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.
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.
Race, racialisation and colonisation
Critiques of multiculturalism
Socio-cultural determinants of health related behaviour
Safety culture within public health systems
- 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
- Readsura Decolonial Editorial Collective. (Ratele, K., Reddy, G., Adams, G., & Suffla, S.) (2022). Decoloniality as a social issue for psychological study. Journal of Social Issues. 78(1). 7-26.
- Reddy, G., Adams, G., Ratele, K., & Suffla, S. (2021). Decolonising Psychology: Moving from developing an inclusive social psychology to centring epistemic justice.Social Psychology Quarterly, 23(2), 10-12.
- Suffla, S., Reddy, G., Ratele, K., Adams, G., & Stevens, G. (2021). General Psychology Otherwise: A Decolonial Articulation. Review of General Psychology.
- Gómez-Ordóñez, L., Adams, G., Ratele, K., Suffla, S., Reddy, G. (2021). Decolonising psychological science: An itinerary of encounters and cartographies of resistance. The Psychologist.
- Malherbe, N., Ratele, K, Adams, G., Reddy, G. & Suffla, S. (2021). A Decolonial Africa(n)-Centered Psychology of Antiracism. Review of General Psychology
- Reddy, G & van Dam, R. (2020). Food, Culture, and Identity in Multicultural societies: Insights from Singapore. Appetite, 149, 104633.
- Reddy, G., & Selvanathan, H. P. (2020). Mixed in Malaysia: Categories, classification and campur in contemporary everyday life. In Z. Rocha, & P. Aspinall (Eds.), Measuring Mixedness: Counting and classifying mixed race and mixed ethnic identity around the world. (pp 649-668). Palgrave Macmillan: Cham.
- Reddy, G., & Gleibs, I. H. (2019). The Endurance and Contestations of Colonial Constructions of Race Among Malaysians and Singaporeans. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 792.
- Reddy, G. (2019). Fluidity amidst structure: multi-racial identity constructions across the life course of Malaysians and Singaporeans. Social Identities, 25(3), 327-344.
- Reader, T. W., Reddy, G. & Brett, S. (2018). Impossible Decision? An investigation of risk trade-offs in the intensive care unit. Ergonomics. 16, 1-12.
- Reddy, G. (2016). Race rules in Singapore. In Lim, J. & Lee, T. (eds). Singapore: Negotiating State and Society, 1965-2015. (pp. 54–75). London & New York: Routledge.
- Gleibs, I. H. & Reddy, G. (2016). The social psychology of globalisation and global identities. In Howarth. C & Andreouli, E. (Eds.) Everyday Politics. (pp.65-78). London: Routledge
- Gleibs, I. H, Wilson, N., Reddy, G. & Catmur, C. (2016). Group dynamics in automatic imitation. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0162880.
- Corti, K. C., Reddy, G., Choi, E. & Gillespie, A. (2015). The Researcher as Experimental Subject: Using Self-Experimentation to Access Experiences, Understand Social Phenomena, and Stimulate Reflexivity. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. 49(2), 288-308.
- Wang, M., Naidoo, N., Ferzacca, S., Reddy, G. & van Dam, R. (2014). The changing role of women in food provision and food choice decision-making in a rapidly changing Asian economy. Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 53(6), 658-77.
- Ferzacca, S., Naidoo, N., Wang, M., Reddy, G. & van Dam, R. (2013). “Sometimes they'll tell me what they want”: Exploring the Role of Family and Others in Food Decisions of Singaporean Women. Appetite. 69,156-67.