Professor Jolanda Jetten from University of Queensland visited us at the unit of Social Psychology and gave two lectures. The first lecture, The wealth paradox: Economic prosperity, populism and opposition to immigration, was on Monday, April 15th, 2019. The second lecture, Unlocking the social cure: How group memberships are key to health and well-being, was on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.
Jolanda Jetten (PhD, University of Amsterdam, 1997) is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland. She was employed as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, a UQ Development Fellow and she will commence an Australian Research Council Laureate fellowship in May 2019. Her research is concerned with group processes, social identity and intergroup relations. She has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles, over 35 chapters and 5 books. Jolanda currently serves as co Chief Editor of Social Issues and Policy Review and as an associate editor with CRSP. She was awarded the British Psychological Society Spearman Medal in 2004 and the Kurt Lewin Medal from the European Association of Social Psychology in 2014. Jolanda is the former President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychology (SASP) and served on the ARC College of Experts. She was elected as fellow of the Association of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in 2015.