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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

CREST - Linguistics Workshop

Joinson, A.


Project: Research council

security threat
national security
development project

Cyber Security Across the LifeSpan (cSalsa)

Joinson, A. & Jones, S.


Project: Research council

cognitive ability

Baby Buddy -Collaboration with UWE

Joinson, A. & Piwek, L.


Project: Other

Research Output 2001 2018

Exploring Susceptibility to Phishing in the Workplace

Williams, E. J., Hinds, J. & Joinson, A. N. 19 Jul 2018 In : International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 120, p. 1-13

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electronic mail

Social Desirability in Spouse Ratings

Vésteinsdóttir, V., Joinson, A., Reips, U. D. & Thorsdottir, F. 12 Apr 2018 In : Psychological Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Desirability
Self Report
Personality Assessment
Personality Inventory

Social Role Evolution of an Ideological Online Community

Davidson, B., Joinson, A., Jones, S. & Hinds, J. 10 Jul 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
Learning systems

Technologically Enhanced Dating: Augmented Human Relationships, Robots, and Fantasy

Davidson, B., Joinson, A. & Jones, S. 5 Jun 2018 A Networked Self and Love. Papacharissi, Z. (ed.). Routledge, p. 129-155

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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
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