Daniella Nayyar

Daniella Nayyar

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Daniella Nayyar is undertaking doctoral research that is examining the utility of social identity theory to provide a new perspective from which to view the voting groups of the EU Referendum and US Presidential Election of 2016. She is investigating differences in perceptions of intergroup identification and social values, with the aim of providing information as to how diverging political groups may be brought back together. 


  • 2.1 BSc Human Psychology


Daniella Nayyar completed her undergraduate degree at Aston University, studying Human Psychology. After that, she worked in customer services, marketing and as a Community Facilitator for the National Citizen Service, as well as an intern under an applied social psychology researcher. During the PhD, Daniella has worked as a Research Associate, a Teaching Associate and a Teaching Fellow on the undergraduate psychology course. 

Doctoral research


Research interests

Applied Social Psychology. Equality and Diversity. Social Identity and Belonging. 

Doctoral research supervisors

Dr Tereza Capellos, Dr Andrew Bremner and Dr Julie Christian


Christian, J., Nayyar, D., Riggio, R., & Abrams, D. (2018). Them and us: Did Democrat inclusiveness and Republican solidarity lead to the 2016 US presidential election outcome?. Leadership14(5), 524-542.

Christian, J., Abrams, D., Clapham, D., Nayyar, D., & Cotler, J. (2016). Intentions to move from homelessness to social inclusion: the role of participation beliefs, attitudes and prior behaviour. Social Inclusion4(4), 16-27.

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