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Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan

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Michelle Ryan is a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter. She recently held a five-year Academic Fellowship funded by the Research Council of the UK. She is involved in a number of research projects including (a) the glass cliff (b) a social identity analysis of the individual and the group (with Alex Haslam, Jolanda Jetten, Tom Postmes, Catherine Haslam, & Huw Williams; funded by the ESRC); (c) women and mentoring (with Mette Hersby); (d) the gender wage gap (with Clara Kulich); (e) social identity and surveillance (with Aisling O’Donnell and Jolanda Jetten); (f) the psychological impact of fractured identities (with Thomas Morton); (g) face-ism, gender, and leadership (with Steffen Giessner); and (h) a social identity analysis of sexuality (with Chris Robus). Michelle also teaches in the School of Psychology, with a module on the Psychology of Gender.

Primary Interests:

  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Courses Taught:

  • The Psychology of Gender

Michelle Ryan
School of Psychology
University of Exeter
Washington Singer Laboratories, Perry Road
Exeter EX4 4QG
United Kingdom

  • Phone: +44 (0)1392 725120
  • Fax: +44 (0)1392 724623

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