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 Avelie Stuart

Avelie Stuart

Research Fellow

 Washington Singer 

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

I am a postdoctoral research fellow working on the EPSRC funded project STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare (EP/P01013X/1), which aims to help coordinate the "circles of support" (from relatives and neighbours, to the voluntary sector, social workers, paid carers, and medical professionals) with both wearable and smart home technologies to enhance the social and technical resilience of these circles of support.

I also do research on privacy, digital technology use, and social identity.

I use mixed methods including experimental, linguistic, and interactional methodologies.

Previous projects:

-Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the Wisdom of Groups: This project draws on social identity theory to understand how individuals learn from or benefit from their group memberships in order to manage privacy when using pervasive and ubiquitous technologies such as smartphones and lifelogging cameras.

-PhD (Murdoch University): My PhD research examined how activists and advocates adapt their identity rhetoric strategically in order to resist negative stereotypes (e.g. about being "professional protesters" or "extremists"), and how some nominally politically supportive people engage in "strategic inaction" in order to manage reputational concerns.

Qualifications

BA (Psychology) with Honours, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2009)
PhD (Psychology), Murdoch University, Western Australia (2014)

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Research

Research interests

My current research project is the EPSRC funded project STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare (EP/P01013X/1), which aims to help coordinate the "circles of support" (from relatives and neighbours, to the voluntary sector, social workers, paid carers, and medical professionals) with both wearable and smart home technologies to enhance the social and technical resilience of these circles of support.

My previous project, Privacy Dynamics, was on privacy, social identities, and ubiquitous technology (such as smartphones and lifelogging devices).

I study questions such as:

  • How do technologically mediated social interactions (e.g. sharing information online) influence interpersonal and intergroup processes?
  • How do groups influence individual’s privacy/disclosure behaviours, and when do ingroup members take action to protect sensitive information about the group?
  • How do people respond to various surveillance technologies – in particular, how and why will people resist surveillance?

I also have ongoing work in discourse and communications, such as:

  • Examining the linguistic markers of social identity processes. Working with colleagues from Australia (Emma Thomas and Craig McGarty), and Bath (Laura Smith), we are identifying when people who are engaged in a social interaction have come to a point of consensus and formed a new social identity; and working with Miriam Koschate-Reis and Mark Levine (Exeter), we are developing a tool that can detect the linguistic profiles of different social groups, and identify if people have a particular social identity salient at the time of writing a piece of text.
  • The rhetorical use of notions of “choice”, “individuality”, and the “personal”, and how they can be invoked to separate oneself from an undesirable group association (such as an “extremist” political faction), or be used to justify unequal status relations. For example, I have worked with Ngaire Donaghue (Murdoch University) and Tim Kurz (University of Exeter) on how the idea of “women’s free choice” renders systematic prejudices towards women less visible.

And work on political mobilization for social change:

  • In one line of research I investigate the intragroup processes that cause people to stop engaging in political activism, including negative stereotypes of activists, conflict between personal autonomy and group membership, and interpersonal conflict
  • Determining predictors of positive attitudes towards stigmatised groups or outgroups, rather than what predicts prejudice. For example, in a study with Joel Anderson (Australian Catholic University) and Isabel Rossen (University of Western Australia) we are examining the role of social justice principles in predicting positive attitudes towards asylum seekers in Australia.
  • Investigating the motivations behind non-traditional forms of collective action (i.e. minority rights), such as community volunteering and advocacy.
  • With collaborators (Matteo Vergani, Craig McGarty, and others) we are investigating the role of terrorism threat in Euroscepticism and support for Eurosceptic parties.

Grants/Funding:

2013 Society for Australasian Social Psychology small grant scheme, with collaborators Joel Anderson (ACU), Anna Cooke (UQ), and Isabel Rossen (UWA), $500.

2013 Society for Australasian Social Psychology travel grant, $500.

2010-2013 Murdoch University Research Scholarship, AU$23,000 p.a.

Research networks

I have current external collaborations with academics from the Software Engineering and Design group at Open University (http://sead.open.ac.uk/), academics from the Cyber Security Research Centre at Lancaster University (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/security-lancaster/research/cyber-security/), and Age UK Exeter (https://www.ageuk.org.uk/exeter/).

 

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Thomas EF, McGarty C, Stuart A, Smith LGE, Bourgeois L (2018). Reaching consensus promotes the internalization of commitment to social change. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 22, 615-630. Full text.
Stuart A, Thomas EF, Donaghue N (2018). “I don't really want to be associated with the self-righteous left extreme”: Disincentives to participation in collective action. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6 Abstract.
Stuart A, Levine M (2017). Beyond ‘nothing to hide’: When identity is key to privacy threat under surveillance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(6), 694-707. Abstract.  Full text.
Price BA, Stuart A, Calikli G, McCormick C, Mehta V, Hutton L, Bandara AK, Nuseibeh B (2017). Logging you, logging me: a replicable study of privacy and sharing behaviour in groups of visual lifeloggers. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol, 1
Thomas EF, McGarty C, Lala G, Stuart A, Hall LJ, Goddard A (2015). Whatever happened to Kony2012? Understanding a global internet phenomenon as an emergent social identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(3), 356-367. Abstract.
Stuart A, Thomas EF, Donaghue N, Russell A (2013). “We may be pirates, but we are not protesters”: Identity in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Political Psychology, 34(5), 753-777. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Vergani M, Bliuc A-M, Stuart A, Badea C, Muntele D, McGarty C (2019). United in diversity, divided in adversity? Support for right-wing Eurosceptic parties in the face of threat differs across nations. Frontiers in Psychology Full text.
Thomas EF, McGarty C, Stuart A, Smith LGE, Bourgeois L (2018). Reaching consensus promotes the internalization of commitment to social change. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 22, 615-630. Full text.
Stuart A, Thomas EF, Donaghue N (2018). “I don't really want to be associated with the self-righteous left extreme”: Disincentives to participation in collective action. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6 Abstract.
Stuart A, Levine M (2017). Beyond ‘nothing to hide’: When identity is key to privacy threat under surveillance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(6), 694-707. Abstract.  Full text.
Price BA, Stuart A, Calikli G, McCormick C, Mehta V, Hutton L, Bandara AK, Nuseibeh B (2017). Logging you, logging me: a replicable study of privacy and sharing behaviour in groups of visual lifeloggers. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol, 1
Anderson JR, Stuart A, Rossen I (2015). Not all negative: Macro justice principles predict positive attitudes towards asylum seekers in Australia. Australian Journal of Psychology, 67(4), 207-213. Abstract.  Full text.
Thomas EF, McGarty C, Lala G, Stuart A, Hall LJ, Goddard A (2015). Whatever happened to Kony2012? Understanding a global internet phenomenon as an emergent social identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(3), 356-367. Abstract.
Stuart A, Thomas EF, Donaghue N, Russell A (2013). “We may be pirates, but we are not protesters”: Identity in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Political Psychology, 34(5), 753-777. Abstract.
Stuart A, Donaghue N (2012). Choosing to conform: the discursive complexities of choice in relation to feminine beauty practices. Feminism and Psychology, 22(1), 98-121. Abstract.
Stuart A, Kurz T, Ashby K (2012). Damned if you do and damned if you don't: the (Re)production of larger breasts as ideal in criticisms of breast surgery. Australian Feminist Studies, 74(27), 405-420. Abstract.  Full text.

Chapters

Morgenroth T, Stuart A (2020). Gender and psychology. In Naples N (Ed) Companion to Gender Studies, Wiley Press. Full text.
Thomas EF, McGarty C, Stuart A, Lala G, Pedersen A (2017). Education and social participation: Civic identity and civic participation in formal and informal education contexts. In Mavor KI, Platow MJ, Bizumic B (Eds.) Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, Routledge. Full text.

Conferences

Bennasar M, McCormick C, Price B, Gooch D, Stuart A, Mehta V, Clare L, Bennaceur A, Cohen J, Bandara A, et al (2019). A Sensor Platform for Non-invasive Remote Monitoring of Older Adults in Real Time.  Abstract.
Bennasar M, Price B, Stuart A, Gooch D, McCormick C, Mehta V (2019). Knowledge-Based Architecture for Recognising Activities of Older People. 23rd International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems. 4th - 6th Sep 2019.
Bennasar M, McCormick C, Price B, Gooch D, Stuart A, Mehta V, Clare L, Bennaceur A, Cohen J, Bandara AK, et al (2019). STRETCH: a Sensor Platform for Non-Invasive Remote Monitoring of Older People in Real Time. KES InMed 2019. 17th - 19th Jun 2019. Full text.
Rafiq Y, Dickens L, Russo A, Bandara AK, Calikli G, Yang M, Stuart A, Levine M, Price BA, Nuseibeh B, et al (2017). Learning to Share: Engineering Adaptive Decision-Support for Online Social Networks. 2017 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2017). 30th Oct - 3rd Nov 2017. Abstract.  Full text.
Stuart A, Levine M (2017). The co-regulation of privacy in public with wearable cameras. European Association of Social Psychology. 4th - 9th Jul 2017. Full text.
Calikli G, Law M, Bandara AK, Russo A, Dickens L, Price BA, Stuart A, Levine M, Nuseibeh B (2016). Privacy Dynamics: Learning Privacy Norms for Social Software. 11th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. 16th - 17th May 2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Stuart A, Levine M (2016). The threat to identities posed by arbitrary surveillance. International Society of Justice Research. 20th - 23rd Jul 2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Stuart A, Levine M (2015). When will people resist surveillance: First they need to notice it, then identify the source. International Society for Political Psychology. 21st - 26th Jun 2015. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by year


2020

Morgenroth T, Stuart A (2020). Gender and psychology. In Naples N (Ed) Companion to Gender Studies, Wiley Press. Full text.

2019

Bennasar M, McCormick C, Price B, Gooch D, Stuart A, Mehta V, Clare L, Bennaceur A, Cohen J, Bandara A, et al (2019). A Sensor Platform for Non-invasive Remote Monitoring of Older Adults in Real Time.  Abstract.
Bennasar M, Price B, Stuart A, Gooch D, McCormick C, Mehta V (2019). Knowledge-Based Architecture for Recognising Activities of Older People. 23rd International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems. 4th - 6th Sep 2019.
Bennasar M, McCormick C, Price B, Gooch D, Stuart A, Mehta V, Clare L, Bennaceur A, Cohen J, Bandara AK, et al (2019). STRETCH: a Sensor Platform for Non-Invasive Remote Monitoring of Older People in Real Time. KES InMed 2019. 17th - 19th Jun 2019. Full text.
Vergani M, Bliuc A-M, Stuart A, Badea C, Muntele D, McGarty C (2019). United in diversity, divided in adversity? Support for right-wing Eurosceptic parties in the face of threat differs across nations. Frontiers in Psychology Full text.
Stuart AC, Levine M (2019). “Oh no, not a group!” a thematic analysis of people’s reasons for not joining social, activity, and health groups.  Abstract.

2018

Thomas EF, McGarty C, Stuart A, Smith LGE, Bourgeois L (2018). Reaching consensus promotes the internalization of commitment to social change. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 22, 615-630. Full text.
Stuart A, Thomas EF, Donaghue N (2018). “I don't really want to be associated with the self-righteous left extreme”: Disincentives to participation in collective action. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6 Abstract.

2017

Stuart A, Levine M (2017). Beyond ‘nothing to hide’: When identity is key to privacy threat under surveillance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(6), 694-707. Abstract.  Full text.
Thomas EF, McGarty C, Stuart A, Lala G, Pedersen A (2017). Education and social participation: Civic identity and civic participation in formal and informal education contexts. In Mavor KI, Platow MJ, Bizumic B (Eds.) Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, Routledge. Full text.
Rafiq Y, Dickens L, Russo A, Bandara AK, Calikli G, Yang M, Stuart A, Levine M, Price BA, Nuseibeh B, et al (2017). Learning to Share: Engineering Adaptive Decision-Support for Online Social Networks. 2017 32nd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2017). 30th Oct - 3rd Nov 2017. Abstract.  Full text.
Price BA, Stuart A, Calikli G, McCormick C, Mehta V, Hutton L, Bandara AK, Nuseibeh B (2017). Logging you, logging me: a replicable study of privacy and sharing behaviour in groups of visual lifeloggers. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol, 1
Stuart A, Levine M (2017). The co-regulation of privacy in public with wearable cameras. European Association of Social Psychology. 4th - 9th Jul 2017. Full text.

2016

Calikli G, Law M, Bandara AK, Russo A, Dickens L, Price BA, Stuart A, Levine M, Nuseibeh B (2016). Privacy Dynamics: Learning Privacy Norms for Social Software. 11th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems. 16th - 17th May 2016. Abstract.  Full text.
Stuart A, Levine M (2016). The threat to identities posed by arbitrary surveillance. International Society of Justice Research. 20th - 23rd Jul 2016. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Anderson JR, Stuart A, Rossen I (2015). Not all negative: Macro justice principles predict positive attitudes towards asylum seekers in Australia. Australian Journal of Psychology, 67(4), 207-213. Abstract.  Full text.
Thomas EF, McGarty C, Lala G, Stuart A, Hall LJ, Goddard A (2015). Whatever happened to Kony2012? Understanding a global internet phenomenon as an emergent social identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(3), 356-367. Abstract.
Stuart A, Levine M (2015). When will people resist surveillance: First they need to notice it, then identify the source. International Society for Political Psychology. 21st - 26th Jun 2015. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Stuart A, Thomas EF, Donaghue N, Russell A (2013). “We may be pirates, but we are not protesters”: Identity in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Political Psychology, 34(5), 753-777. Abstract.

2012

Stuart A, Donaghue N (2012). Choosing to conform: the discursive complexities of choice in relation to feminine beauty practices. Feminism and Psychology, 22(1), 98-121. Abstract.
Stuart A, Kurz T, Ashby K (2012). Damned if you do and damned if you don't: the (Re)production of larger breasts as ideal in criticisms of breast surgery. Australian Feminist Studies, 74(27), 405-420. Abstract.  Full text.

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  • PSY3412: The Psychology of Gender

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