We are very pleased to announce that our two ARC Laureate Fellows officially start their projects in the School this month:
Prof Alex Haslam is a social and organisational psychologist previously at the University of Exeter in the UK. He is a world leader in the field of social identity, group processes, and intergroup relations. His Laureate examines how social identities can buffer people against stress and illness.
Prof Jason Mattingley is a co-appointment between the School of Psychology and the Queensland Brain Institute. Jason has made numerous high-profile contributions to the field of neuropsychology. His Laureate focuses on mechanisms of attention, and how the brain controls attention in health and disease.
ARC Laureate Fellowships are the most prestigious award that the ARC gives, with only 17 recipients per year across all of the sciences. The awards recognise Jason and Alex as world-leading scholars, and as people who have made a significant impact on their field.