Dr Aarti Iyer

Department of Psychology

Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity

Reader in Social and Health Psychology

+44 114 222 6621

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Dr Aarti Iyer
Department of Psychology
Floor G
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT
  • 1999: BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, Swarthmore College (USA)
  • 2001: MA in Psychology, University of California—Santa Cruz (USA)
  • 2004: PhD in Social Psychology, University of California—Santa Cruz (USA)
  • 2010: PGDip in Higher Education, University of Queensland (Australia)
Research interests

Around the world, status differences between social groups have been institutionalized to create systems of inequality.

My research investigates responses to such status hierarchies from three perspectives:

  • Investigating the antecedents of individuals’ efforts to challenge inequality and injustice, for instance through political activism and support for government policy
  • Improving organisations’ efforts to achieve social equality through affirmative action and equal opportunity programs
  • Understanding how social identity processes shape disadvantaged group members’ efforts to navigate novel social contexts, with implications for acculturation strategies, self-views, and academic performance

Journal articles