Academic and Research
Professor Elizabeth Stokoe
Professor of Social Interaction - Associate Dean for Research for the SSPGS
BSc Central Lancashire, PhD Leicester, C.Psychol.
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223360
I graduated from University of Central Lancashire (Preston Poly) in 1993 with a traditional psychology degree. Then I completed three years PhD research at Nene College (Leicester University) with Dr Eunice Fisher. I videoed interaction in university tutorials, and conducted conversation analyses of topic production, topic management, academic identity, and the relevance of gender. I developed these and other interests whilst working at the Institute of Behavioural Sciences (University of Derby, 1997-2000) and University College Worcester (2000-2002). I joined the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough in October 2002 and was promoted to Reader (2007) and Chair (2009). I teach on the BSc Social Psychology programme, covering modules in relationships, qualitative methods and forensic psychology.
My research interests are in social interaction: conversation analysis and membership categorization analysis of interaction in a variety of contexts including healthcare settings, police interviews and hostage negotiation, mediation, dating, education, commercial sales encounters, and communication training. Some of my research underpins the 'Conversation Analytic Role-play Method', a technique for communication training that I have developed www.carmtraining.org. I have run hundreds of workshops with service providers of different kinds. CARM won Loughborough University's Social Enterprise award (2013). I also won a British Psychological Society mid-career award in 2011. I was an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and Co-Editor of Gender and Language (2011-2014), and am the founding Editor of Mediation Theory and Practice (starting 2016). My research and biography was the subject of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Life Scientific’. I have given a TEDx talk (2014) and a Royal Institution Friday Evening Discourse (2015). CARM has recently won a WIRED Innovation Fellowship and I will return to the Royal Institution in summer 2016.
I teach on the BSc Social Psychology programme, covering modules in relationships, qualitative methods and forensic psychology. I was nominated by students for ‘Lecturer of the Year’ in 2013.
Sikveland, R.O., & Stokoe, E. (in press). Dealing with resistance in initial intake and inquiry calls to mediation: The power of ‘willing’. Conflict Resolution Quarterly.
Stokoe, E., & Sikveland, R.O. (in press). Formulating solutions in mediation. Journal of Pragmatics.
- Antaki, C., Richardson, E., Stokoe, E., & Willott, S. (2015). Can people with intellectual disabilities resist implications of fault when police question their allegations of sexual assault and rape? Intellectual and Developmental Difficulties, 53 (5), 346-357.
- Antaki, C., Richardson, E., Stokoe, E., & Willott, S. (2015). Police interviews with vulnerable people alleging sexual assault: Probing inconsistency and questioning conduct. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 19, 328-350
- Stokoe, E. & Sikveland, R.O. (in press). The Conversation Analytic Role-play Method: Tacit methods, endogenous impact and interactional ‘nudges’ in applied interaction analysis. In V. Fors, T. O’Dell & S. Pink (Eds.), Theoretical scholarship and applied practice. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
- Benwell, B., & Stokoe, E. (2016, in press). Ethnomethodological and conversation analytic approaches to identity. In S. Preece (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of language and identity. London: Routledge.
- Niemants, N. & Stokoe, E. (in press). Using the Conversation Analytic Role-Play Method in dialogue interpreter training. In L. Cirillo & N. Niemants (Eds.), Teaching dialogue interpreting. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Tileaga, C., & Stokoe, E. (2016). The evolution of discursive psychology: From classic to contemporary themes. In C. Tileaga & E. Stokoe (Eds.), Discursive psychology: Classic and contemporary issues. London: Routledge.
- Stokoe, E., Edwards, D., & Edwards, H. (2015). “No comment” responses to questions in police investigative interviews. In S. Ehrlich, D. Eades & J. Ainsworth (Eds.), Coercion and consent in the legal process: Linguistic and discursive perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Antaki, C., Richardson, E., Stokoe, E., & Willott, S. (2015). Dealing with the distress of people with intellectual disabilities reporting sexual assault and rape. Discourse Studies, 17 (4). DOI: 10.1177/1461445615578962
- Stokoe, E., & Sikveland, R.O. (2015). Evidence-based training for sales conversations: The Conversation Analytic Role-play Method. Keep CARM and talk smarter. International Journal of Sales Transformation, 1.3, October, 31-34.
- Hofstetter, E., & Stokoe, E. (2015). Offers of assistance in politician-constituent interaction. Discourse Studies, 17 (6).
- Stokoe, E. (2015). Identifying and responding to possible ‘-isms’ in institutional encounters: Alignment, impartiality and the implications for communication training. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34 (4). doi: 10.1177/0261927X15586572
- Whitehead, K.A., & Stokoe, E. (2015). Producing and responding to –isms in interaction. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34 (4). doi: 10.1177/0261927X15586432
- Stokoe, E., & Edwards, D. (2015). Mundane morality: Gender categories and complaints in familial neighbour disputes. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 9(2), 165-192. doi: 10.1558/japl.v9i2.25735
- Stokoe, E., & Attenborough, F.T. (2015). Prospective and retrospective categorization: Category proffers and inferences in domestic, institutional and news media interaction. In R. Fitzgerald & W. Housley (Eds.). Advances in membership categorization analysis (pp. 51-70). London: Sage.
- Stokoe, E., & Attenborough, F.T. (2014). Gender and categorial systematics. In S. Ehrlich & M. Meyerhoff (Eds.). Handbook of language, gender and sexuality, 2nd edition (pp. 161-179). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Richardson, E., & Stokoe, E. (2014). The order of ordering: Requests, objects and embodied conduct in a public bar. In T. Heinemann & M. Rauniomaa (Eds.). Interacting with objects: Language, materiality and sociability (pp. 31-56). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Stokoe, E., & Attenborough, F.T. (2014). Ethnomethodological methods for identity and cultural matters: Conversation analysis and membership categorization. In F. Dervin & K. Risager (Eds.), Researching identity and interculturality (pp. 89-108). London: Routledge.
- Stokoe, E. (2014). From talk to text: Using the ‘Conversation Analytic Role-play Method’ to engage (potential) mediation clients in spoken and written communication. Language in Conflict, available online at http://www.languageinconflict.org.
- Stokoe, E. (2014). The Conversation Analytic Role-play Method (CARM): A method for training communication skills as an alternative to simulated role-play. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 47 (3), 255-265.
- Meredith, J., & Stokoe, E. (2014). Repair: Comparing Facebook ‘chat’ with spoken interaction. Discourse and Communication, 8 (2), 181-207. DOI: 10.1177/1750481313510815.
- Stokoe, E. (2014). Social psychology and social interaction: Identities, simulation and application. Social Psychological Review, 16 (1), 20-33.
- Speer, S.A., & Stokoe, E. (2014). Ethics in action: Consent-gaining interactions and implications for research practice. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53 (1), 54-73. DOI:10.1111/bjso.12009.