International Advisory Board

Our International Advisory Board works with us to develop our international strategic direction, share research interests, and develop collaborations.

Members are outstanding academics in their field of expertise, and each will visit CACR in Aotearoa New Zealand during their three year term.

Two of our International Advisory Board members - Professor Ara Norenzayan and Professor Fons van de Vijver - have served their three-year term and stepped down from the Board. New Board members will be announced soon.

Professor Ara Norenzayan

Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Ara Norenzayan

Prior to his tenure at UBC, Ara Norenzayan was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Épistemologie Appliquée (CREA), École Polytechnique, Paris, after which he served on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a Faculty Associate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and the co-director of the Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture.

Read Professor Ara Norenzayan's profile here.


Professor Fons van de Vijver

Professor of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. Professor Extraordinary in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty of North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa. Honorary Professor at the School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia.

Fons van den Vijver

Professor Fons van de Vijver has published over 360 publications, mainly in the domain of cross-cultural psychology and is one of the most frequently cited cross-cultural psychologists in Europe. He has received grants from various Dutch institutions (such as NWO and WOTRO), European Union (Marie Curie), South African Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development, and South African National Research Foundation.

Read Professor Fons van de Vijver's profile here.


Professor Judith Gibbons

Professor of Psychology and International Studies, Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, USA

Judith Gibbons

Professor Gibbons has spent her career mentoring students at all levels as they design and conduct psychological research. She is the editor of International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, and Consultation. She is President-elect for the Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) and former president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

Read Professor Judith Gibbons profile here.


Professor Susumu Yamaguchi

Professor of Social Psychology, University of Tokyo, Japan

Susumu Yamaguchi

Professor Yamaguchi has been working in the area of cross-cultural and social psychology. The aim of his research is to promote intercultural understanding by advancing scientific knowledge about human beings in various cultural contests by emphasising indigenous perspectives. He has previously taught at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and the University of Michigan. He is one of the founders and a past president of the Asian Association of Social Psychology.

Read Professor Susumu Yamaguchi profile here.