Cyberpsychology is a scientific inter-disciplinary domain that focuses on the psychological phenomena which emerge as a result of the human interaction with digital technology, particularly the Internet.
Cyberpsychology Section Committee
Chair - Dr Linda KayeShow content
Dr Linda K. Kaye is a Chartered Psychologist of the BPS and is a founding member of the BPS Cyberpsychology Section.
Linda is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University and specialises in areas relating to cyberpsychology and explores ways in which online settings can promote social inclusion and well-being.
Her current research focuses on social identities and stereotypes in digital gaming, as well as how online behaviours relate to perceptions and processing.
Chair Elect - Dr Dawn Branley-BellShow content
Dr Dawn Branley Bell is a Chartered Psychologist of the BPS. She is a committee member of the BPS Cyberpychology Section, and was a member of the steering group involved in formation of the section. Dawn is a Research Associate in the Psychology for Communication Technology (PaCT) Lab at Northumbria University. She specialises in online behaviour, behaviour change, cybersecurity, eHealth/mHealth, and technology to promote positive behaviours and positive interventions. She is also interested in research around self-harm, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, and associated online support/communication.
Secretary - Dr Lisa OrchardShow content
Dr Lisa J. Orchard is a Graduate member of the BPS. She is a Senior Lecturer within Psychology at The University of Wolverhampton. She specialises in social cyberpsychology and specifically social media use in relation to individual differences.
Her current research focuses on the role of social media within breastfeeding promotion, support, and decision-making.
Treasurer - Dr Graham ScottShow content
Dr Graham Scott is based at UWS
Committee Member - Conference Lead - Beth BellShow content
Bio to follow
Committee Member - Dr Chris FullwoodShow content
Dr Chris Fullwood is a reader in Cyberpsychology in the Psychology Department at the University of Wolverhampton, chartered member of the BPS and coordinator of the CRUW Cyberpsychology Research Cluster. He is a founding member of the BPS Cyberpsychology section and current liaison to the BPS Research Board. His research interests chiefly focus on online impression management and he sits on the editorial board for the journal Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking. He has published extensively in the field, edited numerous textbooks, chaired international conferences and helped to develop a masters in Cyberpsychology.
Committee member - Dr Helen JonesShow content
Dr Helen Jones is a Chartered Member of the BPS and currently serves on the Cyberpsychology Section committee. She is part of the editorial board for the Cyberpsychology Bulletin – the section’s regular member update. She currently works as a User Researcher within UK Government. Prior to this she was an academic researcher focused predominantly on human aspects of cyber security. Other interests include development of trust online, online decision-making and user centred design.
Committee Member - Dr George GeorgiouShow content
Dr George Georgiou is an Associate Fellow of the BPS and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The University of Hertfordshire. He specialises in the fields of cyberpsychology, cognition, & well-being. His current research in cyberpsychology focuses on the problematic usage of the internet, the impact of digital technology on cognitive function and psychological well-being, and game transfer phenomena.
Committee Member - Dennis Relojo-HowellShow content
Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg, a digital publication that focuses on psychology, mental health, and wellness. He's doing a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Edinburgh, and his research project explores the viability of blogging as an intervention to promote resilience in young people.
Committee Member - Dr Catherine TalbotShow content
Dr Catherine Talbot is a cyberpsychologist specialising in social media, health, and qualitative methods and is currently a Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University.
She is interested in positive technology usage by people with stigmatised health conditions, and how technologies can be developed to promote social inclusion and foster wellbeing.
Her current research focuses on the social identities of people with dementia in online settings.
Committee Member - Dr Chris StiffShow content
Dr Chris Stiff is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Keele University.
Committee Member - Dr Darren ChadwickShow content
Dr. Darren D. Chadwick is an Associate Fellow of the BPS. He is a Reader in Applied Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He specialises in the use of information and communication technologies by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their carers. His current cyberpsychology research considers digital inclusion, identity and online risks for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and carer use of online support groups.
Committee Member - VacantShow content
This position is vacant
Co-opted as Industry Liaison rep - Dr Paul MarsdenShow content
Paul lectures in fashion psychology at UAL (University of the Arts London), with a focus on the psychology of wearable technology. He also runs digitalwellbeing.org, a site dedicated to summarising research on the impact of digital technology and AI on human wellbeing. In industry, Paul promotes the need for guidelines on the responsible use of AI and autonomous agents in connected technology and marketing.
Co-opted as Practitioner rep - Frances AckroydShow content
Frances Ackroyd is a Member of BPS CyberPsychology and Defence sections and of the Division of Occupational Psychology.
She serves on the CyberPsychology committee as Practitioner Representative, linking industry, academic and government contacts together to promote and share research and best practice.
With a consulting background in organisational and technology-driven change, Frances currently coaches and conducts programmes varying from performance improvement in connected, digital environments to understanding human factors risks and behaviours in cyber-security.
Her research focuses on innovation, cultural and behavioural change, with particular interest in how people interact with technology in different contexts.
PsyPAG rep - Christopher LeechShow content
Bio to follow