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Professor Jolanda Jetten

Honours (Radboud University Nijmegen), PhD (University of Amsterdam)

Elected: 2015

Discipline: Psychology


Jolanda Jetten is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland. She joined the University of Queensland in 2007 as a Research Fellow and she is currently employed as an ARC Future Fellow (2012-2016). Her research is concerned with group processes, social identity and intergroup relations. She is currently examining the way that social identity is implicated in health and well-being, identity transitions through life, and the effect of wealth and societal inequality on political attitudes.

Key appointments in the last ten years:  Director, Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP); Co-Chief Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology; Associate Editor, Social Psychology; President, the Society of Australasian Social Psychology (SASP); Member, ARC College of Experts; Chair, CSIRO Social Science Human Research Ethics Committee (CSSHREC).


2012 – 2016       Professor of Social Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australian Research Council Future Fellow (Level 3)

2007 – 2011       UQ Mid-Career Research Fellow, Professor of Social Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Queensland (continuing position)

2004-2010         Professor of Social Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Exeter

2001-2004         Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Exeter

1998-2001         Postdoctoral research fellow on grants awarded by the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW), the University of Queensland, and NWO (the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). Based at the University of Queensland, School of Psychology. Affiliated to the University of Amsterdam and the University of Queensland.


2015    Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA)

2015    Recipient of the 2014 Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize, Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Awarded to the paper: Bastian, B., Jetten, J., Hornsey, M. J., & Leknes, S. (2014). The positive consequences of pain: A biopsychosocial approach. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18, 256-279.

2014    Recipient of the Kurt Lewin Award from the European Association of Social Psychology. This is a mid-career award acknowledging research excellence in social psychology

2013    Recipient of visiting professorship travel grant to the University of Trento, Italy

2011    Future Fellowship (4 years) awarded by the Australian Research Council

2011    Fellow, Research Center for Innovation and Strategic Human Resource Management.  The research centre is a joint project of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, China, and Northeastern University, Boston, USA

2010    Recipient of visiting professorship travel grant to the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

2009    Fellow, Social Perception, Conduct, and Language (SPECOLA) at the University of Padova, Italy

2008    Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)

2007    5-year University of Queensland Mid-Career Fellowship: “The individual and the group: Effects of self-definition on well-being”

2004    Recipient of the British Psychological Society Spearman medal. A mid-career award for published psychological work of outstanding merit over all sub-disciplines of psychology

2001    Three year (with possible extension to five years) Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1998    Two year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Queensland, University of Queensland, Australia

1998    Two year Postdoctoral Fellowship from NWO (the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research), University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M.J. (2014). Deviance and dissent in groups. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 461-485.

Jetten, J., Haslam, C., Haslam, S.A., Dingle, G., & Jones, J. M. (2014). How groups affect our health and well-being: The path from theory to policy. Social Issues and Policy Review, 8, 103-130.

Iyer, A., & Jetten, J. (2011). What’s left behind: Identity continuity moderates the effect of nostalgia on well-being and life choices. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 94-108.

Swann, W.B. Jr., Jetten, J., Gómez, Á., Whitehouse, H., & Bastian, B. (2012). When group membership gets personal: A theory of identity fusion. Psychological Review, 119, 441-456.

Jetten, J., Iyer, A., Branscombe, N.R., & Zhang, A. (2013). How the disadvantaged appraise group-based exclusion: The path from legitimacy to illegitimacy. European Review of Social Psychology, 24, 194-224.


Website: https://www.psy.uq.edu.au/directory/index.html?id=1197
Email: j.jetten [at] psy.uq.edu.au
Work Phone: (07) 3365 4909

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