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Research interests

My research sits at the intersection of computer science and psychology, and generally seeks to understand how people behave, and how/why their behaviour changes when interacting with some form of technology (such as the internet, social media, digital devices). To date, I have studied human aspects of technology across a variety of contexts including problem solving, emergency response, and collaborative recall. 

I am currently a Research Associate on the CREST project (www.crestresearch.ac.uk), a five-year project seeking to understand, counter and mitigate security threats.  As part of this work, I have investigated a diverse range of subjects including the role of the internet in radicalisation, what demographic and personality attributes can be identified through people’s digital traces, and whether people’s digital traces can predict their offline behaviour.

I am also a Co-I on the Gentle Interventions For Security (GIFS) project. Here, I am exploring whether a “cyber nudge” (i.e. a subtle prompt that encourages someone to behave differently without disrupting their current activity) can improve people’s security behaviour in their workplaces.  GIFS is experimenting with Adafruit Circuit Playgrounds – small devices that can be programmed to detect motion, sound, and behaviour and respond accordingly to nudge a person to behave differently.  The work is funded by the Home Office via the National Cyber Security Programme.  More details on GIFS can be found here: https://gentleinterventionsforsecurity.home.blog

Willing to supervise PhD

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2013 2019

Behaviour Prediction: The Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data

Hinds, J., 2019, CREST Security Review.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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
39 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Applied Psychology
Inhibition (Psychology)
Computer-mediated Communication
1 Citation (Scopus)

Promoting awareness of depression with a mobile application: a usability study and evaluation

Noori, S., Mansor, E. I., Ibrahim, N. & Hinds, J., 16 Feb 2017, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on User Science and Engineering, i-USEr, 2016. IEEE, p. 57-62 6 p. 7857934

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

Mobile Applications
2 Citations (Scopus)
103 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Episodic Memory
Inhibition (Psychology)
Computer-mediated Communication