Dr Emily-Marie Pacheco

  • Associate Tutor (School of Education)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service)

Biography

I am currently an associate tutor and researcher at the University of Glasgow.

As a social psychologist, my research focuses on those features of the social human experience which shape perceptions, beliefs, values, and behaviors. I am curious about how people shape their sense of identity, the practices from which we derive meaning, and the interactions between various elements of our contemporary societies and our psychological wellbeing.

I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, where my research explored the effects of remote exposure to trauma in international students through a psychological lens. MY work specifically focused on the experiences of international Ph.D. students from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) who are affected by conflict in their home countries while studying in the UK. For students who are away from home at the time of conflict, indirect exposure can be an additional concern to their wellbeing considering exposure to political conflicts (e.g., terror attacks, civil unrest) can affect individuals directly and indirectly. Indirect exposure to trauma, exacerbated by life stress and lack of social support, can also become a risk factor for developing stress disorders. My research has sought to better understand these experiences, the features of indirect exposure to trauma, and how effective coping methods can be protective and even lead to growth. 

My research continues to focus on the themes of trauma, stress and coping, as well as identity development, meaning-making, and resilience. In addition to my work at the University of Glasgow, I also hold a UKRI-ESRC Research Fellowship at UCL, where my research looks to foster the resilient recovery of communities of Palu, Indonesia, displaced by the 28th September 2018 earthquake and tsunami.

Research interests

I consider my professional passions to be situated well within the fields of positive and peace psychology, especially when considering cross-cultural dynamics. I prefer mixed-methods approaches to psychological research, but also appreciate the use of solely qualitative or quantitative methods when appropriate and advantageous.

Keywords: Identity, Beliefs, Trauma, Stress and Growth, Wellbeing, Resilience; Schemas, Associations, Social Representations; Social Trends & Norms, Behavior Modification, Religiosity and Spirituality, Cognitive Dissonance; Mixed-Methods, Tool Development.

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2022

Royo, M. G., Parrott, E., Pacheco, E.-M. , Ahmed, I., Meilianda, E., Kumala, I., Suryani Oktari, R., Joffe, H. and parikh, p. (2022) A structured review of emotional barriers to WASH provision for schoolgirls post-disaster. Sustainability, 14(4), 2471. (doi: 10.3390/su14042471)

Elliot, D.L. , Swingler, M., Gardani, M. , Pacheco, E.-M. and Boyle, J. (2022) ‘Let’s talk about well-being!’: Fostering interdependence in doctoral communities. In: Cahusac de Caux, B., Pretorius, L. and Macaulay, L. (eds.) Teaching and Research in a Post-Pandemic World - the Challenges of Establishing Academic Identities During Times of Change. Springer. (In Press)

2021

Pacheco, E.-M. , Bisaga, I., Oktari, R. S., Parikh, P. and Joffe, H. (2021) Integrating psychosocial and WASH school interventions to build disaster resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 65, 102520. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102520)

Moskal, M. , Odena, O. , Arizpe, E. , Gormally, S. , Pacheco, E.-M. , Dagar, P. and Aldegheri, E. (2021) Education, Culture and Learning in Response to Conflict and Protracted Crisis. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 65th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 25-29 Apr 2021.

2020

Pacheco, E.-M. and Zaimağaoğlu, M. (2020) Are novel research projects ethical during a global pandemic? International Journal of Social Research Methodology [Blog], 20 Aug.

Elliot, D. L. , Dangeni, , He, R., Pacheco, E.-M. , Balgabekova, D., Tripornchaisak, N. and Makara, K. (2020) Considerations for designing pandemic-friendly research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology [Blog], 12 Aug.

Pacheco, E.-M. (2020) Culture learning theory and globalization: reconceptualizing culture shock for modern cross-cultural sojourners. New Ideas in Psychology, 58, 100801. (doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2020.100801)

Pacheco, E.-M. (2020) The (not-so) straight road to research. LEADS for Students, 8 Jul.

Pacheco, E.-M. (2020) International student well-being and the influence of politics. In: Gaulee, U., Sharma, S. and Bista, K. (eds.) Rethinking Education Across Borders: Emerging Issues and Critical Insights on Globally Mobile Students. Springer: Singapore, pp. 193-207. ISBN 9789811523984 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2399-1_11)

2019

Cai, L., Dangeni, D., Elliot, D. L. , He, R., Liu, J., Makara, K. A. , Pacheco, E.-M. , Shih, H.-Y., Wang, W. and Zhang, J. (2019) A conceptual enquiry into communities of practice as praxis in international doctoral education. Journal of Praxis in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 11-36. (doi: 10.47989/kpdc74)

2018

Daley, R., Elliot, D.L. , Pacheco, E.M. and Witayarat, N. (2018) Where is the Evidence? The International PGR Experience. QAA Scotland 15th Enhancement Conference, Glasgow, UK, 07 June 2018. (Unpublished)

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Number of items: 11.

Articles

Royo, M. G., Parrott, E., Pacheco, E.-M. , Ahmed, I., Meilianda, E., Kumala, I., Suryani Oktari, R., Joffe, H. and parikh, p. (2022) A structured review of emotional barriers to WASH provision for schoolgirls post-disaster. Sustainability, 14(4), 2471. (doi: 10.3390/su14042471)

Pacheco, E.-M. , Bisaga, I., Oktari, R. S., Parikh, P. and Joffe, H. (2021) Integrating psychosocial and WASH school interventions to build disaster resilience. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 65, 102520. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102520)

Pacheco, E.-M. and Zaimağaoğlu, M. (2020) Are novel research projects ethical during a global pandemic? International Journal of Social Research Methodology [Blog], 20 Aug.

Elliot, D. L. , Dangeni, , He, R., Pacheco, E.-M. , Balgabekova, D., Tripornchaisak, N. and Makara, K. (2020) Considerations for designing pandemic-friendly research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology [Blog], 12 Aug.

Pacheco, E.-M. (2020) Culture learning theory and globalization: reconceptualizing culture shock for modern cross-cultural sojourners. New Ideas in Psychology, 58, 100801. (doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2020.100801)

Pacheco, E.-M. (2020) The (not-so) straight road to research. LEADS for Students, 8 Jul.

Cai, L., Dangeni, D., Elliot, D. L. , He, R., Liu, J., Makara, K. A. , Pacheco, E.-M. , Shih, H.-Y., Wang, W. and Zhang, J. (2019) A conceptual enquiry into communities of practice as praxis in international doctoral education. Journal of Praxis in Higher Education, 1(1), pp. 11-36. (doi: 10.47989/kpdc74)

Book Sections

Elliot, D.L. , Swingler, M., Gardani, M. , Pacheco, E.-M. and Boyle, J. (2022) ‘Let’s talk about well-being!’: Fostering interdependence in doctoral communities. In: Cahusac de Caux, B., Pretorius, L. and Macaulay, L. (eds.) Teaching and Research in a Post-Pandemic World - the Challenges of Establishing Academic Identities During Times of Change. Springer. (In Press)

Pacheco, E.-M. (2020) International student well-being and the influence of politics. In: Gaulee, U., Sharma, S. and Bista, K. (eds.) Rethinking Education Across Borders: Emerging Issues and Critical Insights on Globally Mobile Students. Springer: Singapore, pp. 193-207. ISBN 9789811523984 (doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2399-1_11)

Conference or Workshop Item

Moskal, M. , Odena, O. , Arizpe, E. , Gormally, S. , Pacheco, E.-M. , Dagar, P. and Aldegheri, E. (2021) Education, Culture and Learning in Response to Conflict and Protracted Crisis. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 65th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 25-29 Apr 2021.

Daley, R., Elliot, D.L. , Pacheco, E.M. and Witayarat, N. (2018) Where is the Evidence? The International PGR Experience. QAA Scotland 15th Enhancement Conference, Glasgow, UK, 07 June 2018. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Mon May 16 19:41:24 2022 BST.

Supervision

  • Chen, Zeyu. (2021). Comparing Motivations of Protesters in the MeToo Movement from Eastern and Western Perspectives. MSc Psychological Studies. 
  • Ismail, Farah. (2021). Psychosocial barriers in Water Disputes: a qualitative study on the Egyptian-Ethiopian deadlock. MSc Psychological Studies.
  • Li, Lu. (2021). Manifestations of spirituality as coping during COVID-19: a mixed-method study investigating the impact on 2020-21 postgraduates.
  • Li, Shuonan. (2021). How social media affects identity development: a qualitative study based on young lesbians in China. MSc Psychological Studies.
  • Morris, Abigail. (2021). The experiences and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on East Asian international students in the UK. MSc Psychological Studies.
  • O'Connell, Aoibhin. (2021). A systematic review investigating the relationship between humour, stress, and emotional regulation. MSc Psychological Studies.