We are an interdisciplinary team of social scientists, designers and computer scientists.
Dr. Adam Joinson, Lab director
Adam is Director of the Interactions Lab, and Reader in Information Systems at the University of Bath. He has research interests in technology and privacy, trust and security, computer-mediated communication, mobile location, electronic marketing and privacy, online research methods and social media and users.
Dr. Gordon Ingram, Research Officer
Gordon is a developmental psychologist and cognitive anthropologist working on the SIREN project. He is currently researching patterns of peer conflict in local schools. He has wider interests in the interplay between social cognition and language use, from developmental, evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives.
James Dove, Research Officer
James broadly researches web 2.0 virtual communities. Specific approaches of interest in this research include linguistics (particularly LIWC) and Grounded Theory.
Simon Jones, Research Officer
Simon is completing his PhD in computer science at the University of Bath, and works at the lab on projects linking social network analysis with large online communities.
Dave is a PhD student with a research interest that centres around the psychology of communication online, with a specific interest in privacy, sharing, and forming relationships.
Ben’s research interest centre on tension which occurs when self-presenting in front of multiple and overlapping social spheres.
Chris is focusing on the ways organisations can benefit from the wealth of ideas present in social network conversations to create and increase the adoption of new innovations.
Irene joined the lab in January 2012 to begin work on a PhD exploring ideology and online communities
Sam joined the lab in Dec 2011 to study for a PhD on the topic of online leadership