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Alexandra Brookes

Associate lecturer / PhD researcher, Aberystwyth University

My main research interests concern online fraud awareness and prevention. Specifically, my current research project aims to identify the human factors in decision making that may make individuals vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The output of this project will be principles of best practice for both employees and the general public to utilise when engaging with potentially fraudulent messages online.

Other recently completed projects and areas of research include the use of technology to support learning and engage students in higher education.


  • 2018–2022
    PhD Candidate , Aberystwyth University
  • 2020–2021
    Associate Lecturer, Aberystwyth University


  • 2017 
    Aberystwyth University , MPhil Psychology
  • 2014 
    Aberystwyth University , Criminology with Applied Psychology BSc Econ


  • 2020
    Personality and Individual Differences, Personality, emotion, and individual differences in response to online fraud
  • 2019
    Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, The psychology of internet fraud victimisation: A systematic review
  • 2017
    AUTEL 2017, Audio-feedback versus Written-feedback: A Dialogic Insight

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Aber Doc Scholarship
    Funding Source:
    Aberystwyth University