Researcher biography

Eric Vanman is a Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Southern California in 1994. After that, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience at USC and then a year as a research scientist at Texas A&M in the Environmental Psychophysiology Laboratory. He had short-term appointments at Emory University after that. In 2000, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University, where he worked as a lecturer until 2007. He then left Georgia State as an Associate Professor to take up his current position. His research interests lie in the social neuroscience of emotion and intergroup prejudice, and his studies have incorporated several kinds of psychophysiological and neuroimaging methods. His latest projects focus on social robots and social media.