Dr Russell Hutter

Dr Russell Hutter


Russell graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 1999. He followed this with an MSc in Psychological Research Methods in 2000 and a Research Assistantship in 2001 with Professor Tim Perfect. He then undertook a PhD at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Dr Richard Crisp and graduated in 2005. In 2005 Russell was also awarded an ESRC one year postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of Professor Glyn Humphreys. In December 2005 Russell was appointed a fixed term lectureship at the University of Reading before joining the School of Psychology at Leeds as a Lecturer in May 2007 and more recently became Associate Professor in Social Psychology.


  • Academic Integrity Officer

Research interests

My research centers on social cognition. Social category conjunction, representation, inhibition and executive function are often key components in forming impressions of others. For example, how do we perceive and cognitively represent incongruent conjunctions. I am also interested in the processes driving stereotype threat effects, the role of pairing incongruent messages and measures in reducing alcohol consumption, and attitudes towards health behaviours.

Professional memberships

  • European Association of Social Psychology (EASP); European Social Cognition Network (ESCON)
  • Experimental Psychological Society (EPS)
  • International Social Cognition Network (ISCON);
  • Social Psychology Network (SPN)
  • Social Psychology Network (SPN)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Student education

Academic Integrity Offficer

PSYC 1601 Introduction to Psychology (Discovery module)

PSYC 1615 Academic tutorials

PSYC1604: Social Psychology
PSYC2404: Joint Honours Social Psychology
PSYC2504: Advanced Social Psychology

PSYC 3520 Major Projects

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