Andreea Constantin (former Visiting PhD Student)
Andreea was a visiting PhD student from the University of Almeria, Spain. Her research focused on examining the process linking the stereotype content of morality, sociability and competence, the emotions and the behavioural intentions of native adolescents towards distinct immigrant groups from the Spanish context. She also explored the role of other variables, including intergroup contact and perceived outgroup threat. She holds a PhD in Psychology, a master degree in Research in Behavioural Science and a BA in Psychology from Universidad de Almería, Spain. Andreea is currently involved in two projects exploring gender discrimination in the workplace, affiliated to the Center of Migration Studies and Intercultural Relations of the University of Almería.
Laura Beckess (former Final Year Project Student)
Laura’s Dissertation project with Prof. Rutland was investigating children and adolescents’ evaluations and justifications of immigrant exclusion. Her focus was on whether varying levels of English language ability would have an effect on children justifying the exclusion as more or less acceptable- a widely understudied phenomenon. Laura is now pursuing a Masters programme in the area of Developmental Psychology and is hoping to progress into completing a Doctorate, in order to advance into a career in the developmental field.
Dr Sally Palmer – Lecturer
Sally Palmer was a post-doctoral research fellow in DIP Lab (2018-2020). She is now a Lecturer in Education within the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter.
Sally researches issues of social injustice and inequality in educational contexts, and the mechanisms that promote social inclusion, social cohesion and prosocial behaviour in childhood and adolescence. She focusses particularly on children and adolescents’ prosocial bystander reactions to intergroup bullying (e.g., bullying on the basis of group membership, such as ethnicity, nationality, or disability).
Dr Siân Jones – Lecturer
Dr Lukas Wallrich – Lecturer
Lukas was a PhD student at Goldsmiths, where his research focused primarily on links between intergroup contact and prosocial behaviour, including bystander interventions and civic engagement. He now works as Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, in the Department of Organisational Psychology, where his research primarily focuses on how organisations can derive benefits from workforce diversity.
He holds an MA in Education (Psychology) from the UCL Institute of Education and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford. In addition, he has experience in management consulting, and in youth work, there both as a trainer and board member of a German charity.