Michèle Birtel

Dr Michèle Birtel Dipl.-Psych. Ph.D. FHEA CPsychol AFBPsS

Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and Programme Leader PhD Psychology

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Dr Michèle Birtel
Dipl.-Psych. Ph.D. FHEA CPsychol AFBPsS

Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology and Programme Leader PhD Psychology


Michèle obtained her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Kent (UK) and her Diploma in Psychology from the University of Mannheim (Germany). She has previously held positions at the Universities of Surrey, Manchester, Oxford, Aberdeen and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. She is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
 
Michèle's research has a cross-disciplinary focus, integrating theories and methods from the sub-disciplines of social, cognitive, and clinical psychology. She aims to make an impact through experience in industry, and national and international collaborations with schools, charities, treatment centres, NHS, universities.
 
Research groups: She is a member of the Social Psychology Research Group, Applied Psychology Research Group and the Diversity Research Group at the University of Greenwich.
 
PhD students: Michèle is interested in supervising PhD students with a strong interest in her research areas.
 
Teaching: social psychology, intergroup relations, mental health, research methods and statistics.
 
Posts previously held
2014-17: University of Surrey, Lecturer in Social Psychology, and Equality and Diversity Consultant
2012-14: University of Manchester, Lecturer in Social Psychology
2012: University of Oxford, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Psychology
2008-11: University of Kent, Doctoral Researcher in Social Psychology and Associate Lecturer in Statistics

Research / Scholarly interests

Michèle specialises in intergroup relations and health. In particular, she is interested in the relations between majority and minority groups (for example regarding ethnicity, mental health, sexual orientation), and the impact of intergroup conflict on health. 
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