I am currently working on a range of projects within the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub.
My PhD thesis looked at crowdfunding in the creative industries, particularly looking at attitudes and motivation, and the roles of altruism and reciprocity in backing behaviour.
I have a multi-disciplinary research background grounded in psychology and human factors. My research interests revolve around how motivation, human values, and attitudes relate to behaviour. I am especially interested in participation in groups/crowds, particularly online (eg citizen science, social media, crowdfunding) and in technology-mediated activities. In addition I am also interested in the (positive) effects of the online world on psychological wellbeing, the role of autonomous systems in wellbeing, and science communication.