Professor Blake McKimmie

Professor and Associate Dean (Acade

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 344 33574


Blake joined the School of Psychology at UQ in 2007 having previously been a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology. Blake won a Faculty Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and a University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award in 2016. He led a team that won the AAUT Higher Education Teacher of the Year award in 2019, and received the edX Prize in 2018. He currently teaches a second year elective about psychology and law. His research focuses on jury decision-making including the influence of gender-based stereotypes and the influence of different modes of evidence presentation. He is also interested in group membership and attitude-behaviour relations and how group membership influences thinking about the self. He is a leading instructor of the award-winning course: CRIME101x and the PSYC1030x Introduction to Developmental, Social & Clinical Psychology XSeries Program of four courses on

Research Impacts

Professor McKimmie is a social psychologist in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He does research on jury decision making and has published over 60 outputs in the area of social cognition and group processes. In the area of psychology and law, he published a book on expert testimony, and has made submissions to law reform commissions, and provided training to police officers. He regularly gives presentations to researchers and practitioners, and co-teaches CRIME101x—a free online course about the psychology of criminal justice—to over 100,000 students. His research has been supported by the Australian Research Council, and is now working with the Queensland Police Service Special Investigations Training team on a multi-year project to redevelop training in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours), The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • McIlroy, Thomas D., Parker, Stacey L. and McKimmie, Blake M. (2021). Requesting and receiving supervisor support and the implications for organizational wellbeing. The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing. (pp. 1-16) London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781529757187.n6

  • Abrams, Dominic, Houston, Diane, Masser, Barbara and McKimmie, Blake (2018). A Social Identity Model for Education. The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning. (pp. 1-40) edited by Argote, Linda and Levine, John M.. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190263362.013.1

  • Abrams, Dominic, Houston, Diane M., Masser, Barbara M. and McKimmie, Blake M. (2017). A social identity model for education. The Oxford Handbook of Group and Organizational Learning. (pp. 565-586) edited by Linda Argote and John M. Levine. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190263362.013.1

  • McKimmie, B. M. (2017). Cognitive dissonance theory. Encyclopaedia of personality and individual differences. (pp. 1-9) edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill and Todd K. Shackelford. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1121-1

  • McKimmie, Blake M (2017). Stereotypes in the courtroom. New directions for law in Australia: essays in contemporary law reform. (pp. 173-180) edited by Ron Levy, Molly O'Brien, Simon Rice, Pauline Ridge and Margaret Thornton. Acton, ACT, Australia: ANU Press. doi: 10.22459/ndla.09.2017.14

  • McKimmie, B. M. and Masser, B. M. (2010). The effect of gender in the courtroom. Forensic psychology: Concepts, debates and practice. (pp. 95-122) edited by Joanna R. Adler and Jacqueline M. Gray. Abingdon, U.K.: Willan. doi: 10.4324/9780203833308

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision