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!​

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!
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!


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!