Associate Professor Emma Thomas

Associate Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (SSN351)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training in Social Psychology at the Australian National University. I was a Research Associate at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (ANU) before moving to Murdoch University in 2010 to take up a Teaching and Research position in the School of Psychology. I was an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awardee between 2012-2015. In May 2017 I moved to Flinders University to take up a position as Associate Professor in the School of Psychology. I am an Associate Editor at the British Journal of Social Psychology.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts - 2005 - the Australian National University

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours I) - 2005 - the Australian National University

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) - 2009 - the Australian National University

Honours, awards and grants

External Funding

Thomas, E.F., Wenzel, M., Skitka, L. & Osborne, D. (2020-2022). “I have a dream": The role of utopian thinking in promoting political engagement. The Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP200101921.

Louis, W.R., Molenbergs, P., Crane, M., Thomas, E.F., Decety, J., & Amiot, C. (2018-2020). Towards an understanding of group norms and motivation: Accepting killing. The Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP190100952.

Louis, W.R., Thomas, E.F., McGarty, C., Moghaddam, F., & Amiot, C.E. (2016-2018).Outcomes of collective action: After the blockade, what next? The Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP160101618.

Thomas, E.F. (2012-2014) Responding to humanitarian emergencies: mass generosity as collective action. The Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award DE120101029.

Awards

2018 South Australian Young Tall Poppy Winner and State Finalist

2016 Society for Australasian Social Psychology (SASP) Early Career Award.

2015 Murdoch University Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Early Career Research

2010 Australian Psychological Society Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology Award

Topic coordinator
PSYC1107 The Psychology of Weird and Wonderful Ideas
PSYC3004 Advanced Social Psychology
Topic lecturer
PSYC3235 Applications of Psychological Science
PSYC3004 Advanced Social Psychology
PSYC1107 The Psychology of Weird and Wonderful Ideas

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