Coronavirus information and guidance

Research fellows sought for cross-institutional projects

21 July 2020

The School of Management is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows for UKRI-funded projects.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 August 2020.

For the project, "Facilitating the public response to COVID-19 by harnessing group processes", the experimental studies will examine:

  • the impact of collective identification on adherence
  • the role of leadership in developing collective identification
  • how coverage of others' positive or negative behaviours (e.g., volunteering vs. stockpiling) impacts collective identity and adherence to preventative measures.   

The second project aims to provide a new theoretical understanding of the social psychology of crowd flight, which occurs in response to perceived hostile threats. This study will include the use of virtual reality technology.

The research fellows will work with Dr Fergus Neville at the School of Management, who can answer informal enquiries.

See University of St Andrews Recruitment for full details of the posts and how to apply.