Zyra Evangelista is a Research Associate at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Zy’s primary research interest is in LGBT+ psychology. They are particularly interested in anti-LGBT+ prejudice, social identities, and improving LGBT+ equality globally.
Zy completed their master's and doctorate degrees in psychology at the University of Glasgow. Their PhD research focused on improving LGBT+ inclusion in Higher Education. It was supported by a Newton Fund grant and involved a mixed-method, cross-country comparative assessment of the campus climate for LGBT+ university students in the UK and Philippines.
Zy was awarded the Prize for Research Work on Gender Identity and Sexual orientation Issues to Combat Discrimination by Padova University CUG (May 2022), shortlisted for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences Impact Award (April 2022), a finalist at the University of Glasgow 3-minute thesis competition (March 2022) and was Highly Commended for the PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award (2020).
Evangelista, Z. M., Lido, C. , Swingler, M. and Bohan, J. (2022) Exploring LGBT+ campus climate in the UK and Philippines: How prejudice and belonging shape inclusion in higher education. European Journal of Social Psychology, 52(2), pp. 342-360. (doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2801)
Evangelista, Z. M., Dumaop, D. E. and Nelson, G. (2016) Journeying to a safe space: sexual and religious identity integration of Filipino LGBT-affirmative church members. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 49(2), pp. 101-133.
Public Engagement Outputs:
Evangelista, Z. M. and Walker, A. (2022) 'Sometimes you just feel a bit like a guinea pig': The need to improve trans awareness in clinical psychology. [Website]
Evangelista, Z. M. (2021, July). Modern anti-LGBT+ prejudice & social identity belonging in Higher Education: How do we create more inclusive campus climates for LGBT+ students? Online presentation at the Nottingham Trent University Groups, Identities & Health Research Group International Conference on Social Identity and Health (ICSIH-5) - Taster Event.
Evangelista, Z. M. (2021, June). How to create better LGBT+ campus climates. Winning poster at the School of Education Research and Teaching Week, University of Glasgow.
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