Our Members

Dr. Tegan Cruwys

Dr. Tegan Cruwys

PhB (Sci)(Hons), PhD (Clin Psych)

Lecturer in Psychology

The University of Queensland

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 registered Clinical Psychologist and Deputy Director of the M...

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Dr. Genevieve Dingle

Dr. Genevieve Dingle

BA, BSc (Hons), PhD Clin Psych

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

The University of Queensland

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...

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Assoc. Prof. Kelly Fielding

Assoc. Prof. Kelly Fielding

BA (Hons), PhD

Associate Professor

The University of Queensland

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 ...

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Dr. Katharine Greenaway

Dr. Katharine Greenaway

BPsych Sc. (Hons), PhD

Research Fellow

The University of Queensland

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. ...

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Prof. Alex Haslam

Prof. Alex Haslam

MA, PhD

Professor of Psychology & ARC Laureate Fellow

The University of Queensland

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...

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Prof. Catherine Haslam

Prof. Catherine Haslam

BSc., PhD, M Clin Psy.

Professor of Clinical Psychology & Cognitive Neuropsychology

The University of Queensland

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...

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Prof. Jolanda Jetten

Prof. Jolanda Jetten

Hons, PhD

Professor of Psychology

The University of Queensland

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...

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Dr. Ben Chun Pan Lam

Dr. Ben Chun Pan Lam

BSocSc; MPhil; PhD (Social Psychology)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The University of Queensland

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...

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Christine McCoy

Christine McCoy

Project Officer

The University of Queensland

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...

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Dr. Frank Mols

Dr. Frank Mols

PhD (Exeter), MA (Nijmegen)

Lecturer in Political Science & Political Psychology

The University of Queensland

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 ...

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Dr. Kim Peters

Dr. Kim Peters

BSc (Hons); Masters (Organisational Psychology); PhD (Social Psychology)

Organisational Psychology Lecturer

The University of Queensland

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 ...

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Dr. Nik Steffens

Dr. Nik Steffens

MA, PhD

Lecturer in Psychology

The University of Queensland

Nik was awarded his PhD from the University of Exeter (UK) before joining UQ in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (where he will be a Lecturer from 2017). His research focuses on self and identity in organizational contexts, leadership an...

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SIGN Associate Members

Sarah Bentley

Sarah Bentley

BA(Hons), BSc(Hons)

Postgraduate Student

The University of Queensland

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...

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Tamara Butler

Tamara Butler

BPsych Sc. (Hons I)

Postgraduate Student, Tutor

The University of Queensland

Tamara 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. She has developed...

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Melissa Xue-Ling Chang

Melissa Xue-Ling Chang

Tutor, Postgraduate Student, Researcher

The University of Queensland

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...

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Mark Chong

Mark Chong

Researcher

The University of Queensland

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Laura Ferris

Laura Ferris

Postgraduate Student

The University of Queensland

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...

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Ashleigh Kelly

Ashleigh Kelly

BPsych Sc. (Hons I)

PhD Student, Research Assistant

The University of Queensland

Ashleigh is a postgraduate student at The University of Queensland, currently completing her in Phd in social psychology. Her research investigates social dominance orientation and rejection within romantic contexts. She also works as a Resear...

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Nikole Kwok

Nikole Kwok

BA (Psych), GCert (Marketing), MA (App. Psych)

PhD Student

The University of Queensland

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...

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Jock Mackenzie

Jock Mackenzie

BBuild, Grad Dip Psych, Grad Dip AOD Studies

Research Assistant

The University of Queensland

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 ...

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Dr. Alexander Saeri

Dr. Alexander Saeri

BPsySc (Hons I), PhD

Sessional Course Coordinator and Research Assistant

The University of Queensland

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...

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Magen Seymour-Smith

Magen Seymour-Smith

BPsycSc(Hons1A); BA(English)

Tutor, Postgraduate Student, Researcher

The University of Queensland

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Kiran Singh

Kiran Singh

Postgraduate Student, Tutor

The University of Queensland

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Randal Tame

Randal Tame

Researcher

The University of Queensland

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Morgan Tear

Morgan Tear

BPsych Sc. (Hons), PhD

Sessional Lecturer, Senior Research Technician

The University of Queensland

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 ...

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Ali Teymoori

Ali Teymoori

PhD

Researcher

The University of Queensland

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...

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Anh (Hannibal) Thai

Anh (Hannibal) Thai

BPsych Sc. (Hons)

Research Assistant

The University of Queensland

Hannibal is currently working as a Research Assistant to Prof. Jolanda Jetten.

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Zoe Walter

Zoe Walter

BPsych Sc. (Hons I)

Postgraduate Student

The University of Queensland

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...

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Elyse Williams

Elyse Williams

BPsych (Hons I), M Clin Psy.

PhD Student

The University of Queensland

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...

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Zhechen (Edward) Wang

Zhechen (Edward) Wang

MSc. (Psych), MSc. (Neuro), BSc.

Postgraduate Student

The University of Queensland

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...

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