About

I am a Graduate Technician Support Fellow at the University of Lincoln. I work as a Technician (0.6 FTE) in the School of Psychology and hold a fully funded PhD scholarship (0.4 FTE) studying "Mobile Technology Use and the Extended Self".

My latest PhD project is exploring whether smartphone screen time and application use is related to people's health and individual differences. You can read the pregistration here: https://osf.io/5g9v6/

My first PhD study explored how smartphone logs collected via mobile applications can provide rich and objective information on a persons smartphone use behaviours. This was a collaboration with Sally Andrews, David Ellis and Lukasz Piwek. Read Here!

Thomas Wilcockson, David Ellis and myself, have published a paper discussing what data is needed when measuring smartphone use: Read Here!

When considering data minimisation and the collection of data for targeted advertising, I have explored with collegues whether a simple digital trace, notably, whether a person owns an iPhone and Android can predict a persons personality and demographics. Read the paper here!

I am interested in the human-computer relationship and understanding why we use technology. I have proposed a theory with David Ellis and Fenja Ziegler. Read Here!

I am also exploring how machine learning algorithms can be used by behavioral scientists to enhance data analysis and visualisations.