Dr Katharine Greenaway

Honorary Senior Fellow

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


My research focuses on social functioning in three main domains: identity processes, emotion regulation, and human agency. At its heart, my research aims to understand the formation and consequences of social connections between people. I conduct two broad programs of work that address these research goals. My first line of research explores how emotions shape our social connections, focusing on how emotion can be regulated to create social harmony or social distance. My second line of work explores how and why social groups improve personal and social functioning, with consequences for individual health and well-being as well as group productivity and communication.

I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland before taking up a position as Global Scholar with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Global Fellow Academy. I worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Alex Haslam at the University of Queensland before beginning my Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship in 2016. In 2017 I began a position as Lecturer the University of Melbourne and now hold an Honorary Research Appointment at the University of Queensland.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


  • Sels, Laura, Tran, Anh, Greenaway, Katharine H., Verhofstadt, Lesley and Kalokerinos, Elise K. (2021). The social functions of positive emotions. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 39, 41-45. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.12.009

  • Austen, Emma, Greenaway, Katharine H. and Griffiths, Scott (2020). Differences in weight stigma between gay, bisexual, and heterosexual men. Body Image, 35, 30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.08.002

  • Gallois, Cindy, Vanman, Eric J., Kalokerinos, Elise K. and Greenaway, Katharine H. (2020). Emotion and its management: the lens of language and social psychology. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 40 (1), 0261927X2096672-59. doi: 10.1177/0261927x20966722

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Book Chapter

  • Haslam, S. Alexander, Haslam, Catherine, Cruwys, Tegan, Jetten, Jolanda, Dingle, Genevieve A. and Greenaway, Katharine H. (2017). Applying the social identity approach in clinical and health domains: key principles and insights. Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery. (pp. 14-33) edited by Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Greenaway, Katharine H. , Philipp, Michael C. and Storrs, Katherine R. (2017). The motivation for control: loss of control promotes energy, effort, and action. Coping with lack of control in a social world. (pp. 35-48) edited by Marcin Bukowski, Immo Fritsche, Ana Guinote and Miroslaw Kofta. New York, NY, United States: Taylor & Francis. doi: 10.4324/9781315661452

  • Greenaway, Katharine H., Philipp, Michael C. and Storrs, Katherine R. (2017). The motivation for control: loss of control promotes energy, effort, and action. Coping with lack of control in a social world. (pp. 35-48) edited by Marcin Bukowski, Immo Fritsche, Ana Guinote and Mirosław Kofta. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Greenaway, Katharine, Amiot, Catherine E., Louis, Winnifred R. and Bentley, Sarah V. (2017). The role of psychological need satisfaction in promoting student identification. Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts. (pp. 176-192) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315746913-ch10

  • Greenaway, Katharine, Peters, Kim, Haslam, S. Alexander and Bingley, William (2016). Shared identity and the intergroup dynamics of communication. Advances in intergroup communication. (pp. 19-34) edited by Howard Giles and Anne Maass. New York United States: Peter Lang Publishing.

  • Greenaway, Katharine H., Louis, Winnifred R., Parker, Stacey L., Kalokerinos, Elise K., Smith, Joanne R. and Terry, Deborah J. (2015). Measures of coping for psychological well-being. Measures of personality and social psychological constructs. (pp. 322-351) edited by Gregory Boyle, Donald H. Saklofske and Gerald Matthews. London, United States: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-386915-9.00012-7

  • Louis, Winnifred, Barlow, Fiona Kate and Greenaway, Katharine (2012). National identity, Australian values and outsiders. Peace psychology in Australia. (pp. 87-104) edited by Diane Bretherton and Nikola Balvin. New York, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_6

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Vanman, EJ, Iyer, A, Henrion, M, Witowski, P, Berndt, SL, Greenaway, KH and Hornsey, MJ (2010). Images of terrorism: The emotional impact of viewing scenes of the aftermath. 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, OR, U.S.A., 29 September-3 October, 2010. Malden, MA, U.S.A.: Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01111.x

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision