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Dr Dawn Branley-Bell

Research Fellow

Department: Psychology

Dr Branley-Bell is a chartered psychologist (cPsychol.) specialising in cyberpsychology. Her research interests include internet/social media use, 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. Dr Branley-Bell is a committee member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) cyberpsychology section, and editorial team member for the BPS Cyberpsychology Bulletin.

Dawn Branley-Bell

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr Branley-Bell is a chartered psychologist (cPsychol.) specialising in cyberpsychology. Her research interests include internet/social media use, 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. Dr Branley-Bell is a committee member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) cyberpsychology section, and editorial team member for the BPS Cyberpsychology Bulletin.

Key Publications

  • 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. 10 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Health Psychology
  • 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. 9 Jul 2021, In: Appetite
  • Promoting Cybersecurity Culture Change in Healthcare, Branley-Bell, D., Coventry, L., Sillence, E. 29 Jun 2021, 14th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2021, New York, ACM
  • Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you, Branley-Bell, D. 15 Mar 2021
  • Behavioural Issues in Cybersecurity, Vila, J., Briggs, P., Branley-Bell, D., Gomez, Y., Coventry, L. 19 Dec 2020, Security Risk Models for Cyber Insurance, Abingdon, Routledge
  • Cluster randomized controlled trial of volitional and motivational interventions to improve bowel cancer screening uptake: A population-level study, Wilding, S., Tsipa, A., Branley-Bell, D., Greenwood, D., Vargas-Palacios, A., Yaziji, N., Addison, C., Kelly, P., Day, F., Horsfall, K., Conner, M., O'Connor, D. Nov 2020, In: Social Science and Medicine
  • Cyber-risk in healthcare: Exploring facilitators and barriers to secure behaviour, Coventry, L., Branley-Bell, D., Sillence, E., Magalini, S., Mari, P., Magkanaraki, A., Kalliopi, A. 2020, HCI for Cybersecurity, Privacy and Trust, Switzerland, Springer
  • Effects of Childhood Trauma, Daily Stress, and Emotions on Daily Cortisol Levels in Individuals Vulnerable to Suicide, O'Connor, D., Branley-Bell, D., Green, J., Ferguson, E., O'Carroll, R., O'Connor, R. Jan 2020, In: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • Exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and UK lockdown on individuals with experience of eating disorders, Branley-Bell, D., Talbot, C. 24 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Eating Disorders

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Psychology PhD August 07 2017
  • Psychology MRes October 01 2010
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) July 01 2008


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