Dr Katharine Greenaway

Honorary Research 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


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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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. In Sarah A. Buckingham and David Best (Ed.), Addiction, behavioral change and social identity: the path to resilience and recovery (pp. 14-33) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315678207

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

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

  • Greenaway, Katharine, Peters, Kim, Haslam, S. Alexander and Bingley, William (2016). Shared identity and the intergroup dynamics of communication. In Howard Giles and Anne Maass (Ed.), Advances in intergroup communication (pp. 19-34) 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. In Gregory Boyle, Donald H. Saklofske and Gerald Matthews (Ed.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 322-351) 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. In Diane Bretherton and Nikola Balvin (Ed.), Peace psychology in Australia (pp. 87-104) 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. In: Psychophysiology: Society for Psychophysiological Research Abstracts for the Fiftieth Annual Meeting. 50th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, OR, U.S.A., (S100-S100). 29 September-3 October, 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01111.x

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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