Sharon is a Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology at the University of Salford. She has recently joined the Media Psychology team to continue and expand her research interests in Media Psychology at the heart of the media and digital scene at the University’s MediaCityUK campus.
She obtained her ‘Laurea’ degree in Psychology at the Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Anne Maass on a Master level project entitled ‘Attitude measures and behaviour: Which connection? A study about religious intergroup relations’.
In 2007 Sharon obtained her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Sussex where she worked under the supervision of Professor Rupert Brown. Her thesis was entitled: ‘Collective Guilt and Shame in Intergroup relations. The effects of group based guilt and shame on intergroup attitudes and prosocial behaviour’. Between October 2007 and January 2012 she worked at Christ Church University in Canterbury as a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.