University of Bath

Adam Joinson holds the post of ‘Professor of Information Systems’ at the University of Bath, School of Management. His research focuses on the interaction between psychology and technology, with a particular focus on how technology can be to shape behaviour, social relations and attitudes. Recently this work has taken in privacy attitudes and behaviors, the social impact of monitoring technology, computer-mediated communication and communication behaviors and the human aspects of cyber-security and security compliance. The EPSRC, ESRC, EU, British Academy and UK Government have funded this work, and he has published over 60 articles in the field, as well as editing the Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology (OUP, 2007), and authoring two books on psychology and technology. He is principal investigator for the cSALSA project, and co-investigator for the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats ( His personal website is:

Simon Jones has a first degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (on automated privacy control in online social networks) from the University of Bath. During his PhD, he also worked as a Research Associate and Software Engineer for Designability (formerly the Bath Institute for Medical Engineering) (2010-2012), developing assistive communication technologies for people living with dementia. Following his PhD, he worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Management at the University of Bath (2012 - 2013) and in the Behavioural Research Lab at the University of the West of England (2013), exploring methods for studying rapport, power and interaction using computational linguistics and data mining techniques in online communities. In August 2013, he joined the EPSRC Language of Collaborative Manufacturing (LOCM) project as a Research Associate at the University of Bath, developing new methods for capturing and analysing the content of communications and digital objects in large engineering organisations. In 2015, he became a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, where he is currently a Co-Investigator on the LOCM and cSALSA projects, and conducts research in areas related to privacy, security, communication analysis, personal informatics, and data visualisation.

Emily Collins is a post-doctoral researcher working on the cSALSA project.

Kate Muir is a Research Associate in the School of Management, University of Bath, and is a post-doctoral researcher working on the cSALSA project. Kate is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with the British Psychological Society. Her research interests include face to face and computer mediated forms of human communication, and social and personality influences upon communication behaviors and autobiographical memory.

Ana Levordashka is a post-doctoral researcher working on the cSALSA project.

Samanatha North is a PhD student associated with cSALSA, funded by the University of Bath

Cranfield University

Darren Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Science at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the UK. In his current role Darren is Head of the Information Operations Group within the Centre for Electronic and Information Warfare. Darren has worked in the field of Military Influence since 2002. He lectures on Information Operations, Psychological Warfare and Military Deception. His current research work in the area of Protective Security & Risk looks at organisational behaviour change and counter-deception. He is a Visiting Fellow at the School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth and a Co-Investigator within the ESRC Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats ( Darren has worked extensively across the public and private sector and in both a consultancy and academic capacity for government organisations tasked with national security.

University of Northumbria

Pam Briggs is a Professor in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University and a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University. She uses value–centred, inclusive design methods to address issues of privacy, security, identity and trust in the context of personal and work computing and has over 100 journal articles and conference publications in this field. She is a founder member of the UK’s Research Institute in the Science of Cyber Security (RISCs) and is a co-investigator on the a £2.5m research centre on Cloud Crime (CRITiCaL – Combatting cRiminals In The Cloud) and PI for a £1.35m EPSRC award (Reel Lives: personal documentaries constructed from digital data), in collaboration with Edinburgh, Open and Birmingham Universities. Her work on identity management and authentication includes an exploration of privacy and personal security issues across the lifespan and was showcased in the RCUK/UUK publication Big Ideas for the Future: UK research that will have a profound effect on our future and in may 2016 she led an international workshop on Everyday Surveillance ( She contributed a driver review for the UK Government Office for Science report ‘The Future of Identity’; co–authored the GOS report ‘Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice’ and contributed to the GOV UK report on ‘Responsible use of Data’. She is an associate editor for The Journal of Trust Management and for Digital Health.

Lynne Coventry is Professor and Director of the Psychology and Communication Technology (PaCT) Laboratory at Northumbria University. Her research in human computer interaction is focussed upon security and privacy behaviours but with a specific recent focus upon older adults. Lynne worked as a Research Manager in R&D for many years (including aspects of usable security at NCR) before returning to academia in 2009. She is Northumbria’s lead investigator for a Euro 4.2 Million Horizon 2020 project (ACANTO), a project that includes exploration of privacy issues for technology that supports the mobility of older adults and is Northumbria lead for a £1.1 million EPSRC/GCHQ funded project (Chaise) which is one of the core projects in the UK’s Research Institute of the Science of Cybersecurity. She is the lead author on a Government Office for Science Report on ‘Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice’ and was a member of the Blackett Review for the GOS 2014 Report ‘The Internet of Things: Making the most of the Second Digital Revolution’ and co–author on the ESRC/Dstl commissioned review on cyber situational awareness, that highlighted the trust and privacy issues surrounding Big Data and IoT.

James Nicholson is a post-doctoral researcher working on the cSALSA project. James is interested in usable security and authentication, as well as cybersecurity and technology for the ageing population. He has previously worked in the EPSRC- & GCHQ-funded Choice Architecture for Information Security (ChAISe) project at PaCT Lab (Northumbria University) as well as the Social Inclusion for the Digital Economy (SiDE) and TEDDI projects at Open Lab (Newcastle University). He obtained my BSc Information Systems from Newcastle University in 2008, and an MRes Psychology from Northumbria University in 2009. James’ PhD work – completed in 2012 – explored user authentication in the context of older adults under the supervision of Professor Lynne Coventry and Professor Pam Briggs.

Ben Morrison is a PhD student associated with cSALSA, funded by the University of Northumbria.

University of Portsmouth

Debi Ashenden is Professor of Cyber Security in the School of Computing. She was previously Head of the Centre for Cyber Security & Information Systems at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the UK where she was responsible for the MSc in Cyber Defence & IA (which has provisional certification from GCHQ) and the MSc in Cyberspace Operations. She is the CREST ( lead for Protective Security & Risk. Debi is also the first National Technical Authority Fellow appointed by CESG.

Debi has had a number of articles on information security published, presented at a range of conferences and has co-authored a book for Butterworth Heinemann, ‘Risk Management for Computer Security: Protecting Your Network & Information Assets’. Her research has been funded by: EPSRC, ESRC, Technology Strategy Board, Home Office, Fujitsu, Police IT Organisation, MoD, DTI, Cabinet Office, Dstl and CESG.