Helen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a joint appointment across DJCAD and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Dundee. She is currently working on an EPSRC funded research project with Professor Wendy Moncur (TAPESTRY: Trust, authentication and privacy over a decentralised social registry). This research examines how people establish trust in different online contexts, including crowdfunding and online dating. By understanding the factors influencing trust behaviour, the research will demonstrate how this might be manipulated by fraudsters, and work towards solutions that reduce user vulnerability.
Helen’s background is in Cyberpsychology, and she previously completed her PhD at Lancaster University. This research examined the psychological factors influencing susceptibility to email fraud, with particular emphasis on cognitive (e.g. inhibition, cognitive reflection) and situational (e.g. time pressure, email relevance) influences. She has also worked previously at the University of Central Lancashire, researching the influence of behavioural and physiological factors in the detection of insider threat.
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