Dr Ryan BoydLecturer in Behavioural Analytics
I'm deeply interested in what a person's behavior can tell us about why they do what they do. For the past several years, I have been conducting researcon verbal behavior in particular -- not just what a person says, but how they say it. Do words reveal a person's core motives? Can we accurately deduce what a person is thinking based on what they say online, face-to-face, or privately? These are the types of questions that keep me up at night.
Most broadly, I'm interested in virtually any behavior that can tell us about a person's underlying motivations.
Centre for Research and Evidence on SEcurity Threats (CREST)
01/10/2020 → 30/09/2023
The arc of narrative
The language of the COVID-19 pandemic
Linguistic analysis of borderline personality disorder
Psychology and verbal behavior
How to talk about your feelings: The peculiar relationship between words and emotions
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Workshop: "The Post-Antibiotic World"
Participation in workshop, seminar, course
The Psychology of Language
Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: Language and Computation (Journal)
PLoS ONE (Journal)