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Lisa is Associate Director of the Psychology and Communication Technology (PaCT) Research Group, chair of the Psychology Department's Athena Swan team, and Fellow of the HEA.

She has been a Senior Researcher for three successive multidisciplinary EPSRC projects: IMPRINTSReelLives and DERC. IMPRINTS assessed the UK publics' intentions to engage with identity management technologies of the future. ReelLives explored the ways in which individuals could take ownership of their digital identity. DERC aimed to improve digital provisions for the volunteering community in the North East. 

Lisa completed a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sheffield in 2004 and went on to study for an MSc in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey in 2006. Her doctoral thesis, completed at Northumbria University in 2011, explored perceptions of Location-Based Services, refining a theoretical model to predict intentions to use this emerging technology in various community groups.  

Research interests

  • Psychology and Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • The role of technologies in life transitions
  • Student community and wellbeing
  • Parenthood
  • Self-presentation online
  • Authenticity on social media platforms

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD

1 Sept 200820 Dec 2011

Award Date: 20 Dec 2011

Psychology, MSc

1 Oct 20051 Jun 2006

Award Date: 1 Jun 2006

Psychology, BA (Hons)

1 Oct 20011 Jun 2004

Award Date: 1 Jun 2004


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