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Research interests

I am currently researching how identity may change over time and across various contexts online, and what the factors are that cause these sometimes subtle changes in behaviour, self-presentation, and identity portrayal online. I am also interested in data-driven research of behaviour to both understanding and potentially predict behaviour. In another strand of work, I am working with colleagues in the computer science department looking at AI Ethics and the importance of privacy and transparency.  

I am associated with CREST research, which has a focus on understanding Security Threats.

I am worked as a Policy Advisor at the Cabinet Office alongside my doctoral studies. 

Teaching interests

I have regularly run NVivo workshops for MSc students in the Management School.

I have also been a lab demonstrator for UG Management courses.

External positions

Policy Advisor, Cabinet Office

May 2018Jul 2018

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Research Output 2017 2019

Big Data

Davidson, B. & Dufresne, Y., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Key Concepts in Research Methods. Taylor and Francis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Digital detoxes are a solution looking for a problem

Ellis, D. & Davidson, B., 17 Jan 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
7 Citations (Scopus)

Do smartphone usage scales predict behavior?

Ellis, D. A., Davidson, B., Shaw, H. & Geyer, K., 1 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 130, p. 86-92 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Should smartphones be banned for children or does cyberpsychology have a bigger problem?

Ellis, D. A., Davidson, B. & Kaye, L. K., 10 Jul 2019, In : Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 22, 7, p. 508-509 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Should Smartphones really be banned for children or do scientists have a bigger problem?

Ellis, D. A., Davidson, B. & Kaye, L. K., 9 Apr 2019, British Psychological Society.

Research output: Other contribution


Dataset Containing Online Communities Metadata

Joinson, A. (Creator), Davidson, B. (Creator), University of Bath, 22 May 2019