Matt Richins
Postdoctoral Research Associate


Research interests

  • Empathy
  • Intergroup processes
  • Social identity​
  • fMRI

Research projects

Project Title: Understanding how social identities shape empathy and failures to empathise: A social neuroscience approach

Supervisors: Professor Manuela Barreto, Dr. Anke Karl and Dr. Natalia Lawrence

Funding Body: Defense Science and Technology Laboratories via the Ministry of Defense

Project Description: This project aims at improving our understanding of empathy. We take a social neuroscience approach to improve current understanding of the neurological basis of empathy as well as how social identities can facilitate or impair empathic experience.

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