Zyra Evangelista

Email: z.evangelista.1@research.gla.ac.uk

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6980-8281

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zyra_Evangelista

University of Glasgow Future World Changers profile: gla.ac.uk/fwc/zy

Research title: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for LGBT+ in Higher Education

Research Summary

My primary research interest is in LGBT psychology. I'm particularly interested in understanding anti-LGBT+ prejudice and its impact on LGBT+ identity development and well-being. My PhD project involves a cross-cultural comparative campus climate study on LGBT+ university students in the Philippines and the UK.



Newton Fund grant (Newton-CHED PhD Scholarship Programme partnership)

  • Funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Commission on Higher Education (Philippines) and delivered by the British Council


Evangelista, Z. M. (2019, June). Modern anti-LGBT+ prejudice and campus climate: How do we create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT+ in higher education? Poster presented at the European Association of Social Psychology RKST Workshop: Building an LGBT European Social Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal.

Evangelista, Z. M., Dumaop, D. E., & Nelson, G. (2018, July). Journeying to a safe space: Sexual and religious identity integration of Filipino LGBT-affirmative church members. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Psychology of Sexualities 20th Anniversary Conference 1998-2018: Reflecting Back, Looking Forwards, London, UK.

Rabino, A. A., & Evangelista, Z. M. (2016, July). Prime and Prejudice: The use of religious quotes to influence Filipino attitudes toward lesbians and gays. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology: Diversity in Harmony – Insights from Psychology, Yokohama, Japan.

Dumaop, D. E., & Evangelista, Z. M. (2015, November). Pagbawi at Pagtatakwil: Christian moral identity ng mga LGBT ng Metropolitan Community Church. Paper presented at the 40th Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino: Kaisahan at Kaibahan sa Kaakuhan – Sikolohiya ng Identidad bilang Pilipino, Identidad ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino, Davao, Philippines.

Evangelista, Z. M. (2015, August). Exploring the salience of a career calling amongst Chinese postgraduate students in the United Kingdom. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Conference of Asian Association of Social Psychology and Psychological Association of the Philippines 52nd Annual Convention: Psychology and Asian Societies in the Midst of Change, Cebu, Philippines.

Additional Information

Zy is currently one of the University of Glasgow Future World Changers and the PsyPAG representative for the British Psychological Society Psychology of Sexualities Section.

Zy was Highly Commended for the PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award (2020). 

Outside of academia, Zy has been selected as one of the See Me Proud LGBT Community Champions and has co-founded the LGBTQI+ basketball group, the Rainbow Glasgaroos