Dr Lee Rowland

Lee Rowland

Research Affiliate

Lee Rowland trained as an experimental psychologist at UCL and spent his last two years in full-time academia teaching on the M.Sc. in Psychological Research at Oxford University. Since then he has worked as a consultant psychologist/social scientist for a range of organisations, on projects primarily focused on conflict, co-operation, and behaviour change. These engagements have included working for the UK Foreign Office on issues of radicalisation in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Jordan, and in recent years, Lee has been collaborating with Professor Harvey Whitehouse and Dr. Michael Buhrmester on several projects investigating the role of identify fusion in group conflict and co-operation. Lee also has research interests in prosocial behaviour and altruism, and has undertaken a meta-analysis of the beneficial effects of kindness with Dr. Scott-Curry and Prof. Whitehouse. Last year Lee was a part-time lecturer in cyberpsychology in the Cyber Security Unit at Bournemouth University. He continues to conduct applied work and research at the intersection of academic social sciences and complex social problems, with an emphasis on investigating methods to understand and change social behaviour.

Rowland, L. (2018). Kindness - society's golden chain? The Psychologist, February Issue.

Curry, O. S., Rowland, L. A., Van Lissa, C., Zlotowitz, S., McAlaney, J., & Whitehouse, H. (2018). Happy to Help? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of performing acts of kindness on the well-being of the actor. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Rowland, L.A. (2016). Understanding identity fusion where it matters. The Psychologist, 29(2), p.13.

Mackay, A., Tatham, S., & Rowland, L. (2012). The effectiveness of US military information operations in Afghanistan 2001–2010: Why RAND missed the point. U.K. Defence Academy: Central Asia Series