Dr Damilola Makanju
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Damilola is a Social Psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Associate here at the University of Exeter Law School. His doctoral research at the University of Exeter Psychology Department investigated the roles of historical representations of African people and appraisals of African history in intergroup relations between Africans and non-Africans, using triangulation of qualitative and quantitative approaches. In broad terms, his research focuses on the development of psychological theory and its application to tackling human- and social-related problems facing disadvantaged/minority groups which include investigating topics like collective history/historical representations, social identity processes, identity management strategies, collective political action and social change, intergroup relations, emotions, and prejudice reduction. Here at the University of Exeter Law School, he will be investigating the causes of the minority ethnic attainment/awarding gap in legal professional service qualification – a project funded by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.