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    Dr Juliet Foster

    01223 762252
    Murray Edwards College
    New Hall
    University of Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Senior Tutor; Fellow in Psychology

    Social Psychology


    Murray Edwards is a young, vibrant and exciting place to work. It is consistently innovative in its approach to students, and having the opportunity to contribute to that is a privilege.

    Degrees and honours

    • MA (Cantab)
    • MSc (LSE)
    • and PhD (Cantab).

    Awards and prizes

    • BPS Social Psychology Section's Award for the most outstanding PhD 2002.

    Research interests

    As a social psychologist:

    • social perspectives on mental health,
    • sociocultural psychology, especially social representations theory,
    • ageing,
    • gender,
    • and qualitative analysis.

    As Senior Tutor:

    • Women's participation and achievement within higher education.
    • Student well-being and mental health; resilience.
    • Implicit bias and stereotype threat.


    Dr Juliet Foster joined Murray Edwards College as Senior Tutor in September 2013, having previously been a Fellow at Corpus Christi, where she was a Tutor, Director of Studies, and also in charge of schools liaison. As Senior Tutor, she has overall responsibility for academic and welfare issues within the College. 

    Juliet is also a University Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology, a role that she fulfils on a part-time basis. Academically, she is interested in the genesis and development of shared knowledge, and for many years has worked on understandings of health and illness, especially mental health.  


    View a selection of her publications on the Department of Psychology's website.