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Pam BriggsSocial Science

Pam is a Professor in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University. Her research addresses issues of identity, security, privacy and trust, with recent publications in usable security, cybersecurity nudges and public attitudes to digital identity management.

Pam is a founder member of the UK’s Research Institute in the Science of Cybersecurity and is an investigator on current RCUK funded projects in relation to digital identity; cybercrime and, most recently, cybersecurity across the lifespan (EPSRC).

She has co-authored two UK Government Office for Science reports (The Future of Identity; Using behavioural insights to improve the public’s use of cyber security best practice), made a recent contribution to an EU workshop on Secure Digital Identities as part of the EC’s Scientific Advice Mechanism and is associate editor of the journal Trust Management.

Example of key publications:

Encinas, E., Blythe, M., Lawson, S., Vines, J., Wallace, J., & Briggs, P. (2018, April). Making Problems in Design Research: The Case of Teen Shoplifters on Tumblr. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 72). ACM.

Nicholson, J., Coventry, L., & Briggs, P. (2018). Introducing the cybersurvival task: assessing and addressing staff beliefs about effective cyber protection. In Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security ({SOUPS} 2018) (pp. 443-457).

Nicholson, J., Coventry, L., & Briggs, P. (2017). Can we fight social engineering attacks by social means? Assessing social salience as a means to improve phish detection. In Thirteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security ({SOUPS} 2017)(pp. 285-298).

van Bavel, R., Rodríguez-Priego, N., Vila, J., & Briggs, P. (2019). Using protection motivation theory in the design of nudges to improve online security behaviorInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studies123, 29-39.




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