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UK Fellow, Psychology, elected in 2002

Professor Miles Hewstone FBA

Social Psychology and Organisational Psychology Cognitive and Perceptual Psychology Developmental and Educational Psychology
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About this Fellow

Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of New College. He has published widely in the field of experimental social psychology, focusing on prejudice and stereotyping, intergroup contact, the reduction of intergroup conflict, sectarianism in Northern Ireland, and segregation and integration. Recent significant contributions include research on longitudinal studies, extended contact, the secondary transfer effect, and effects of diversity. Miles is the founding co-editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He has been actively involved in public policy input relating to improving intergroup relations in the United Kingdom, including The Equalities Review, Cabinet Office, the Commission on Integration and Cohesion and most recently with the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Education. Miles has received a number of awards, including, most recently, the Codol Medal (2014) from the European Association of Social Psychology.



Current post

  • Professor of Social Psychology, University of Oxford and Fellow of New College

Past Appointments

  • Professor, Cardiff University, 1994 - 2001
  • Professor of Social Psychology, University of Oxford and Fellow of New College, New College University of Oxford, 2001
  • Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of Psychologyy, University of Bristol, 1985 - 1991
  • Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, 2001
  • Fellow, New College University of Oxford, 2001

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President, 2007 - 2009
  • Member of Council, 2006 - 2007


Contextual effect of positive intergroup contact on outgroup prejudice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014

Neighborhood ethnic diversity and trust: The role of intergroup contact and perceived threat. Psychological Science 2014

Intergroup contact as a tool for reducing, resolving and preventing intergroup conflict: Evidence, limitations, and potential. American Psychologist 2013

Understanding attitudes to the European community 1986

Casual attribution: from cognitive processes to collective beliefs 1989

Intergroup bias Annual Review of Psychology 2002

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