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Kerr, Rosslyn

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Biography

I graduated with a BSc (hons) in Psychology from the University of Dundee in 2016. From there, I moved to the University of St Andrews, graduating in 2017 with an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology. After a year-long break from academia, in September 2018, I returned to the University of Dundee as a PhD student studying social inclusion within organisations/institutions, supervised by Nick Hopkins. 

Research interests

My research interests lie in the broad area of Social Psychology. In my undergraduate dissertation research, I investigated the experiences of disgust through a social identity framework. In my MSc dissertation research, I continued this research to investigate the effects that inter-group disgust could have on cognition and cooperation.  

My PhD research at the University of Dundee, supervised by Nick Hopkins, is centered around the experiences of different minority groups within organisations and institutional settings. Particularly of interest are implicit signals (invisible to majority group members) given out in certain environments which result in minority groups feeling unwelcome (resulting in self-exclusion) or explicitly excluded.

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