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Alison Attrill-Smith

Having completed her undergraduate degree at Birkbeck College, University of London, Dr Alison Attrill completed a PhD in Social Cognition at St Andrews University, prior to taking up a position as an ESRC Research Fellow at St Andrews. Subsequently Alison spent 7 years at De Montfort University where she became particularly interested in understanding the social behaviour of people online. Seeing this as an extension of offline social cognitive behaviour, Dr Alison Attrill is now predominantly interested in how people construct their self online. This includes all aspects of online behaviour, but particularly platonic and romantic relationships as well as functional relationships online. Her other interests lie in the area of online crime, in particular understanding perpetrator behaviour online. Editor of the core text Cyberpsychology and author of the Palgrave Pivot Series Title The Manipulation of Online Self-Presentation: Create, Edit, Re-edit and Present, Alison is currently involved in a number of research projects including work exploring the understanding of Catfishing, trust and privacy concerns online, the perceived realness and consequences of online behaviour for individuals’ offline worlds, cyberbullying in the workplace and many more exciting areas of research.

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