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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.

From 2020 -2022 she was chair of the KNAW Committee on Roots and Prevention of Inappropriate Behaviour in Academia 

Naomi Ellemers has become Fellow in The British Academy of Science

Naomi Ellemers has become Fellow in The British Academy of Science on Oct. 29th 2014.



Photographs credits: Matt Crossick and The Britisch Academy of Science

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Opening Academisch jaar

Opening Academic Year 2014/2015, Maastricht University


"Geef vrouwelijke prof ruim baan"

Artikel in Dagblad de Limburger, dinsdag 2 september 2014

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Naomi Ellemers gekozen in British Academy

Naomi Ellemers gekozen in British Academy

Hoogleraar arbeids- en organisatiepsychologe Naomi Ellemers is op 16 juli gekozen als Corresponding Fellow in de British Academy for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

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Book presentation

Book presentation

boekpresentatie"Je werkt anders dan je denkt"





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.