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Dr David Frost
Room G3
Thomas Coram Research Unit
27-28 Woburn Square
Tel: 020 7612 6403
  • Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education

Originally from New York, I completed my PhD in Social and Personality Psychology at the City University of New York in 2009.  Prior to joining the Department of Social Science at UCL, I held faculty positions in Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, Psychology at the University of Surrey, and in Population and Family Health at Columbia University.

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Research Summary

My research interests sit at the intersections of close relationships, stress, stigma, and health. My primary line of research focuses on how stigma, prejudice, and discrimination constitute minority stress and, as a result, affect the health and well-being of marginalized individuals. I also study how couples psychologically experience intimacy within long-term romantic relationships and how their experience of intimacy affects their health. These two lines of research combine within recent projects examining same-sex couples' experiences of stigmatization and the resulting impact on their relational, sexual, and mental health.

Teaching Summary

I am currently the module leader for two modules:

  • Quantitative Methods (Year 2) 
  • Social Justice and Social Psychology (Year 3)

I also deliver occasional lectures on modules in Introduction to Social Science Research, Qualitative Methods, and Social Psychology, both in the Department of Social Science and the Department of Psychology.

I am available to supervise dissertations and PhD research on the following topics:
  • The Experience of Stigma, Prejudice, and Discrimination
  • Social Determinants of Health and Well-Being in Minority Groups
  • Social Stress and Health
  • Intimacy and Close Relationships
  • Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity

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