Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in how people's social group memberships (such as social class, sexual orientation, culture, and nationality) affect social perception. My research specifically aims to understand how our faces reflect our social identities and experiences (and how others detect this), how our group memberships impact our perceptions of others, and how we mentally represent members of various social groups. See my website for more details.


I teach on a variety of social psychological and social cognitive topics, including person perception, stereotyping, prejudice, and inequality. I teach on the following modules:


  • PS2030 - social psychology
  • PS2110 - how psychology can change the world (applied & developmental perspectives)
  • PS3090 - social psychology in the real world
  • PS3195 - psychology of equality, diversity, & inclusion
  • PS3240 - psychology of love, death, & meaning


  • PS5202 - intergroup & interpersonal processes [module coordinator]


I am also the director of the MSc in Applied Social Psychology.

Educational background

I received my BA in Psychology and German from Cornell University, and my MA & PhD in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Prior to starting at RHUL, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, Investigating the Pervasiveness of Social Class Cues in the Face, University of Toronto


Psychology, MA, University of Toronto


Psychology; German, BA, Cornell University


External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow

Jan 2019May 2020

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