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Dr Dawn Branley-Bell

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Dr Dawn Branley-Bell is an Associate Professor of Cyberpsychology & Director of the Psychology and Communication Technology Lab (PaCT Lab) at Northumbria University. She is a Medical Research Foundation Fellow, Chartered Psychologist (cPsychol.) and Chair of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Cyberpsychology Section.

You can find her on Twitter @TheCyberPsyche

Dawn Branley-Bell

Dr Branley-Bell specialises in cyberpsychology, health and wellbeing, and online behaviour. She has a keen interest in online communication around eating disorders, and self-harm, and the use of tech for health-related interventions. Other interests include exploring the positive side of internet usage, cybersecurity, and behaviour change.

She is the Principal Investigator for the RHED-C project (Remote Healthcare for Eating Disorders throughout COVID-19): https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/rhedc/

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • #BetterHealth: A qualitative analysis of reactions to the UK government’s better health campaign, Talbot, C., Branley-Bell, D. 1 Apr 2022, In: Journal of Health Psychology
  • Cyber Insurance from the stakeholder's perspective: A qualitative analysis of barriers and facilitators to adoption, Branley-Bell, D., Coventry, L., Briggs, P. 29 Sep 2022, EuroUSEC 2022 , New York, US, ACM
  • Exploring Age and Gender Differences in ICT Cybersecurity Behaviour, Branley-Bell, D., Coventry, L., Dixon, M., Joinson, A., Briggs, P. 21 Oct 2022, In: Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies
  • Holding Your Hand on the Danger Button: Observing User Phish Detection Strategies Across Mobile and Desktop, Dixon, M., Nicholson, J., Branley-Bell, D., Briggs, P., Coventry, L. 19 Sep 2022, In: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
  • Developing and Validating a Behavioural Model of Cyberinsurance Adoption, Branley-Bell, D., Gómez, Y., Coventry, L., Vila, J., Briggs, P. 24 Aug 2021, In: Sustainability
  • Digitalization and Democracy: Thoughts to the discussion on E-Voting, Seuchter, G., Branley-Bell, D., Prossnegg, S. 1 Mar 2021, Cybergovernance, Bern, Weblaw
  • “It is the only constant in what feels like a completely upside down and scary world”: Living with an Eating Disorder during COVID-19 and the importance of perceived control for recovery and relapse., Branley-Bell, D., Talbot, C. 1 Dec 2021, In: Appetite
  • Like this meta-analysis: Screen media and mental health, Ferguson, C., Kaye, L., Branley-Bell, D., Markey, P., Ivory, J., Klisanin, D., Elson, M., Smyth, M., Hogg, J., McDonnell, D., Nichols, D., Siddiqui, S., Gregerson, M., Wilson, J. 25 Oct 2021, In: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Examination: PhD Viva Examination 2023
  • Membership of committee: The British Psychological Society (External organisation) 2021
  • Editorial work: Frontiers in Psychology (Journal) 2020
  • Editorial work: The British Psychological Society (Publisher) 2020
  • Editorial work: BPS Cyberpsychology Bulletin (Journal) 2019
  • Membership of committee: The British Psychological Society (External organisation) 2019

  • Psychology PhD
  • Psychology MRes
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)


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