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Research interests

Richard is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath.

His main area of research is the use of digital technology to support learning. He has long term interest in computer supported collaborative, with a particular interest in the role of technology for supporting the resolution of inter-individual conflict. He is currently interested in the use of tablet, such as the iPad, for supporting children’s learning of physics.

A second interest is in the use of digital games for supporting students learning. For example, he has recently been involved in a project exploring the use of a racing car simulation game called ‘Racing Academy’ for supporting students learning of engineering.

Richard has general interest in gender and the use of new information communication technology. His research predominately makes use of experimental methods, and he is a member of the Cognition, Affective Science & Technology Laboratories (CASTL) research group.

Research interests

  • Social context and learning and development
  • Digital Technology and Learning
  • Computer supported Collaborative learning
  • Digital Games and learning
  • Gender and Information Communications Technology

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Mind and Body Programme Evaluation

Joiner, R.



Project: UK charity

Research Output

Self-harm prevalence and ideation in a community sample of cis, trans and other youth

Butler, C., Joiner, R., Bradley, R., Bowles, M., Bowes, A., Russell, C. & Roberts, V., 2019, In : International Journal of Transgenderism. 20, 4, p. 447-458 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Gender differences in response to Facebook status updates from same and opposite gender friends

    Joiner, R., Cuprinskaite, J., Dapkeviciute, L., Johnson, H., Gavin, J. & Brosnan, M., 1 May 2016, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 58, p. 407-412 6 p., CHB3903.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    273 Downloads (Pure)

    Two studies investigating gender differences in response to facebook status updates

    Joiner, R., Dapkeviciute, L., Johnson, H., Gavin, J. & Brosnan, M., Jul 2015, Proceedings of the 9th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), 2015. Quercia, D. & Hogan, B. (eds.). AAAI Press, p. 622-625 4 p.

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

  • Constantly connected - The effects of smart-devices on mental health

    Harwood, J., Dooley, J. J., Scott, A. J. & Joiner, R., May 2014, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 34, p. 267-272 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 68 Citations (Scopus)
    299 Downloads (Pure)


    An Exploration of the Relationship between Contextual School Factors and the Mental Well-Being of Students Recognised as Experiencing SEBD

    Author: Learoyd-Smith, S., 31 Dec 2012

    Supervisor: Daniels, H. (Supervisor) & Joiner, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

    Attachment Relationships in Long-Term Foster Care: The Function and Role of Animals

    Author: Rockett, B., 16 Apr 2014

    Supervisor: Carr, S. (Supervisor) & Joiner, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    Impression formation on social network sites during university transition

    Author: Doodson, J., 1 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Gavin, J. (Supervisor) & Joiner, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


    The construction of a common identity through online discourse: a socio-cultural study of a virtual community

    Author: Perrotta, C., 1 Dec 2009

    Supervisor: Joiner, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD