Professor Margaret Wetherell


Margaret Wetherell is a Pākehā New Zealander who has lived and worked primarily in the UK, returning to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2011. She is a Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland and Emerita Professor in the Social Sciences Faculty at the Open University, UK. Her research in recent years has focused on affect and emotion and building practical approaches to investigating and conceptualising these aspects of human experience. Her previous work developed discourse theory and methods for social psychology applied to areas such as racism, masculinities and other identity issues. From 2003 to 2008, she was Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s Programme - Identities and Social Action – and she is a former Chief Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology.