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2021 - 2022 Marshall Fellow

Aarti Iyer

Aarti Iyer, PhD. Aarti Iyer will work as a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (Democrat - Ohio). She will apply social scientific scholarship to help develop and implement more equitable policy within the healthcare portfolio and other cross-disciplinary issue areas.

Aarti received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2004). She worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Exeter (UK) before taking up academic appointments at the University of Queensland (Australia) and the University of Sheffield (UK), where she is currently a Reader / Associate Professor in Social Psychology.

Aarti’s research investigates the causes and consequences of challenges to social inequality by individuals (e.g., political attitudes and political behaviour) and organizations (e.g., affirmative action and diversity management programs), as well as the factors that influence immigrants’ successful transition to a new country. She has published 50 journal articles and book chapters on these topics, funded by grants totalling US$1.38 million. Aarti has received research awards and honours from SPSSI, the European Association of Social Psychology, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.

Over the past five years, Aarti has applied social scientific theory and research to inform university policy in various aspects of equality, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I). She served as the Director for ED&I in the Psychology Department, the Race Equality Lead in the Faculty of Science, and a member of the Executive Committee for the University’s Black, Asian, and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network.

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