BiographyRupert Brown is Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex since his retirement in 2019. He obtained his PhD at Bristol in 1978, after which he took up a lectureship at the University of Kent to help set up the Department of Psychology there. He worked at Kent for 26 years before moving to Sussex in 2004. He has been an active researcher in the field of intergroup relations and prejudice throughout his career. He was the recipient of the 2014 Henri Tajfel medal, awarded by the European Association of Social Psychology for distinguished lifetime achievement. He is the author of two widely used student texts, Group Processes (2019) and Prejudice (2010), and over 180 scientific articles and book chapters. For the last three years of his career at Sussex he was the recipient of a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship which resulted in the biography, Henri Tajfel: explorer of identity and difference, published by Routledge (2019).
He now works as a volunteer with a refugee charity.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Social Psychology. Prejudice and prejudice reduction. Acculturation. Refugee resettlement.
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