Hazel Sayer

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Psychology
 Hazel Sayer


Ask me about
  • Rape Myth Acceptance
  • Rape Culture
  • Victim-blaming
  • Sexual consent
  • Sexism
  • Experimental research and methods
  • COVID-19 vaccine digital invitations


My current research focusses on measuring rape myth acceptance and its predictors and consequences, as part of my PhD research on sexism and challenging sexism to mitigate negative consequences for women. I have a special interest in teaching and mentoring, and I have recently won the Excellence in Education Graduate Lab Assistant of the Year Award, 2021. This article details my teaching merits over the COVID-19 pandemic, which led me to win this award: Publications: Whiley, L. A., Sayer, H., & Juanchich, M. (2021). Motherhood and guilt in a pandemic: Negotiating the new normal with a feminist identity. Gender, Work & Organization, 28, 612-619,


  • MSc Research Methods in Psychology (MRes) University of Essex (2019)

  • BSc Psychology The Open University (2018)

Research and professional activities



Colchester Campus