Groups and Social Processes Research Area

people in the shape of a fingerprint

The Groups and Social Processes research area within the ARU Centre for Societies and Groups (ARU-CSG) is a group of scholars focused on social identities, a sense of self, and societal challenges, including discrimination and prejudice.

Topics currently being investigated include sexual and gender minority experiences, use of mental health services, intergroup conflict, the use of social media and digital technologies, and masculinities.

Our team of academics is committed to undertaking research that makes a real difference to people’s lives through understandings of the nature of the self within social environments, with impacts on public policy, pedagogies, and professional identities.


PhD researchers

  • Magda Charko
  • Aneita Pringle

Find out more about our Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.