Nicola Fox Hamilton

Lecturer for the Accredited Part-time Course in Cyberpsychology, Course Coordinator for the Accredited Part-time Courses, and Thesis supervisor for the MSc in Cyberpsychology in the Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies, IADT. I have also previously taught on the MSc in Cyberpsychology and the undergraduate BSc in Applied Psychology.

Publications

I have recently had three chapters published in the area of online relationships and consumer cyberpsychology. I have published a chapter and paper from the MSc thesis project, and one paper from my PhD thus far. Two of the students under my supervision on the MSc in Cyberpsychology have also published or are in the process of publishing.

Year
Mullen, C., + Fox Hamilton, N. Adolescents' response to parental Facebook friend requests: The comparative influence of privacy management, parent-child relational quality, attitude and peer influence. Computers in Human Behavior, 60, 165-172.2016
Fox Hamilton, N. Consumer cyberpsychology and online marketing. In H. Barton, I. Connolly, G. Kirwan, + M. Palmer (Eds.), An Introduction to Cyberpsychology. Psychology Press.2016
Fox Hamilton, N. Love and attraction online. In H. Barton, I. Connolly, G. Kirwan, + M. Palmer (Eds.), An Introduction to Cyberpsychology. Psychology Press.2016
Fox Hamilton, N. Romantic relationships and online dating. In A. Attrill + C. Fullwood (Eds.). Applied Cyberpsychology. Palgrave Macmillan.2016
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., + Kirwan, G. Language in online dating texts: Trait identification, homophily, and their effect on attraction. In B. K. Wiederhold, G. Riva, + M. D. Wiederhold (Eds.), Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine Vol. 13. (pp. 112–116). Amsterdam: IOS Press.2015

Research projects

My areas of interest in Cyberpsychology are in online dating and interpersonal attraction, homophily (the tendency to bond with others like ourselves), the connection between language, personality, culture and attraction, and the consistency of expression of personality in online platforms.

Year
PhD in Psychology, University of Wolverhampton.Ongoing
MSc in Cyberpsychology2011

Lectures/Conferences

I have presented my Masters and PhD research widely, including at the following international and national conferences; 20th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy + Social Networking Conference, USA; 2nd and 3rd Social Networking in Cyberspace Conference, UK; 1st CyberPsychology Conference, UK; Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference.

Year
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., + Kirwan, G. Gender differences in personality trait detection and attraction in computer mediated texts. Social Networking in Cyberspace conference 2015, University of Wolverhampton, UK.2015
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., + Kirwan, G. Language in online dating texts: Trait identification, homophily, and their effect on attraction. 20th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy + Social Networking Conference, University of California, San Diego, USA.2015
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., + Kirwan, G. Gender differences and attractiveness of online dating profile authors. CRUW | CyberPsychology Research Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.2015
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., + Kirwan, G. Accuracy of peer judgments of personality from “About Me” texts in online dating. CRUW | CyberPsychology Research Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.2014
Fox Hamilton, N. + Kirwan, G. (November). Birds of a feather: the Irish preference for Irish online dating profiles. Presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland.2013

Awards + Achievements

I have won two awards for my academic research. Additionally I have been nominated for and have won a number of awards for my work as a graphic designer in the advertising industry.

Year
Prize for Postgraduate Research. Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) 35th Annual Congress of Psychology Students in Ireland.2013
Award for academic excellence: IADT2011
Élan, MAME (both in USA) + An Post DMA (Ireland) awards for advertising and design. 2005-2009

Other

I am currently Website Chair for the 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy + Social Networking Conference (CYPSY21). I am a founding member and the Co-Chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland - Media, Art and Cyberpsychology Group (SIGMAC).