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 Damilola Makanju

Damilola Makanju

PhD Student

 Washington Singer 301

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

Damilola obtained his Bachelor’s degree in General Psychology at the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 2011. After his Bachelor’s degree, he completed a compulsory one year National Youth Service (in Nigeria), where he was a Primary School Teacher in Physical Health Education; and he also competed as an Amateur Boxer for two years. In 2015, he obtained a Master’s degree in Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Exeter. Following his Master’s degree, he took up an Assistant Lectureship position at a Federal University in Nigeria where he taught Psychology courses centred on Social, Organisational and Experimental Psychology. In 2017, he returned to the University of Exeter to obtain his Doctorate in Social Psychology under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Livingstone and Dr. Joseph Sweetman, where he will be investigating the role of temporal aspects of African identity in social identity processes and collective political action among Africans.

Moreover, Damilola is a teaching assistant for various modules – such as Methods and Statistics in Psychology III and Qualitative and Interview Skills – in the BSc Psychology programme at Exeter University.       

Broad research specialisms

Temporal aspects of social identity; Social identity processes; Identity management strategies; Collective political action and social change; Intergroup relations; Emotions; and Prejudice reduction

Qualifications

BSc in Psychology, University of Lagos (2011)

MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology, University of Exeter (2015)

Research

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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