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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

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

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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
Human computer interaction Engineering & Materials Science
Navigation Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1985 2019

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The use of information in online healthcare provider choice

Van Schaik, P., Thornhill, E., Davies, M., Flynn, D. & Kusev, P., 25 Feb 2019, In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 128, p. 41-60 20 p.

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Information use
Health
User interfaces

Design and evaluation of a theory-based intervention to promote security behaviour against phishing

Van Schaik, P. & Jansen, J., 13 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 49 p.

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Internet
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Posture
Costs and Cost Analysis
Low Back Pain
Pamphlets
Self Care
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Koios: design, development and evaluation of an educational visual tool for Greek novice programmers

Vasilopoulos, I. & Van Schaik, P., 15 May 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Educational Computing Research.

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Demonstrations

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PhD students gain international recognition

Daniel Eaves, Jonathan Emerson, Jack Binks, Ryan Kenny, Matthew Scott, Paul Van Schaik, Chris Wilson & John Dixon

15/05/18

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