Research student, School of Psychology
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As an Endeavr Wales funded Human Factors Cyber Psychology PhD Student supervised by Dr Phil Morgan, I work as part of the Human Factors Excellence Research Group (HuFEx) at Cardiff University – a group of ~40 Cardiff University Staff and PGR students - and with Airbus Defence and Space.
Using a multitude of experimental methods using various physiological and behaviour measures (e.g. pupil dilation, eye-tracking), I will be developing a series of experiments collecting objective and subjective data to advance our understanding of the risks and strengths of human decision making within the workplace environment. From this, I shall examine possible interventions designed to target specific potentially maladaptive behaviours – thus attempting to bridge the gap between research and practice.
2015-2019: BSc (Hons) Psychology with Professional Placement, Cardiff University
My main research interests are primarily related to Decision Making, Human Factors, and Cyber Psychology, but also have a keen interest in Forensic Psychology. For my PhD, I will be investigating factors that influence the risk of cyber-attack from a human-focused perspective such as cognitive effort, temporal discounting, and awareness of time stress in connection with potential individual vulnerabilities.
Current and future PhD-related research will collaborate between the Human-Centered Cyber Security group based at Airbus and Cardiff University.
October 2018 - Present: Undergraduate Final Year Project - The effects of difficulty and reporting routine on subjective evaluation of task performance.
Oct 2017 – June 2018: Research Assistant, Section of Forensic Psychiatry, Cardiff University
Undergraduate final year project
The effects of difficulty and reporting routine on subjective evaluation of task performance
Previous research suggested when prior self-control resource depletion is present together with the opportunity to cheat, human participants exhibited dishonest behaviour in the form of over-reporting performance. However, it is unclear whether such behaviour persists when the source of resource depletion is the task itself. Using a between-subject design, I examined the effect of task difficulty and report routine on participants’ behavioural performance in a metrics task, as well as their subjective evaluations. I am currently continuing data collection for this project as a postgraduate, and exploring further related experiments in relation to my PhD. Once data collection has been completed, I will be able to determine how these manipulations may significantly affect behaviour.
Forensic research placement
Created and developed a systematic review examining literature identifying and evaluating clear relationships between modifiable aspects of child-parent contact whereby the parent is separated by means of incarceration without the need of specialist skills and children’s outcomes currently in drafting for publication. Completed GCP training and attended advanced searching workshops. Presented research project at OHRN-C meetings, a Crime in Mind Seminar at East London NHS HQ, and the IAFMHS conference 2018 in Antwerp.
Modifiable aspects of child-parent contacts after a parent is imprisoned: A systematic review
Background: Large numbers of children across the world have at least one parent in prison for at least part of their childhood. Various harms have been attributed to that, although many factors are thought to confound these relationships. Many are hard to influence, but child contact arrangements should be an easy target for optimisation.
Aims: To generate a list of child-parent prison contact conditions which would require no specialist delivery skills to modify and find out which have clear relationships with child outcomes. Final parts of data extraction and searching are currently underway, along with drafting of a paper for publication.