Research

SUPIR partners with the Newcastle-Oxford Research Centre for Conflict and Cohesion (NORCCC)

We’re proud to announce that we are partnering with The Newcastle-Oxford Research Centre for Conflict and Cohesion (NORCCC).

The NORCCC brings together a team of internationally-renowned researchers who study ways to reduce prejudice and discrimination in society and increase a sense of belonging and wellness, with a focus on people who are members of disadvantaged groups.

For more information see https://www.norccc.org/

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Awards

Fiona White Receives Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Congratulations to SUPIR Lab director, Professor Fiona White, who, along with her colleagues Professors Daniela Traini and Robyn Overall, were awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Outstanding Mentoring and Leadership for the success of their Strategic Promotion Advice and Mentoring (SPAM) program. The award was presented during the University of Sydney’s Innovation Week. 

The SPAM program continues to play an important role in redressing the significant under-representation of female academics that has persisted at senior levels in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM). The initiative has led to a sevenfold increase in the number of women promoted to Professor in STEMM. Congratulations, Fiona!​
Research

The Australian Marriage Equality Study

Do you identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual?

You are invited to participate in an online study investigating the same-sex marriage debate in Australia. You will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires about yourself and read an article relating to same-sex marriage. To participate, you must be 18 years or older, an Australian citizen, and identity as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. The entire study will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and you will be entered into a draw to win one of four gift cards.
 
If you are interested in participating, please click here 

This research study has been ethics approved by The University of Sydney’s Human Research Ethics Committee (protocol number 2017/811)

Graduation

SUPIR Lab members graduate with First Class Honours in Psychology

 

Congratulations to SUPIR Lab members, Rachel and Sallee, on graduating with First Class Honours in psychology. Both Rachel and Sallee received High Distinctions for their empirical theses, which explored the benefits of electronic contact in improving attitudes towards minority groups.
Rachel also received the Dick Thompson Prize for the Best Honours’ Empirical Thesis in the area of Social Psychology for 2016. Her thesis, titled ‘An Experimental Test of Virtual E-Contact as a Strategy to Reduce Stigma Against Schizophrenia‘, found a that E-contact significant reduced stigma against people with schizophrenia and general mental illnesses.
Well done!