Is modern technology ruining your life?

Is modern technology ruining your life?

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Lancaster Royal Grammar School Assembly Hall, Lancaster, Lancashire - View Map

Open to

Alumni, Applicants, Postgraduates, Prospective Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

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Event Details

Dr David Ellis will be giving a public lecture on the impact of technology on our lives.

It is almost impossible to avoid laptops, social media, emails, and smartphones. Many of these technologies were developed to help organise our lives, while others promise to keep us fitter and happier for longer.

But does all this technology have unintended consequences?

As the UK Government launches an enquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health, this talk will explore how scientists at Lancaster and beyond are starting to understand the psychological impact of our digital existence.

Doors open at 6pm and the talk begins at 6.30pm, with tea and coffee served beforehand.

About the speaker

David Ellis holds a 50th Anniversary Lectureship in Psychology at Lancaster University and an Honorary Research Fellowship at The University of Lincoln. He previously obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, followed by an MSc and PhD (2013). Much of his work considers how markers of technology use (often referred to as digital traces) can reveal information about people and their behaviour. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals across psychology, medicine, and computer science with results often re-appearing on radio and television including BBC Breakfast, Radio 4 and, The World Service. For more information please go to

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Contact Details

Name Dr Rhian McLaughlin

Telephone number

+44 1524 592994