Sarah Vivienne Bentley
I was awarded a first class honours degree in communication studies from The University of Westminster (UK), after which I worked for a number of years in the interactive product development industry. I then retrained in psychology, and was awarded a first class honours degree in Psychology from The Open University (UK). I am now undertaking a PhD at The University of Queensland (Australia) with Alex Haslam and Katharine Greenaway.
My research investigates the social factors behind the learning process, particularly focusing on how interactions between the self and social context – in terms of belonging and identification – can either enhance or inhibit an individual’s ability to learn.
Current affiliations and memberships:
- Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)
- The British Psychological Society (MBPsP)
- Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP)
- Social Identity and Groups Network (SIGN)