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Rose Meleady University of East Anglia, UK

Rose Meleady is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of East Anglia. She did her undergraduate degree, her Master’s degree, and her doctoral research at the University Kent. She took up her current position at the University of East Anglia in 2013. Her research focuses on intergroup processes related to prejudice and discrimination. Her work has explored the benefits of intergroup contact and cross-group friendship for prejudice reduction, and the role of ideological and identity factors in prejudice. Another strand of her work has explored how social psychological research can be applied to promote more environmentally friendly attitudes and behaviour. She has published over 35 articles and chapters, including papers in American Psychologist, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Perspectives in Psychological Science, and Science. Her research has been funded by grants from the Leverhulme Trust and Innovate UK, as well as commercial bodies. She has experience communicating research to non-academic audiences to shape policy and practice and has served as a psychological expert for UK Parliament and UNESCO. She is an associate editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations and an editorial board member at the Journal of Theorectical Social Psychology.