Dr Keon West
Dr Keon West is a Reader in Social Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and the director of Equalab – a group committed to conducting and disseminating research on prejudice and prejudice reduction. After earning his doctorate in experimental psychology from Oxford University in 2010, he worked for a number of other universities before coming to Goldsmiths in 2013. His research covers many diverse areas of intergroup relations and communication. In recent years, his publications have focused on gender roles, sexism, anti-LGBT prejudice, and specific prejudice-reducing interventions. He is the recent recipient of the Michele Alexander Award for Scholarship and Service (2015), the SPSSI Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring (2017), and a European Research Council Starting Grant (value: €746,000.000).
Email: keon.west (@gold.ac.uk)
Post-doctoral research fellows
Dr Martha Lucia Borras-Guevara
Martha Lucia is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds a PhD in Psychology from St Andrews University, an MSc in Evolutionary Anthropology from Durham University and a BSc in Biology from Universidad de Los Andes. Martha’s PhD mainly focused on understanding what social factors influence facial perceptions. More specifically, her PhD examined the effects of different types of violence (public and domestic) on formidability preferences for potential partners and/or allies. Her research interests cover a wide range of topics, including social and evolutionary explanations of human behaviour, as well as ways to reduce prejudice against social minorities.
Victoria is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds an MSc in Psychological Research Methods and a BSc in Psychology, both from Birkbeck College. In addition, she has experience working as a research assistant at both Goldsmiths and UCL, and a background in commercial web design. Victoria is interested in developing methods to reduce prejudice and promote health and wellbeing, through the study of how individual differences in perception, cognition and motivation relate to social attitudes and life outcomes.
Email: v.hotchin (@gold.ac.uk)
Jacqueline is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include: intergroup perception in relation to physical activity, stages of physical activity behavioural change and perceived barriers to physical activity. As well as Masters in Research Methods for Psychology, she has a BA in Performing Arts and an MA in Drama and Movement Therapy.
Email: jfran013 (@gold.ac.uk)
Lukas is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London. He holds an MA in Education (Psychology) from the UCL Institute of Education and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford. In addition, he has experience in management consulting, and in youth work. His research focuses primarily on links between intergroup contact and prosocial behaviour, including bystander interventions and civic engagement. In that, he is particularly interested in the contribution youth work interventions can make; he explore this in partnership with The Challenge Network and the United World Colleges (UWC).
Email: l.wallrich (@gold.ac.uk)
Olivia is a PhD student at Goldsmiths, University of London. She obtained her master’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University. Her research focuses on the place of music in human evolutionary history. Her current PhD project examines how music making can influence social attractions and feelings of bonding in group settings, especially where there are clear differences between group members.
Email: ojewe001 (@gold.ac.uk)
Olivia is a research assistant at Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds an MSc with distinction in the Psychology of Social Relations, and a first-class BSc in Psychology, both from Goldsmiths. Olivia has over four years of experience conducting social-psychological research investigating prejudice against different minority groups (e.g. immigrants and racial/sexual minorities). Her published work examines infrahumanisation biases within the context of immigration. She is currently researching the ways in which gender impacts perceptions of sexual offenders.
Email: obant001 (@gold.ac.uk)
John is a third-year psychology student at Goldsmiths, University of London and research assistant. After a first degree in Management Sciences and nearly 40 years of practical experience in business and consultancy, he is keen to explore how the day-to-day management practice compares with the psychological theory. He has a particular interest in prejudice at work. He is currently involved in research on fragile heterosexuality and stigma against people with schizophrenia.
Email: jbowm001 (@gold.ac.uk)
Laura is a recent graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she completed a MSc in the Psychology of Social Relations. She also holds a BSc (with Honours) in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam. For her MSc thesis, she analysed the lack of female coaches in sport by looking at the effects of exposure to sexist humour on women’s coaching aspirations. This project, as well as her BSc thesis investigating the opposition to immigrants within the Netherlands, were awarded with distinction. Laura is currently involved in research regarding people’s awareness of their racial prejudice, and in various studies exploring the fragility of heterosexuality.
Email: lwerd001 (@gold.ac.uk)
Associates and Advisors
Dr Katy Greenland
Dr Katy Greenland is a social psychologist and social scientist at Cardiff School of Social Sciences. She uses both quantitative and qualitative measures to research stigma, discrimination, and social justice.
Dr Kim Case
Kim A. Case, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) where she directs the Applied Social Issues graduate degree. Her mixed-methods research examines ally behavior when encountering bias and interventions to increase understanding of intersectionality and systemic privilege, reduce prejudice, and create inclusive spaces within community and higher education settings. Her own scholarship received funds from APA and SPSSI, and she serves as inclusive pedagogy expert for an NSF RED grant for an engineering department’s culture transformation. She has served the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Council member, elected Representative to APA Council, journal editorial board member, Convention Program Chair, Teaching and Mentoring Chair, and more. SPSSI has honored Dr. Case with the Distinguished Service Award, the Michelle Alexander Scholarship and Service Award, the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award, and the Innovative Teaching Award. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology named her as the 2018 Robert S. Daniel Excellence in Teaching Awardee for her nationally recognized pedagogical advancements. In 2017, the University of Tennessee Knoxville honored her with the Accomplished Alumni Award. Please visit www.drkimcase.com to learn more.
Dr Asia Eaton
Dr. Asia Eaton is a social psychologist, Associate Professor in Psychology at FIU, a core faculty member in the Developmental and I-O Psychology Programs, and an affiliated faculty member in Women’s and Gender Studies. She conducts research on how gender and social power interact and support one another in organizations and in intimate partner relationships. Asia is an Associate Editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly and a Consulting Editor for Sex Roles, and was elected to serve on SPSSI council for 2018-2021. She also serves as Head of Research for Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI), and works with Lotus House to better understand the needs of women experiencing homelessness. She has received SPSSI’s Michele Alexander Early Career Award, and FIU’s most prestigious faculty award for advising and mentorship, as well as engagement, research, and teaching awards from FIU and the University of Chicago.