Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

Liz is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University and a member of the PaCT (Psychology and Communication Technologies) Lab. Liz’s research interests are focused on trust and online interactions in particular within the domains of e-health and financial security.

She is currently examining decision making and advice exchange within an online context and has recently been involved with a project exploring cyberbullying behaviours in teenagers.

Liz’s background is in psychology, ergonomics and human-computer-interaction. She has also written on ethical issues in mobile human-computer-interaction and has a keen interest in qualitative methodologies.

She has attracted (as Co-investigator) large research council grants both in the UK and jointly with colleagues in the USA. She has published numerous articles on trust, security and online communication and has presented her work at national and international conferences.

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Recent Publications

  • Davinson, N., & and Sillence, E (2014). Using the health belief model to explore users' perceptions of `being safe and secure' in the world of technology mediated financial transactions. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 72 (2). pp. 154-168. ISSN 1071-5819


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