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Dr. Jo Bryce

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology

Darwin Building, DB208

+44 (0) 1772 89 3437

jbryce@uclan.ac.uk

Jo is research active within the area of psychology and is a member of the Aggression Research Group.

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Jo Bryce is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. Her research interests focus 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. She is also working on projects relating to cybercrime and offending behaviour. Her work informs 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. Her research involves collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders (e.g., policy-makers, enforcement, industry, educators, charities, young people) in research planning, conduct and dissemination. She is currently working on the EU DAPHNE funded Project deSHAME which focuses on developing evidence-based approaches to preventing and responding to peer-related online sexual harassment among young people. She is a member of the Evidence Group of the UK Council on Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS).

Research Activities

2019: Project deSHAME 2: Digital Exploitation and Sexual Harassment Among Minors in Europe

European Commission Directorate Action Grants to Support National or Transnational Projects on Multi-Agency and Multi-Disciplinary Cooperation to Respond to Violence Against Women and/or Children, and on Tackling Underreporting

REC-AG-2018/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2018 (€328,811)
Partners: Childnet (UK), Save the Children (Denmark) and Kek Vonal (Hungary).  

2017-2019: Project deSHAME: Digital Exploitation and Sexual Harassment Among Minors in Europe

European Commission Directorate Action Grants to Support National or Transnational Projects on Multi-Agency and Multi-Disciplinary Cooperation to Respond to Violence Against Women and/or Children, and on Tackling Underreporting

JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/MULT& RPRT (€550,181)
Partners: Childnet (UK), Save the Children (Denmark) and Kek Vonal (Hungary).

2014-15: Assessing Vulnerable Victims Project

European Commission Directorate Action Grants (Criminal Justice).

JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2925 (€280,590)
Partners: Lancashire Constabulary, Victim Support

2008-2011: COUNTER Project - 217514 (Research Coordinator & Scientific Lead)

European Commission FP7 (approx. £1,000,000) 
Partners: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria), Università Commerciale ‘Luigi Bocconi’ (Italy), Univerza V Ljubljani (Slovenia), Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)

2006-2007: ISCA and INSAFE Projects (UK Awareness Node Lead & Project Coordinator)

European Commission Safer Internet Plan (£150,000)
Partners: Awareness Nodes in 24 EU Member States

Publications

Journal articles

Bryce, J., Al Mutawa, N., Franqueira, V. N. L., Marrington, A., & Read, J. C. (2019). Behavioural Digital Forensics Model: Embedding Behavioural Evidence Analysis into the investigation of digital crimes. Digital Investigation, 28, 70-82.

Parkes, R., Graham-Kevan, N., & Bryce, J. (2018). "You don't see the world through the same eyes any more": The impact of sexual offence work on Police staff. The Police Journal, 1-23.

Parkes, R., Graham-Kevan, N., & Bryce, J. (2018). ‘I put my “police head” on’: Coping strategies for working with sexual offending material. The Police Journal, 1-27.

Franqueira, V. N. L., Bryce, J., Al Mutawa, N., & Marrington, A. (2018). Investigation of indecent images of children cases: Challenges and suggestions collected from the trenches. Digital Investigation, 24, 95-105.

Project reports

Project deSHAME (Childnet, Save the Children Denmark, Kek Vonal, UCLan) (2017). Young People’s Experiences of Online Sexual Harassment. JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/MULT& RPR. London: Childnet International.

Livingstone, S., Davidson, J., Bryce, J., Batool, S., Haughton, C., & Nandi, A. (2017). Children's Online Activities, Risks and Safety: A Literature Review by the UKCCIS Evidence Group. London: LSE Consulting.

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Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • PS2010 Research Methods: Quantitative
  • PS2015 Research Methods: Qualitative
  • PS2800 Forensic Psychology
  • PS3015 Crime and Consequences
  • PS3900 Project Supervision
  • PS4401 Behavioural Dynamics of Cybercrime
  • PS4403 Safeguarding Children and Young People in the Online Environment
  • PS4900 MSc Project Supervision

Current PhD Students

Saqba Batool (Online Sexual Exploitation)

Ruth Parkes (Experiences of criminal justice professionals who analyse sexual offending material)

Dawn Ecclestone (Human trafficking)

Cindy Chan (Coercive behaviours in online sexual exploitation)

Natalie Yates (Risk assessment for online sexual exploitation)