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Mark Rubin

School of Psychology
The University of Newcastle
NSW 2308
Dr Rubin is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The School’s was recently ranked in the top 4 of 41 Australian psychology departments in terms of its research (Excellence in Research Australia, 2012).

Dr Rubin received an MSc from the London School of Economics in 1994 and a PhD from Cardiff University in 2000. He was awarded the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Student Publication Award in 1997 and the University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and a member of the University of Newcastle’s Emerging Research Leaders program.

Dr Rubin has an international reputation in the field of social psychology. He is particularly recognised for his work on social identity and intergroup relations, and he continues to work in related areas such as perceived group variability, prejudice, and stereotyping. His other research interests include evaluations of deviant people; interdependent problem-solving; migration processes; the need for closure; social class; and social integration.

Dr Rubin has been a Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council Discovery Project grants, and he has authored 27 research publications, including 25 journal articles and 2 book chapters. His work has been cited over 1,400 times, and he is ranked in the top 20% of social psychologists in terms of his publication impact (career-stage e-index compared with 611 North American social psychologists; Nosek et al., 2010).

For more information about Dr Rubin’s research, please visit his research webpage at
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