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Research interests

I conduct inter-disciplinary research on the interaction between human behaviour and technology, with specific foci on issues of how the design of systems influences behaviour ranging from privacy and self-disclosure, cyber-security, social relations and patterns of influence. I am a programme lead for the national Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, as well as currently running funded projects on individual susceptibility to malevolent influence techniques (e.g. scams, phishing), communication accommodation, and behaviour change and technology. My work has been funded by the ESRC, EPSRC, EU, British Academy, DSTL and UK Government. I also have an interest in ‘big data’ generally, and the use of computational social science to gain insights into social and workplace behaviours. There are more details on my personal website.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am interested in hearing from potential PhD students who are interested in any of the topics listed above (or related), particularly those who are interested in work that crosses boundaries between computational and social science.

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Projects 2008 2020

Research Output 2001 2017

1 Citations

An item level evaluation of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale using item response theory on Icelandic Internet panel data and cognitive interviews

Vésteinsdóttir, V., Reips, U. D., Joinson, A. & Thorsdottir, F. 1 Mar 2017 In : Personality and Individual Differences. 107, p. 164-173 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Desirability
Practice Guidelines
1 Citations

Individual differences in susceptibility to online influence: A theoretical review

Williams, E. J., Beardmore, A. & Joinson, A. N. Jul 2017 In : Computers in Human Behavior. 72, p. 412-421

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Individual differences

Linguistic Style Accommodation Shapes Impression Formation and Rapport in Computer-Mediated-Communication

Muir, K., Joinson, A., Cotterill, R. & Dewdney, N. Oct 2017 In : Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 36, 5, p. 525-548

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
computer-mediated communication

Radicalization, the internet and cybersecurity: Opportunities and challenges for HCI

Hinds, J. & Joinson, A. 2017 Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust - 5th International Conference, HAS 2017 Held as Part of HCI International 2017, Proceedings. Germany: Springer Verlag, p. 481-493 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 10292 )

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

World Wide Web
Human computer interaction
2 Citations

Same kind of different: affordances, terrorism, and the internet

Taylor, P. J., Holbrook, D. & Joinson, A. 1 Feb 2017 In : Criminology and Public Policy. 16, 1, p. 127-133 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle