Claire Campbell is an experimental social psychologist. Her research interests include social identity theory, intergroup relations, integrative complexity and personality judgement. She is part of a consortium that has secured Peace IV funding of £6million to promote peace-building by building resilience among young people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Claire is also working on projects related to young people’s identity management in NI, the role of political markers on intergroup relations in NI using implicit measures and eye-tracking, exploring the role of identity in radicalisation, and projects exploring the role of identity in well-being (the social cure).
She is a reviewer for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Irish Research Council (IRC) and is an invited panel member of the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Humanitarian Crises: Setting Consensus-Based Research Priorities for 2021-2030 (MHPSS SET2).
Claire completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth in 2008. She conducted her post-doctoral research at Lancaster University with Prof. Mark Levine exploring the role of social group membership on bystander intervention in violent emergencies.
This research included experiments conducted in a real-life environment and in Immersive Virtual Environments (IVE; also referred to as virtual reality). Following this she accepted a post as a lecturer at Edge Hill University before joining the School of Psychology at Ulster University in 2013.