Nicola Jearey Graham

BAH (Speech & Hearing therapy)(Wits); BAH (Psychology)(RU, with distinction); MA (Psychology)(RU, with distinction); MA (Counselling Psychology) (RU, with distinction).

Nicola is in her second year of PhD studies, and is part of a project which is examining alcohol use during pregnancy. Her particular study is entitled “A critical discursive and formative evaluation of two aspects of an alcohol and pregnancy intervention in the Eastern Cape.” This study is formatively evaluating a pilot project in the East London region run by the NGO FASfacts which aims to reduce alcohol consumption by pregnant women. Foucauldian Discourse Analysis and Conversation Analysis are the analytical tools that will be used.
Nicola’s previous research in the CSSR programme was in the area of sexuality education, using action research principles, and Narrative-Discursive and Thematic analytical methods. Out of this research, she argues that, rather than sexuality education, it is sexuality dialogues that young people need.

Nicola is also a registered Counselling Psychologist and runs a private practice.

Jearey-Graham, N. & Macleod, C. (2017). Gender, dialogue and discursive psychology: a pilot sexuality intervention with South African High-School learners. Sex Education, doi: 10.1080/14681811.2017.1320983
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Macleod, C. & Jearey-Graham, N. (2015). ‘Peer pressure’ and ‘peer normalization’: Discursive resources that justify gendered youth sexualities. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 12(3),DOI 10.1007/s13178-015-0207-8

Jearey-Graham, N. & Macleod, C. (2015). A discourse of disconnect: Young people from the Eastern Cape talk about the failure of adult communications to provide habitable sexual subject positions. Perspectives in Education, 33(2), 1-19.

Saville Young, L. & Jearey-Graham, N. (2015). “They gonna come and corrupt our children”: a psychosocial analysis of two South Africans' xenophobic talk. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 20, 395–413. doi:10.1057/pcs.2015.47
Jearey-Graham, N. & Bohmke, W. (2013). “A lot of them are good buggers”: The African 'foreigner' as South Africa's discursive Other. Psychology in Society, 44, 21-41.


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