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Psychological aspects of on-line interactions

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  • Full or part time
    Dr J Gavin
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Dr Jeff Gavin leads a programme of research into intimacy and trust in online dating and health support groups.

The goal of this programme is to understand how internet communications impact on identity in relation to relationship development and coping strategies online.

See our website at for further details.

Funding Notes

Dr Gavin will now consider applications from those applicants who are happy to compete for University and Graduate School funding or obtain external funding. Funding is difficult to obtain and highly competitive. You are responsible for researching sources of funding early (in some cases up to 12 months in advance) and applying (in conjunction with your agreed supervisor) for as many as possible. Please see the webpages at


Joiner, R., Brosnan, M., Duffield, J., Gavin, J., & Maras, P. (In press). Identifying with the net: The relationship between Internet identification, Internet experience and Internet anxiety. Computers in Human Behavior.

Gavin, J. (2005). Defending the norm: Exploring sites of tension in audience engagement with AIDS-related television. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 15: Neoliberal Subjects, 104-132.

Adams, J., Rodham, K., & Gavin, J. (2005). Investigating the 'self' in deliberate self-harm. Qualitative Health Research, 15 (10), 1293-1309.

Joiner, R., Gavin, J., Maras, P. Brosnan, M., Crook, C., Duffield, J., Durndell, A., Miller, J., Scott, A.J., & Lovatt, P. (2005). Gender, internet identification, internet experience and Internet anxiety: Correlates of Internet use. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 8(4), 373-.

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