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Paul Van Schaik

T:
01642 342320
Job title:
Professor of Psychology
E:
p.van-schaik@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
 
 
Research:
Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research
 
 
ORCID:
0000-0001-5322-6554

About Paul Van Schaik

Paul Van Schaik

Paul Van Schaik
Professor of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law
T: 01642 342320
E: p.van-schaik@tees.ac.uk
Research: Social Sciences, Humanities & Law research

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

Research interests

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

Enterprise interests include:

> Human-computer interaction
> User interface design and evaluation
> Behavioural information security/cybersecurity
> Behavioural online information privacy
> Online health behaviour

Publications

Selected publications

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

View Paul Van Schaik's Publications on TeesRep

In the news

  • Teesside University (via Public) / Animal abuse campaign brings MP and academics together
    Public (Web) 14/02/2017:Gazette Live (Web)15/02/2017:Evening Gazette (Teesside) 16/02/2017
    Teesside University researchers who link animal abuse and domestic violence met MP Anna Turley who is campaigning for tougher animal cruelty sentences.Professor Paul van Schaik, worked on the research


  • Teesside University -Animal abuse campaign brings MP and academics together
    4 Traders (web), 10/2/2017
    The University team's research looked at Eastern European communities, particularly those where animal abuse is endemic and socially acceptable.


  • MP meets University researchers
    Zetland FM, 13/01/2017
    Report of Redcar MP Anna Turley meeting with Teesside University animal abuse researchers


  • Animal Abuse Research Citied in Parliament
    Ad Hoc news, 07/11/2016; FinanzNachrichten.de, 07/11/2016; PR Newswire, 07/11/2016; Northern Echo, 08/11/2016; Northern Echo web, 08/11/2016; North East Connected, 08/11/2016; Guardian.com, 08/11/2016; Gazette Live, 08/11/2016; A-N web, 02/12/2016
    Researchers at Teesside University have uncovered links between animal abuse and domestic violence in a study which is the first of its kind in Europe.


  • New research shows benefits of `lighting-track' for video
    Tech & Learning UK (Web); 29/08/16
    A new research study at Teesside University has shown that different background colours, when used whilst viewing video content, can influence moods and change the way we experience films or media.