Ioana Latu


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Social Psychology, particularly stereotyping and prejudice, gender bias, nonverbal behavior


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I was born and raised in Romania, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Timisoara in 2002. I then moved to the US where I obtained my Master’s in Experimental Psychology in 2005 and my Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2010. Between 2010 and 2014 I worked at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, first as a post-doctoral researcher and later as an Ambizione fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2014 and 2016 I was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University Camden in the US. In September 2016 I joined the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast as a Lecturer in Experimental Social Psychology. 

Research Interests

In my research I focus on the interplay between social cognition and nonverbal behaviour. I am particularly interested in analysing the interpersonal mechanism through which targets of bias are negatively influenced by existing implicit and explicit stereotypes in actual social interactions. I tend to investigate these questions in consequential organizational interactions such as job interviews, negotiations, and leadership tasks, with the ultimate goal of understanding and reducing inequalities in organizational contexts and leadership.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • What Is in a name? Exploring perceptions of surname change in hiring evaluations in academia

    Stefanova, V., Latu, I. & Taylor, L., 13 Feb 2023, (Early online date) In: Social Sciences. 12, 2, 95.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
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  • Gender Differences, Smiling, and Economic Negotiation Outcomes

    Hiersch, P., McKeown, G., Latu, I. M. & Rychlowska, M., 24 Jun 2022, Proceedings of the Smiling and Laughter across Contexts and the Life-span Workshop 2022 . p. 11-15 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • Gendered self-views across 62 countries: A test of competing models

    Kosakowska-Berezecka, N., Bosson, J. K., Jurek, P., Besta, T., Olech, M., Vandello, J. A., Bender, M., Dandy, J., Hoorens, V., Jasinskaja-Lahti, I., Mankowski, E., Venäläinen, S., Abuhamdeh, S., Agyemang, C. B., Akbaş, G., Albayrak-Aydemir, N., Ammirati, S., Anderson, J., Anjum, G., Ariyanto, A., & 143 othersAruta, J. J. B. R., Ashraf, M., Bakaitytė, A., Becker, M., Bertolli, C., Bërxulli, D., Best, D. L., Bi, C., Block, K., Boehnke, M., Bongiorno, R., Bosak, J., Casini, A., Chen, Q., Chi, P., Cubela Adoric, V., Daalmans, S., de Lemus, S., Dhakal, S., Dvorianchikov, N., Egami, S., Etchezahar, E., Esteves, C. S., Froehlich, L., Garcia-Sanchez, E., Gavreliuc, A., Gavreliuc, D., Gomez, Á., Guizzo, F., Graf, S., Greijdanus, H., Grigoryan, A., Grzymała-Moszczyńska, J., Guerch, K., Gustafsson Sendén, M., Hale, M. L., Hämer, H., Hirai, M., Hoang Duc, L., Hřebíčková, M., Hutchings, P. B., Jensen, D. H., Karabati, S., Kelmendi, K., Kengyel, G., Khachatryan, N., Ghazzawi, R., Kinahan, M., Kirby, T. A., Kovacs, M., Kozlowski, D., Krivoshchekov, V., Kryś, K., Kulich, C., Kurosawa, T., Lac An, N. T., Labarthe-Carrara, J., Lauri, M. A., Latu, I., Lawal, A. M., Li, J., Lindner, J., Lindqvist, A., Maitner, A. T., Makarova, E., Makashvili, A., Malayeri, S., Malik, S., Mancini, T., Manzi, C., Mari, S., Martiny, S. E., Mayer, C. H., Mihić, V., MiloševićĐorđević, J., Moreno-Bella, E., Moscatelli, S., Moynihan, A. B., Muller, D., Narhetali, E., Neto, F., Noels, K. A., Nyúl, B., O’Connor, E. C., Ochoa, D. P., Ohno, S., Olanrewaju Adebayo, S., Osborne, R., Pacilli, M. G., Palacio, J., Patnaik, S., Pavlopoulos, V., de León, P. P., Piterová, I., Porto, J. B., Puzio, A., Pyrkosz-Pacyna, J., Rentería Pérez, E., Renström, E., Rousseaux, T., Ryan, M. K., Safdar, S., Sainz, M., Salvati, M., Samekin, A., Schindler, S., Sevincer, A. T., Seydi, M., Shepherd, D., Sherbaji, S., Schmader, T., Simão, C., Sobhie, R., Sobiecki, J., De Souza, L., Sarter, E., Sulejmanović, D., Sullivan, K. E., Tatsumi, M., Tavitian-Elmadjian, L., Thakur, S. J., Thi Mong Chi, Q., Torre, B., Torres, A., Torres, C. V., Türkoğlu, B., Ungaretti, J., Valshtein, T., Van Laar, C., van der Noll, J., Vasiutynskyi, V., Vauclair, C. M., Vohra, N., Walentynowicz, M., Ward, C., Włodarczyk, A., Yang, Y., Yzerbyt, V., Zanello, V., Zapata-Calvente, A. L., Zawisza, M., Žukauskienė, R. & Żadkowska, M., 07 Nov 2022, (Early online date) In: Social Psychological and Personality Science. 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
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  • Gender Recognition Act (GRA) 2004: evaluation and policy options

    Latu, I., Blaylock, D., Burns, S., Cena, E., Groarke, J. & McKenna-Plumley, P., 12 Dec 2022, 106 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
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