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Ashleigh Gallagher


I am a social psychologist whose research interests include emotion, culture, group dynamics, and gender. I have a long-standing interest in bridging the academic-"real world" gap. I have worked both inside and outside academia as a lecturer, public policy researcher, and research consultant. Whether in the classroom or the conference room, I enjoy communicating psychological science to a wide audience. Along with co-author Dr. Patrick Gallagher, I have co-authored a book on doctoral-level psychology careers outside academia. Together with co-author Dr. Janet Boseovski, I am currently writing a book on body image development in early to late childhood and the importance of the mother-daughter relationship in this process.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of North Carolina – Greensboro