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Prof.dr. Naomi Ellemers

Distinguished university professor

Social psychologist Naomi Ellemers examines the behavior of people in organizations. Her main topics of expertise are Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity and Ethics at work.

To investigate the behavior of people in organizations, Naomi Ellemers combines experimental methodologies examining brain activity and stress with observations of people in the workplace. Her aim is to understand how group affiliations impact on individual behaviors in organizations. In her diversity lab, she identifies the work experiences of women, ethnic minorities, and members of the LGBT community. In her integrity lab, she also examines how individuals are guided by the ethical climate at work, for instance in the financial sector.

Ellemers was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Among the distinctions she received is the NWO-Spinoza Award.

She is member of the supervisory board of PwC the Netherlands, and chair of the Kurt Lewin Institute. She is one of the initiators of the National Integration Fund and one of Athena’s Angels.

Merian Award

Merian Award 2010

HKH Prinses Maxima en Naomi EllemersWinner of the first 'Merian Award' (selected from among 68 nominees), instigated by the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and sponsored by SNS-REAAL Fonds, awarded once every four years to a female social scientist in the Netherlands for scientific excellence and promotion of equal chances for women in science.


Susan Fiske

Susan Fiske

susan-fiskeHonorary promotor of Dr. Susan Fiske, on the occasion of the Honorary Doctorate bestowed upon her by the University of Leiden.

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Spinoza Award Winner

Spinoza Award winner

spinozaellemersWinner of the ‘Spinoza Award’, the highest award in Dutch science, awarded by the Dutch national science foundation NWO, for outstanding, pioneering and inspiring scientific work.

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