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Date and time
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00
Address
Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom

About the Event

Professor Brown and Professor Mark Walters, a criminal law expert from the University of Sussex are the founders of the Sussex Hate Crime Project which investigated the indirect effects of hate crimes over five years and 20 studies with 4000 participants. The project examined how hate attacks on a member of a community affect the thoughts, emotions and behaviours of other members of that community.  The Project provides, for the first time, a comprehensive, empirical understanding of what these indirect impacts are and why they are likely to occur.  By understanding the types of emotions that hate incidents typically give rise to, and how each of these emotions predict certain behavioural and attitudinal responses, the project has important implications for the ways in which policy makers and the community respond to hate crime.

Professor Rupert Brown recently retired from the University of Sussex after a distinguished career in Psychology.   After serving as Head of the Psychology Department at the University of Kent, Professor Brown joined the University of Sussex as they merged their three psychology groups into one under the School of Life Sciences. Under his leadership, Psychology at Sussex was recognised as one of the top 10 schools of psychology in the UK.

Intergroup relations, prejudice and social perception have been the centre of Brown’s research activity.  At Sussex, he joined with a colleague in Law to create the Sussex Hate Crime Project, which examined the indirect impacts of hate crime. He also joined forces with Geography and Education colleagues to create a project on refugee resettlement.  For the last three years, Prof Brown has devoted much of his time to research the life and work of Social Psychologist Henri Tajfel, who was his PhD supervisor.  His book, Henri Tajfel: Explorer of Identity and Different was published this past October. 

Passionate about his work and generous with sharing his expertise, Prof Brown has always loved teaching:  “I love the big set-piece lectures, but the teaching I really liked best was in small groups,” he said. “When you get a really lively group, who are interested and ask awkward questions and spark each other, that genuinely turns the teaching session into something quite stimulating.”

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Address

Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom