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Lecturer in Psychology, The University of Melbourne

Dr Blake is an expert on the psychology of gender relations who combines nature and nurture frameworks to understand conflict. Her research addresses big issues that profoundly influence wellbeing, including how and why people compete, the manifestations of status-seeking and social climbing, and the psychological effects of hormonal birth control and sex hormones.


  • 2019–present
    Adjunct Lecturer in biology, UNSW Sydney
  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Psychology, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2019
    Postdoctoral research associate, UNSW Sydney


  • 2016 
    UNSW Sydney, PhD (psychology)
  • 2013 
    The University of Melbourne, Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • 2011 
    The University of Melbourne, Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • 2008 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Gender Studies)

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
  • Society of Social and Personality Psychologists
  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society