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Dr Lisa Thomas

Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychology

Lisa Thomas 255 Lisa is currently a Senior Researcher within the Psychology and Communication Technology (PaCT) Research Group in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. She is working with Professor Pam Briggs on a large collaborative EPSRC project - ‘Identity Management – Public Responses to Identity Technologies and Services’ (IMPRINTS). The project is looking at influences on the public to engage and/or disengage with identity management practices, services and technologies of the future. These involve, among others, new forms of biometric authentication, innovative ‘smart’ tokens like ID or customer cards, jewellery, garment, or further enhanced smart phones.

Lisa successfully gained her Psychology BA (Hons) from the University of Sheffield in 2004. She then went on to study for her MSc in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey, which she gained in 2006. Lisa then studied for a PhD at Northumbria University, exploring the perceptions of Location-Based Services, refining a theoretical model to predict intentions to use this emerging technology. Her research included the perspectives of diverse user groups within the local community to better understand how people feel about privacy and security when using LBS technology. She successfully gained her doctorate in 2011. 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Digital Design Considerations for Volunteer Recruitment, Thomas, L., Pritchard, G., Briggs, P. 5 Jun 2019, The 9th International Conference on C&T - Transforming Communities, ACM
  • Technology to Mediate Role Conflict in Motherhood, Thomas, L., Sillence, E., Elsey, V., Simpson, E., Moody, L. 2 May 2019, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • A Life Story in Three Parts, Thomas, L., Farrow, E., Aylett, M., Briggs, P. 1 Aug 2018, In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Exploring Digital Remediation in Support of Personal Reflection, Thomas, L., Briggs, P., Kerrigan, F., Hart, A. 1 Feb 2018, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
  • Understanding social media and identity work in young people transitioning to university, Thomas, L., Briggs, P., Hartley, A., Kerrigan, F. 1 Nov 2017, In: Computers in Human Behavior
  • Assessing the Value of Brief Automated Biographies, Thomas, L., Briggs, P. Feb 2016, In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Detecting important life events on Twitter using frequent semantic and syntatic subgraphs, Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P., Alani, H. 29 Oct 2016, In: IADIS International Journal on WWW/INTERNET
  • My Life On Film, Aylett, M., Thomas, L., Green, D., Shamma, D., Briggs, P., Kerrigan, F. 7 May 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '16, New York, ACM
  • Reminiscence through the Lens of Social Media, Thomas, L., Briggs, P. 14 Jun 2016, In: Frontiers in Psychology


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