If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Academic Biography

Professor Paul van Schaik was previously a Research Officer and Postdoctoral Research Officer at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and a Senior Research Officer at the University of Hertfordshire. He became a Senior Lecturer, and then Reader, at Teesside University in the Psychology subject group, where he is currently Professor of Psychology.

Paul van Schaik's research interests include psychology of human-computer interaction; behavioural information security and information privacy; applied cognitive psychology; e-health and e-health literacy; digital-based exercise (exergaming); technology acceptance; psychology and virtual reality; decision-making; testing models of human behaviour.

Professor van Schaik welcomes applications from potential PhD candidates in the following broad areas:

  • human-computer interaction
  • behavioural information security and information privacy
  • applied cognitive psychology
  • e-health and e-health literac
  • modelling in applied and basic psychology research
  • measurement in applied and basic psychology
  • applications of psychology in other domains

More about Professor Paul van Schaik

Summary of Research Interests

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Behavioural information security/cybersecurity
  • Behavioural online information privacy
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Modelling human behaviour
  • User interface design and evaluation
  • Online health behaviour

Research Projects & External Funding

Project grants include:

‘Promoting inclusiveness by enhancing web usability for older adults’ with Dr Jonathan Ling and Dr Elaine Pearson, funded by Codeworks.

‘Computer games and older adults’ with Dr Clive Fencott, funded by Codeworks.

‘Virtual-reality augmented exercise’ with Dr Clive Fencott and Dr Iain Spears,funded by Codeworks.

‘Improving people's protective decision-making’ with Professor Peter Ayton,City University and Professor Nick Chater, University College London, funded by ESRC.

'Using virtual environments to find dementia-friendly designs for public spaces’ with Professor Tim Blackman, funded by The Health Foundation.

‘A program for sex education’ with Dr Anna van Wersch, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

‘An educational program for scoliosis with Dr Anna van Wersch, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

‘The cultural validation of online psychometric scales’ funded by the British Academy.

‘The usability of a student-portal for employability opportunities’, funded by OFFA.

‘Authoring Tools for Immersive Lighting Experiences', funded by Innovate UK.

‘A behavioural study of online healthcare-provider choice’, funded by the British Academy.

PhD and Research Opportunities

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Behavioural information security/cybersecurity
  • Behavioural online information privacy
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Modelling human behaviour
  • User interface design and evaluation
  • Online health behaviour

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Enterprise interests include:

  • Human-computer interaction
  • Behavioural information security/cybersecurity
  • Behavioural online information privacy
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Modelling human behaviour
  • User interface design and evaluation
  • Online health behaviour

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

  • Research design and data analysis
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Behavioural information security/cybersecurity
  • Behavioural online information privacy
  • Judgement and decision-making

External Roles and Professional Activities

Journal Editor

  • International journal of Human-Computer Studies – Associate Editor
  • Interacting with Computers – Human Sciences Special Editorial Board
  • Behaviour and Information Technology – Associate Editor
  • Frontiers in Cognition – Review Editor

External Research Collaborations

Professor Petko Kusev, Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Paul Van Schaik is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects

Research Output

Comparing Factors Influencing Heavy Episodic Drinking of Young Adults in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands

Liebrand, S., Eberhardt, J., Van Schaik, P., Pieterse, M., Van Wersch, A., ten Klooster, P. & Boer, H., 21 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Designing an electronic blood-borne virus risk alert to improve uptake of testing

    Van Schaik, P., Lorrimer, S. & Chadwick, D. R., 12 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of STD and AIDS.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 31 Downloads (Pure)

    Evidence-informed practice: simplifying and applying the concept for nursing students and academics

    Kumah, E. A., McSherry, R., Bettany-Saltikov, J. & Van Schaik, P., 7 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Nursing. 81 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    Health Beliefs, Health Anxiety, and Diagnostic Type in Food Hypersensitivity in Adults

    Goble, M., Eberhardt, J. & Van Schaik, P., 16 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of Health Psychology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Posture and Back Shape Measurement Tools: A Narrative Literature Review

    Kandasamy, G., Bettany-Saltikov, J. & Van Schaik, P., 8 Apr 2020, Spinal Deformities in Adolescents, Adults and Older Adults. InTech – Open Access Publisher, 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
  • Datasets

    The acceptance of the clinical photographic posture assessment tool (CPPAT)

    Fortin, C. (Creator), Van Schaik, P. (Contributor), Aubin-Fournier, J. (Creator), Bettany-Saltikov, J. (Contributor), Bernard, J. (Creator) & Feldman, D. E. (Contributor), figshare, 12 Oct 2018

    Dataset

    Additional file 1: of The acceptance of the clinical photographic posture assessment tool (CPPAT)

    Fortin, C. (Creator), Van Schaik, P. (Contributor), Aubin-Fournier, J. (Contributor), Bettany-Saltikov, J. (Contributor), Bernard, J. (Creator) & Feldman, D. E. (Contributor), figshare, 12 Oct 2018

    Dataset

    Additional file 2: of The acceptance of the clinical photographic posture assessment tool (CPPAT)

    Fortin, C. (Creator), Van Schaik, P. (Contributor), Aubin-Fournier, J. (Contributor), Bettany-Saltikov, J. (Contributor), Bernard, J. (Creator) & Feldman, D. E. (Contributor), figshare, 12 Oct 2018

    Dataset

    Press / Media

    New research shows benefits of ‘lighting-track’ for video

    Paul Van Schaik

    29/08/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    MPs call for tougher animal cruelty sentences

    Paul Van Schaik

    11/11/16

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Study Shows Dementia Patients Benefit From Holistic Exercise Program

    Paul Van Schaik

    20/05/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Study shows dementia patients benefit from holistic exercise program

    Paul Van Schaik

    19/05/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media