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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