Dr Geetha Reddy

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I am Geetha, a social psychologist working on understanding what diversity, multiculturalism, and migration mean for the psychology of individuals in contemporary society.

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 Hema Preya Selvanathan, University of Queensland

                                 Dr Amena Amer, University of Greenwich

                                 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

                                 Dr Nelli Ferenczi, Brunel University London