Richardson (Eds.). The Many Forms of Fear, Horror and Terror (pp. 161-174). Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Franklin, L. & Richardson, R. (Eds.) (2010). The Many Forms of Fear, Horror and Terror. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Conference Presentations
  • Franklin, L. & Cromby, J. (2010). “Life on the whole is more complicated than it was…” Paper presented at ‘Changing Families in a Changing World’, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Franklin, L. & Cromby, J. (2009). Everyday Fear: Parenting and Childhood in a Culture of Fear. Paper presented at ‘Fear, Horror and Terror’, IDNet, Oxford, UK.
  • Franklin, L. & Cromby, J. (2009). “There might be 10 paedophiles sitting round in their front room”: The 21st Century Monster. Paper presented at ‘Monsters and the Monstrous’, IDNet, Oxford, UK.
  • Franklin, L. (2009). ‘Parenting and Childhood in a Culture of Fear’. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Social Psychology Section Conference 2009, Sheffield, UK.
  • Franklin, L. & Cromby, J. (2008). ‘Emotion Metaphors: Describing the Indescribable’. Paper presented at ‘Subjectivity: International Conference in Critical Psychology, Cultural Studies and Social Theory’, Cardiff University, UK


Leanne joined the Department of Applied Psychology in September 2010. Prior to this she completed her PhD at Loughborough University.

Leanne’s teaching interests are focused on critical social psychology, developmental psychology, qualitative research methods and media psychology. In addition Leanne also supervises undergraduate students and postgraduate students (on the Health Psychology MSc, Forensic Psychology MSc and Masters in Research Methods degrees). Leanne completed her PgCTHE in 2012 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Leanne’s research interests are closely aligned to her teaching and include: gender, risk, childhood, parenting, emotion, and media; she has also written a textbook regarding the development of gender: ‘Gender’ (published by Palgrave in 2012).