Jolanda Jetten

Titels Prof.
Initials J.
Main position Hoogleraar University of Queensland, Australia
Disciplines Psychology
Chair Sociale psychologie
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Foreign Member
Foreign Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Employed by University of Queensland
School of Psychology
St Lucia
4072 QLD St. Lucia
Australia
tel.  +61 7 3365 4909
j.jetten@psy.uq.edu.au
Personal website

Jolanda Jetten studied in Nijmegen and Amsterdam and moved to Queensland, Australia in 1997. She relocated to the University of Exeter in the UK from 2001 to 2007 but then returned to the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Throughout this time, she and her colleagues made significant contributions to social psychology and, more recently, to health psychology. Her work is both theoretically innovative and empirically robust and addresses such pressing social issues as social exclusion, social health, and pro-social behaviour. In 2020, she published a book on the psychological aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Jetten is a highly influential researcher. She often gives public lectures and is a scientific advisor to the Australian government, past president of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), and current president of the Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ASPP).