Dr. Leah Kaufmann

Dr. Leah Kaufmann
  • Role: Research Associate
  • Organisation: Centre for Ethical Leadership

Dr Leah Kaufmann is a lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University.  Since completing her PhD the University of Melbourne on measures and applications of implicit social cognition, she has developed a reputation as an expert in unconscious knowledge and bias, and its consequences in the workplace and beyond. Specifically, her research has focussed on gender, race, and sexual orientation-based inequality, prejudice and discrimination. She has presented on this topic at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and been interviewed on ABC Radio National about this work.

Dr Kaufmann’s research on implicit social cognition contributes to the solid empirical foundation of the CognicityTM tool, and she has been a collaborator and advisor on the current version of this program. Furthermore, as a Consultant, she has worked with corporate and professional clients of the Centre for Ethical Leadership to address issues of unconscious bias in seeking greater workplace diversity and equity.

Selected publications:

Kaufmann, L.M. (2015). Disparity between Implicit Work-Relevant Associations and Real-World Conditions. Sensoria (Gender and Sexuality Special Issue), 11, 58-69. doi:10.7790/sa.v11i1.412 Available from http://sensoria.swinburne.edu.au/index.php/sensoria/article/view/412

Kaufmann, L.M., Williams, B. J., Hosking, W., Anderson, J., & Pedder, D. (2015). Identifying as in, out, or sexually inexperienced: Perception of personal disclosures. Sensoria (Gender and Sexuality Special Issue), 11, 28-40.doi:10.7790/sa.v11i1.411 Available from http://sensoria.swinburne.edu.au/index.php/sensoria/article/view/411

Williams, B. J., & Kaufmann, L. M. (2012). Reliability of the Go/No Go Association Task. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 897-891. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.03.001