Sarah is a is a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer within the Department of Psychology. Sarah is currently Module Leader for the undergraduate Year One tutorials. Sarah also teaches on a range of undergraduate psychology courses including Research Methods, Professional Practice, Work Based Practice and Social Development in Children and Adolescents. She also supervises 3rdyear projects.
Having gained a degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Psychology followed by a PGCE in Secondary ICT, Sarah began her career as a teacher of secondary education specialising in ICT and Computing and, in that role, rose to Head of Department. Her interests in digital technology use led her to retrain in Psychology which, in turn, took her into academia.
Sarah’s research interests primarily involve digital technology use and online vulnerability. She is particularly interested in how people engage with and interact on social media sites and FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Sarah is also interested in how digital technology can be applied in an educational context.
Sarah is on the editorial staff of QWERTY an international interdisciplinary journal of technology, culture and education.
- Cyber Psychology
- Social media use (by adolescents and adults)
- Motivations for digital technology use
- Online vulnerability / risk / safety