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Miles Hewstone

Miles Hewstone

Miles Hewstone is the Director of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

Miles Hewstone studied psychology at the University of Bristol in 1978, obtained his D.Phil from Oxford University in 1981, and his Habilitation from the University of Tubingen, Germany, in 1986. He then undertook postdoctoral work with Serge Moscovici (in Paris) and Wolfgang Stroebe (in Tübingen). He has previously held chairs in social psychology at the universities of Bristol, UK; Mannheim, Germany; and Cardiff, UK.

He has published widely in the field of experimental social psychology, focusing on prejudice and stereotyping, intergroup contact, the reduction of intergroup conflict, sectarianism in Northern Ireland, and segregation and integration. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Miles's major current focus is on intergroup contact. Recent significant contributions include research on longitudinal studies, extended contact, the secondary transfer effect, and effects of diversity. Miles is the founding co-editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He has been actively involved in public policy input relating to improving intergroup relations in the United Kingdom, including The Equalities Review, Cabinet Office, the Commission on Integration and Cohesion and most recently with the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Home Office and the Department for Education. Miles has received a number of awards, including, most recently, the Codol Medal (2014) from the European Association of Social Psychology.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Miles Hewstone
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3UD
United Kingdom

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