Professor S. Alex Haslam


Professor S. Alex Haslam

Professor of Psychology and ARC Laureate Fellow

University of Queensland 

Academic Qualifications

  • 1985 M.A. Hons (first class), Psychology University of St Andrews 
  • 1991 PhD, Psychology Macquarie University (PhD title:Social Comparative Context, Self-Categorization and Stereotyping)
  • Supervisor: J. C. Turner 

Professional Activities - Previous positions:

  • 2/1990 – 2/1991 Lecturer, Department of Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
  • 3/1991 – 2/2001 Research Officer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, School of Psychology, The Australian National University
  • 3/2001 – 2012 Professor, School of Psychology, University of Exeter
  • 8/2012 – present Professor and ARC Laureate Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Queensland 

Main Research Areas:

  1. Psychology in organizations — with an emphasis on the contribution of groups and group membership to leadership, motivation, creativity, communication, decision-making, and productivity.
  2. The social psychology of stereotyping, prejudice, and tyranny — exploring the role of social identity and self-categorization in shaping the dynamics of intergroup relations and conflict.
  3. Social processes in health and well-being — looking at the contribution of group life to stress, depression, and resistance in vulnerable populations.
  4. Research methodology — focusing on issues of research design, ethics, and uncertainty management.

Representative Publications:

Authored books

Edited books