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Paul Van Schaik
Professor of Psychology,
School of Social Sciences, Business & Law
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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 literacy
> 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
Project grants include:
‘Promoting inclusiveness by enhancing web usability for older adults’ (£13,500) with Dr Jonathan Ling and Dr Elaine Pearson, funded by Codeworks.
‘Computer games and older adults’ (£16,000) with Dr Clive Fencott, funded by Codeworks.
‘Virtual-reality augmented exercise’ (£12,495) with Dr Clive Fencott and Dr Iain Spears, funded by Codeworks.
‘Improving people's protective decision-making’ (£99,988) 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’ (£147,000) with Professor Tim Blackman, funded by The Health Foundation.
‘A program for sex education’ (£36,000) with Dr Anna van Wersch, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
‘An educational program for scoliosis (£20,000) with Dr Anna van Wersch, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
‘The cultural validation of online psychometric scales’ (£6750), funded by the British Academy.
‘The usability of a student-portal for employability opportunities’ (£16,000), funded by OFFA.
‘Authoring Tools for Immersive Lighting Experiences 2013’ (£25,000), funded by Innovate UK.
‘A behavioural study of online healthcare-provider choice’ (£9,220), funded by the British Academy.
Enterprise interests include:
> Human-computer interaction
> User interface design and evaluation
> Behavioural information security/cybersecurity
> Behavioural online information privacy
> Online health behaviour
Schaik, P. van, Muzahir, R.H. & Lockyer, M. (2015). Automated Computational Cognitive-Modeling: Goal-Specific Analysis for Large Websites. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 22(3), Article 14. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2746234
Schaik, P. van & Weston, M. (2016). Magnitude-based inference and its application in user research. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 88, 38-50. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.01.002
Aranyi, G. & Schaik, P. van (2016). Testing a model of user-experience with news websites. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(7), 1555-1575. DOI: 10.1002/asi.23462
Tuch, A., Schaik, P. van & Hornbæk, K. (2016). Leisure and work, good and bad: the role of activity domain and valence in modeling user experience. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 23(6), Article 35. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2994147
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