Brittany Davidson

Research Associate, University of Bristol

Brittany is a research associate in Bristol Cyber Security Group. Her work is focused on cybercriminal behaviour within and across online communities. She previously did her CREST funded PhD at the University of Bath, supervised by Professor Adam Joinson as part of the Understanding And Countering Online Behaviour programme. Read more about this project here.

She is primarily interested in online behaviour and identity, and how this may or may not change over time and across contexts. She utilises a mixed methodological approach, where she has used a variety of general statistical techniques, computational approaches to behavioural data/digital traces (e.g., machine learning, ‘big’ data analytics), and qualitative methods (e.g., thematic analysis, repertory grids).

Additionally, she has interests in technology and society, where she has researched objective smartphone measurement (digital traces) with the PsychSensor Lab (Lancaster University). Outside of academia, she has worked in both the private and public sector, for both Lloyds Banking Group (Risk and Digital Risk) and the Cabinet Office.

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Social Role Evolution of an Ideological Online Community

Social Role Evolution of an Ideological Online Community by Brittany I. Davidson, Simon Jones, Professor Adam Joinson and Dr Joanne Hinds. What stimulates one user’s progression to...Read More »

Shape Shifting Across Social Media

Shape Shifting Across Social Media by CREST doctoral researcher Brittany Davidson. This poster presents Davidson’s research which investigates user interaction and behaviour across social media...Read More »

Shape Shifting Across Social Media

Shape Shifting Across Social MediaShape Shifting Across Social Media by CREST Doctoral Researcher Brittany Davidson. Brittany’s poster presents a mixed methods study that seeks to investigate user interaction...Read More »

Why networks matter

Adam Joinson & Brittany Davidson outline why we should study networks, and how doing so can provide insights for security practitioners. What are networks?...Read More »

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