I am a Psychologist at the University of East Anglia (UEA) who is interested in the Psychology of Risk including judgments, perceptions and behaviour. I am particularly focussed upon digital / online / Cyber Risks. I have used a range of approaches including individual differences, surveys, psycho-biological approaches and incentivised economic games (where decisions have financial consequences). I am also particularly interested in psychological aspects of Risk Assessment. I have a wider interest in psychological processes involved with risk judgments across a broad range of hazards including gambling, climate change, social work decisions and health & medicines. See here for a full list of publications.
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I am interested in risk-taking and regulation across different types of digital media. Digital risks are often unclear or unknown. They are not visceral in the way that physical risks are. To date I have carried out work in three main areas:
Risk assessment and the identification of hazards is a very important step in protecting people. However, there is considerable variability in hazard identification. I am interested in what psychological factors might influence risk assessment. See here.