Professor Diane Houston
Diane Houston, M.A, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS, FAcSS
Professor of Psychology and Pro Vice Master, Education
Birkbeck, University of London
Room G06, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
Tel: 0207 631 6396
I was appointed to Birkbeck as Pro-Vice Master for Education in December 2016. Before joining Birkbeck, I was Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Kent from 2008-2015, and Head of Kent’s School of Psychology from 2006-2008.
Examples of my recent publications are listed below. Alongside my personal research I have considerable experience in the organisation and management of doctoral training, and in Government research and policy advice. I have also served on a number of ESRC panels, competitions and advisory boards. My research interests are broadly within social psychology and its interface with sociology and social policy. I continue to supervise and would welcome PhD applications in the following areas:
- Theoretical approaches to women’s work participation, occupational segregation and career development.
- Processes of discrimination, particularly sexism.
- Social and personal predictors of academic performance.
- Work-life balance and career consequences of flexible working.
- Abrams, D., Van de Vyver, J., Houston, D.M., & Vasiljevic, M. (2017, in press) - Does terror defeat contact? Intergroup contact and social distance from Muslims before and After the London bombings. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
- Thomae, M., & Houston, D.M. (2016) - The impact of gender ideologies on men's and women's desire for a traditional or non-traditional partner. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 152-158. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.026
- Abrams, D., Houston, D.M., Van de Vyver, J., & Vasiljevic, M. (2015) - Equality hypocrisy, inconsistency, and prejudice: The unequal application of the universal human right to equality. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 28-46. doi:10.1037/pac0000084
- Houston, D.M. (2015) - Revisiting the Relationship between Attributional Style and Academic Performance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 1-9. doi:10.1111/jasp.12356
- Van de Vyver, J., Houston, D.M., Abrams, D., & Vasiljevic, M. (2015) - Boosting belligerence: How the July 7, 2005, London bombings affected Liberals’ moral foundations and prejudice. Psychological Science, 27, 169-177. doi:10.1177/0956797615615584
- Herrera, M., Exposito, F., Moya, M., & Houston, D. (2012) - Having it all: The Impact of female promotion on threat of domestic violence. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15.