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Dr Jo Bryce

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Computer Science
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Jo's research interests and teaching focuses on the psychological, social and forensic aspects of the Internet and related technologies, with a specific focus on their use by young people, associated risk exposure and internet safety. This aims to inform evidence-based approaches to the development and delivery of educational materials and training packages for education and child protection.

Jo has been involved in a variety of research projects in the area of online behaviour, risk and child protection. This had led her to publish a variety of related academic and stakeholder reports. She teaches on a variety of topics related to safeguarding online, cybercrime and forensic psychology, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods. She also supervises Undergraduate, Masters and PhD research in these areas.

Jo has been involved in a variety of research projects in the area of online behaviour, risk and child protection throughout her career. Her research focuses on informing evidence-based approaches to the development and delivery of educational materials and training packages for education and child protection, parents and young people which promote Internet safety and media literacy. This had led her to publish a variety of related academic and stakeholder reports. She teaches on a variety of topics related to safeguarding online, cybercrime and forensic psychology, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods. She also supervises Undergraduate, Masters and PhD research in these areas.

  • PhD in Psychology, University of Manchester, 2001
  • BA Honours in Psychology with International Relations, Staffordshire University

Modules Taught

  • PS1045 - Current Topics in Psychology II
  • PS1640 - Psychology of the Media
  • PS2010 - Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Methods
  • PS2015 - Psychological Research 2: Qualitative Methods
  • PS2800 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • PS3015 - Crime: Impacts and Consequences
  • PS3900 - Psychology Project
  • PS4401 - Behavioural Dynamics of Cybercrime
  • PS4403 - Safeguarding in the Online Env
  • Online child sexual offending, cyberbullying and online harassment, digital forensics, safeguarding online, cybercrime.
  • Member of the Evidence Group of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and Editor of the UKCCIS Research Highlights Series