Professor Alex Haslam - Professor of Psychology and ARC Laureate Fellow
Alex is a Professor of Psychology and ARC Australian Laureate Fellow at the School of Psychology. He is a former Commonwealth Scholar at Macquarie University, Sydney and Jones Scholar at Emory University, Atlanta, who previously held positions at the Australian National University (1991-2001) and the University of Exeter (2001-2012). Alex was Associate Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology from 1999 to 2001 and Chief Editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology from 2002 to 2005. He is currently on the editorial board of nine journals including: European Journal of Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Political Psychology and Scientific American Mind.
Alex is a world leader in the field of social identity, group processes, and intergroup relations. His key research activities include psychology in organisations; the social psychology of stereotyping, prejudice and tyranny; social processes in health and wellbeing; and research methodology.
In 2005 Alex received a Kurt Lewin award from the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology for outstanding contribution to research in social psychology. He is a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research and of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2011 he was awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship. His Laureate focuses on mechanisms of attention, and how the brain controls attention in health and disease. His Laureate explains the importance of group processes for leadership and health.