Dr Fiona Kate Barlow
Bachelor of Arts (Hons I), PhD (Social Psychology), both at the University of Queensland
Australian Research Council Future Fellow
I am a social psychologist, having completed my PhD approximately 8 years ago. My primary focus is on intergroup relations, prejudice, and discrimination. I aim to understand how experiences of discrimination can disrupt people’s lives, and ...
Dr. Tegan Cruwys
PhB (Sci)(Hons), PhD (Clin Psych)
Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Tegan’s research investigates how social relationships shape mental and physical health; work that is at the intersection of social, clinical and health psychology. Tegan is a recipient of the Australian Research Council Discovery Early ...
Dr. Genevieve Dingle
BA, BSc (Hons), PhD Clin Psych
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Genevieve is a practicing clinical psychologist and has worked for over a decade as a clinical psychologist in hospital and private practice settings. She currently lectures in clinical psychology in the School and is an affiliate lecturer wit...
Assoc. Prof. Kelly Fielding
BA (Hons), PhD
Kelly Fielding is an associate professor in the School of Communication and Arts. Her research focuses on understanding the social and psychological determinants of environmental sustainability. She seeks to understand environmental decisions ...
Dr. Katharine Greenaway
BPsych Sc. (Hons), PhD
Katharine completed her PhD in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland in 2012 then joined UQ as a postdoctoral research fellow that year supported by a research fellowship from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. ...
Prof. Alex Haslam
Professor of Psychology & ARC Laureate Fellow
Alex has been at The University of Queensland since 2012 having previously held positions at the Australian National University and the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the study of group and identity processes in organisational...
Prof. Catherine Haslam
BSc., PhD, M Clin Psy.
Professor of Clinical Psychology & Cognitive Neuropsychology
Cath has worked in both clinical and academic fields for about 20 years. On completing her clinical degree, she worked in Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services in Canberra (1991-2001) during which she also completed a PhD in cognitive neuro...
Prof. Jolanda Jetten
Professor of Psychology
Jolanda is a Professor of social psychology at The University of Queensland. Her key appointments in the last 10 years include: Director, Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP); Co-Chief Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology...
Dr. Ben Chun Pan Lam
BSocSc; MPhil; PhD (Social Psychology)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ben joined the School of Psychology as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2016. His current project attempts to understand how social groups facilitate transition in retirement. His other line of research focuses on how culture influences the d...
Associate Prof. Winnifred Louis
BSc (Hons), MSc (Social Psychology), PhD
Winnifred R. Louis (PhD McGill, 2001) is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. Her research interests focus on the influence of identity and norms on social decision-making. She has studied this br...
Christine is Project Officer for the vast majority of SIGN’s endeavours. She is the first point of contact for SIGN, and is responsible for organising and coordinating most of our activities, including meetings, conferences, events, symp...
Dr. Frank Mols
PhD (Exeter), MA (Nijmegen)
Lecturer in Political Science & Political Psychology
Frank’s research interests include Governance, Public Policy, Voter Attitudes, EU Attitude Formation, and Political Psychology. His research focuses on political psychology, and explores ways in Social Psychological theories (and Social ...
Dr. Kim Peters
BSc (Hons); Masters (Organisational Psychology); PhD (Social Psychology)
Organisational Psychology Lecturer
Kim joined The University of Queensland in 2013 following 6 years working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on the dynamics (and consequences) of communicating novel, emotional and ...
Dr. Nik Steffens
Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow and Lecturer in Psychology
Nik was awarded his PhD from the University of Exeter (UK) before joining UQ in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He became a Lecturer in 2017 and then an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow. ...
SIGN Associate Members
Social Psychology PhD Candidate
Anatolia is currently doing her PhD at the University of Lausanne under the supervision of Pr. Butera. She spent her final PhD year (as a recipient of a mobility grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation) at SIGN working with Professor ...
Sarah is currently a PhD student investigating the social factors behind the learning process. Sarah is based at The University of Queensland, where she is researching how interactions between the self and social context – particularly in te...
PhD, BPsych Sc. (Hons I)
Dr Tamara Butler is interested in understanding why it’s sometimes hard to seek support from groups that we identify with. In particular, she is interested in how an individual’s position in the group may influence support seeking. During ...
Melissa Xue-Ling Chang
Tutor, Postgraduate Student, Researcher
Broadly, Melissa is interested in the dynamic interplay between socio-cultural and psychological processes. Some of her research areas include: group membership and mental health, cultural differences in social norms for happiness and unhappi...
Laura’s research looks at the social consequences of pain. She is currently examining the impact of non-clinical physical pain on trust, affiliative motivation and dehumanization using experimental pain induction. She is also exploring soc...
Dr. Ashleigh J. Kelly
Ph.D., BPsych Sc. (Hons I)
Research Assistant, Website Developer
Ashleigh is a past postgraduate student at The University of Queensland, who completed her in Ph.D. in social psychology. Her research investigated social dominance orientation and rejection within romantic contexts. She also worked as a Resea...
BA (Psych), GCert (Marketing), MA (App. Psych)
Nikole’s PhD research investigates the social identities of international students and patients with brain injury when encountering life transitions. Her current research focuses on the effect of positive group memberships on academic outcom...
BBuild, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip AOD Studies
Jock is currently working as a Research Assistant at University of Queensland on the SONAR Study with Prof. Catherine Haslam and Dr. Genevieve Dingle. This study tracks people’s change in social identity and social networks as they progress ...
Tutor, Postgraduate Student, Researcher
Zahra Mirnajafi is a new PhD student at The University of Queensland. Zahra is investigating identity processes in the context of social inequality, and her supervisors are Winnifred Louis and Jolanda Jetten.
Dr. Alexander Saeri
BPsySc (Hons I), PhD
Sessional Course Coordinator and Research Assistant
Alexander completed his PhD at UQ in social psychology in 2015, focusing on group inequality and collective action. He is interested in how social group processes influence political beliefs and behaviour, and the psychology of opinion change...
BPsych Sc. (Hons), PhD
Sessional Lecturer, Senior Research Technician
Morgan’s research topics span organisational and safety culture dynamics, the role of social identities in maintaining health and wellbeing, and the effect of violent media on helping behavior. In January 2016, Morgan will commence work ...
Ali holds a BA in Clinical Psychology and an MPhil in psychology. He is currently a doctoral candidate in social psychology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Research Interests Ali’s research interests cover a variety of top...
BPsych Sc. (Hons I)
Zoe’s research examines the psychosocial factors that contribute to wellbeing and resilience in vulnerable populations, such as people who are experiencing homelessness. Her research interests include social connectedness and identity, stigm...
BPsych (Hons I), M Clin Psy.
Elyse is a PhD student and is interested in the role of social inclusion in improving mental well-being of people with chronic mental health difficulties. Her current research evaluates the benefits of participating in arts-based recreatio...
Zhechen (Edward) Wang
MSc. (Psych), MSc. (Neuro), BSc.
Zhechen began doing his PhD at The University of Queensland in July 2015. His current research explores how socio-economic status affects people’s aspirations and preferences. He is also interested in intergroup dynamics, e.g., the bias agai...