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Principal Investigator

Dr. Simone Schnall is a Reader in Experimental Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, and Director of the Cambridge Body, Mind and Behaviour Laboratory. Prior to joining Cambridge Dr. Schnall served as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, and a Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, and held visiting appointments at Harvard University and the University of Southern California. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (USA), National Science Foundation (USA), Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy and the Gottlieb Daimler- und Karl Benz Foundation. Schnall serves as Director of Studies in Psychology and Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge. She also is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and was an Einstein Fellow at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt University.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Dr. Ryan Doran has a background in experimental aesthetics and cognitive science and studies the psychological effects of exposure to art.

PhD Students

Sakshi Ghai is exploring how behavioural economics can be used to spread positive social norms.

Steve Rathje is interested in empathy, political psychology and in general how language shapes thinking.

Rob Henderson is investigating how various types of threat constrain moral decision making.

Erasmus Visiting Master’s Student

Daniel Abrahamson is interested in how challenges to one’s moral reputation influence economic decision making.

Undergraduate Research Students

Thomas Cooney

Callum Manchester

Jiping Mo

Avnish Grewal

Hiu Ching Lei

Eve Smyth

Lab Alumni

Dr. Dario Krpan, London School of Economics

Dr. Eun Hee Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Hyunji Kim, University of Vienna

Dr. Gabriela Pavarini, Oxford University

Dr. Philippe Gilchrist, Macquarie University

Dr. Peter Cannon, Massey University

Dr. Theodora Zarkadi, Akmi Metropolitan College

Dr. Craig Hedge, Cardiff University

Dr. Suzanne Brink, Shell Coporation

Dr. Ekaterina Damer, CEO and Founder, Prolific Academic