Professor in Applied Psychology, Northumbria University

Pam is a Professor in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University. Her research addresses issues of security, privacy and trust, with recent publications in usable security, cyber security nudges and public attitudes to digital identity management.

Pam is a founder member of the UK’s Research Institute in the Science of Cybersecurity and is a member of the EPSRC funded Northern Cloud Crime Centre. She has co-authored two UK Government Office for Science reports (The Future of Identity; Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice) and is associate editor of the journal Trust Management.

In recent years, she has led an international workshop on Everyday Surveillance (San Jose); was invited to speak at the 4th Infosecurity Leadership Summit (London); the European Information Security Summit (London) and the European Commission’s High Level Group of Scientific Advisors, to contribute to a workshop on Secure Digital Identities as part of the EC’s Scientific Advice Mechanism (Vilnius).

She is about to embark on a H2020 project addressing the role of cyberinsurance in people’s judgment of cyber-risk.

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Recent Publications

  • Briggs, P., Jeske, D and Coventry, L. (2016). Behaviour Change Interventions for Cybersecurity: Using Protection-Motivation Theory as a Framework. In L. Little, E. Sillence and A. Joinson (Eds) Behavior Change Research and Theory: Psychological and Technological Perspectives. Elsevier.
  • Coventry, Lynne, Jeske, Debora, Blythe, John, Turland, James and Briggs, Pamela (2016) Personality and Social Framing in Privacy Decision-Making: A Study on Cookie Acceptance. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (1341). ISSN 1664-1078
  • Jeske, D., Briggs, P. & Coventry, L. (2016). Exploring the relationship between impulsivity and decision-making on mobile devices. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 20: 545-557.
  • Jeske, D., McNeill, A., Coventry, L., Briggs, P. (2016). Security Information Sharing via Twitter: “Heartbleed” as a Case Study. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 12(4), ePub.


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