Working within social psychology, we study social interaction using audio and video recordings of naturally occurring interactions. We address classic issues and core topics in contemporary social science scholarship – such as identity, help, group dynamics and social action. We find inspiration from ethnomethodology and are attracted by the rigour of conversation analysis.

On this site you can find out about the people in our team, the different settings for our research projects, an overview of our publications, and recent updates from the team.


Join us!

We meet every Thursday 4-6pm for group data analysis sessions where we jointly analyse a small clip of data. Please contact fiona.grattan@vuw.ac.nz to join the data session mailing list. Students and visiting researchers are always welcome.

We also meet monthly with colleagues in the Wellington Interactional Data Analysis group (WIDA). An interdisciplinary group of researchers, from psychology, linguistics, sociology and health research, meet to analyse recordings of social interaction and discuss work in progress. Contact the current convenor isobelaross@gmail.com for further details.