Dr Morgana Lizzio-Wilson
Washington Singer 103
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
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Morgana Lizzio-Wilson (she/her) is a Lecturer in Social, Political, and Feminist Psychology. She joined the Department of Psychology in January 2023 after completing her PhD and postdoctoral training in Australia. Morgana's work is driven by a desire to understand how we can we achieve and maintain progressive social change. As such, she strives to use her role as an academic to create inclusive, equitable, and transformational educational envionrments for students/future change agents; identify evidence-based strategies to increase support for and overcome resistance to social change efforts; and work with organisations, community groups, and members of the general public to campaign for change.
PhD in Social and Feminist Psychology, The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons), The University of Queensland
2023-present: Lecturer in Social, Political, and Feminist Psychology, University of Exeter, UK
2020-2022: Research Fellow in Social and Political Psychology, Flinders University, Australia
2019-2021: Postdoctorial Research Fellow in Social Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
2018-2019: Research Associate in Management, University of Queensland, Australia
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Morgana's research interests fall under three, broad questions:
1) When and why do members of advantaged groups resist social change? In particular, when will higher status groups (e.g., men, White people, cis-heterosexual people) act as allies and campaign for social change vs campaign to reinforce the status quo.
2) How do members of disadvantaged groups react to and cope with discrimination?
3) When is political activism (in)effective in persuading people to join a cause?