PROF Nicholas Haslam

PROF Nicholas Haslam


  • Mental health
  • Prejudice & stigma
  • Social and personality psychology
  • Social relationships



  • Nick Haslam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. A BA(Hons) graduate of the University of Melbourne, Nick received his PhD in clinical and social psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993, and taught at the New School for Social Research in New York City for several years before returning to Australia in 2002. Nick's research interests are in the fields of personality, social psychology and psychiatric classification, and he has published 9 books and more than 200 articles or book chapters in these and related areas. In addition to his academic writing, Nick contributes regularly to The Conversation and Australian Book Review, and he has also written for The Monthly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Australian and two Best Australian Science Writing anthologies. Nick is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Association for Psychological Science. In the university he is a leader in the social psychology group, co-director of the mental health PhD program, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate). In the recent past he has been a member of the ARC College of Experts, Head of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, and Director of the Researchers for Asylum Seekers group.   


Member of

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Member 2002 -
  • Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Member 2002 -
  • Association for Psychological Science. Fellow 2001 -
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychologists. Member 2000 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania 1993
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania 1988
  • BA(hons), University of Melbourne 1984

Awards and honors

  • Media Award for Public Engagement with Psychological Science, Australian Psychological Society, 2018
  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2013


Available for supervision

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