Nadira’s Bio

Senior Lecturer / Senior Research Fellow

Exeter and Oxford

I am an experimental social psychologist, heading the Social Behaviour and Ethics (SoBE) Lab. Since September 2019, the SoBE Lab is located at the University of Oxford (UK) and at the University of Exeter (UK). As a Senior Lecturer, I am affiliated with the Social, Environmental and Organisational Research Group at Exeter Psychology. And as a Senior Research Fellow, I am affiliated with the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford Philosophy.

Junior Principal Investigator


From 2015 to 2019, I have been a Junior Principal Investigator at the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, funded by the Oxford Martin School. I was promoted to Faculty and started leading the SoBE Lab in February 2017.
Since 2016, I also hold an ongoing Visiting Research Fellowship at the Social and Organisational Psychology unit at Leiden University (Netherlands; host: Carsten De Dreu).



From mid 2012 to mid 2015, I worked at the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology as a Postdoctoral Researcher, supervised by Miles Hewstone. I was part of the interdisciplinary ‘Enhancing Responsibility‘ project, which was based at Oxford and Delft University of Technology (Netherlands).
In summer 2014, I visited the Social and Organizational Psychology group at the VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands; host: Paul Van Lange).



Before I went to Oxford for my PostDoc, I did a 3-year PhD in Social and Economic Psychology at the University of Göttingen (Germany). I was supervised by Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Andreas Mojzisch and supported by the ‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’.

BSc / MSc 


Prior to my PhD, I obtained a BSc and an MSc (diploma) in Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), focusing on social psychology and economic psychology.