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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

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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

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Websites Engineering & Materials Science
Information retrieval Engineering & Materials Science
Posture Medicine & Life Sciences
Technology Medicine & Life Sciences
acceptance Social Sciences
Dementia Medicine & Life Sciences
Scoliosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Human computer interaction Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 1985 2019

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Ginkgo biloba
Panax
Research Design
Psychology
Cardiovascular System
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Choice under risk: how occupation influences preferences

Tetiana Hill, T., Kusev, P. & Van Schaik, P., 30 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 10 p., 02003.

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Risk preferences
Decision maker
Risk seeking
Risk-averse
Scenarios
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Explainable statistical learning in public health for policy development: the case of real-world suicide data

Van Schaik, P., Peng, Y., Ojelabi, A. & Ling, J., 17 Jul 2019, In : BMC Medical Research Methodology. 19, 1, 152.

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Policy Making
Public Policy
Health Policy
Suicide
Public Health
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Preference Reversals During Risk Elicitation

Kusev, P., Van Schaik, P., Martin, R., Hall, L. & Johansson, P., 18 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General

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Decision Making
Decision Theory
Artifacts
Economics
Research

School‐based education programmes for improving knowledge of back health, ergonomics and postural behaviour of school children aged 4–18: A systematic review

Bettany-Saltikov, J., Kandasamy, G., Van Schaik, P., McSherry, R., Hogg, J., Whittaker, V., Arnell, T. & Aristegui Racero, G., 13 Jul 2019, In : Campbell Systematic Reviews. 15, 1-2, p. 1-11 11 p., e1014.

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schoolchild
ergonomics
pain
health
parents

Thesis

Biopsychosocial aspects of idiopathic scoliosis

Author: Flynn, D., 7 May 2007

Supervisor: Van Schaik, P. (Supervisor) & Van Wersch, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Haute games: innovative self and self-identity blendings

Author: Parker, M., 12 Dec 2008

Supervisor: Fencott, P. (Supervisor) & Van Schaik, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Characterising action potential in virtual game worlds applied with the mind module

Author: Eladhari, M. P., 30 Apr 2010

Supervisor: Fencott, P. (Supervisor), Van Schaik, P. (Supervisor) & Mateas, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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Wii like to play too: Computer gaming habits of older adults

Author: Marston, H., 1 Jun 2010

Supervisor: Van Schaik, P. (Supervisor) & Fencott, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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A mixed-method study using a multimedia intervention to explore sex and relationship education within families

Author: Turnbull, T., 15 Feb 2010

Supervisor: Van Wersch, A. (Supervisor), Van Schaik, P. (Supervisor) & Shucksmith, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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