Senior Research Associate, Department of Psychology
Co-Director, ICthinking Research Group
Dr Eolene Boyd-MacMillan is a social psychologist based in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, and co-directs the ICthinking research group.
Since 2007, Eolene and colleagues at the University of Cambridge have pioneered an approach to address inter-group conflicts and extremisms, including sectarianism and radicalisation in Scotland, identity conflicts within faith communities and organisations in the UK, and radicalisation and extremisms internationally. Using an empirical measure frame with predictive results (integrative complexity, IC, Suedfeld, 2003, 2005, Suedfel & Tetlock, 2014), Eolene has been funded five times by the Scottish Government to tackle intra-Christian sectarianism and to reduce and prevent radicalisation, building end-user partnerships with community organisations, schools, and prisons, to run, assess, and embed IC resources for sustainability.
Eolene has built collaborative researcher and end-user relationships in Northern Ireland (NI) to develop IC for NI secondary schools, and in Sweden to develop IC for Sweden for public health mental health promotion. Developing I SEE! Scotland, Conflict Transformation, and contributing to BMBB/ BMBS, she creates value added chains from conceptualisation to delivery for sustainability.