Bliuc, Ana-Maria


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research), Psychology
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Ana-Maria Bliuc is a social and political psychologist who joined Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2019. She has a PhD in Psychology from the Australian National University, and prior to her current appointment she held academic positions in Australia at Western Sydney University (2016-2019), Monash University (2012-2016), and the University of Sydney (2006-2012). 



Her research examines how people’s social identities influence their behaviour in a range of contexts including health, environmental (climate change), and socio-political (collective action and social change). More recently, she has focused on research on online communities looking at how collective identities and behaviours are shaped through online interactions. This research has been conducted in online political communities (mostly far-right and white supremacist) and online health communities (recovery from addiction). 


Current Topics in Social and Political Psychology - 4th year module (Semester1, 2020)

Education/Academic qualification

PGCert THE, University of Sydney

Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University

Master of Research, Al. I. Cuza University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Al. I. Cuza University


  • BF Psychology
  • social identity
  • collective action
  • social change
  • online communities
  • intergroup conflict

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racism Social Sciences
Social Identification Medicine & Life Sciences
Internet Social Sciences
Group Social Sciences
Social Support Medicine & Life Sciences
addiction Social Sciences
Terrorism Medicine & Life Sciences
communication Social Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

Collective identity changes in far-right online communities: The role of offline intergroup conflict

Bliuc, A-M., Betts, J., Vergani, M., Iqbal, M. & Dunn, K., 1 Aug 2019, In : New Media and Society. 21, 8, p. 1770-1786 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

internet community
collective identity
group norm

Sober social networks: The role of online support groups in recovery from alcohol addiction

Bliuc, A-M., Doan, T-N. & Best, D., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 29, 2, p. 121-132 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self-Help Groups
Self Efficacy
Social Support
6 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

Building addiction recovery capital through online participation in a recovery community

Bliuc, A-M., Best, D., Iqbal, M. & Upton, K., Nov 2017, In : Social Science and Medicine. 193, p. 110-117 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Support
7 Citations (Scopus)

The Language of New Terrorism: Differences in Psychological Dimensions of Communication in Dabiq and Inspire

Vergani, M. & Bliuc, A-M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 37, 5, p. 523-540 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Downloads (Pure)

Integrating Computerized Linguistic and Social Network Analyses to Capture Addiction Recovery Capital in an Online Community

Bliuc, A-M., Iqbal, M. & Best, D., 31 May 2019, In : JoVE. 147, p. 1-7 7 p., e58851.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Support
Interpersonal Relations