Dr Heather Shaw

Lecturer in Psychology

Research Overview

My current research is positioned in the interdisciplinary fields of Behavioural Analytics and Computational Social Science. Specifically, I explore the digital footprints people leave behind following human-computer interactions, and how these can be utilised on a grand scale to answer key psychological questions within security, social psychology, personality, and health. My work has a strong methodological focus, developing new ways we can study human behaviour ‘in situ’, outside of the laboratory, through utilising contemporary technologies.