Awards, Conference

Rachel Maunder and Stefano Verrelli awarded the Margaret Foddy Travel Award by the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists

Graduate students, Rachel Maunder and Stefano Verrelli, have both been awarded the Margaret Foddy postgraduate travel award to attend and present their research at the 2017 Society of Australasian Social Psychologists annual conference in Melbourne. Only five travel awards were handed out.

Congratulations Rachel and Stefano!

Conference

Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference: Melbourne, 2017

This year’s Society of Australasian Social Psychologists‘ annual conference was held in Melbourne, Australia. Congratulations to organising committee from The University of Melbourne for hosting an outstanding program. This year’s keynote speaker, Professor Susan Fiske from Princeton University, presented on the perils of adjusting for cross-group interactions.

A further congratulations to SUPIR Lab members, Rachel Maunder, Stefano Verrelli, and Fiona White, for presenting their research. A special mention to Rachel Maunder who was shorted listed for the Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award.

​Well done team!

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Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference: Brisbane, 2016

This year’s SASP annual conference was held in Brisbane, Australia. Congratulations to organising committee from The University of Queensland and Griffith University for hosting an outstanding program.

This year’s keynote speaker, Professor Alice Eagly, presented her most recent program of research on how outgroup stereotypes can be so accurate, but yet so wrong. Professor Eagly is a distinguished researcher and scholar who has dedicated her life to investigate important issues relating to gender, feminism,
attitudes, prejudice, stereotyping, and leadership.

A further congratulations to SUPIR Lab members, Amanda Arcieri, Eileen Chu, Lauren Harvey, and Stefano Verrelli, for presenting their research. For the full program click here.

​Well done team!

Awards, Conference

Stefano Verrelli Awarded Two Travel Awards by The Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Graduate student, Stefano Verrelli, has been awarded two international travel awards, the Graduate Travel Award and the Diversity Fund Award, to attend and present his research at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology‘s 2017 Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas (USA). With over 6,000 members, SPSP is the largest organisation of social psychologists and personality psychologists.  
 
 Congratulations Stefano!
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Society of Australasian Social Psychologists Conference: Newcastle, 2015

This year’s annual SASP conference was held in Newcastle (Australia). Congratulations to the University of Newcastle’s 2015 organising committee and lead organiser, Stefania Paolini, for hosting a fun and academically productive event. 

The keynote address by Professor John Dixon was undoubtedly the highlight of this year’s academic program. John Dixon is a leading scholar in the field of social psychology, and intergroup contact and collective action specifically. He is well known for his work looking at the ironic association between positive contact and drive for social change, as well as his work looking at informal group segregation and human geography. The SUPIR Lab was also fortunate enough to have Professor Dixon convene and discuss their symposium on intergroup contact. 

Special congratulations to Emma Campbell who presented her first conference paper, which looked at an empirical comparison of strategies to increase support for Aboriginal Affirmative Action Programs in tertiary education. Lab members, Eileen Chu, Stefano Verrelli and James Morandini, also presented conference talks. Eileen presented on the implications of misperceiving cultural identity; Stefano presented an empirical evaluation of the virtual E-contact paradigm; and James presented on the impacts of sexual orientation essentialism on self-stigma in lesbian women.

Well done team!

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Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) Conference 2014

This year’s annual SASP conference, held in the Nation’s Capital, provided an exciting opportunity for The SUPIR Lab to discuss research, share ideas, and engage in constructive debates with the wider social psychological community. Well done to doctoral students, Eileen Chu and Stefano Verrelli, who presented their research alongside the lab’s chief investigator, Dr. Fiona White.
Eileen’s talk, titled ‘Not just a minority: The implications of bi-cultural identification for Asian-Australians’, presented a study that challenged the notion that Asian ethnic-minorities simply identify with one cultural identity. While Stefano’s talk, titled ‘Addressing intergroup contact from both sides: Promoting intergroup harmony between Anglo-European and Asian university students’, presented a couple of studies that evaluated two different indirect contact strategies amongst a sample of university students.

However, the highlight of this year’s conference was the undoubtedly the key-note address delivered by the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr. Tim Soutphommasane. The full speech can be found by clicking here. Dr Soutphommasane is an advocate for cultural diversity and has been a driving force for combating racism in Australia. His work, therefore, is strongly related to our research into social identity, prejudice, discrimination, and more importantly, promoting positive social change. We were also lucky enough to meet and chat with the Commissioner. 

Well done team!