Jennifer studies the political psychology of power, inequality, and conflict. As a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy, she is applying interdisciplinary experimental methods to the study of decision-making and self regulation in times of scarcity, low status, and inequality. Jennifer has also conducted research on the intersection of power and intergroup relations, showing how power and powerlessness are experienced vicariously through shared group membership.
In 2010-11, Jennifer was a Lab Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, where she led a project on why ingroup peers punish those who blow the whistle on acts of corruption.
Jennifer graduated with a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, after which she worked for two and a half years with the UK Ministry of Defence, finishing in the post of Senior Strategic Analyst.