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Megan Birney
Associate Research Fellow


For my PhD, I am working with Dr. Anna Rabinovich and Dr. Thomas Morton to investigate the role that accents and the perception of non-accommodated language play in the relationship between native and non-native speakers.  In particular, I am interested in how speech patterns can incite feelings of threat and influence opinions of immigration issues within the U.K.

I am also an Associate Research Fellow on the AGES 2.0 Project, which in conjunction with Somerset Care, is working to understand how digital inclusion can tackle the effects of social exclusion among the elderly.  

Finally, I am involved in a project with Prof. Alex Haslam and Prof. Stephen Reicher (University of St. Andrews) looking at the role of identity processes within variants of the Milgram paradigm


2005 BSc Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies - Virginia Tech
2009 MSc (with distinction) Social and Organisational Psychology - University of Exeter

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AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road
OfficeRoom 303, North Tower

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