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Thomas Hughes-Roberts

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology


Dr Hughes-Roberts is a Lecturer in Computing and Technology.

Career overview

After gaining a first-class (Hons) in Computing from Liverpool John Moores University, Dr Hughes-Roberts went on to study an EPSRC-funded MSc in Computer Network Security (Distinction). Following this he studied for a PhD in Privacy and Human Computer Interaction at the University of Salford while also working as a Teaching Assistant in the School of Computing, Science & Engineering. Dr Hughes-Roberts joined Nottingham Trent University in 2012 and continues his interest in the design of technology from a user perspective, with a focus on internet development.

Research areas

Dr Hughes-Roberts research interests include:

  • Behaviour as a reaction to the design of the User Interface.
  • The effect of technology on end-users and how they can be designed for a greater, positive impact.
  • The role of technology in education and learning.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate work towards an MPhil / PhD in the School of Science and Technology exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Doctoral School.


Privacy as a secondary goal problem: an experiment examining control. Hughes-Roberts T, HAISA 2014, Plymouth, 2014, 69-79

Visualization of system log files for post-incident analysis and response. Haggerty J and Hughes-Roberts T, HCI (2014), Heraklion, Crete, 2014, 23-32

On-line privacy behavior: using user interfaces for salient factors. Hughes-Roberts T and Kani-Zabihi E, Journal of Computer and Communications, 2014, 2 (4), 220-231

Privacy and social networks: is concern a valid indicator of intention and behaviour? Hughes-Roberts T, SocialCom 2013, Washington DC, USA, 2013, 909-912.

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