Sofia Stathi

Dr Sofia Stathi BSc, PGCHE, PhD

Sofia Stathi

Dr Sofia Stathi
BSc, PGCHE, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

Dr Sofia Stathi is a Senior Lecturer of Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich. Sofia obtained a BSc Psychology from the University of Crete, Greece and then a PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK. She joined the University of Greenwich as Senior Lecturer in 2011. Prior to this, Sofia was a post-doctoral researcher and then Lecturer at the University of Kent. Sofia teaches social psychology, social cognition, and cross-cultural psychology.

Posts held previously:

  • 2008-11, University of Kent, Lectureship
  • 2007-08, University of Kent, Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Senior Lecturer of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Chair of Research Ethics Panel, Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling
  • Co-Chair, Faculty of Education and Health Research Ethics Committee
  • Faculty of Education and Health Representative in the University Research Ethics Committee

PhD Supervisor:

  • Melissa Pavetich (first supervisor)
  • Claudia Roscini (first supervisor)
  • Frantiska Halaszova (second supervisor)
  • Jane Matonhodze (second supervisor)
    • 2016, Allocation of Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship, University of Greenwich
    • 2012, University of Greenwich Early Career Research Excellence Award
    • 2012, Allocation of Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship, University of Greenwich

Sofia is a social psychologist, exploring primarily processes that relate to intergroup relations. Sofia's research focuses on prejudice and prejudice-reduction among majority and minority groups via direct and indirect intergroup contact. Furthermore, Sofia's research examines social categorisation and social identity; multiculturalism and acculturation processes; collective action; social exclusion.

Funded research projects

  • 2014, FAR University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Grant: Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia. Direct and indirect intergroup contact interventions for primary and secondary school children
  • 2014, ESRC Seminar Series, Youth mental health and well-being
  • 2014, Research and Enterprise Investment Programme Grant: University of Greenwich. Identity threats in the UK and Europe: Understanding the underlying processes and testing solutions
  • 2010, Small Research Grant: British Academy. Raising awareness and reducing the social stigma of the homeless
  • 2010, Cátedra Real Madrid – UEM. Attitudes of future teachers of physical education on the inclusion of the students with incapacity in the classes of physical education: a comparative study between Spain and the United Kingdom
  • 2009, Study visit grant: European Association for Social Psychology. Enhancing bi-cultural identity integration: the role of intercultural contact
  • 2009, Small Research Grant: British Academy. Imaginary contact: developing and evaluating a new prejudice-reduction intervention for schools

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