Academics with expertise in digital addiction

John McAlaney

Professor John McAlaney

Professor in Psychology

Areas of expertise

John’s research focuses on social psychological aspects of behaviour change, and how this is informed by group dynamics and perceptions of peer behaviour. He has been extensively involved in the development of the social norms approach in the UK, which aims to bring about positive change through challenging misconceptions and negative stereotypes. John is particularly… Read more »

Dr Raian Ali

Professor in Computing

Areas of expertise

Raian’s research focuses on the engineering of digital motivation solutions (Gamification, Persuasive Technology, Incentive Centred Design, etc.), the elicitation and management of transparency requirements in information systems as well as the design of systems which are receptive and responsive to the feedback of their users, preferably called citizens. Raian has a keen interest in software… Read more »