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Dr. Alex Gillespie


Dr Alex Gillespie is an associate professor in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has served as a faculty member since 2012. In the summer of 2014 he was appointed to the position of Deputy Head of the Department of Social Psychology. Dr Gillespie received a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Cambridge (2004), as well as an MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics (1999, 1:1 hons) and a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin (1:1 hons).

Dr Gillespie has served as Principal Investigator on over £400K of research funding. His publications have spanned topics including health service technology, patient experience in healthcare institutions, trust and distrust within organisations and among governments, social psychological research methodology, cultural psychology, perspective-taking, the psychology of collaborative creativity, and developmental psychology. His past positions include servings as a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Cambridge (2004-2005) and at the University of Stirling (2005-2010). He was a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Stirling from 2010-2011 before coming to the LSE. He is currently co-editor of the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour (Wiley), and has served as a reviewer on a number of scientific research councils and governments, including the Irish Research Council, the Czech Science Foundation, and the Scottish Government (CSO). He has authored a number systematic literature reviews.

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