|Alma mater||University of Bristol|
|Main interests||Social psychology|
Karen Henwood is a British social psychologist and Professor of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and an expert on identity and risk, particularly socio-cultural and environmental change. Her research in recent years includes the ESRC project "Timescapes" on relationships and identities through the life course, and a project on men as fathers, as well as research on energy use, sustainable development, climate change policy and on living with nuclear risk.
She holds a BSc in psychology and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Bristol, and worked in clinical psychology and health psychology at the School of Psychology, Bangor University (1995–1999) and the School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice at the University of East Anglia (1999–2006), before her 2006 appointment as Senior Lecturer and later Professor at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. She is affiliated with the Collaborative Centre of Excellence in Understanding and Managing Natural and Environmental Risks, and with the Sustainable Places Research Institute.
Henwood has authored several highly cited publications within social psychology. Her most cited work, "Qualitative research and psychological theorizing," was cited over 600 times as of 2014.
- Henwood, Karen; Phoenix, Ann; Griffin, Christine (1998). Standpoints and differences: essays in the practice of feminist psychology. London Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. ISBN 9780761954446.
- Profile page: Karen Henwood, Cardiff University