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Professor of Psychology and ARC Laureate Fellow, The University of Queensland

Alex is Professor of Psychology and ARC Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. Together with over 400 colleagues around the world, he has written and edited 15 books and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles that explore the contribution of group and identity processes to social and organizational functioning.

His most recent books are The New Psychology of Health: Unlocking the Social Cure (with Catherine Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Tegan Cruwys and Genevieve Dingle, Routledge, 2018), The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power (2nd Ed. with Stephen Reicher & Michael Platow, Psychology Press, 2020), and The New Psychology of Sport: The Social Identity Approach (with Katrien Fransen & Filip Boen, Sage, 2020).

Alex has received a range of major awards from scientific bodies in Australia, the US, UK and Europe including recognition for distinguished contributions to psychological science from both the British and Australian Psychological Societies. In 2022 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to higher education, particularly psychology, through research and mentoring”.


  • 2012–present
    Professor, University of Queensland
  • 2001–2012
    Professor , University of Exeter
  • 1991–2001
    Research Officer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Australian National University


  • 1991 
    Macquarie University, PhD (Psychology)
  • 1985 
    University of St Andrews, MA (Psychology)


  • 2012
    Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies (Ed., with J Smith), Sage
  • 2011
    The Social Cure: Identity, Health and Well-being (Ed. with J Jetten, C Haslam), Psychology Press
  • 2011
    The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power (with S Reicher, M Platow), Psychology Press
  • 2004
    Psychology in Organizations: The Social Identity Approach (2nd Ed.), Sage
  • 2003
    Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (2nd Ed., with C McGarty), Sage
  • 1994
    Stereotyping and Social Reality (with P Oakes, J Turner), Blackwell

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)


Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology; Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science; Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow; Member of the Order of Australia