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Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, La Trobe University

Dr Marques uses social psychology to understand the role of psychological mechanisms (e.g., trust, conspiracy theories, ideologies) in the formation of attitudes toward controversial scientific research (e.g., genetically modified foods, vaccinations), and more broadly in science communication. He is also interested in the role of epistemological processes such as anti-intellectualism in the evaluation of emerging technologies, and how these and other values shape judgments of scientific actors. Mathew also researches the tall poppy syndrome, and the effects of differing status and aspects such as deservingness on attitudes towards tall poppies and underdogs.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Social Psychology, La Trobe University


  • 2010 
    Swinburne University of Technology, PhD
  • 2003 
    Swinburne University of Technology, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours
  • 2001 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Behavioural Science