How do social groups impact our health?
10 Jan 2019
How do social groups impact our health?

As digital tech infiltrates all parts of society, the positive effects of face-to-face interaction are often overlooked, particularly in terms of health and wellbeing. Canvas8 spoke to clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Haslam about how social groups play a key role in personal identity.

Dr. Catherine Haslam

Dr. Catherine Haslam is a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on the social and cognitive consequences of identity-changing life transitions (e.g. trauma, disease, ageing). She was an associate fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (as part of its Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being Program), is an associate editor of the British Journal of Psychology, and is on the editorial board of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.

Clarisse Aichelburg

Clarisse Aichelburg is an intern at Canvas8. She went from a BSc in Psychology, Dual Masters in Brain and Mind Science to a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, and is currently transitioning from academia to the real world. Obviously, she is interested in the mind and brain, and enjoys yoga and pizza.