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Dr Avelie Stuart

Dr 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 informing the development of digital technologies, including smart homes, mobile apps, and wearables, by drawing on social psychological and related disciplinary theory, and through working with end users. As a team we use these technologies to conduct out-of-the-lab, behavioural and socio-ethnographic research to make advances in social problems such as: health and wellbeing, privacy and security, social identities and loneliness. 

Current projects:

2020-2022- EPSRC funded project, "Social and Emotional Resilience for the Vulnerable Impacted by COVID-19 Emergency". This project aims to design and implement a digital platform for research on and support of emotional well-being of older people (>50) impacted by COVID-19 social distancing.

2017-2020, EPSRC funded project, “Socio-technical Resilience for Targeted Community Healthcare” (STRETCH), EP/P01013X/1. This project aims to help coordinate older people's "circles of support" (from relatives and neighbours, to the voluntary sector, social workers, paid carers, and medical professionals) with wearable and smart home technologies to enhance the social and technical resilience of the older person and their circles of support.

2018-2023, EPSRC platform grant, “Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering”(25% FTE): the aim of this platform grant is to support strategic, multi-disciplinary, crosscutting research activities that underpin modern software engineering of pervasive and ubiquitous computing systems, which themselves inhabit a complex and changing socio-technical world.

Previous projects:

-“Other Ways to Connect? The Social Connectedness of Older People and the Impact of Technology.”  Universities of Queensland and Exeter Institute. This initiator project aimed to understand the design challenges of technologies used by older people for social connections.

-Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the Wisdom of Groups, EPSRC: 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, Philosophy) with Honours, Murdoch University, Western Australia (2009)
PhD (Psychology), Murdoch University, Western Australia (2014)

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Research

Research interests

I am a postdoctoral research fellow working on informing the development of digital technologies, including smart homes, mobile apps, and wearables, by drawing on social psychological and related disciplinary theory, and through working with end users. As a team we use these technologies to conduct out-of-the-lab, behavioural and socio-ethnographic research to make advances in social problems such as: health and wellbeing, privacy and security, social identities and loneliness. 

Current projects:

2020-2022, EPSRC funded project, "Social and Emotional Resilience for the Vulnerable Impacted by COVID-19 Emergency". This project aims to design and implement a digital platform for research on and support of emotional well-being of older people (>50) impacted by COVID-19 social distancing.

2017-2020, EPSRC funded project, “Socio-technical Resilience for Targeted Community Healthcare” (STRETCH), EP/P01013X/1. This project aims to help coordinate older people's "circles of support" (from relatives and neighbours, to the voluntary sector, social workers, paid carers, and medical professionals) with wearable and smart home technologies to enhance the social and technical resilience of the older person and their circles of support.

2018-2023, EPSRC platform grant, “Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering”(25% FTE): the aim of this platform grant is to support strategic, multi-disciplinary, crosscutting research activities that underpin modern software engineering of pervasive and ubiquitous computing systems, which themselves inhabit a complex and changing socio-technical world.

Previous projects:

-“Other Ways to Connect? The Social Connectedness of Older People and the Impact of Technology”, Universities of Queensland and Exeter Institute. This initiator project aimed to understand the design challenges of technologies used by older people for social connections.

-"Privacy Dynamics: Learning from the Wisdom of Groups", EPSRC: 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.

General research interests:

  • Social approaches to health and wellbeing
  • Social-relations and group-based approaches to privacy and security
  • Technologically mediated social relations
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Informal support networks for older people
  • Loneliness
  • Collective behaviour/group dynamics
  • Interdisciplinary working

Grants/Funding Received:

  • 2020: Researcher Co-Investigator, "SERVICE: Social and Emotional Resilience for the Vulnerable Impacted by the COVID-19 Emergency", EPSRC, £400,000.
  • 2019: Co-Principal Investigator, "Robots for Disasters", GW4 seed funding, £4,072.
  • 2018-2023: Researcher, EPSRC, Platform Grant “SAUSE: Secure, Adaptive, Usable Software Engineering”, £250,000 (funding 25% of my time).
  • 2017-2020: Researcher, EPSRC, “STRETCH: Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare”, £1M.
  • 2016: Above and Beyond Employee Recognition Award, University of Exeter. £500.
  • 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

Koschate-Reis M, Dickens L, Stuart A, Naserian E, Russo A, Levine M (In Press). Predicting a Salient Social Identity from Linguistic Style.  Abstract.
Stuart A, Bandara AK, Levine M (2019). The psychology of privacy in the digital age. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13(11). Abstract.  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.
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

Zhang M, Bandara A, Price B, Pike G, Walkington Z, Elphick C, Frumkin L, Philpot R, Levine M, Stuart A, et al (2020). Designing Technologies for Community Policing. CHI'20. 25th - 30th Apr 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Gooch D, Vikram M, Price B, McCormick C, Bandara A, Bennaceur A, Bennasar M, Stuart A, Clare L, Levine M, et al (2020). How are you feeling? Using tangibles to log the emotions of older adults. Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. 9th - 12th Feb 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Bandara A, Zhang M, Price B, Pike G, Elphick C, Walkington Z, Frumkin L, Philpot R, Levine M, Stuart A, et al (2020). Towards Citizen Forensics: Improving Citizen-Police Collaboration. Workshop on Crime and/or Punishment: Joining the Dots between Crime, Legality and HCI, Extended Abstracts of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 25th - 30th Apr 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
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


In Press

Koschate-Reis M, Dickens L, Stuart A, Naserian E, Russo A, Levine M (In Press). Predicting a Salient Social Identity from Linguistic Style.  Abstract.

2020

Zhang M, Bandara A, Price B, Pike G, Walkington Z, Elphick C, Frumkin L, Philpot R, Levine M, Stuart A, et al (2020). Designing Technologies for Community Policing. CHI'20. 25th - 30th Apr 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Stuart A (2020). Gender and psychology. In Naples N (Ed) Companion to Gender Studies, Wiley Press. Full text.
Gooch D, Vikram M, Price B, McCormick C, Bandara A, Bennaceur A, Bennasar M, Stuart A, Clare L, Levine M, et al (2020). How are you feeling? Using tangibles to log the emotions of older adults. Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. 9th - 12th Feb 2020. Abstract.  Full text.
Bandara A, Zhang M, Price B, Pike G, Elphick C, Walkington Z, Frumkin L, Philpot R, Levine M, Stuart A, et al (2020). Towards Citizen Forensics: Improving Citizen-Police Collaboration. Workshop on Crime and/or Punishment: Joining the Dots between Crime, Legality and HCI, Extended Abstracts of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 25th - 30th Apr 2020. Abstract.  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.
Stuart A, Bandara AK, Levine M (2019). The psychology of privacy in the digital age. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13(11). Abstract.  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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Teaching

None currently.

 

Previously:

  • PSY3412: The Psychology of Gender

Modules

2020/21

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