Backer Profile: Adam Joinson, Professor of Information Systems at University of Bath

Adam JoinsonAdam has a first degree in Psychology from the University of London (Goldsmiths College), and a PhD in social psychology from the University of Hertfordshire (on self-esteem and motivation). Immediately after my PhD, he worked at the University of Glamorgan as a lecturer in social psychology (from 1995 until 1999). He then joined the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University as a lecturer (and then senior lecturer) in ICT and Social Science (from 1999 until 2007). Adam joined the University of Bath, School of Management in June 2007, first as a senior lecturer, then as a Reader in ‘Information Systems’. In September 2012 he joined UWE Bristol as Professor of Behavioural Change, and returned to the University of Bath in January 2016 to become Professor of Information Systems. Adam works at the intersection between human sciences and technology – on topics such as communication, social media, wearable technology and behaviour, and privacy / surveillance / cyber-security.

Adam is particularly interested in issues of public-private space and activity, mood and use, and patterns of behaviour. He also hopes to use the data sets in a new Masters course at Bath to help train future data scientists.

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