Now as Emeritus Professor, I collaborate with colleagues in emerging psycho-social networks in UK, Europe and US. In the first half of 2011, I was a visiting Fellow at the Oslo Centre for Advanced Study, in a programme entitled 'Personal Development and Socio-cultural Change', directed by Profs Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen and Hanne Haavind, from which collaborations continue. I am a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I am External Examiner to several professional trainings in Child Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Observation and Professional Doctorates.
I have researched and published on questions to do with identity, gender relations, parenting, the capacity to care, qualitative methodology and epistemology, history of psychology. A uniting theme is the development of a ‘psycho-social’ approach, that is one that does not reduce to exclusively sociological or psychological accounts of identity, experience and relationships. I make use of psychoanalytic ontology and epistemology to inform my psycho-social research, substantively and methodologically.
My ESRC Fellowship “Maternal Identities, Care and Intersubjectivity” develops an earlier ESRC-funded study (with Ann Phoenix) under the Identities and Social Action programme about the identity transition involved when women become mothers for the first time. It is based on the unique data set derived from psychoanalytically-informed interview and observation methods. It takes further my work on theorising identity processes and new methodological approaches for researching identities. These constitute the themes for my recent book "Knowing Mothers".
Hollway, W. Knowing Mothers: Researching Maternal Identity Change. London: Palgrave. (2015)
Hollway,W. Subjectivity and Method in Psychology: Gender, Meaning and Science. pp150. London: Sage. (1989)
Hollway,W. Work Psychology and Organizational Behaviour: Managing the Individual at Work. pp208. London: Sage. (1991)
Hollway,W. and B.Featherstone (eds) Mothering and Ambivalence. pp200 London:Routledge. (1997)
Henriques,J. W.Hollway, C.Urwin, C.Venn and V.Walkerdine Changing the Subject: Psychology, Social Regulation and Subjectivity. 2nd edition with new 4,000 word foreword. pp352. London: Routledge. (1998)
Hollway, W. and Jefferson, T. Doing Qualitative Research Differently: Free Association, Narrative and the Interview Method. London: Sage. (2000). 2nd edition forthcoming November 2012, with new material on a decade of developments in psychoanalytically-informed and psycho-social methods.
Hollway, W. (ed) Special Issue on Psycho-social Research. International Journal of Critical Psychology 10. London: Lawrence and Wishart. (2004)
Hollway, W. (2006) The Capacity to Care: Gender and Ethical Subjectivity. London: Routledge.
Hollway, W., Lucey, H. and Phoenix, A. (eds) (2007) Social Psychology Matters. Open University Press in conjunction with the Open University. Course text for DD307 Social Psychology module ‘Self and Others’.
Hollway, W. (2010) ‘Conflict in the transition to becoming a mother: a psychosocial approach’ Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 15,2 pp136-155.
Hollway, W. (2010) ‘Relationality: the intersubjective foundations of identity’, In Wetherell, M and Mohanty, C. (eds) Sage Handbook of Identities. London: Sage, pp216-232.
Froggett, L. and Hollway, W. (2010) ‘Psychosocial research analysis and scenic understanding’, Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 15,3 pp281-301.
Hollway, W. (2010/11) ‘Psycho-social writing from data’, Journal of Psycho-social Studies, 4,2 (December/Jan)
Hollway. W. (2011) ‘Through discursive psychology to a psycho-social approach’ in Bozatzis, N. & Dragonas, Th. (Eds.) (2011) Social Psychology: The turn to discourse. Athens: Metaixmio (Μποζατζ?ς, Ν. & Δραγ?να, Θ. (Επιμ.) (2011) Κοινωνικ? Ψυχολογ?α: Η στροφ? στο λ?γο. Αθ?να: Μετα?χμιο)
Hollway, W. (2011) ‘In Between External and Internal Worlds: Imagination in Transitional Space’, Methodological Innovations Online 6 (3) 50-60.
Prior to retirement,,I co-edited with Helen Lucey and Ann Phoenix, one of the course texts, Social Psychology Matters (2007), for the current Level 3 course in Social Psychology (DD307). In various chapters, I traced the history of social psychology in between psychology and sociology; introduced four social psychological methods and their histories and differences; laid out social psychology’s contributions to understanding of the self; and in a final overview situated social psychology and raised some insistent questions for the discipline.
I contributed a chapter to the theme on identities in Introduction to Social Sciences (DD101), discussing identity change in becoming a mother for the first time and the challenges involved in researching identity change (Identity and change through time’, chapter 6 in Bromley, S., Clarke, J., Hinchcliffe, S. and Taylor, S. (eds) Exploring Social Lives. Milton Keynes: The Open University, Vol 2, pp7-45.
I support professional psychotherapy training and research, in particular including training in infant observation. I examine professional doctorates in this area and am external examiner on such courses in the north of England and Scotland.
The kind of impact i am interested in is beautifully captured in the following extract from an email concerning the book "Doing Qualitative Research Differently":
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