Professor of Cyber Psychology
After a BSc(Hons) Psychology (London), I completed a MSc Information Systems at Portsmouth University. Drawing on these two areas, I then undertook PhD research which used social-psychological theory and methods to investigate and understand the impacts of computer-mediated communication on language and social interaction. Following my PhD, I moved to Bournemouth University where I have pursued research investigating many aspects related to the psychological impact of technology and the internet on interaction across different sectors of society. See ‘Research’ and ‘Publications’ for details.
My interests in Psychology learning and teaching are wide-ranging and I have presented and published papers on a variety of topics such as: psychological literacy, widening participation, employability, teaching psychology to computing and cybersecurity students and using online discussion to develop critical thinking and online facilitation skills. Recently, I worked on a funded project investigating online reflection and the benefits of students sharing reflections.
I am a Chartered Psychologist and have been actively involved in the British Psychological Society for over 20 years. I completed a 3-year term as Editor of the BPS Journal 'Psychology Teaching Review' and another 3 years as Chair of the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology (DART-P).
I am very keen to supervise HDR students. At my previous University I have recently supervised the following PhD students to completion:
2019 P Wilkinson ‘Digital games developed for the social and emotional learning of children’ (2nd supervisor)
2019 G Ollis ‘Helping software developers to help each other: applying psychology to facilitate understanding among professional software developers.’ (1st supervisor)
2018 S Hodge ‘Morality in videogames’ (1st supervisor)
2018 H Thackray ‘Anonymous hackers: Online group processes, social identity and cyber security’ (2nd Supervisor)
2017 H Almakky, ‘Facebook user interface design to suit the culture in Saudi Arabia’ (2nd supervisor)
2017 A Shahri, ‘Engineering Motivation as a Supplementary Requirement in Socio-technical Systems’ (2nd supervisor)
For a list of Professor Taylor-Jackson's publications, please click here.