Julie is a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Kent. She obtained an Economic and Social Research Council funded CASE studentship in partnership with People United to carry out her PhD research. Julie has a wealth of research experience. Prior to her PhD journey she trained at the internationally respected Centre for Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent, and worked as a lead research assistant on a range of applied research projects (including projects funded by the Department for International Development and the British Academy). Julie is particularly interested in exploring strategies for increasing kindness, support for greater equality and human rights.