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Senior Research Associate, University of Portsmouth

Helen holds a PhD from Bournemouth University, where she was based in the Departments of Psychology and Computing. Her interdisciplinary research studied the effects of social identity and social group processes on individuals involved in hacking communities.

In addition, she holds an MSc in Contemporary Identities (Sociology), from the University of Bristol, and a BA (Hons) in Politics and Italian from Swansea University. During her time at Bournemouth Helen was involved in the design and delivery of Cyberpsychology modules aimed at undergraduate and Masters level Computing and Cyber Security students. Helen’s research interests include: cyberpsychology, cybersecurity, online behaviour, qualitative methodologies, and social psychology.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher, Bournemouth University


  • 2013 
    University of Bristol, MSc