Dr Ryan Perry is a research fellow in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne. Ryan’s research investigates the socio-cognitive processes by which personality and social contexts affect prejudice and related attitudes and behaviour. Ryan completed his PhD in the NZAVS lab in 2013. His PhD examined the formation and function of social worldview beliefs—how people view the social world and other people in general and how these beliefs lead to intergroup discrimination. He is currently investigating the prevalence of discrimination and it's impact on wellbeing in specific populations, including primary and secondary school students. Ryan maintains strong links with the NZAVS. Ryan uses a variety of advanced techniques including Structural Equation Modelling, longitudinal analysis, meta-analysis, factor analysis and item response theory.