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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.

He works with colleagues around the world on the study of group processes in social, organisational and clinical contexts.


  • 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