Dr Nicola Fox Hamilton

Lecturer and thesis supervisor for the MSc in Cyberpsychology. Programme Chair for the Accredited Part-time Certificate Courses, and lecturer for the Certificate in Cyberpsychology. Lecturer and thesis supervisor for the BSc Applied Psychology. Lecturer for the MSc and PgDip User Experience Design.

Publications

I have had a number of chapters published in the area of online relationships and cyberpsychology, most recently with MSc Cyberpsychology graduates in Cyberpsychology and Society. I have published a chapter and paper from my MSc Cyberpsychology 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 in leading Cyberpsychology journals.

Year
Fox Hamilton, N. Online dating. In J. Ponzetti Jr., M. Blankemeyer, S. Horan, H. Lyons, & A. Shigeto (Eds.), Macmillan Encyclopedia of Intimate and Family Relationships: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Macmillan Reference USA. Manuscript submitted for publication.2019
Contributed to chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. Cyberpsychology and Society. Current Perspectives. London: Routledge. 2018
Friend, C. & Fox Hamilton, N. Deception detection: The effect of trust levels and perspective taking in real time online and offline communication environments. Cyberpsychology Behaviour and Social Networking, 19(9), 532-537.2016
Fox Hamilton, N. Online relationships. In A. Attrill & C. Fullwood (Eds.), Applied Cyberpsychology: Practical Applications of Cyberpsychological Theory and Research. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.2016
Fox Hamilton, N. Love and attraction online. In Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H., & Kirwan, G. (Eds.). An Introduction to Cyberpsychology. Abingdon, England: Routledge.2016
Fox Hamilton, N. Consumer cyberpsychology and online marketing. In Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H., & Kirwan, G. (Eds.). (2016). An Introduction to Cyberpsychology. Abingdon, England: Routledge.2016
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
Fox Hamilton, N. & Kirwan, G. A cross cultural-comparison of deception using language analysis in Irish and American online dating profiles. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.), Cyberpsychology and New Media. A Thematic Reader. Routledge, London, UK.2013
Fox Hamilton, N. & Kirwan, G. Cultural homophily in online dating texts: the effect of culturally typical personality traits encoded in language. Perspectives: An Anthology of IADT Research. 2013

Research projects

My research areas of interest are in computer mediated communication, particularly online dating, attraction, self-presentation, and expression and perception of personality online.

Year
PhD in Psychology, University of Wolverhampton.2020
MSc in Cyberpsychology2011

Public events/Conferences

I believe that dissemination of research is hugely important and I engage with the media, public events and academic conferences regularly. For details of all conferences, invited talks and media see nicolafoxhamilton.com.

Year
Fox Hamilton, N., Panayiotou, M., Vine, L., & Whittaker, M. Appily ever after? Science Speakeasy, Science at Life. Newcastle, UK. 2020
Fox Hamilton, N. How do dating platforms decide whom I date? Aha Festival. Lucerne, Switzerland. 2019
Fox Hamilton, N. Are we getting close? A debate on intimacy in the digital age. The Science Gallery. Dublin, Ireland.2019
Fox Hamilton, N. Why do we fall for scams: Lessons from cyberpsychology. EU Cyber Summit. The Helix, Dublin, Ireland.2018
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G. Differences in expression of personality in profile texts across online dating platforms. Paper presented at CRUW 2018 | CyberPsychology Research Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.2018
Fox Hamilton, N. Cyberpsychology: The humans behind the data. Keynote presented at Insight Student Conference, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.2017
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G. Self-presentation variation between different online dating site profile texts: A content analysis. Paper presented at 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, University of Wolverhampton, UK.2017
Fox Hamilton, N. 50 Shades of grey. The dark side of online romance. Presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Athlone, Ireland.2016
Fox Hamilton, N., Fullwood, C., & Kirwan, G. Author and rater characteristics that predict higher scores of attractiveness for online dating profile texts. Paper presented at 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland.2016
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

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 a reviewer for Computers in Human Behavior, the Journal of Individual Differences, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
I was Website Chair for the 21st and 22nd Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy + Social Networking Conference.
I regularly engage with the media including on RTÉ Prime Time, TV3 The Six O’Clock Show, Newstalk Pat Kenny Show, Today FM The Last Word with Matt Cooper, and I am often involved in public lectures and panel discussions.
I was a founding Secretary and a Co-Chair of the Psychological Society of Ireland - Media, Art and Cyberpsychology Group (SIGMAC).