Miss Georgia Crossland

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Georgia completed a BSc (Hons) at Royal Holloway, University of London in Psychology and a MSc in Clinical Psychology at King's College London.

Previously, Georgia's research interests have been in clinical psychology and disaster response.

More recently, Georgia's research interests surround in human factors in cyber security, particularly in the workplace. Her PhD has the provisional title of 'The Applications of Social Psychology to Cyber Security Communications and Behaviours'. 

This PhD project deploys interdisciplinary research from the social sciences (primarily social psychology and cyber behaviour) to further develop a human factors approach to the understanding of cyber security behaviours, both within the workplace and home environments. The focus of the work is on both cyber security communications and behaviour, and will include the examination of methods for behavioural change. Both qualitative and quantitative psychological research methods with be employed in this research, such as the use of focus groups and questionnaires. These research methods will allow for both exploratory investigations in this field, and for more experimental testing of theory and hypotheses. The findings and outputs of this human factors research will have applications to the design of cyber security policy, cyber security awareness campaigns and training tools, and to the design of interfaces for security software.

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