School of Computing

Staff Profiles

Professor Pam Briggs

Visiting Professor


Pamela provides high level psychological understanding and input to a number of projects. She is a co-investigator on the ChAISe project (Choice Architecture for Information Security) and she is also the primary investigator the project: Reel Lives - personal documentaries constructed from digital data.

Pamela holds a Research Chair in Applied Psychology, working in social media and interaction design, with a specific focus on trust, identity, security and inclusion. She has an international reputation for work in this field. Collaborative projects have been showcased in the British Council's celebration of UK-Canada Innovation and in a publication by RCUK and UUK: Big Ideas for the Future: UK research that will have a profound effect on our future.

Pamela has inter alia chaired two University-wide reviews (on marketing and communications and International training activities) and held University-level responsibilities in relation to (i) Northumbria's Innovation and Enterprise Steering Group; (ii) statutory returns on allocation of costs across the University (the Transparent Approach to Costing -TRAC); (iii) a fundamental review of academic programmes, which introduced new evaluative methodology and (iv) a review of systems and services.