Hazel Sayer

Graduate Laboratory Assistant
Department of Psychology
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Psychology
 Hazel Sayer


Ask me about
  • Sexism
  • Gender inequality
  • Rape culture
  • Sexual consent
  • Rape myth acceptance
  • Prejudice
  • Gender-specific system justification


I obtained a BSc Psychology degree at the Open University, before joining the University of Essex in 2018 to complete an MSc degree in Research Methods in Psychology (MRes). I began a PhD in Psychology at the University of Essex in 2019. My current research focuses on sexist culture and rape culture, specifically, the effects of challenging sexism to mitigate negative outcomes for women on their self-esteem and their attitudes on gender-specific system justification, sexual consent and rape myths.


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

  • BSc Psychology The Open University (2018)

Research and professional activities



Colchester Campus