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Alex Haslam is Professor of Psychology and ARC Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. At the time that he worked on the BBC Prison Study, he was at the University of Exeter

Together with Steve Reicher, in 2009 Alex received the British Psychological Society's Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology for his work on the BBC Prison Study. In 2005 he received the European Association of Social Psychology's Lewin medal for outstanding scientific contribution to social psychology and in 2010 he received a National Teaching Fellowship from the UK Higher Education Academy.

Alex is former Chief Editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology, a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a Fellow of the Academy for Social Science. A recent CV is available here.

Recent books

Some recent publications

  • Haslam, S. A. (2014). Making good theory practical: Five lessons for an Applied Social Identity Approach to challenges of organizational, health, and clinical psychology. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 1-20.
        doi: 10.1111/bjso.12061
  • Steffens, N., Haslam, S. A., Reicher, S. D., Platow, M. J., Fransen, K., Yang, J., Ryan, M. K., Jetten, J., Peters, K. O, & Boen, F. (in press). Leadership as social identity management: Introducing the Identity Leadership Inventory (ILI) to assess and validate a four-dimensional model. Leadership Quarterly, 25, 1001-1024.
  • Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C., & Jetten, J. (2014). Depression and social identity: An integrative review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 215-238.
  • Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2014). “The we’s have it”: Evidence for the distinctive benefits of group engagement in enhancing cognitive health in ageing. Social Science and Medicine, 120, 57-66.
  • Haslam, S. A., Adarves-Yorno, I., Postmes, T., & Jans, L. (2013). The collective origins of valued originality: A social identity approach to creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 384-401.

Alex Haslam

Alex Haslam