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Chloe Ryding


School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Francesca Chloe Ryding is a Lecturer in Psychology and a member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group. At present, Francesca teaches on first and second-year Research Methods and Statistics modules, in addition to the third year Professional Practice module. Francesca also supervises MSc projects.

Career overview

Francesca received her BSc(Hons) in Psychology from Edge Hill University, before undertaking her PhD at Nottingham Trent University in 2018. Following the completion of her thesis, she joined NTU as a lecturer in 2021.

Research areas

Francesca’s main research areas are in the area of Cyberpsychology. Francesca is a mixed-methods researcher with strong qualitative and quantitative skills and experience. Some of Francesca’s main research interests are:

  • Social networking sites and mental health
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder and body image
  • Social networking and user behaviour online

External activity

Francesca is currently a committee member of the BPS East Midlands Branch.


Hadlington, L., Harkin, L.J., Kuss, D., Newman, K., & Ryding, F. C. (2022). Perceptions of fake news, misinformation and disinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative exploration. Psychology of Popular Media. Advance online publication.

Ryding, F.C, & Kuss D.J. (2020). Passive objective measures in the assessment of problematic smartphone use: A systematic review. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 11.

Ryding, F.C, & Kuss, D.J. (2020). The use of social networking sites, body image dissatisfaction and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A systematic review of psychological  research. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 9(4), 412–435.

Ellis, D. A., Kaye, L. K., Wilcockson, T., & Ryding, F. C. (2018). Digital Traces of Behaviour Within Addiction: Response to Griffiths (2017). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(1), 240–245.

Ryding, F.C., Kaye, L.K. (2018). “Internet Addiction”: A Conceptual Minefield. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16, 225–232.