Jolanda Jetten is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland. After being awarded her PhD in 1997 from the University of Amsterdam, she took up positions at the University of Queensland, and at the University in Exeter (UK) after which she joined the University of Queensland in 2007 as a Research Fellow. She has been employed as an ARC Future Fellowship, UQ Development Fellowship and was recently awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship (2019-2013).
Her research is concerned with group processes, social identity and intergroup relations, as represented by her most recent books: The wealth Paradox: Economic prosperity and the hardening of attitudes towards minorities (with Frank Mols; Cambridge University Press, 2017), Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance (co-edited with Matthew Hornsey; Wiley-Blakcwell, 2011), and The Social Cure: Identity, Health and Well-being (co-edited with Catherine Haslam and Alex Haslam; Psychology Press, 2012). She has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles, over 35 chapters and 5 books.
Jolanda is the former co-Chief Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and currently serves as co-Chief Editor of Social Issues and Policy Review. She has served as an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Social Psychology, and for Social Psychology and is currently an associate editor with Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology. She is an Editorial Consultant for 6 international journals. 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.
2019 – 2023 Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor of Social Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Queensland
2017- 2019 UQ Development Fellow and Director, Social Identity and Groups Network (SIGN). Professor of Social Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Queensland
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.
2018 Recipient of the 2018 Health and Behavioural Science Faculty Academic Leadership Award, University of Queensland
2018 Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2019-2023).
2018 Fellow, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2018 Recipient of the 2018 International Francqui Chair and the Francqui medal. Host universities are the Free University Bruxelles, University of Leuven, and Louvain la Neuve, Belgium.
2016 University of Queensland Development Fellowship (2017-2019)
2016 Recipient of the 2016 Health and Behavioural Science Faculty Research Mentoring Award, 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.
Email: j.jetten [at] psy.uq.edu.au
Work Phone: (07) 3365 4909