A/Prof Paolini is an associate professor in social, cross-cultural and Aboriginal psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She completed a 5-year Bachelor of Psychology (social and organisational) at the University of Padova, Italy, and a PhD at Cardiff University in 2001. Her research interests are in the psychology of intergroup relations and include stereotyping, prejudice, anxiety, emotions, meta-cognition and the self. Her recent work includes empirical research on the psychological consequences of negative intergroup contact, the affective and cognitive bases of cross-group friendships, and the interaction between meta-cognition and stereotyping.
Prof Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oxford and Global Innovation Chair in Social Conflict and Cohesion at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research focuses on the reduction of prejudice and stereotyping. He has received a number of awards, including, most recently, the Kurt Lewin Award (2012) from The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the Codol Medal (2014) from the European Association of Social Psychology. He has been actively involved in public policy input relating to improving intergroup relations in the United Kingdom, including The Equalities Review, Cabinet Office, the Commission on Integration and Cohesion, the Department for Communities and Local Government, and the Department for Education.
A/Prof Rubin is an associate professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Australia. He received an MSc from the London School of Economics (1994) and a PhD from Cardiff University (2000). He is best known for his research on social identity and intergroup relations, including research on perceived group variability, prejudice, and stereotyping. His other research interests include individualism and collectivism, interdependent problem-solving, migration processes, the need for closure, social class, and social integration. He has authored over 80 research publications, and his work has been cited over 5,000 times. For more details about A/Prof Rubin’s research, please visit his research webpage.
Dr Emina Subasic
Dr Subasic is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She received her a PhD from the Australian National University (2008) and has completed two post-doctoral fellowships (2006-2009) with Profs Kate Reynolds and John Turner. In 2010, she became an ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (and lead investigator) on a Discovery Project examining the nexus of leadership and change in social relations. Her research spans social, organizational and political psychology. A central contribution of her most recent work has been to articulate how social influence and leadership intersect with self-categorization processes to make such change imaginable and (therefore) possible.
Dr Elise Kalokerinos
Dr Kalokerinos is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland (2014) and then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leuven, Belgium. She joined the School in 2018. She is the recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (2016-2018) and an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2018-2020). Her research investigates the strategies that people use to regulate their emotions. Her work also examines stereotyping in the workplace, especially among disadvantaged groups (e.g. older workers, women in male-dominated industries).
Dr Kylie McIntyre
Dr McIntyre is a registered psychologist and lecturer in social psychology at the University of Newcastle. She completed an Education Degree in Social Science in 1998 and has taught psychology within the International Baccalaureate Programme for 10 years. Dr McIntyre completed a BArts (Psychology) and a PhD at the University of Newcastle in 2010 under the supervision of A/Prof Paolini. Her research interests include stereotyping, prejudice, and meta-cognition. Her recent work includes empirical research on the interaction between meta-cognition and stereotyping and a comprehensive meta-analysis of the stereotype change and meta-cognition literature.
Dr Rebecca Allen
Dr Allen is a research assistant and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She completed her PhD in applied and organisational psychology at the University of Newcastle (2014), specialising in human factors and safety culture. She is the director and lead consultant of Human Factors and Applied Psychology Consulting. Her research interests include safety culture and risk-taking in the mining industry and other industries.
Dr Ralf Wolfer
Dr Wolfer is an associate professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, UK. He completed his PhD at Freie Universität Berlin in 2011. His research interests include social integration and the social dimension of aggressive behavior, including ostracism, bullying, and intergroup conflict.