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Josephine Cooper
PhD Student


After completing my undergraduate and Masters degree at the University of Exeter I spent three months as a research assistant for Professor Manuela Barreto. This research was in collaboration with the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences Athena SWAN working group. During this research we investigated female student experiences in typically male dominated disciplines.

Following this, I was offered an EPSRC funded PhD studentship under the supervision of Professor Mark Levine and Dr Andrew Livingstone. This project will explore surveillance in the digital age. Specifically, I will investigate the interplay between social identity and attitudes towards algorithmic surveillance. As algorithmic surveillance is an integral part of internet economy, I aim to examine how surveillance can balance the needs of both the consumer and provider.  

Broad research specialisms

  • Social Identity
  • Attitudes within social networks
  • Attitudes towards algorithmic surveillance
  • Gender and discrimination


Psychology, Bsc (Hons) First class, University of Exeter, 2011-2014

Social and Organisational Psychology, MSc, Distinction with Dean’s commendation. University of Exeter 2014-2015.

Awarded the MSc Prize in Social and Organisational Psychology for best overall performance (2014/2015)

Contact details

AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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