About Dr Smyth


The Smyth group focuses on three key areas: the social self concept, including social identities and self concept structure; social identities in higher education, including applications to widening participation; and education research, with a particular focus on medical education

Dr Lillian Smyth BA, BSc(Psych)(Hons), PhD, SFHEA, is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University. She is a social psychologist, and her research has a particular focus on the social psychology of education and the impacts of social self-perceptions on participation in higher education, student learning, student wellbeing and graduate outcomes. She is passionate about applications of her work that can facilitate the access and flourishing of historically underrepresented student populations in higher education.