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Adriana Vargas Saenz

Honorary Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Adriana's research examines the links between objectification, dehumanisation, and violence against women. More broadly, she is interested in the psychology of gender, prejudice, and social cognition and perception. She is concerned with how people think about and understand others, and how this can shape their attitudes and behaviours.

Adriana has worked as a research associate at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. There, her research focused on the role of social norms and attitudes on behaviour change. She has also worked at the Centre for Workplace Leadership, where she examined unconscious knowledge on gender roles in the workplace and the impact of workplace stressors on personal and occupational wellbeing and functioning.


  • –present
    Research Associate, University of Melbourne