Mr Ivan Cano-Gomez

Mr Ivan Cano-Gomez

PhD student

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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English, Spanish
Key Expertise
Behavioural economics, Social identity theory, Social Psychology, Poverty

About me

PhD Topic:  Socioeconomic Adversity: Exploring Psychological Impacts, Emotions, Wellbeing, and Contextual Interventions

PhD Supervisors: Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington and Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch

Iván is an LSE Ph.D. Studentship recipient at the PBS department, supervised by Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington and Sandra Jovchelovitch. He holds an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Community-Based Psychosocial Intervention and a five-year degree in Psychology complemented with a Diploma in Psychosocial Interventions in Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Situations from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Iván’s Ph.D. research focuses on the psychosocial components of poverty. Specifically, he is exploring the relationship between poverty, fatalism, and shame, the influence of cognitive construal on memory reconstructions and feelings of shame, and how these components may differ between individualistic and collectivist societies. In the future, Iván plans to develop three strands of research: behavioural economics and social justice, stigma and prejudice reduction, and wellbeing and social change.


  • LSE PhD Scholarship (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2019)
  • Oxford-Wolfson-Marriott Graduate Scholarship (University of Oxford, 2014)
  • Lady Allen and Linares Rivas Scholarship (University of Oxford, 2014)
  • Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies (Autonomous University of Madrid, 2012)


Expertise Details

Behavioural Economics of Poverty; Intergroup Relations & Conflict; Social Identity Theory; Social Justice; Social Psychology & Change; Social Stratification & Inequality; Stigma; Wellbeing.