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Research Interests

Attributing humanity to other people (dehumanization, objectification) and to animals (anthropomorphism). Deciding who is worthy of moral concern and when. Examining the psychological consequences of economic inequality.


Courses Lectured

Curr. Direct. in Social Psych.
Advanced Social Psych.
Social Psych. of Groups.
Personality and Social Psych.
Groups in Action.
Biological Psych. (Statistics)
Intro. to Biological & Cognitive  Psych. 

Courses Tutored/Seminar Leader

Advanced Statistics.
Advanced Social Psych.
Personality & Social Psych.
Quantitative Methods for Psych.
Intro. to Experimental Psych. 


Tiere lieben, Tiere essen (Love animals, eat animals), Psychologie Heute (2014).

Don’t Feel Guilty about Eating Animals, Time Magazine, (2014).

The Meat Paradox: How carnivores think about dinner, Huffington Post, (2014).

Beastly Appetites: The animals we love too much to eat, The New Yorker, (2013).

The horse meat scandals reveal we are more psychologically screwed up than we realized about eating animals, (2013), Huffington Post, US.

Carnivores make low estimates of animal minds, (2012), Scientific American, US.

Administrative Roles

2021: PPLS Director of Undergraduate Studies

2012: Founding member of the Melbourne Moral Psychology Laboratory (MMPL).

2010-2011: Post-doctoral representative, Psychology, University of Kent. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Towards an Understanding of Intergroup Dehumanization, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009


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