Dr Rachel MaunderLecturer (Level B)
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology
Dr Rachel Maunder joined the Melbourne campus of the Australian College of Applied Psychology in late 2020. Prior to this, she worked as a tutor, teaching fellow, and lecturer in psychology at the University of Sydney. Rachel completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Sydney in 2020 and 2016, respectively. Her doctoral research examined intergroup and peer contact as means of reducing public stigma against and self-stigma in people with mental illness, and the moderators of exemplar typicality and perceived variability. Rachel’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, has been presented at national and international conferences, and has attracted a number of awards, including the Dick Thompson Prize for the Best Empirical Honours Thesis in Social Psychology, the University of Sydney Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists’ Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award.
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