I am a Full Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

I was born in Portugal where I studied Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Porto. I obtained my PhD in Social Psychology in 2000 from the Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I worked as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and as Researcher at the Centre for Social Research and Intervention (ISCTE-IUL) in Lisbon.

My research focuses on the psychology of social disadvantage, exemplified by my work on identity (dis)respect, reactions to prejudice and discrimination, intergroup interactions, and the psychology of concealed stigmatized identities. I am also interested in the link between morality and group membership.