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Dr Luiz Gustavo Silva Souza

Visiting Fellow


I was trained as a social psychologist at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, in Brazil, at graduate, masters and doctoral levels, with a 1-year PhD internship at the Aix-Marseille University, in France.  I am currently Associate Professor at the Fluminense Federal University, Brazil. I have worked as Visiting Professor at the Postgraduate Program in Psychology of the Federal University of Espírito Santo, having supervised one concluded doctoral thesis and five concluded masters dissertations. I am currently Visiting Fellow at the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, mainly focused on social psychology, human-animal studies, and veganism. I am a member of the Social Psychology Research Group and of the Human-Animal Studies Research Group at Kingston University. My research interests also include social representations, active minorities and social movements.

Areas of specialism

  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychosocial Interventions


  • PhD in Psychology

Professional membership

Member of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society (Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira)


I am highly experienced with qualitative research, including various methods of data collection and data analysis and I also have some experience with quantitative approaches. My current interest is studying beliefs and attitudes toward veganism. I adopt a sociological and anthropological perspective within social psychology. I am enthusiastic about psychosocial interventions, applied social psychology, research group collaboration and the production of knowledge relevant both academically and socially.


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Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo, Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith and Menandro, Paulo Rogerio Meira (2015) O alcoolismo, suas causas e tratemento nas representacoes sociais de profissionais de Saude da Familia = Alcoholism, its causes and treatment in the social representations constructed by Brazilian Family Health professionals. Physis : Revista de Saude Coletiva, 25(4), pp. 1335-1360. ISSN (print) 0103-7331

Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo, Meireles, Analice Alcantara, Tavares, Kaylla Maria Castro and Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith (2015) Intervencoes Psicossociais para Promocao da Saude do Homen em Unidade de Saude da Familia = Psychosocial interventions to promote Men's Health in Family Health Centers = Intervenciones Psicosociales para la Promocion de la Salud del Hombre en Centros de Salud de la Familia. Psicologia: Ciencia e Profissao, 35(3), pp. 932-945. ISSN (print) 1414-9893

Silva Souza, Luiz Gustavo, Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith and Menandro, Paulo Rogerio Meira (2015) Polifasia cognitiva nas representacoes sociais do alcoolismo = Cognitive polyphasia in the social representations of alcoholism. Psicologia e Saber Social, 4(2), pp. 224-245. ISSN (online) 2238-779X

Souza, Luiz Gustavo Silva, Menandro, Maria Cristina Smith, Couto, Leandra Lucia Moraes, Schimith, Polyana Barbosa and de Lima, Rebeca Panceri (2012) Saude mental na estrategia saude da familia : revisao da literatura brasileira = Mental health in the Family Health Strategy : a review of Brazilian literature. Saude e Sociedade, 21(4), pp. 1022-1034. ISSN (print) 0104-1290

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