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About Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw is a Psychology Technician and PhD Student in the College of Social Science.

Department Responsibilities

Psychology Technician – 0.6 FTE • Train students in research skills • Provide multimedia support for teaching • Enhance digital learning environments • Support academic research through demonstration of technology/software • Source and create new technology for learning and research • Administrate equipment and room booking • Provide technical support for hardware, software, equipment, I.C.T • University wide Qualtrics technical support and Qualtrics committee member. Initiated University wide license and implementation. • Departmental photographer and responsible for the creation of content on the schools' social media sites. • 3D Body Scanner Technician PhD Studentship – 0.4 FTE • Investigates mobile technology use and the digital self. • Develops new ways to measure and analyse objective smartphone use. • Generates new theoretical frameworks predicting technology use. • Builds up lifestyle profiles based on digital traces. • Explores how smartphone OS can be an anchor for stereotype formation. • Utilises large public data, such as twitter to investigate real world issues. • Examines quantitative ways of analysing text. • Uses R & R Studio during data analysis.

Subject Specialism

Psychological Research Methods, Computational Social Science, Technology Use, Mobile Technology


  • BSc Psychology — University of Lincoln, 2013

Research Interests

  • Mobile Technology

  • Computational Social Science

  • Technology Use

  • Individual Differences

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Technical Staff in Psychology — Member