Dr Lisa Thomas
Lisa has recently completed a PhD exploring the perceptions of Location-Based Services, refining a theoretical model to predict intentions to use this emerging technology. Her research also included the perspectives of diverse user groups within the local community to better understand how people feel about privacy and security when using technology which can identify them. She completed a BA in Psychology at the University of Sheffield, and an MSc in Environmental Psychology at the University of Surrey before joining the Psychology and Communication Technology (PaCT) research group at Northumbria University in 2008. She has written papers for NordiCHI 2010, BritishHCI 2011, and presented her work at various events across the North East. She is now a senior researcher in PaCT.