Kate Reynolds is a Professor of Psychology at the Australian National University (ANU). She is a leading expert in the areas of group processes (leadership, influence, norms) and intergroup relations (prejudice, discrimination, conflict, cohesion). Groups can be small or large and refer to when people are connected to one another by a shared characteristic interest or purpose (ethnic, religious, political, attitudinal, work-based).
The broad questions that frame Kate’s research are based on the social identity perspective; a leading framework in the field (e.g. Turner & Reynolds 2012). She studies the impact of groups on attitudes, well-being, behaviour and behaviour change. Currently Kate is President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (2017-2019) and a member of a panel for a joint initiative between the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence and US Academies of Sciences (2018) that aims to make behavioural science insights more accessible.