Pam Briggs | Visiting Professor

Pam Briggs

Pam holds a Research Chair in Applied Psychology at Northumbria University and is a long-time collaborator of the Open Lab, working in social media and interaction design, with a specific focus on trust, identity, security and inclusion. Her collaborative projects have been showcased in the British Council's celebration of UK-Canada Innovation and in RCUK and UUK's publication: Big Ideas for the Future: UK research that will have a profound effect on our future.

Current awards include a £1.35m EPSRC award on digital personhood as Principal Investigator on a project entitled "Reel Lives: personal documentaries constructed from digital data" (; a five year NIHR programme on shared patient experience ( and a Horizon 2020 award on the use of robotic friends in support of ageing and mobility (,


Simple nudges for better password creation
Nicholson J, Vlachokyriakos V, Coventry L, Briggs P, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018)1-15


How might crime-scripts be used to support the understanding and policing of cloud crime?
Warren S, Oxburgh G, Briggs P, Wall D, International Conference on Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust (HAS 2017)539-556


My life on film
Aylett MP, Thomas L, Green DP, Shamma DA, Briggs P, Kerrigan F, CHI EA '16 Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems3379-3386
Everyday surveillance
Briggs P, Churchill E, Levine M, Nicholson J, Pritchard GW, Olivier P, 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts in Human Factors in Computing System CHI EA '163566-3573
Personality and Social Framing in Privacy Decision-Making: A Study on Cookie Acceptance
Coventry LM, Jeske D, Blythe JM, Turland J, Briggs P, Frontiers in Psychology


Nudging towards security; Developing and application for wireless network selection for android phones
Turland J, Coventry L, Jeske D, Briggs P, van Moorsel A, British HCI '15 2015 British HCI Conference193-201
Using IMUs to identify supervisors on touch devices.
Kharrufa A, Nicholson J, Dunphy P, Hodges S, Briggs P, Olivier P, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2015565-583
Crowdsourcing and CCTV: the Effect of Interface, Financial Bonus and Video Type
Dunphy P, Nicholson J, Vlachokyriakos V, Briggs P, Olivier P, School of Computing Science Technical Report Series22
How to Drive a London Bus: Measuring Performance in a Mobile and Remote Workplace
Pritchard G, Briggs P, Vines J, Olivier P, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15)1885-1894


SCENE: A structured means for creating and evaluating behavioral nudges in a cyber security environment
Coventry L, Briggs P, Jeske D, Van Moorsel A, DUXU 2014: Design, User Experience, and Usability. Theories, Methods, and Tools for Designing the User Experience229-239
Digitally driven: how location based services impact the work practices of London bus drivers
Pritchard G, Vines J, Briggs P, Thomas L, Olivier P, CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems3617-3626
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