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Particulars

Professor Rhiannon Turner is a social psychologist with a specific focus on intergroup relations, prejudice, and prejudice-reduction. She got her first degree in Psychology from Cardiff University in 2000, before receiving a Masters in Social and Applied Psychology from the University of Kent in 2002. She was awarded a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2006, before taking up an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Birmingham. She was appointed as a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Leeds in February 2007, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2010. She was appointed as Chair in Social Psychology at Queen's in September 2012. She is currently Director of Research for the School of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations.

Research Interests

Rhiannon's research looks at which forms of intergroup contact best reduce prejudice, how and why they do so, and what consequences they have for intergroup relations. Specifically, she studies predictors and outcomes of different forms of intergroup contact in reducing prejudice, including cross-group friendship (e.g., Bagci, Cameron, Turner et al., 2019; Turner & Cameron, 2016; Turner & Feddes, 2011; Turner et al., 2013), extended contact (e.g., Turner, Hewstone, Voci, & Vonofakou, 2008; West & Turner, 2014), imagined contact (e.g., Crisp & Turner, 2012; Turner, West, & Levita, 2015), and online contact (Austin & Turner, 2018, White, Turner, Verrelli, Harvey, & Hanna, 2018). She is also interested in the role of personality (Turner, Dhont et al., 2014; Vezzali, Turner, Capozza, & Trifilleti, 2017; Choma, Jagavat, Hodson, & Turner, 2017), and nostalgia in the study of intergroup relations (Turner, Wildschut, Sedikides & Gheorghiu, 2013, Turner, Wildschut, & Sedikides, 2018), the impact of contact beyond improved intergroup relations (Meleady, Crisp, Hopthrow, & Turner, 2019), and perceptions of cross-group romantic relationships (Paterson, Turner, & Conner, 2015; Paterson, Turner & Hodson, 2019).

She is currently involved in six funded projects: an ERC MSCA project looking at VR contact (2019-2021), an EPSRC project on changing perceptions of Gender Equality Initiatives (2019-2020), a AHRC GCRF Development Award (2019) to examine Shared Education internationally (2019), an evaluation of the CASE Shared Education project for the Education Authority NI (2019-2022), an ESRC project on using Deliberative Democracy techniques to examine reactions to Brexit and the UK-Ireland border (2017-2019), and an SEUPB project evaluating the impact of the PEACE IV programme on young people (2017-2022). She has previously received funding from the ESRC, ESRC GCRF Network Fund, AHRC GCRF Global Impact Accelerator Fund, NIHR, the Leverhulme Trust, and the British Academy.

Rhiannon is a past recipient of the BPS Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research Contributions to Psychology (2007), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Robert B. Cialdini Award for excellence in field research (2008), and the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize (2011). She is also part of a team working on Shared Education in Northern Ireland which was recently Awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize (2020). She delivered the British Academy - British Psychological Society Annual Lecture at the Royal Society in London in September 2019. From 2019-2022 she is editor-in-chief of the European Review of Social Psychology. She is also associate editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and the European Journal of Social Psychology.

Teaching

Rhiannon teachers Body Language and Deception for PSY1010 The Psychology of Everyday Life, and PSY3121 The Psychology of Intergroup Relations: Theory and Applications, as well as supervising a number of students for their Undergraduate and Masters' Research Thesis.

She has supervised 8 doctoral students to completion, Dr Jenny Paterson, Dr Rebecca Graber, Dr Marta Santillo, Dr Clodagh Sullivan, Dr Karolina Urbanska, Dr Thia Sagherian-Dickey, Dr Aline Muff, Dr Deborah Kinghan, and Jamie Pow. She currently co-supervises 5 doctoral students: Treasa O'Brien (with Dr David McCormack), Tayler Truhan (with Dr Kostas Papageorgiou), John Shayegh (with Professor John Barry and Dr Lesley Storey), Amy Jones (with Dr Ioana Latu), and Stephanie McAlinden (with Dr Teresa Rushe and Dr Lesley Storey).

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Projects

Research Output

The role of blended contact for community cohesion: Lessons from Northern Ireland

Austin, R. & Turner, R. N., 01 Jan 2020, (Accepted) In : Technology Pedagogy and Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Longitudinal test of the bidirectional relationships between intergroup contact, prejudice, dispositional empathy, and social dominance orientation

    Trifiletti, E., Cocco, V., Pecini, C., Di Bernardo, G. A., Cadamuro, A., Vezzali, L. & Turner, R. N., Sep 2019, In : Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology. 26, 3, 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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  • Barriers to gender diversity policies in STEM: The role of intergroup threat

    Latu, I. M., Jones, A. & Turner, R., 08 Mar 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Activities

    Journal of Social Issues (Journal)

    Rhiannon Turner (Guest editor)
    2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Crossing the divide: Promoting confidence in contact in a diverse society (University of Barcelona).

    Rhiannon Turner (Invited speaker)
    10 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Crossing the divide: Promoting confidence in contact in a diverse society (Durham University)

    Rhiannon Turner (Invited speaker)
    2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Crossing the divide: Promoting confidence in contact in a diverse society University of (St Andrews).

    Rhiannon Turner (Invited speaker)
    24 Apr 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    19th European Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology

    Rhiannon Turner (Session chair)
    2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Press / Media

    The Segregation Experiment (Channel 4 Documentary)

    Rhiannon Turner

    09/04/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Time to accentuate the positive in norths peace process (Business Post)

    Rhiannon Turner

    12/01/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    The Six Most Interesting Psychology Papers of 2015

    Rhiannon Turner

    26/12/2015

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Thesis

    Applying Theory-Based Interventions to Encourage Successful Intergroup Contact Through Shared Education Programme in Northern Ireland

    Author: Kinghan, D., 2019

    Supervisor: Turner, R. (Supervisor), Hughes, J. (Supervisor) & McKeown, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Beyond Procedural Justice: Responding to intergroup-level authority decisions

    Author: Urbanska, K., Aug 2017

    Supervisor: Pehrson, S. (Supervisor), Turner, R. (Supervisor) & Taylor, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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    Mini-Publics and the Maxi-Public: Investigating the Perceived Legitimacy of Citizens’ Assemblies in a Deeply Divided Place

    Author: Pow, J. T., 2019

    Supervisor: Garry, J. (Supervisor) & Turner, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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