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Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, University of Cambridge

I am an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where I work on misinformation, vaccine hesitancy and online extremist recruitment. My PhD research (2020) examined media discourse in the Donetsk and Luhansk "People's Republics" in eastern Ukraine.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    ESRC postdoctoral fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2020–2020
    Google Jigsaw postdoctoral fellow, University of Cambridge

Education

  • 2020 
    University of Cambridge, PhD in Slavonic Studies
  • 2015 
    Maastricht University, Master of Arts in Politics & Society
  • 2014 
    Uppsala University, Master of Science in Sustainable Development
  • 2012 
    Leiden University, Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies

Publications

  • 2021
    The language of conspiracy: A psychological analysis of speech used by conspiracy theorists and their followers on Twitter, Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
  • 2021
    Active inoculation boosts attitudinal resistance against extremist persuasion techniques – A novel approach towards the prevention of violent extremism, Behavioural Public Policy
  • 2020
    Inoculating Against Fake News About COVID-19, Frontiers in Psychology
  • 2020
    Differentiating Item and Testing Effects in Inoculation Research on Online Misinformation, Educational and Psychological Measurement
  • 2020
    Long-term effectiveness of inoculation against misinformation: Three longitudinal experiments, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
  • 2020
    Prebunking interventions based on "inoculation" theory can reduce susceptibility to misinformation across cultures, Harvard Misinformation Review
  • 2020
    Good news about Bad News: Gamified inoculation boosts confidence and cognitive immunity against fake news, Journal of Cognition
  • 2020
    Breaking Harmony Square: A game that “inoculates” against political misinformation, Harvard Misinformation Review
  • 2020
    Susceptibility to misinformation about COVID-19 around the world, Royal Society Open Science
  • 2019
    Fake news game confers psychological resistance against online misinformation, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
  • 2018
    The fake news game: actively inoculating against the risk of misinformation, Journal of Risk Research

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    WhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation
    Role:
    Research on misinformation
    Funding Source:
    WhatsApp Inc
  • 2016
    CEELBAS-CDT Doctoral Research Grant
    Role:
    3-year PhD research grant
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • 2016
    Doctoral Award
    Role:
    3-year PhD maintenance grant
    Funding Source:
    University of Cambridge

Honours

2020 Frank Prize in Public Interest Communications