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Research interests

The majority of my research considers how recent methodological developments in technology and data collection (often referred to as digital traces) can reveal information about individuals and their behaviour. This often involves the integration of converging evidence from laboratory based behavioural experiments and large scale secondary data analysis.

More specifically, opportunities afforded by new technology are ideally suited to understanding the complexity of psychological processes as they unfold in everyday contexts. This has led my lab to develop new methods and theory to collect and understand real-world behavioural data (e.g., GPS location and screen time metrics). These are often applied within security and health contexts.

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Psychology Sensor Lab

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External positions

Visting Fellow, University of Lincoln

1 Nov 2015 → …

Affiliate status, University of Glasgow

1 Oct 201531 Oct 0001

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Research Output 2010 2020

Corrigendum to ‘Digital detox: The effect of smartphone abstinence on mood, anxiety, and craving’ [Add. Behav. 99 (2019) 106013]

Wilcockson, T. D. W., Osborne, A. M. & Ellis, D. A., 18 Jan 2020, In : Addictive Behaviors. 104, 106265.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Missed appointments in healthcare systems: A national retrospective data linkage project

Ellis, D., McQueenie, R., Williamson, A. & Wilson, P., 24 Jan 2020, In : SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smartphones within psychological science

Ellis, D. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

10 Citations (Scopus)

A simple location-tracking app for psychological research

Geyer, K., Ellis, D. A. & Piwek, L., 31 Dec 2019, In : Behavior Research Methods. 51, 6, p. 2840-2846 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access