Department of Psychology


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Dr Treena Jingree

  • Qualifications: BSc, PhD
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: King Henry Building, King Henry 1st Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2DY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6324
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  • Department: Department of Psychology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


After completing my BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2004 I stayed on to complete my PhD with the aid of a university bursary. My PhD (supervised by Dr Mick Finlay) focused on Discourses about Empowering People with Learning Disabilities. I took up a post here in January 2009.

Teaching Responsibilities

I currently teach on the distance learning MSc Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disabilities course, where I co-ordinate the unit, ‘Social Constructionism and the Empowerment of People with Learning Disabilities.” I also teach qualitative methodologies to Level 4 BSc Psychology undergraduates. I am happy to supervise Level 3, MSc and PhD students and my particular strengths lie in supervising research using discourse analysis, conversation analysis and interpretative phenomenological analysis.


My main research interests involve examining talk about facilitating the choices and control of people with learning disabilities, power relations in interactions with people labelled as learning disabled and how the support staff /carer/parent identity and learning disabled identity are constructed in talk. I am also developing an interest in how elements of liberal style discourses may be invoked in arguments in different contexts. For instance, how liberal discourses are invoked to argue against the very things that liberal discourses would promote (e.g. empowering people with learning disabilities) and how they may be invoked to justify disempowering practices.


Research profile

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