Skip to main content
I obtained my BSc (Hons) Psychology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece, and my MSc in Social and Organisational Psychology from the University of Exeter. I completed my PhD in Social Psychology at Cardiff University in May 2015. My thesis examined the way in which exposure to hostile sexism influences women's social competition and collective action for parity intentions, by investigating the mediating role of emotions and the moderating role of identification in this process.
After completing my PhD, I worked as a research assistant, at Cardiff University, in collaboration with researchers from an interdisciplinary research team, on a project that investigated the role of behavioural synchrony and mental-state attribution in social interactions. In January 2017, I joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London where I worked as a postdoctoral research associate. During my postdoc, I was involved in research projects that examined children's reasoning about ethnicity and gender based peer rejection at schools, children's understanding and reasoning about hostile and benevolent sexism, and an intervention project that aims to reduce children's peer exclusion and discrimination based on ethnicity and gender. In September 2019, I joined the Department of Psychology at Kingston University London as a lecturer in Social Psychology.
2017: EASP General Meeting travel grant to support my participation at the EASP General Meeting in Granada (€640).
2014: EASP General Meeting travel grant to support my participation at the EASP General Meeting in Amsterdam (€500).
2011 - 2014: School of Psychology Full PhD Studentship (tuition fees plus monthly stipend), Cardiff University (£51,303).
2010: Dean's Commendation for outstanding academic performance, University of Exeter.
2010: MSc Prize in Social and Organisational Psychology for 2009 - 2010, for having produced the best overall performance during the MSc programme, University of Exeter.
2009: Graduate of the year "2007-2008" award from the State Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y) in Greece, for having achieved the highest overall grade upon graduation in the Department of Psychology, at Panteion University.
Lecturer in Social Psychology
My research interests cover a range of areas such as social identity, emotions, intergroup relations, prejudice and stereotyping, interventions to reduce prejudice and discrimination.
Lemonaki, Elena, Manstead, Antony S. R. and Maio, Gregory R. (2015) Hostile sexism (de)motivates women’s social competition intentions : the contradictory role of emotions. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54(3), pp. 483-499. ISSN (print) 0144-6665
Lemonaki, Elena and Leman, Patrick (2020) Adolescent refugees. In: Leman, Patrick and James, Alana I., (eds.) The encyclopedia of child and adolescent development : volume 9 : social development in adolescence. Wiley-Blackwell. 9 ISBN 9781119606222
Lemonaki, Elena, Manstead, Antony and Maio, Gregory (2017) Does hostile sexism increase or decrease social competition intentions? The roles of emotions and identification. In: 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP); 05 -08 Jul 2017, Granada, Spain. (Unpublished)
Lemonaki, Elena, Manstead, Antony and Maio, Gregory (2014) Exposure to hostile sexism (de)motivates women’s collective action tendencies : the role of emotions. In: 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP); 09 - 12 Jul 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)
Lemonaki, Elena, Maio, Greg and Manstead, Tony (2014) Does hostile sexism increase or decrease social competition? It depends on emotion: the role of anger-related and efficacy-related emotions. In: CERE 2014 : Fifth European Conference on Emotion; 27 -28 Mar 2014, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)
Lemonaki, Elena, Kessler, Thomas, Maio, Gregory R. and Manstead, Antony S. R. (2012) Dealing with ambivalent sexism : investigating the effect of hostile sexism on social competition. In: BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference : "Changing Social Psychology? Theory and Research in a Transforming World"; 21 - 23 Aug 2012, St Andrews, U.K.. (Unpublished)