Dr Mark Burgess B.Sc. (hons), M.A., P.G.C.E., Ph.D.

Reader in Psychology

Teaching Awards and Honours

Oxford Brookes University Teaching Fellow

Liverpool Hope University Excellence in Teaching and Learning

University of Saskatchewan Teaching Excellence Award

University of Alberta Graduate Student Teaching Award

Research

I am a social psychologist and my research focuses on 'transformative experiences'; those experiences whose effect could not fully have been appreciated in advance and that change an individual's selfhood in some way. Recent work has addressed the psychological processes involved in joining and leaving terrorist groups (which has been presented at UN workshops and to officers of various international military) and the facilitators and obstacles encountered by people attempting to integrate electric vehicles into their lives (as part of the TSB Ultra-Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Trial and the BMW MINI E Trial, UK), . Current research involves committing to a future self (e.g., as an artist, musician, athlete), the phenomenology of love and the phenomenology of being a professional performer. Please get in touch if you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. under my supervision.

Publications

Maughan, D. L. & Burgess, M. (2016). Social Sustainability and Mental Health: A Threat to Evidence Based Practice? British Journal of Psychiatry, 3, 1-6.

Ferguson, N., Burgess, M. & Hollywood, I. (2015). Leaving Violence Behind: Disengaging from Politically Motivated Violence in Northern Ireland. Political Psychology, 36, 199-214.

Bunce, L., Harris, M. & Burgess, M. (2014)). Charge Up Then Charge Out? Drivers' Perceptions and Experiences of Electric Vehicles in the UK. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 59, 278-287.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856413002395

Connelly, V. & Burgess, M. (2013). Suicide Among Falkland War Veterans - Understanding Why Misleading "sound bites" About Veterans Are More Believable Than "Sound Statistics". (Rapid Response) British Medical Journal http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3204/rr/677045

Banfield, J. & Burgess, M. (2013). A Phenomenology of Artistic Doing: Flow as Embodied Knowing in 2D and 3D Professional Artists. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 44, 60-91.

Carroll, S., Walsh, C., Burgess, M., Harris, M, Mansbridge, S., King, N. & Bunce, L. (Sep 2013). The Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Programme: Assessing the Viability of Electric Vehicles in Daily Life. https://www.innovateuk.org/documents/1524978/2138994/...

Burgess, M., King, N., Harris, M. & Lewis, E. (2013). Electric Vehicle Drivers’ Reported Interactions with the Public: Driving Stereotype Change? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 17, 33-44.

Walker, B., & Burgess, M. (2011). Creating Voice, Creating Being: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Jazz Musicians' Experiences. Existential Analysis, 22, 119-135.

Burgess, M., Harris, M., Mansbridge, S., Lewis, E., Walsh, C. & Carroll, S. (2011).  Initial Findings from the Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator Programme: How Quickly Did Users Adapt? URL: http://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/pdf/press-releases/ulcv_reportaug11.pdf

Everett, A., Walsh, C., Smith, K., Burgess, M. & Harris, M (2011) Ultra Low Carbon Demonstrator Programme: Charging, Proceedings of the Hybrid and Electric Carbon Vehicle Conference, 11, Warwick, UK;()

Everett, A., Walsh, C., Smith, K., Burgess, M. & Harris, M. (2010) Ultra Low Carbon Demonstrator Programme, Proceedings of the 25th World Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition, Shenzhen, China;()

Burgess, M., & Clark, L. (2010). Do The "Savage Origins" of Tattoos Cast a Prejudicial Shadow on Contemporary Tattooed Individuals. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 746-764.

Ferguson, N., Burgess, M., & Hollywood, I. (2010). Who Are The Victims? Victimhood Experiences in Post-Agreement Northern Ireland. Political Psychology, 31,857-886.

Ferguson, N., & Burgess, M. (2009). From Naivety To Insurgency: Becoming A Paramilitary in Post-Agreement Northern Ireland. In D. Canter (Ed.), Faces of Terrorism: Cross-Disciplinary Explorations. (pp.19-33). Chichester, England: Wiley.

O' Sullivan, R., de Abreu, G., & Burgess, M. (2008). I Am A Human Being Like You: Cultural Identity Development and Continuity in a Cultural Contact Zone. Human Development, 51, 349-367.

Ferguson , N., & Burgess, M. (2008). The Road to Insurgency: Drawing Ordinary Civilians Into The Cycle of Military Intervention and Violent Resistance. In M. D. Ulusoy (Ed.). Political Violence, Organized Crime, Terrorism and Youth (pp. 63-71). Amsterdam: IOS.

Ferguson, N., Burgess, M., & Hollywood, I. (2008). Crossing the Rubicon: Deciding to Become a Paramilitary in Northern Ireland. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 2, 130-137.PDF

Burgess, M., Ferguson, N., & Hollywood, I. (2007). Rebels' Perspectives of the Legacy of Past Violence and of the Current Peace in Post-Agreement Northern Ireland: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Political Psychology, 28, 69-88. PDF

Burgess, M. (2006). Review of Social Psychology of Good and Evil (Ed.) A. G. Miller. British Journal of Sociology, 57, 726-727.

Burgess, M., Ferguson, N., & Hollywood, I. (2005). A Social Psychology of Defiance: From Discontent to Action. In M. Breen. (Ed.). Minding Evil: Explorations of Human Iniquity. (pp. 19-38). Rodolpi Publishers. PDF

Burgess, M, Ferguson, N., & Hollywood, I. (2005). Violence Begets Violence: How Ordinary Civilians Become Drawn Into the Cycle of Military Intervention and Violent Resistance. Australasian Journal of Human Security. 1, 41-52.

Burgess, M. (2005). "Get Us Off Our Asses and Put Us To Work!" Restructuring Seminars. Pedagogical Research in Maximizing Education, 1, 39-50.

Burgess, M., Enzle, M. E., & Schmaltz, R. (2004). Defeating the Potentially Deleterious Effects of Externally-Imposed Deadlines: Practitioners' Rules-of-Thumb. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 868-877. PDF

Burgess, M., Gordon, M. S., Shevlin, M., & Morgan, K. (2004). Would You Save an Uncaring Relative From a Burning Building? Considerations of Relatedness and Previous Care in Predictions of Altruism. Current Research in Social Psychology, 9, 209-219. HTML

Burgess, M., Enzle, M. E., & Morry, M. (2000). The Social-Psychological Power of Photography: Can the Image-Freezing Machine Make Something of Nothing? European Journal of Social Psychology, 30, 613-630. PDF

Publications from RADAR

  • Maughan, D, Burgess, M (2016) Social sustainability and mental health: a threat to evidence-based practice?. British Journal of Psychiatry International, 13 (1). pp. 4-5. [summary page]
  • Ferguson, N, Burgess, M, Hollywood, I (2015) Leaving Violence Behind: Disengaging from Politically Motivated Violence in Northern Ireland. Political Psychology, 36 (2). pp. 199-214. [summary page]
  • Banfield, J, Burgess, M (2013) A phenomenology of artistic doing: flow as embodied knowing in 2D and 3D professional artists. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 44 (1). pp. 60-91. [summary page]
  • Burgess, M, King, N, Harris, M, Lewis, E (2013) Electric vehicle drivers’ reported interactions with the public: driving stereotype change?. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 17 pp. 33-44. [summary page]
  • Burgess, M, Clark, L (2010) Do the “savage origins” of tattoos cast a prejudicial shadow on contemporary tattooed individuals?. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40 (3). pp. 746-764. [summary page]
  • Ferguson, N, Burgess, M, Hollywood, I (2010) Who are the Victims? Victimhood Experiences in Postagreement Northern Ireland. Political Psychology, 31 (6). pp. 857-886. [summary page]
  • Ferguson, N, Burgess, M, Hollywood, I (2010) Who are the victims? Victimhood experiences in post-agreement Northern Ireland. Political psychology, 31 (6). pp. 857-886. [summary page]
  • Ferguson, N, Burgess, M (2009) From naïvety to insurgency: Becoming a paramilitary in Northern Ireland. The faces of terrorism: Multidisciplinary perspectives [summary page]
  • Ferguson, N, Burgess, M (2008) The road to insurgency: Drawing ordinary civilians into the cycle of military intervention and violent resistance. Political violence, organized crimes, terrorism and youth , 46 pp. 83-93. [summary page]
  • Ferguson, N, Burgess, M, Hollywood, I (2008) Crossing the rubicon: Deciding to become a paramilitary in Northern Ireland. International journal of conflict and violence, 2 (1). pp. 130-137. [summary page]
  • O’Sullivan-Lago, R, de Abreu, G, Burgess, M (2008) ‘I Am a Human Being like You’: An Identification Strategy to Maintain Continuity in a Cultural Contact Zone. Human Development, 51 (5). pp. 349-367. [summary page]
Mark Burgess

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