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Research Chair in Applied Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Pam holds a Research Chair in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University and am a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University. She is a Co-Director of the UK Centre for Digital Citizens, a 5-year collaboration with the Universities of Newcastle, Edinburgh and UCL and is one of the founder members of the UK's Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cybersecurity. Her research addresses issues of trust, privacy, identity and security in the digital world and her most recent publications highlight issues of inclusivity and diversity in digital engagement. She has contributed to three UK Government Office for Science reports (The Future of Identity; Using Behavioural Insights to Improve the Public’s Use of Cyber Security Best Practice and Responsible Use of Data) and to the European Commission’s (2017) report Cybersecurity in the European Digital Single Market.


  • 1992–2021
    Professor, Northumbria University