Dr Luisa Batalha - Nat Sch Psychology (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

I received a B.A. from Stockholm University in 2002, aM.Sc. from Stockholm University in 2003, and a Ph.D. Uppsala University in 2008. At Uppsala University, my doctoral thesis centered around intergroup relations and issues of affirmative action and prejudice. My research interests Continue to focus on prejudice but i have also a keen interests in the interplay of social psychology and climate change mitigation behaviour

In 2008 I received a two-year research grant (1 000 000 SKR) from the Swedish Research Council to conduct post-doctoral research work at the Australian National University with Professor Kate Reynolds

At the ANU i held three Research Fellowships, two at the School of Psychology and one in Political Science.

Since July 2015 I have taken on a position as lecturer in social psychology at the Australian Catholic University, Strathfield campus in Sydney.


Phone :+61297014731 (Strathfield)
Email :Luisa.Batalha@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Prejudice, intergroup relations, radicalisation, ; Climate Change ;

Methods Expertise

Experimental, quantitative methods ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Mindfulness-based interventions and their effects on emotional clarity: A systematic review and meta-analysis, in Journal of Affective Disorders


Psychological Mechanisms of Deliberative Transformation: The Role of Group Identity, in Journal of Public Deliberation


From prejudice to social change: A social identity perspective, in Cambridge handbook of the psychology of prejudice


The social psychology of social dis(harmony): Implications for political leaders and public policy, in Social psychology and politics


Racial bias in neural empathic responses to pain., in PLoS ONE, 8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084001

Changing orientations towards Australian democracy, in The Australian citizens' parliament and the future of deliberative democracy

Gender and personality: Beyond gender stereotypes to social identity and the dynamics of social change, in The Sage handbook of gender and psychology


Social identity and personality processes: Non-aboriginal Australian identity and neuroticism., in European Journal of Social Psychology

ASPIRing to mitigate climate change: Superordinate identity in global climate negotiations., in Political Psychology


All else being equal: Are men always higher in social dominance orientation than women?, in European Journal of Social Psychology