Dr. Eolene Boyd-MacMillan

She is a social psychologist working within the framework of public mental health promotion to develop and test community-based interventions that increase self-regulation, resilience and social cohesion and reduce destructive social polarisation and inequalities.

Dr. Eolene Boyd-Macillan, PhD, is a social psychologist working within the framework of public mental health promotion to develop and test community-based interventions that increase self-regulation, resilience and social cohesion and reduce destructive social polarisation and inequalities. She is Senior Research Associate and Co-Director of IC Research, Cambridge Public Health, University of Cambridge. Her research includes populations living with legacies associated with historic migration events alongside opportunities and challenges linked to current migration and displacement due to political, economic and environmental crises. She is a lead expert on the EC Efus BRIDGE project seeking to address destructive social polarisation across thirteen municipalities in seven countries and supervisor of a new intervention for young people and those working with them in Sweden. She co-founded the IC-ADAPT Consortium with Prof Valerie DeMarinis, Dr Maria Nordendahl, Prof Derrick Silove, Dr Alvin Tay, hosted by Cambridge. Integrating two evidence-based models, IC-ADAPT bridges individuals/ family groups and structures/ systems through a community focus.

Dr. Eolene Boyd-MacMillan
University of Cambridge
Senior Researcher

Key publications

  • Boyd-MacMillan, E. and DeMarinis, V. (2020) Learning Passport: Curriculum Framework (IC-ADAPT SEL high level programme design), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment;
  • Boyd-MacMillan, E. (2020). ’Recognising social and emotional learning in the curriculum’ in W. Millard and J. McIntosh (Eds) Social and emotional learning and the new normal: A summary of the Centre for Education and Youth and STiR Education Rountable, with accompanying think pieces. London: CFEY and STiR Educatino, p.17;
  • DeMarinis, V. & Boyd-MacMillan, E. (2019) A mental health approach to understanding violent extremism, EU Radical Awareness Network (RAN) Policy and Practice Report.

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