Associate Professor, University of Newcastle

I’m a social psychologist who has published over 50 articles in the areas of social identity, stereotyping, prejudice, and social exclusion, including research on counterstereotypicality, ingroup identification, intergroup contact, and perceived group variability. My other research interests include individualism and collectivism, risk-taking, city evaluation, the need for closure, social class, and mental health. For more information about my work, please visit my research website at:


  • 2001–present
    Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle, Australia


  • 2000 
    University of Wales, Cardiff University, UK, PhD (Social Psychology)
  • 1994 
    University of London, London School of Economics, UK, MSc (Social Psychology)
  • 1993 
    University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, BSc (Psychology)

Research Areas

  • Social And Community Psychology (170113)
  • Higher Education (130103)


The Australian Government’s Office for Teaching and Learning (2013) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning