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Geetha Reddy

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Psychology

Role

Dr Geetha Reddy [she/her/they/them] is a Senior Lecturer in Critical Psychology and Race in the School of Social Sciences. Her research takes an intersectional perspective on identities, highlighting the power structures that influence an individual's psychology. Geetha is a part of a global academic movement that questions and disrupts Western psychological understanding of our social worlds. She is currently editing several special issues on decolonial psychology with an international team of scholars, which will be published in December 2021.

Geetha teaches several undergraduate courses and supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

Career overview

Before joining NTU, Geetha was Assistant Professor, Transdisciplinarity and Sustainable Cooperation, at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. As the Co-ordinator of the SCOOP Transdisciplinary PhD Programme, she built connections between Sociology, Social Psychology, History, and Philosophy. SCOOP PhD candidates research societal challenges of today by combining the insights of at least two of these four different disciplines. Together with Prof. Rafael Wittek, she developed a three course curriculum that fosters transdisciplinary learning and research. Using this experience of developing a transdisciplinary curriculum, she assisted colleagues across the university in their incorporation of transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity in their own teaching practices.

Geetha completed her BA in Psychology at the National University of Singapore and was awarded a distinction for the MSc in Social Psychology at the University of Surrey. She was awarded her PhD in Psychology from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2018. She has taught at LSE, ESCP (École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris) Business School (London Campus) and has also examined students on the University of London (International) BA Psychology programme.

Research areas

Decolonial Psychology

Race, racialisation and colonisation

Critiques of multiculturalism

Transdisciplinarity

Socio-cultural determinants of health related behaviour

Safety culture within public health systems

External activity

  • Guest Editor: British Journal of Social Psychology, Review of General Psychology, Journal of Social Issues
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Social and Political Psychology
  • Expert advisor to the British Psychological Society's Undergraduate Education Committee's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Anti Colorism/Eurocentrism in Methods and Practices (ACEMAP) Task Force Advisory Board

Publications