Dr Geetha Reddy

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I am Geetha, a social psychologist working on understanding diversity, multiculturalism and migration.


I am especially interested in how social scientists can study and address social issues across disciplinary boundaries. I am currently developing transdisciplinary theory and methods in my position as Assistant Professor, at the University of Groningen, working on the SCOOP consortium goals.

         

I completed my PhD in Psychology at the department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, London School of Economics and Political Science. My thesis is titled "The influence of socio-political context on racial identity: Strategic Identity Construction among Malaysians and Singaporeans".


I studied the social psychology of racial, and ethnic identity constructions, negotiations and intergroup relations in multicultural societies that have race-based social policies. Research for the PhD was carried out in Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.


My other research interests include perspective taking among individuals, the socio-cultural determinants of health related behaviour as well as safety culture within public health systems.   


       

SCOOP Mentor:        Prof Rafael Wittek, University of Groningen

                                   

PhD Supervisor :      Dr Ilka Gleibs, London School of Economics and Political Science

PhD Advisors:          Dr Caroline Howarth, London School of Economics and Political Science

                                    Prof Catherine Campbell, London School of Economics and Political Science


Collaborators:          Prof Rob M. van Dam, National University of Singapore

                                   Dr Nelli Ferenczi, Regents University London; Goldsmiths, University of London

                                   Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

                                   Amena Amer, London School of Economics and Political Science

                                   Dr Clare Coultas, Kings College London

                                   Dr Johanna Lukate, University of Cambridge

                                   Dr Lucy Avraamidou, University of Groningen

                                   Dr Mónica Lopez-Lopez, University of Groningen