Articles from and inspired by the fifth International Conference on Social Identity and Health

Juliet Ruth Helen Wakefield*, Clifford Stevenson, Blerina Këllezi, Niamh McNamara, Mhairi Bowe, Anna Dobai, Darel Cookson, Bahar Tunçgenç

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The 5th International Conference on Social Identity and Health (ICSIH 5) was hosted at Nottingham Trent University, UK on 23rd–24th June 2022. Taking place every 2 years, the aim of ICSIH is to showcase the latest research on the Social Identity Approach to Health (SIAH; Haslam, Jetten, Cruwys, Dingle, & Haslam, 2018) to an international audience. This new paradigm within Social Psychology, often referred to as the ‘Social Cure’, (e.g., Jetten, Haslam, & Alexander, 2012), articulates the myriad ways in which group memberships—and their associated social identities—impact on health and well-being. Alongside growing academic interest and engagement, Social Cure insights are increasingly being adopted in clinical, health, sport and organisational settings. ICSIH 5 built on the success of the previous ICSIH conferences held in Exeter, United Kingdom (2012), Ottawa, Canada (2014), Brisbane, Australia (2016) and Lausanne, Switzerland (2018). Over 120 delegates from across the EU, the United States, United Kingdom and Australia attended—the largest number of delegates in the conference's history.

As ICSIH organisers, we were inspired to curate this special issue to showcase the rich and varied range of research presented at the conference, as well as to provide a platform for the work of those who were unable to attend. To this end, we have collected 19 articles which reflect the increasing methodological pluralism in this area, as well as its expanding international reach. This special issue thus represents the diversity of the SIAH research community, as well as capturing areas of methodological and theoretical innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2790
JournalJournal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2024


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