Dr Rachel MaunderLecturer, Psychological Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology
Dr Rachel Maunder joined ACAP as a Lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Science in late 2020. Rachel has coordinated various units at ACAP, is the co-chair of the Early Career Researcher group, and the current course coordinator for the Bachelor of Psychological Science. Rachel also supervisors Psychology Honours students at ACAP.
Prior to joining ACAP, Rachel 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 with Honours in Psychology at the University of Sydney in 2020 and 2016, respectively, as part of the Sydney University Psychology of Intergroup Relations (SUPIR) Lab under the supervision of Professor Fiona White.
Rachel’s doctoral research examined intergroup and peer contact as means of reducing public stigma against and selfstigma 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
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