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Prof.dr. Naomi Ellemers

Distinguished university professor


Naomi Ellemers, PhD, FBA

born Amsterdam, 1963

Brief CV information – November 2014

Education and employment

  • 1980-1981 University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 1981-1991 University of Groningen, the Netherlands, (PhD cum laude).
  • 1991-1996 Assistant Professor, Free University Amsterdam
  • 1996-1998 Associate Professor, Fee University Amsterdam
  • 1999-present Full Professor, Social Psychology of the Organization, Leiden University

Awards and honours

  • 1990 European Jaspars Award for early scientific achievement
  • 2002 Honorary International Fellow, American Psychological Society
  • 2008 Kurt Lewin Award, European Association of Social Psychology ‘to honor scholars who have made significant and sustained contributions to the science of social psychology’
  • 2009 Elected Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • 2009 Elected Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • 2010 Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences Merian Award for women in science
  • 2010 Spinoza Award, the highest award in Dutch science, awarded by the Dutch National Science foundation for’outstanding, pioneering and inspiring work’
  • 2010 Member, Royal Dutch Society of Sciences (KHMW)
  • 2011 Member, Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 2013 Elected Fellow, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • 2014 Corresponding Fellow, British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FBA)

Service and Administration

  • 1996-1999 Treasurer, European Association of Social Psychology
  • 1999-2002 President, European Association of Social Psychology
  • 2002-2004 Teaching Director Department of Psychology, Leiden University
  • 2004-2007 Chair, Department of Psychology, Leiden University (200 faculty, 2000 students)
  • 2003-present Chair, Kurt Lewin Institute (national graduate school in social psychology)
  • 2004-2007 Board member, Social Science Research Council (NWO-MaGW)
  • 1994-1998 Associate Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology
  • 2002-2004 Associate Editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • 2011-present Editorial Committee member, Annual Review of Psychology
  • 2010-present Board member, Praemium Erasmianum
  • 2011-present Member Social Scientific Council (Sociaal Wetenschappelijke Raad)

Major Grants:

  • 2002 Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) Social Cohesion grant (215,000 Euro’s)
  • 2005 Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) Social Innovation grant (290,000 Euro’s)
  • 2009 Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) Conflict and Security Program (1,2 million Euro’s)
  • 2009 Australian Research Council (with Dr. J. Jetten) minority hostility and resistance (156.000 Australian Dollars)
  • 2010 Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) Spinoza grant for outstanding scientific work (2,5 million Euro’s)
  • 2003 Work-family issues (ING banking, 174,000 Euro’s)
  • 2003; 2009 Public opinion towards Carbon-dioxide Capture and Storage (CATO-consortium; 3,2 million Euro’s)

Ph.D. supervision

  • Completed: 23 Ph.D’s (most have successfully continued their career in science)
  • Ongoing: 6 Ph.D’s
  • Dissertation awards:
    • Floor Rink, 2005, American Psychological Association Div. 49
    • Belle Derks, 2007 APA Dissertation Award Div. 9
    • Serena Does, 2013 APA Dissertation Award Div. 9
  • Best Paper award: Elianne van Steenbergen, 2009, Journal of Organizational Behavior

Key Publications (current H-index: 54, i10: 135 - Source: Google Scholar)

  1. Ellemers, N. (in press). Women at work: How organizational features impact career development. Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences. DOI: 10.1177/2372732214549327
  2. Ellemers, N., Pagliaro, S., & Barreto, M. (2013). Morality and behavioural regulation in groups: A social identity approach. European Review of Social Psychology, 24, 160-193.
  3. Ellemers, N., & Jetten, J. (2013). The many ways to be marginal in a group. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 3-21.
  4. Ellemers, N., & Van Nunspeet, F. (2013). Moral accountability and prejudice control: Evidence from cardiovascular and EEG responses. In: B. Derks, D. Scheepers, & N. Ellemers (Eds). The neuropsychology of prejudice and intergroup relation (209-226). New York: Psychology Press.
  5. Ellemers, N., & Van den Bos, K. (2012). Morality in groups: On the social-regulatory functions of right and wrong. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 878-889.
  6. Ellemers, N., Rink, F., Derks, B., & Ryan, M. (2012). Women in high places: When and why promoting women into top positions can harm them individually or as a group (and how to prevent this). Research In Organizational Behavior, 32, 163-187.
  7. Ellemers, N. (2012). The group self. Science, 336, 848-852.
  8. Ellemers, N., & Haslam, S.A. (2011). Social identity theory. In: P. van Lange, A. Kruglanski, & T. Higgins (Eds.). Handbook of theories of social psychology (pp. 379-398). London: Sage.
  9. Ellemers, N., Pagliaro, S., Barreto, M., & Leach, C.W. (2008). Is it better to be moral than smart? The effects of morality and competence norms on the decision to work at group status improvement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95 (6), 1397-1410.
  10. Ellemers, N., Spears, R., & Doosje, B. (2002). Self and social identity. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 161-186.