Maya Al-Khouja

I am a social psychology PhD candidate at Cardiff University studying how prejudice and stigmatising attitudes affect basic psychological needs within LGBT+ individuals.  A main topic of my thesis includes the impact of social support and acceptance on individuals who would otherwise have lower mental health and well-being. As the Psychology of Sexualities Section representative, I hope to bring more awareness to these relevant issues for postgraduates and represent the postgraduate voice.

I am happy to collaborate and hear suggestions on how I can best represent postgrads. Please feel free to contact me at