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Research areas

The nature of our selves and identities 

My research interests revolve around the fluid and complex nature of our personal and social self-categories and identities.  This interest covers a range of levels of analysis including the fundamental cognitive processes of categorisation in social perception, phenomena such as attribution, homogeneity, entitativity, self-complexity, the social categorisation of faces and the multi-faceted nature of social identities.  These core ideas have been explored in several specific contexts including: collective action and social change; religious and political identities and contested social attitudes; self-structure effects on resilience and well-being; and discipline-based social identities and learning approaches in education.  

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PhD supervision

  • Ewan Bottomley
  • Heidi Davis
  • Brenda Marin
  • Aisha Al Sulaiti

Selected publications and performances


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