Dr Adam Lonsdale

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Adam Lonsdale began working at Oxford Brookes in October 2011. His research interests concern the social psychology of music, applying well-established theories from mainstream social psychology to better understand music and musical behaviour. In particular, he is interested in the social functions of music and the idea that people might use their musical tastes as a ‘badge’ of identity and group membership.

Prior to being at Brookes, Adam worked as a research fellow on a number of research projects at the University of Nottingham. He holds a BSc from the University of Leicester and a PhD from Heriot Watt University. He currently lectures on Foundations of social psychology (U24102), Introduction to Psychological Research (U24111), Social psychology (U24132), Topics in social psychology (U24183), Social Psychology (P24108), Personality and Psychological Disorders (P24109), Intelligence and individual differences (P24114), and is module leader for the Questionnaire design for Psychology (U24120) and Personality & individual differences (U24125) modules.

Adam is member of the Applied Social Psychology research group and the Popular Music Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University.

 

Publications

Lonsdale, A.J., & North, A.C. (in press). Self-to-stereotype matching and musical taste: Is there a link between self-to-stereotype similarity and self-rated music-genre preferences? Psychology of Music

Keatley, D.A., Hardcastle, S.J., Carragher, N., Chikritzhs, T.N., Daube, M., Lonsdale, A.J., & Hagger, M.S. (in press). Attitudes and beliefs towards alcohol minimum pricing in Western Australia. Health Promotion International

Keatley, D.A., Ferguson, E., Lonsdale, A., & Hagger, M.S. (2017). Lay understanding of the causes of binge drinking in the United Kingdom and Australia: A network diagram approach. Health Education Research, 32, 33 - 47.

Stewart, N.A., & Lonsdale, A.J. (2016). It’s better together: The psychological benefits of singing in a choir. Psychology of Music, 44, 1240 - 1254.

Lonsdale, A.J., Hardcastle, S., & Hagger, M.S. (2012). A minimum price per unit of alcohol: A focus group study to investigate public opinion concerning UK government proposals to introduce new price controls to curb alcohol consumption. BMC Public Health, 12, 1023.

Lonsdale, A.J., & North, A.C. (2009). Musical taste and in-group favouritism. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 12, 319 – 327.

Lonsdale, A.J., & North, A.C. (2011). Why do we listen to music? A uses & gratifications analysis. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 108 – 134.

Lonsdale, A.J., & North, A.C. (2012). Musical taste and the representativeness heuristic. Psychology of Music, 40, 131 - 142.

Ferguson, E., Buttery, A., Miles, G., Gee., C., Clark, D.D., Lonsdale, A.J., Baxendale, B., & Lawrence, C. (2014). The temporal rating of emergency non-technical skills (TRENT) index for self and others: Psychometric properties and emotional responses. BMC Medical Education, 14, 240.

Hagger, M.S., Lonsdale, A., & Chatzisarantis, N. L.D. (2011). Effectiveness of a brief intervention using mental simulations in reducing alcohol consumption in corporate employees. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 16, 375 – 392.

Hagger, M.S., Lonsdale, A., & Chatzisarantis, N. L.D. (2012). A theory-based intervention to reduce alcohol drinking in excess of guideline limits among undergraduate students. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 18 – 43.

Hagger, M.S.,Lonsdale, A.J., Hein, V., Koka, A., Lintunen, T., Pasi, H., Lindwall, M., Rudolfsson, L., & Chatzisarantis, N.L.D. (2012). Predicting alcohol consumption and binge drinking in company employees: An application of planned behaviour and self-determination theories. British Journal of Health Psychology, 17, 379 - 407.

Hagger, M.S., Lonsdale, A., Koka, A., Hein, V., Pasi, H., Lintunen, T., & Chatzisarantis, N. L.D. (2012). An intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in undergraduate students using implementation intentions and mental simulations: A cross-national study. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19, 82 - 96.

Leighton, P., Lonsdale, A.J., .Tildsley, J., & King, A.J. (2012). The willingness of patients presenting with advanced glaucoma to participate in a trial comparing primary medical vs. primary surgical treatment. Eye, 26, 300 – 306.

 

Research grants

Bunce, L., Childs, J., & Lonsdale, A.J. (Department of Psychology, Social Work & Public Health Research Awards Scheme - £5,000). Building academic success and resilience in social work students using a self-determination theory approach. Awarded November 2016.

Lonsdale, A.J. (Oxford Brookes University Teaching and Learning Project (TLP) - £1,350). Academic success and non-cognitive factors: What factors predict students’ final-year dissertation grades? Awarded December 2015.

Davies, E.L, Lonsdale, A.J., & Foxcroft, D.R. (Oxford Brookes University Competitive Funding Call - £15,785). Alcohol related social embarrassment: A pilot trial to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of a novel intervention to reduce alcohol consumption in undergraduates. Awarded May 2015.

 

Research students

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students who would like to work within one of my areas of interest (e.g., Musical taste & in-group favouritism; Why do we listen to music?; Musical preference & the influence of self-identity).

Current students:

Chris Cosgrave ("The relationship between musical engagement and the self ") - 2nd supervisor

Publications from RADAR

  • Keatley, D, Ferguson, E, Lonsdale, A, Hagger, M (2017) Lay understanding of the causes of binge drinking in the United Kingdom and Australia: a network diagram approach. Health Education Research, 32 (1). [summary page]
  • Keatley, D, Hardcastle, S, Carragher, N, Chikritzhs, T, Daube, M, Lonsdale, A, Hagger, M (2017) Attitudes and beliefs towards alcohol minimum pricing in Western Australia. Health Promotion International [summary page]
  • Bala, A, Adeyemo, A, Jabir, A (2016) High Level Abstraction of Memristor Model for Neural Network Simulation. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Embedded computing and System Design [summary page]
  • Stewart, N, Lonsdale, A (2016) It’s better together: The psychological benefits of singing in a choir. Psychology of Music [summary page]
  • Ferguson, E, Buttery, A, Miles, G, Tatalia, C, Clarke, D, Lonsdale, A, Baxendale, B, Lawrence, C (2014) The temporal rating of emergency non-technical skills (TRENT) Index for self and others: Psychometric properties and emotional responses. BMC Medical Education, 14 (240). pp. 1-11. [summary page]
  • Hagger, M, Lonsdale, A, Chatzisarantis, N (2012) A theory-based intervention to reduce alcohol drinking in excess of guideline limits among undergraduate students . british Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (1). pp. 18-43. [summary page]
  • Leighton, P, Lonsdale, A, Tildsley, J, King, A (2012) The willingness of patients presenting with advanced glaucoma to participate in a trial comparing primary medical vs primary surgical treatment. Eye, 26 (2). pp. 300-306. [summary page]
  • Lonsdale, A, North, A (2012) Musical taste and the representativeness heuristic. Psychology of Music, 40 (2). pp. 131-142. [summary page]
  • Hagger, M, Lonsdale, A, Chatzisarantis, N (2011) Effectiveness of a brief intervention using mental simulations in reducing alcohol consumption in corporate employees. Psychology Health & Medicine, 16 (4). pp. 375-392. [summary page]
  • Lonsdale, A, North, A (2011) Why do we listen to music? A uses and gratifications analysis. British Journal of Psychology, 102 (1). pp. 108-134. [summary page]
  • Lonsdale, A, North, A (2009) Musical Taste and Ingroup Favouritism. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 12 (3). pp. 319-327. [summary page]
  • Lonsdale, A (0) Self-to-stereotype matching and musical taste: Is there a link between self-to-stereotype similarity and self-rated music-genre preferences?. Psychology of Music, 45 (3). [summary page]
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