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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

Key Publications

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  • #BetterHealth, Talbot, C., Branley-Bell, D. 10 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Health Psychology
  • Cluster randomized controlled trial of volitional and motivational interventions to improve bowel cancer screening uptake, 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, 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
  • People with eating disorders saw their symptoms worsen during the pandemic, Branley-Bell, D., Talbot, C. 24 Aug 2020
  • Promoting colorectal cancer screening: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of interventions to increase uptake, Tsipa, A., O'Connor, D., Branley-Bell, D., Day, F., Hall, L., Sykes-Muskett, B., Wilding, S., Taylor, N., Conner, M. 13 May 2020, In: Health Psychology Review
  • The Crux of Cookies Consent: A Legal and Technical Analysis of Shortcomings of Cookie Policies in the Age of the GDPR, Seuchter, G., Prossnegg, S., Beimrohr, V., Branley-Bell, D. 28 Feb 2020, In: Jusletter IT

Qualifications

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

Professional Activity

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.


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